We just spent a most relaxing weekend at the Four Seasons Retreat on Cobequid Bay. From the minute we arrived stress just melted off thanks to the quiet and beautiful surroundings. We sat by our woodstove for two nights enjoying good books, the view of the water and absolute silence. At 10pm we could hear small waves crashing against the rocks and see the moonlight refelecting off the water. We saw both high (the water was right up to the rocks) and low tide (large, easily walkable mud flats). At 8am, sunrise glistened on the water.
I've never been greeted by friendlier staff, eager to help us in any way and tell us all about the resort - always a wave and a hello as you pass by on a walk. I've had much worse service at five-star resorts.
The cabins themselves have everything you need, from cooking and dishes to a full fridge, to bottle openers and wood for the stove. Yes the decor is a little dated, but it is also cute, clean and you don't have to tiptoe around, afraid of damaging something - you can just relax. In summer there is also a BBQ, pool and hotub, all of which look like they'd be fun. We found the bed to be perfect, not hard like a previous review had mentioned. And yes, you are in the wilderness so you might see an occasional bug or mouse that has found a way into your cabin (we saw exactly one of each in a 48 hour stay). But I have pretty high standards of clenliness, and this resort exceeded my expectations in that area.
Overall, this resort is a wonderful place to spend a quiet weekend away from the chaos of city life. I like that it is affordable, friendly and that the grounds are so well maintained. We will be going back, without hesitation.
- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Retreat
- Four Seasons Retreat Hotel Nova Scotia
- Four Seasons Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia Four Seasons