We wanted to see Hopewell Rocks on our way to a longer stay on PEI. Stopping here allowed us to break up a long drive and explore a new area. A full kitchen was important to economize on meals.
My husband found Captain's Lodging on line. Once there, we were so pleased with the service and setting I specifically thanked him about 3-4 times!
What did we like? Well, the cabins and wonderful site, for starters. (More on that later) But even before arriving, booking communication and policies were smooth and explicit. Because we stayed there mid-week and 'off season' checking in early and departing late were offered as well.
On arriving, everything was ready and nicely presented. Because of oddities in timing, we didn't actually met Shari. Yet we never felt neglected any questions were swiftly answered by email. We had everything we needed and more. (I.e., BBQ and fire pit were nice options that never got used.)
Cabins & site: cabins were scrupulously clean and well-appointed. So much so that we wondered if they were newly built. (They're not, but they present that way.) High on a bluff, they offer a wonderful view. We had cabin 3 (a two bedroom unit) so my 80-year-old mother could have ample space.
While compact, the kitchen had everything needed for preparing good meals and sack lunches. (Just a little more space to easily store our groceries would have been useful, more shelves, perhaps?)
Bathroom was fine, hot water was plentiful. The front porch was pretty and restful, complete with a solo brown pigeon mascot.
Big bonus for staying here: there is a small pond nestled at the end of the cabins that feels like a secret find. Behind cabin 6 there's a boggy hiking trail that takes you to a very lovely LARGE pond in about 25 minuets. What fun! Real nature, quite pretty, and we had it all to ourselves.
There's a second hike along the shore that Shari described as your own private Hopewell Rocks. (But we had to go see the real Hopewell Rocks and ran out of time to enjoy this more private opportunity.)
This lodging offers the feeling of camping in nature - but you'll eat, sleep and bath in comfort! I recommend it for good value and attentive, organized service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Captain's Lookout Cottages offers 6 rustic pine cottages high on a hilltop overlooking the Bay of Fundy. We have one and two bedroom cottages, offering full kitchen amenities, linens, towels, BBQ's, Firepits, Highspeed WIFI, Satellite TV, etc... A very private setting with access to a very private coastline with miles of beaches to discover. A lovely lake sits a short hike from your back door. Fantastic walking trails, biking, beachcombing... all right here. We are only 15 minutes from Alma and Fundy National Park and 25 minutes to our famous Hopewell Rocks. ... more less