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Inn at Glendyer

356 Smithville Rd, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0 Canada
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We stayed at the Inn at Glendyer, an absolutely beautiful find our only disappointment was that we didn’t stay longer. Hosts Alan & Esther are so helpful and make you feel really welcome in their home. It’s a stunning house with information on its history in the file you find in the rooms. We had room 2, our daughter was with us so she slept on the pull out sofa. The room is spacious and comfortable, very clean with a double bed and round a corner a sofa & chair (chair is the pull out) and a small tv. It’s set in a quiet woodland area our views were of the garden. The room has it’s own en-suite and the shower is great. Breakfast was really good, eggs, bacon & tomatoes. Breakfast muffins and fresh fruit. Definitely try the porridge bread. We will definitely be back. We went to the Red Shoe pub for our evening meal as recommended by our hosts, food was excellent and we really enjoyed the music.
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Truly a wonderful place to stay. Alan and Esther were lovely hosts and truly go overboard to make your stay wonderful. Great breakfasts, very comfortable rooms. 5 minutes by car from Mabou. Walking trails, a babbling stream, roosters in the morning.
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The inn is located in a peaceful, beautful glen about five minutes outside Mabou. The house is charming, our room was comfortable and spacious. Esther and Allan are great hosts - friendly and engaging and able to provide tips for your touring around Cape Breton. They serve an excellent breakfast, too.
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From the moment we arrived in Mabou, Esther and Alan treated my husband and me like family. They are incredibly warm people who have an intuitive sense about how to care for visitors. They didn't miss a detail to make everything special...including keeping scrumptious baked goods on hand and offering every tea choice imaginable. We found the breakfasts truly delicious which included lots of fresh fruits, baked goods, and tasty eggs from their own happy chickens. And they went out of their way to accommodate our preferences — one day they made me an amazing special porridge when I mentioned that it was my favorite breakfast! The Inn itself is very beautiful and comfortable, located in a quiet, rustic location near wonderful hiking trails yet relatively close to town (and the wonderful Red Shoe Pub). Our stay at the Inn at Glendyer was truly a highlight of our visit to Cape Breton. We can't wait to come back and visit this idyllic B+B and to see our wonderful hosts again. Thank you so much Alan and Esther for spoiling us!
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There are two things the traveller to Cape Breton must make time for: a loop around the Cabot Trail, and an overnight stay at the Inn at Glendyer. Better a two or three night stay. Charming house, steeped in history, in a storybook setting with two very engaging hosts who clearly love what they do. The location is perfect for everything you might want to see on Cape Breton's sunset coast. But after all the golfing, beachcombing, and sightseeing, you'll want to save some time to relax on the front porch or browse the reading materials in the sitting room, which is filled with interesting things. I was half hoping for a rain day just so we could hang around the house awhile. Room 3 is actually two rooms, with a comfy queen bed in the main room and an old fashioned three-quarters bed in the step down ell, complete with pitched roof and a window overlooking the brook. Beyond relaxing. Rain on the roof and I was out like a light. Best sleep I've had in years. Book this suite if it's available, even if you only need one bed. Breakfasts were fantastic. I'm no food critic but I know what I like. Look to other reviews for a better description of the morning fare...I'll let them speak for me. Great fun conversing with other guests around the dining table. Quiet, beauty, and a rails-to-trails right across the lane. Leave the car behind and bike to Inverness, Mabou beach, or Port Hood. The colors of Fall here have no equal. Started my Return to Glendyer vacation fund the day I got home. The slippers are already packed.
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandMabou
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