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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
Pool
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All reviews bras d'or lake cape breton cabot trail two nights beautiful spot bad weather felt like home thank you so much wonderful stay would definitely stay here again hostel cb ideas netflix washroom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The hostel was in a good location with nice views of the lake. We were welcomed by Nancy the hostel owner and she was very nice. It was a typical hostel stay with a mixture of families, couples and individuals. The kitchen was well equipped...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank terryearl
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Friendly and welcoming with a nice clean room, good kitchen facilities and washroom. It really felt like home. We were also provided with a lot of information on the area with ideas on places we could go and things we could do. Would definitely stay...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Deb M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your hostel. The hostel owners are very friendly and welcoming - exactly what I needed after a night on the ferry! The view is breathtaking, the hostel is very clean and spacious. Lying in the hammock...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Tina R
Response from Bear10705, Owner at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded October 6, 2018

Thanks Tina you were a great guest to have and we hope to see you again soon !

Reviewed July 13, 2018

We stayed here two nights as we traveled the Cabot Trail and could not be happier! The owners are extremely friendly and helpful! The place is very clean and there is lots to do near by. If you happen to get bad weather, there are...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank kennedymt89
Response from Bear10705, Owner at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks Michelle you guys were great!

Reviewed July 6, 2018

I've been in many HI hostels but this is by far the best. It felt more like a home than an institution. It really encouraged interaction between the guests (but allowed solitude if desired). Great location near the Cabot Trail, the amazing CB Highlands National...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank brianf478
Response from Bear10705, Owner at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks Brian you were a an exceptionally great guest to have! I hope to take some of the drives you suggested!

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Description
Bear on the Lake Guesthouse overlooks the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes of Cape Breton Island at the start of the Cabot Trail. We're centrally located and within an hour to all of Cape Breton's highlights such as the More Cabot Trail, Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Historic Site Newfoundland Ferry and just down the road from world class hiking, whale watching, kayaking, sailing and museums. We have both dormitory-style and private accommodations and all guests are welcome to use our kitchen, campfire pit, free wi-fi, hammocks, board games and more! Watch the eagles overhead and the moose in the backyard! Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Room service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Non-smoking rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Non-smoking rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
$28 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bear On The Lake Guesthouse Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Location
Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
Room types
Kitchenette, Family Rooms, Non-smoking rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
$28 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bear On The Lake Guesthouse Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Location
Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh

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Traveler (22)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (2)
Pool & Beach (2)
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"Some have double beds"
terryearl
6 days ago
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"Great view of the stars...don't forget to look up at night!"
Z1196VYmichellel
Sep 17, 2016
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"Pssh, I've stayed in almost every room there and they are all great."
robertcC5394TW
Sep 9, 2016
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"The private rooms are adjoining a landing and balcony with great views!!"
betheac
Sep 2, 2016
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