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Brier Island Lodge

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Brier Island Lodge offers 40 clean, comfortable rooms, most with an ocean/lighthouse view, along with a unique Nova Scotia regional dining experience and whale watching boat tours. Brier Island is famous for some of the best whale watching in the world, miles of coastal hiking trails, exceptional birdwatching, seal spotting, rock hounding, sand beach, traditional fishing village and three working lighthouses. A true maritime ecological paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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The rooms are quite large, confortable, service is very good. We have ask about glasses and ice to put our champagne bottle in and there was no problem. Quiet place and when it is not foggy the view should be nice.
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Great place to eat while visiting Brier Island. Cozy, clean and very friendly staff. Good fresh food. Enjoy watching the animals outside while eating. Would definitely go back and would recommend going.
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Briar Island is quite literally at the 'end of the world' for Nova Scotia anyway. Drive to Digby, drive south, take a ferry, drive south again, take another ferry. Sounds hard work. No, It's a lovely drive and the ferries are short trips and efficient. Once you drive off the
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We came to Brier island to whale watch and picked this hotel only because we didn’t want to drive back and are we ever glad we stayed. The food was AMAZING. Our server at dinner, Cindi, was a delight as well! Breakfast was also quite delicious! The owner of the facility is quite
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had an amazing whale watching tour via Brier Island whale watching tours, then checked in Brier Island Lodge. Rooms were nice, clean and. comfortable. had dinner and breakfast in their dinning room. the food and service were outstanding. excellent place. would highly recommand
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Whale at sunset
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Soothe and Soak in our 2 person hot tubs
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King Size Comfort
All rooms face the ocean. This one is on the top floor.
2 Queen beds
Brier Island Lodge is about two and a half hours drive from the Yarmouth/Maine ferry - maybe two hours if you synchronize your departure with the schedule of the two local ferry's you need to take to leave the island! Brier Island is "on route from Sydney to Yarmouth" - with an hour detour once you get to Digby (you have to drive up Digby Neck to get there...) - as far as I am concerned! It may be a bit more direct to go the South Shore route, but the Annapolis Valley route is just as spectacular and has just as good a highway to get there. The choice is yours!!!
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Yes, Brier Island is on the route to Yarmouth (via Highway 101). However, you must leave this highway near Digby, and follow secondary roads to Brier Island (abut 70 kms.) You then return the same way to continue on to Yarmouth. You must take two ferries to get to Brier Island - one from the mainland to Long Island, and one from Long Island to Brier Island. The crossings are short (15 minutes). There is a fee for each ferry going, but not returning. It is a fun experience, but time-consuming.
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Hi Eryn! We offer rooms for all sizes of family. Some of them include two queen beds, one king, one queen bed with a Jacuzzi, or smaller rooms for those with less to bring. The best way to find what rooms are available on a specific day would be to give us a call at 902-839-2300 Hope that helps
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Are the rooms well-equipped or very bare? Is there a mini-fridge?
Hello Lou, Most of our rooms are equipped with a mini-fridge by default, and if you give us a call we can make sure your room has one prior to your arrival. All of our rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, hair dryer, and all the amenities you might need. If you have any specific questions about what the rooms have feel free to ask!
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Are there any other accomadations on Brier Island ?
We chose - Brier Island Lodge- and were very happy. At least this motel was looking as a normal building.The hotel is very comfortable and warm place.
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"Don't do the Airbnb Room."
"try to avoid rooms on lower floor: too much noise from the upstairs guests"
"Give yourself extra time in Brier Island, you will love it."
"The lodge is old and needs updating. We could hear people talking, walking, and flushing toilets from adjacent rooms."
"If you choose a second floor room, you have a better chance of a view of the water, but you have to climb a set of outside steps."
$103 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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