First of all I think the previous reviewer is confused. The Cabot Trail is "One of the 20 Must See Places in 2013", not Glenghorm Resort.
On the 2nd leg of our East Coast road trip we opted not to pre-book accomodations and just see where we ended up driving for the day. This particular day we ended up on the Cabot Trail as far as Ingonish. I pictured this little town to acutally be a little big bigger so when we hit the other end of town and didn't see much we got a little worried. We stopped in a cute little gift shop and asked the lady if she could recommend a reasonably priced place to put our head down for the night. She recommended Glenghorm. The nice lady at reception booked us a room no problem and as she handed me a map to get to our rooms I realized what kind of place we were staying. There are motel type rooms, a little 2 storey hotel, cabins, cottages, chalets......every type of accomodation you can imagine! We were assigned 2 single rooms in the Muir buidling which is located away from everything else in a quiet part of the property. The rooms were really large and clean, and each had a door out to a private balcony facing the woods.I still didn't really comprehend where we were staying until I heard the waves crashing and realized that there was indeed a beach....an Atlantic Ocean beach! I'd been waiting my whole trip to dip my feet in the Atlantic Ocean and it was right at my doorstep. The weather was absolutely miserable (it's the Highlands after all) but I spent a good 2 hours down by the beach taking pictures, walking in the water and collecting rocks. Maybe that sounds lame, but it was just me in the rain, watching and listening to the ocean, seeing the mist of the highlands hanging over the mountains.
I thought this place was fantastic for the price (we stayed on June 27th and it was a little over $110 with a CAA discount). There was a pub, a restaurant, evening entertainment, a fresh water swimming pool, even laundry facitlies! I will admit that the bathrooms (atleast in the Muir building) are very run down and could use some updating but I wasn't there to spend my time in the bathroom. I had a great stay! I think it would be a great place to spend some time in the summer with the kids, but for me it was perfect hardly anyone there at all.
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- Also Known As:
- Glenghorm Beach Hotel Ingonish
- Glenghorm Beach Resort Ingonish, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island