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Graham's Pioneer Retreat

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one got three self sustaining cabins. Sounds too rustic... Don't believe it. We had a fully equipped kitchen all the hot water you would need or want. Electricity via generator which we ran all night. Two bedrooms with very comfortable queen size beds Microwave, re fridge, gas stove. Kitchen, living room and a wonderful deck. Outside was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a night at the Felicity cottage this past weekend ... When we arrived it was so foggy we couldn't see the view at all...by the time we unpacked the car it cleared up and it was BEAUTIFUL !! Don't despair the fog will pass! There was a nice breeze all weekend which made siting out... More 

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad the fog lifted and you were able to see the full panoramic view of Saint Mary's Bay. I never tire of the site when I top the mountain taking our guests down to the cottages. We are so lucky here having a slight breeze most of the time keeping the black... More 

Mount Stewart, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for the weekend and we loved it, peaceful and relaxing place with incredible views. The cottage was clean and very cozy, it has everything you need just bring your clothes and some food. Loved that we could take our puppy as well, we are already making plans to return.

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let other travelers know where to find a relaxing get-a-way. We are dog owners and know how much they are part of the family. It is wonderful to be able to take them on vacation too. We look forward to your return stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Linda, the hostess, gave us an excellent service. The cottage is warm, clean, and nice place for us to spend a night. It just beside the bay and have very good view. Btw, Linda also gave us very much information about the whale watching. You can ask anything you want.

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We understand how busy life today can be. Isn't the view awesome! I never tire of looking out over Saint Mary's Bay when I accompany our guests to their cottage for the first time. The view still fascinates me. Please do not hesitate to ask any question... More 

New Minas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a great place for a bit of a getaway. I have stayed 2x now and am booked for another. The cottages are beautifully crafted with everything you could possibly need. There's ample opportunity just to be by yourself and do your own thing or spend your evenings around the common fire pit. There's beach combing, sight seeing, hiking,... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We look forward to your return visit. I think that is in Sept. I hope we have a nice summer for evening bonfires. It is always so much fun to sit around the fire with the waves washing on shore. Living off grid isn't so bad when you have propane appliances. I am happy to hear you found everything you... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We stayed in June, as out cottage was adorable. The cottages are off grid, but have generators and a full kitchen so we lacked nothing. There is no tv which was perfect because our cottage had board games and books. We played board games and got to disconnect from technology and reconnect with one another. Ocean was a short walk... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Isn't it amazing how much power we can live without! It sounds like you found every thing you needed (dishes, pots, serving dishes, utensils) in the kitchen. We need technology but we also need to disconnect from time to time. Families need time to reconnect with each other to talk and do things as a close group, like board and... More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Our family of 5 stayed in Serenity Cottage for just one night on our way to whale watch the next day in Tiverton. We loved the experience. Linda was extremely helpful on the phone before our visit and showed us how to get to the cottage and how everything worked when we arrived. The cottage is at the bottom of... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

The road to the cottages seems like a long way but after you do the trip a couple of times it is not so bad. Watching for and seeing wildlife on the road to the cottages makes for a fun drive. I am happy you were able to watch the porpoise play and fish. What a way to start your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Spent the weekend there and it was amazing...great views...great people...amazing to wake up to. Rustic Cabins with no power lines...propane stove, heat, hot water tank, and fridge which all work exceptionally well. There is a generator that turns on from the inside with the flick of a switch. Really amazing place...Quite a little germ! The owners Dave and Linda are... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is meeting great folks like you that make it all worth while. I never tire of seeing the bay as you top the hill or stand on the deck of one of the cottages. They all have such an amazing view. Driving the road to the cottages is... More 

Gorham, New Hampshire
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is our fourth trip to Graham's Pioneer Retreat, and we're already looking forward to our next trip there! Our stays keep getting longer each time, so that should give a big hint that this place is the best! Can't say enough good things about Graham's: hosts Dave and Linda are so friendly and go out of their way to... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

It is so nice the way you say the intrusion of t.v. and internet. They are both necessities in today's world but it is wonderful to get away from them even for a short time. Spending time with loved ones and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer, that we often take for granted, is what a vacation is all... More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for four glorious days of rest and relaxation. Our cottage was aptly named "Tranquility" and what a perfect name it was. You could lay in bed at night and listen to the waves breaking on the shoreline. Spend the morning on the deck drinking coffee sitting in the Adirondacks and we can't forget the gazebo...walk out the patio... More 

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We are so happy you were able to get-away and enjoy 4 days of relaxation. We don't need a wind to hear the waves wash on shore, there is enough movement with the 28ft. tide. Even though the Bay of Fundy feeds our smaller bay, the water is warmer on this side of Digby Neck. I recommend beach shoes for... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Do you like your privacy? Peace and quiet? There are 4 secluded self-catering, oceanfront cottages located on 50 acres of Mother Nature's best just waiting for you. Each cottage has a full kitchen and a propane bar-b-q on the deck. You may also have the good fortune to watch porpoise and seals as they swim by, birds fly by, even rabbits come and go while the waves wash ashore. Enjoy board games, a beach bonfire, rock hounding, hiking, star gazing, awesome sunrises, and beachcombing. Go whale watching, birding, to the theme park, golfing. There is a lot to see and do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graham's Pioneer Retreat

Address: 8020 Highway 217 | Centreville, Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby
Price Range: $95 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Graham's Pioneer Retreat Digby, Nova Scotia
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