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Vista Ridge Cottages
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alma
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Our group booked three of the four chalets for the first week of July. The accommodations are perfect for families, or one or two couples sharing. The upstairs loft is split into two separate bedrooms (each with a double bed, bureau, and nightstand, and pole lamp) by a dividing wall running front to back. The downstairs has another bedroom with a double bed, a small but complete kitchen with sink, oven, microwave, and full-size fridge; the bathroom, and a front room which includes a table and chairs on one side, and an electric fireplace and two loveseats on the other side. All the windows they have allow you to take in the gorgeous view of the bay, the rising and falling tides, the fishing vessels coming and going, and most of the village of Alma.

We found the kitchen to be well-equipped with the basic cooking supplies, although we had also brought our own large pot (for cooking pasta), a couple of serving utensils, a deep-sided frying pan, and a couple of my favorite kitchen knives from home. If you'll be staying there for several days and plan to do your own cooking and need specific items, it is best to just bring them along.

The hosts are eager to please and very accommodating. The man brings fresh towels every morning, and they change your sheets every 3-4 days if you are staying a longer time.

The small town of Alma is actually a great little place to spend time. One of our favorite things was buying fresh-caught seafood and having it for dinner. The two lobster shops will cook your lobsters for you if you want, and they'll also crack them. One night I bought smoked salmon filets which were to die for. Our daughter's favorite was the halibut, which she had for two nights in a row. Others in our group each bought 7.5-lb. lobsters to share with their families. Yum! But, if all you did was watch the rising and falling tides, and walk out on the dry ocean floor at low tide, the visit would be well worth it.

The four chalets at Vista Ridge are all along a high cliff overlooking the town, so the views are fantastic. And, it is very easy to just walk down the hill into town to visit the coffee shop or the other local businesses. One entrance to Fundy National Park is just down the road. So, their location is ideal. And since we were a group of families traveling together, our youngsters loved running from chalet to chalet to visit, and gathering around a campfire nearly every dry evening. Our group will definitely be back again and again.

My only suggestions would be to put in at least one king- or queen-size bed in one of the bedrooms (for us taller folks), have a mirror in the bathroom, and make Wi-Fi available in each of the chalets. Still, these were spacious and comfortable accommodations, with fantastic views and a great location, and for about the same price as a plain hotel room would cost.

Room Tip: While all four chalets have great views, the farthest two (# 5 and #6, I think) have slightly better...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We loved staying in these cabins overlooking the Bay of Fundy. The hosts were so nice and eager to make our stay perfect. The rooms were a bit sparse but we had everything we needed. Everything was spotless. The only drawback was the size of the beds (double beds).

Room Tip: At least in our units the beds were only doubles but there were 3.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed here three nights in June, 2013 with my wife, daughter and father visiting from Ontario. I was in the area for field work. Great cabins, clean, spacious and very nice inside. Nice fire pit with each cabin and wonderful view of the town of Alma and Fundy coastline. Numerous lobster shops, bakeries, and a few good restaurants 5 minute walk down the hill. Kitchen in cabin had good supply of dishes, cookware. Firewood available at the gas station in town. No large grocery stores around so I would recommend shopping in Moncton.

Will stay here again next time I am in the area !

Room Tip: Cabin farthest from the antique shop/office has best view but they are all great.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We had the best intentions to camp, but the incredible downpours changed our plans last minute. We were so fortunate to find this gem of a place to stay. The host was super accommodating to my family and friends. The cottages have excellent views of the Bay of Fundy and the village of Alma, and are located a mere minutes walk from both. We braved the weather to hike in the National Park and returned to a warm, spacious, and very clean cottage in the evenings.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lyn G
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This clean, spacious cottage (3 bedroom) had everything we needed to relax and feel like we were in our home away from home. We had a beautiful view of the Bay of Fundy and Alma. The cottage was clean and nicely decorated with a slightly rustic feel. Amazing big windows that allowed a lot of daylight to fill the cottage. Naturally, we indulged in lobsters from Collins and sticky buns from Kelly's Bakery! We were looking for a quiet, romantic getaway and that's exactly what we found! The service was excellent. We will absolutely be back and hope to bring some friends to share with them the "Vista Ridge" experience!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed in February of 2013, very pleasant stay, clean and spacious cottages, beautiful views. Our stay was cut short due to weather conditions and we were quickly rebated. Location is ideal for activities at Fundy National Park
Host was very friendly and reservations/check in was a breeze.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed a night in late february 2013. Was a great night, clean and spacious cabins. Great views of the bay and surrounding countryside. Service was perfect. Will be coming back again!! If the stay was this great in the winter I bet the summer would be even better!! Accomodations are very close to the village and close to the park!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Vista Ridge Cottages

Address: 41 Foster Rd, Alma, New Brunswick E4H 1G9, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Albert County > Alma
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alma
Price Range: $81 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Vista Ridge Cottages Alma, New Brunswick

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