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Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.

48678 Cabot Trail, North River Bridge, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0 Canada
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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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The Chanterelle Inn and Cottages sit high on a brae overlooking the estuary of the North River and St. Ann's Harbour and the Inn is reminiscent of a traditional Cape Breton barn. The property is eco-aware using solar and wind power and its 100K restaurant serves a cuisine created from local (100K)and organic ingredients. The Inn has 9 elegantly appointed rooms (K, T, Q, D); 3 cottages with fully-appointed kitchens. All have private 4-piece bathrooms, original works of art, WiFi, cotton linens, ceiling fans and are fragrance and chemically-free, We have an extensive lending library, gazebo on the Harbour, nature trails through the 100+ acre property and offer a selection of vacation packages.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Overpriced. No privacy. No seating outside. Our room (suite)was next to kitchen. Room is not insulated. Very noisy. Lobster Bisque was pretty good. $12.00 salad overpriced. Crab was over cooked and dried out. Shells perhaps cut before cooking or they sat under heater lamp too long. Didn’t like our complaint and the owner came out and actually embarrassed us by saying she thought it was cooked perfectly. Even more unfriendly after that. We had the duck that sat in a pool of grease. Thought there would be info regarding sustainable practices but the staff are very busy looking after guests. Nothing in rooms to read about it. We arrived around three and left the next morning. The no seating area outside would have been horrible had we stayed the extra day. Would not recommend and this was the first place I booked. Probably had too many expectations.
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Set in a beautiful and serene location overlooking valleys, this Inn offers top notch cuisine, possibly the best in the entire island. Besides breakfast, we had 3 superb dinners at their restaurant. The menu changes daily with the freshest ingredients (all within 100 km) exquisitely prepared. The tarragon chicken, lamb shank and seafood newberg were made to perfection. The chef-owner Earlene Busch and the entire chef were warm and welcoming. A very enjoyable stay! Sent from my iPhone
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Response from Front D, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 3 weeks ago
I showed your review to our staff . Such an inspiration to us all. Thank you for being you and being here! We hope you come back.
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Out of five stars, this place deserves six! Great, comfortable room. We had dinner every night at the restaurant (most of the first floor). The best food you will get almost anywhere. She is fussy about her suppliers (all local and the food is picked or caught that day). Some wonders: Dandelion Sherbet (wonderful taste and an exquisite after-taste). The biggest and freshest 1.5 pound lobster I've ever had. Fiddlehead Soup with fiddlehead ferns picked that morning — absolutely a dream in taste! duck confit that was wonderful — so were the lamb chops. A breakfast custard topped with fresh local strawberries. Breakfast came with the room, and if there were only one or two rooms taken, she discussed breakfast with us and cooked what we asked. If the crowd was larger, and incredible breakfast buffet. The place is very quiet and scenery incredible. Getting there is a chore, but worth it. We flew to Halifax and then drive the 220 miles in a rental car. The staff is extremely helpful and very friendly. We felt like family. One of the best weeks I have ever had.
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Response from Front D, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded 3 weeks ago
Your review was truly humbling for me as well as for my staff. Thank you so much for your most generous words. We sincerely hope you come back!
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Staff was lovely! Very sweet and it was clean! However, no airconditioning! Couldn't sleep. The ceiling fan was very loud, sounded like a stream engine, needs to be fixed or changed. Plug beside need wasnt working. Couldn't charge electronics or use bedside lamp. You get one flimsy pillow, can't sleep on that. Worst of all, no wireless coverage and wifi only works near front desk. Also no tv in room. So you get in and you stare at the ceiling till you fall sleep.. if you can. You wake up sweating every few hours with neck pain. I never leave reviews but this place was so bad i had to. Plus it isn't cheap. Over 200$/night.. no breakfast no ac no tv no wifi and uncomfortable sleep.
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We stayed for 2 nights. The owner is lovely and we stayed in one of the cottages which was clean spacious and comfortable with lovely views. The evening meal on both nights was lovely and plentiful and breakfast was freshly served. There is also a fully stocked bar with local beers and wines. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay and slept well. This isn’t a luxury property but a very comfortable and friendly place to stay. Would certainly recommend for anyone visiting Cape Breton and the carbot trail.
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Response from Front D, Owner at Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, Ltd.
Responded May 30, 2019
Thank you for your very generous review. You were our very first guests as we had just opened and your visit was a great start for the season! I truly hope you come back.
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$144 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
country inn baddeck, baddeck country inn
CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandNorth River Bridge
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