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Train Station Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Tatamagouche B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
“A place with a wonderful heart”
Reviewed January 22, 2011

My second visit to this wonderful inn was to be a 2 night stay with my wife and 2 friends. We checked in and had a wonderful meal in the dining car. Shortly after dinner my wife retired to our car saying she was not feeling well. I followed shortly thereafter and we went to sleep. About an hour and a half later I awoke with my wife calling for me. She was in the washroom in excruciating pain. I took her to the hospital and they called an ambulance to take her to Truro. I came back to Tatamagouche in the morning and explained what had happened. I was released from my next nights reservation and was treated extremely kindly by all staff that I dealt with. My wife spent 10 days in Truro hospital and then 20 days in the hospital here at home after being flown home. She finally had surgery in November and still has a bit to go for a complete recovery. Having said all that we are looking forward to our next visit and stay at the Train Station Inn.....whenever that might be!!!!

Larry Pratt
Hamilton, Ontario

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Oakville Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

We have stayed at the Train Station in 5 times while making autumn trips from Halifax to PEI. It's a beautiful area and a unique experience. Jimmy clearly loves his place and shares his knowledge of the railway history and area. Reservations by internet are easy to make and Jimmy has always answered any questions I sent by e-mail quickly.
We have stayed in different cabooses each time and each has its benefits. Our dinners have always been excellent with wonderful soup, excellent entrees and tempting desserts. A walk along the old rail line into town is usually mandatory after their hearty meals.
We were very disappointed with the restaurant up the road from the station once when the Inn's dining car was not open (it's seasonal). Locals and tourists not staying here often eat in the dining car and/or breakfast area as well because of the quality and atmosphere. We have had some wonderful discussions with other tourists and locals there. The former private car attached to the diner is another great lounge area to relax and chat. We are usually tempted to eat lightly at breakfast but the smell of fresh blueberry pancakes or french toast in the breakfast room is always too much to resist. The souvenir shop is well-stocked and the breakfast area is a museum featuring the rail history of the area.
A stop at the Train Station Inn is mandatory for our road trips is the area.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

Enjoyed a restful night in the Caboose and a scrumptious dinner in the dining car. Planked salmon and Lobster Pot Pie both delicious. A fun night and a great atmosphere, everything you could need.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kenduskeag, Maine
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

It was a special experience indeed, the room decor was very natural, and had railroading pictures on the wall. The shower had the best water pressure i had experience in a hotel-type setting. The staff was extremely helpful, considerate and easy to access. The owner made it a point to greet visitors at breakfast, and the food was delicious. It is centrally located so that either Amherst or Pictou areas are easy drives.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

We were not sure what to expect when we booked. We were afraid that it might be "cheesy". We were wrong. The atmosphere was wonderful - the owners' love of trains and everything railway came through. We had caboose #5 for our room. There was an ensuite with a tub, a queen size bed and we were able to climb up into the cuppola (upper viewing area) to read and access the wifi. Funishings were comfortable and period. When we arrived on a hot summer day we were pleased to find that the car had air conditioning - something the crews never had. We also had a fridge and coffee maker.
We had our breakfast in the old train station. Continental breakfast was included but there was a small extra charge if you wanted a hot breakfast. It was worth it to have fresh blueberry pancakes and Acadian Fench toast. We had our dinner in the dining car featuring local ingredients.
There is a nice gift shop in the train station.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newfoundland
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Reviewed July 17, 2010

My whole experience was above and beyond my expectations. As soon as you turn off the road and into the inn it is like going back in time...what a unique experience. If you are looking for something different to experience this is the place for you. We stayed in caboose # 9 which had everything we needed including a small fridge and a private balcony. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioner was a welcome sight. The gift shop in the former train station is awesome, a wide variety of choices and very reasonable prices. There is a lounge car where you can sit and have a drink and also a dining car which was a very pleasurable experience, the meals were very good although i would have liked the prices to be a bit cheaper to accommodate larger families, i think they would get more diners if the prices were cheaper. Our friends stayed in one of the rooms in the station house and it was very charming, i loved it, it was decorated beautifully and they had access to a kitchen and a balcony that overlooked the premesis. We are already planning our trip back next year, can't wait!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Duncan, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

I found the Train Station Inn on the Internet and it looked like a fun place to stay especially for our 12 year old son. He definitely liked his view from the top bunk of the caboose! I liked the "recycling" of railway cars and the old station building - a very clever idea! Our caboose had a nice layout and seemed roomy for the three of us. We liked having a small dining table and fridge in our caboose in order to have our breakfast as we found the breakfast room in the station was packed both mornings. The staff was very accommodating when we arrived very late the first evening; they set out our key and had the caboose lights on to welcome us. The only down side was despite good cross circulation through all the windows, the caboose became very steamy especially the bathroom when the summer temperatures climbed over 30 degrees. All in all, I would recommend the Train Station Inn especially for small families looking for adventure.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Train Station Inn
Address: 21 Station Road, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Tatamagouche
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tatamagouche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Train Station Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time and experience Nova Scotia’s Railway heritage, brought to life in this award winning country inn. Accommodations are located in private railway cars which have been developed into deluxe suites with all the modern amenities from fireplaces, king beds and air conditioning. We also have rooms in the former Stationmaster's residence on the second floor of the Train Station. You can dine in our Railway Dining Car, enjoy your favourite drink in the observation lounge of the Vice Royal Railway Car "Alexandra" or relax in the railway museum café in the train station. Don't forget to explore our "funky" gift shop and take a stroll on the old rail bed now the Trans Canada Trail that follows along the Tatamagouche Bay passing the Creamery Square and Tatamagouche Grain Elevator Village. ... more   less 
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