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Castalia Marsh Retreat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time here, it was perfect for our two families as a home base to travel the island. We stayed in Larch Grove with plenty of space for three adults and three kids. The owner, James, was amazing and encouraged us to wander the property, visit the chickens and even let us pick lettuce from the gardens!... More 

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Miramichi, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is an eccentric but totally functional 'retreat' resort. We stayed in early April when it was still chilly but the cabin - 'Fern Alley' - was warm and comfortable. It had a spectacular view from huge windows and a balcony facing east over the wetland and North Head to the archipelago beyond. The sunrise was spectacular. Host James Bates... More 

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James B, Owner at Castalia Marsh Retreat, responded to this review

It was a delight to meet you. I hope the blues concert turned out to be as enjoyable as the last one. All the best. James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A group of eight of us (5 children between 8 and 14) shared the Larch Grove Cottage for two days this March. There was ample sleeping accommodation and a wood stove with plenty of kindling and firewood. The kitchen has modern appliances and is efficient. It was a pleasure to cook our own meals there. We recommend that you bring... More 

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Perfect outdoor shower and view of the birds. Love the landscaping and earth celebration. We met James, the genius behind the space at our arrival. He was funny, welcoming and kept a sharp wit. We stayed in one night to cook at our 'home' in the birdhouse and went out to explore the island the other 2 nights/days we were... More 

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James B, Owner at Castalia Marsh Retreat, responded to this review

Its so nice to have such energetic people who appreciate the beauty of the island spend time with us here. Hope to see you again soon. James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

A unique set of lodging options set in the marsh on Grand Mañan Island. Our stay was in The Lookout. A spectacular private location with a 180 degree view of the marsh - Windows,windows, windows! Out of all of our travels this was the most well-stocked kitchen we have ever come upon. The lookout was spic and span clean and... More 

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Rothesay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in "The Barn". Very clean but rustic - a nature lovers paradise! Myself and a 2 old friends stayed during an overnight visit to Grand Manan. James allowed us to see inside most of the buildings before vacationers arrived. Each has its own uniqueness. ..the Lookout was our 1st choose for a couple vacationing and Larch Grove or Fern... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Our family (parents, kid, kid's friends, dog) has visited Grand Manan Island many times, often camping at Anchorage Provincial Park, wh I also highly recommend, and we stayed at Castalia Marsh Retreat two summers when camping wasn't an option. We stayed there most recently in *August 2011.* We stayed for one week in Fern Alley when it was initially constructed... More 

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Sussex, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lurch Grove is simply the perfect place for a family or friends to unwind and just let relax. Views from all sides are second to none. There are even feeders outside the window and a set of binoculars. A bookshelf lined with books, movies and, puzzles. Very quaint with wood limbs for hangers,live plants, and wait til you see the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is the place to unplug When you just want to sit, relax, read a book and drink a cup of tea then you have found it. We spent a very special week in the Bird House and loved every minute. James will make you feel as welcome as a lost relative whilst giving you as much privacy as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my third stay in 2 years at Castalia Marsh Retreat. In fact, on my first stay (September 2013) I decided that this was "the place" to hold my wedding! I spoke to James and made arrangements to book the entire retreat for the wedding/reception & I am so glad we did - it was PERFECT!! If you love... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Retreat site is seven acres of forested land overlooking Swallowtail Lighthouse, the saltwater marsh, the fishing village of North Head and picturesque islands in the Bay of Fundy. It is a safe, warm, and dry environment where one can relax and be surrounded by nature. There is a network of nature trails connecting four small fish and frog ponds and the various cabins and tent site. We try to create a supportive environment where people who want to share what they have learned can be actively involved in increasing their knowledge of personal, spiritual, and environmental health or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty. We have a facility ideally suited for hosting workshops or facilitating gatherings focused on personal, spiritual, and environmental health. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castalia Marsh Retreat

Address: 11 Bancroft Point Rd | Grand Manan, New Brunswick E5G 4C1, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Grand Manan
Number of rooms: 8
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