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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I do not recommend this inn. We stayed here for 2 nights in August and were very excited because of all the great reviews. It was supposed to be a highlight of our 3 week east coast road trip. My issues: 1. Constant pressure to eat at their "100 mile restaurant" (emails and calls before our stay, pressure everytime we... More 

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Thank 186311Aileen
ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write.I am quite confused about the issues you raised although it has been almost 3 1/2 months since you were here so I may very well have forgotten. 1. Constant pressures to eat here. Calls? e-mails? Signs in the room? Perhaps you got an automatic e-mail from our booking engine. I stopped that... More 

canada
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213 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We were the last guests of the season (and for good reason... the weather was not our friend) and while the owner of the Chanterelle Inn couldn't quite figure out why we were there, she was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. She also prepared delicious meals for us, proudly made from local ingredients. The only drawback... More 

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ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

I consider it a "good omen" that you and your family were our last guests before closing! We enjoyed having you. As far as "couldn't quite figure out why you were there"---just a matter of curiosity as the weather is unpredictable in late October. I wish I had done more of an introduction to the room: the lamps were on... More 

South Carolina
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114 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

After reading such great reviews, I booked 2 nights during our 2 week travels through the Maritimes. After a long drive, my husband and I arrived around 5 pm. We were obviously too tired for the 11 mile drive back down the curvy road to the nearest restaurant. We were allowed to eat without reservations, if we ate early. The... More 

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ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am sorry you thought the inn and food were overpriced. We go to great lengths to provide an environmentally healthy space and locally produced food prepared in our own kitchens. We do not use pre-packaged products so that I can tell guests just where their food is coming from, especially... More 

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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Our stay at the Chanterelle was so relaxing. The site is beautiful, and it is very centrally located if you plan on visiting National Park, the Cabot Trail or other parts of Cape Breton. The staff was friendly and made sure that we were comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and offered a different variety of tasty things each of the... More 

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Thank Jo M
ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food. And thank you for helping us to support the local farmers, fishers and green gardeners. We look forward to having you come back! More 

London, Canada
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Chanterelle Inn lives in two worlds; one of them is a fine dining restaurant and the other is a quaint and cozy Inn. The fact that we had a bad experience on the restaurant side here can be chalked up to communication problems and nothing to do with the quality of the food,(which we didn't taste) or the ambience... More 

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ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lengthy review. I appreciate your time. A couple of points I would like to clarify: 1) The notice that "Reservations are Required" for dinner was always on the web site but because you overlooked it, we have made it more prominent so thank you for that suggestion. Your fellow travelers coming from PEI obviously... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We stayed one night and I wish it could have been a week. While it's a little off the beaten path, it's well worth the trip and the cost. Our room was beautiful, the setting amazingly peaceful and the staff was wonderful. The food was amazing and all locally sourced.

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ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous review! And thank you for helping us help local producers, farmers and fishers! More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

This place was recommended in The Sunday Times Travel magazine, much of the focus being on the good hearted nature of the proprietress. When we met her at breakfast she and it (the breakfast) lived up to expectations. We had delicious home made muesli, yoghurt, peach conserve and blueberry pancakes served with sausages and maple syrup.. There are some very... More 

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Thank 8tchy
ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review the Inn. We have to admit that the entrance seems somewhat obscure and we will work to clarify that. And I am sorry you had an issue with the dinner and that you were not offered an alternative. As to the haddock, it was not battered. You may recall that it was... More 

London, Canada
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Excellent and clean. Rooms are much nicer than photos show....more like a boutique hotel really. Very clean and classy! 2 beautiful soft beds in a clean room. Excellent breaky though a bit odd as they are weird about quantities eaten! Excellent view.

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Thank Mary H
ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review! I regret that you just happened to be here for breakfast when we were filled to capacity. Under that condition, I was afraid of running out of food on the buffet table. My apologies. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 6, 2016

The food is amazing and is home cooked with quality ingredients and recipes. In addition to it being a B & B they also offer dinner for a charge. We missed that the first night of our 2 night stay but had dinner the 2nd night. They have an extensive bar menu so then we enjoyed a scotch later in... More 

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Thank Guildford31
ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous review! And I appreciate that you appreciate the quality of our ingredients. We go to great lengths to source the foodstuffs so you have helped us by helping local producers, farmers and fishers. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Our one night stay exceeded our expectations. The room was pleasant charming and very clean. The bed was very comfortable The staff were very accommodating. The food, dinner and breakfast were exquisite. The view from the dining room amidst the hummingbirds was idyllic.

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ebusch, Owner at Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely response. I am so glad that we exceeded your expectations. We hope that we have the opportunity to do so again for you. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Nova Scotia with our breathtaking views, "Cape Breton Fresh" cuisine and renowned eco-friendly accommodations. The Chanterelle Inn has been serving travelers to Canada for over 15 years. Our 100-acre estate sits high on a brae overlooking the estuary of the North River as it flows into St. Ann's Harbour. Numerous sustainable practices and a central Cape Breton location make the inn perfect for getting in tune with the beauty and bounty of the island. You will find endless opportunities and our friendly expertise helpful for finding your own balance between stimulating and serene. Restaurant 100 KM uses local produce, seafood, meat and wine to serve an acclaimed regional cuisine that was named to the list of 50 Top Restaurants in Canada. Likewise, Innkeeper/Chef Earlene Busch has won numerous personal accolades and twice represented Canada at Slow Food's Terra Madre in Turin, Italy. National Geographic Traveler featured us on their Stay List of the 13 "most authentic and unique hotels" in Canada. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chanterelle Inn & Cottages

Address: 48678 Cabot Trail, North River Bridge, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > North River Bridge
Price Range: $126 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chanterelle Inn & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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