I've stayed here four times in four years, three times solo in the inn and once with a friend in a chalet.
If you're looking for excellent value, a great site, and a welcome atmosphere, you've found a lovely destination here. Like other returning guests, I can't write a review without it centring on the wonderful hosts, Anne-Marie and Pierre. They're not only two of the kindest and accommodating (no pun intended!) people I've met, but they work tirelessly to ensure that guests are content, comfortable, and welcome. They are also both very knowledgable about the Fundy region, and have no shortage of helpful suggestions if you're looking to go out and explore.
The rooms in the inn are quaint, clean, and the basic kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, and utensils. There is a stove, a small fridge, and a microwave, so if you're coming down from Moncton, stop at the Riverview Superstore and pick up supplies! If not, the Harbourview store in Alma has basic foodstuffs.
Hummingbirds buzz around the backlawn, and you can enjoy them while sipping a beverage on the balcony that overlooks the Bay of Fundy. If it's dusk or dawn, you're likely to spot a deer or two in the swale of grass down near the back of the yard.
The location is right in the middle of the park, so you can access the upper lakes and trails with ease, or coast on down to the shore at low tide and walk a mile out into the Bay of Fundy. A truly beautiful spot is Point Wolfe cove, in the southern tip of the Park. Early this summer, access to the beach was closed due to a spring washout of the wooden boardwalk/steps, but it should be repaired soon. Herring Cove beach is a sweet spot to go instead, and you might even find that you have the entire cove to yourself.
Great eats in Alma, all suggested by Pierre and Anne-Marie: The Harbourview Market restaurant, particularly the homemade Seafood Chowder. Lobster pasta at the Octopus' Garden (make sure you sample the Mermaid Bait -- a sweet dessert square that my family and friends demand I bring home to them when I'm in Fundy!). My own favourite spot is about 40 min,.away: the Hopewell Rocks country kitchen restaurant has a mouth-watering lobster roll, and the prices are always reasonable there. The family who runs the restaurant are warm, welcoming folk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fundy Highlands has 20 motel efficiency studios and 24 cozy little chalets spread across 18 acres of natural mountainside overlooking the renowned Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Dog-friendly units are subject to availability (charges apply). Most guest units can accommodate up to four guests, and all have free wireless high speed Internet, a private washroom and well equipped kitchenette (stove top, small fridge, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, cookware and tableware). A magnificent panorama of the Bay of Fundy is open to you from the motel and many of the chalets. We offer various accommodations to suit your stay. Bed-sitting chalets (open concept) : two double beds. One-bedroom chalets : queen bed and futon. Motel-studios : double bed, twin bunk(s), and motel includes satellite TV. Our accommodations provide peace and quiet in a relaxing natural setting.Come discover the wonder of Fundy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fundy Highlands Inn And Chalets Hotel Alma
- Fundy Highlands Hotel And Chalets
- Fundy Highlands Alma
- Fundy Highlands Motel & Chalets Alma, New Brunswick