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Experience a Mongolian or Cedar Yurt at Cabot Shores - We are on the Cabot Trail

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type bungalow


About the property

Yurts available 4 seasons with deck, fire pit and optional soaking tubs!

The Yurt or 'Ger' is a Mongolian structure, comparable to a First Nations Tipi. Used by nomadic peoples, it was originally made of felt and furs. After being westernized by folks from Oregon and British Columbia, the Yurt has been transformed.

Hand painted from ceiling to floor, our Mongolian Yurts are 16.5-19 feet in diameter with their own deck. The cozy, insulated interior features comfortable beds, one electrical outlet and a skylight. Bathrooms/shower available a short distance away. Japanese cedar soaking tubs are available for surcharge next to the yurts, some with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic Ocean, Bird Islands and our freshwater pond. Can comfortably sleep 2-5 people, depending on the yurt you choose. Most of them are also pet friendly!

The yurts we have available are:

Big Orange yurt - Double bed and single bed, wood stove, pet friendly and private deck

Little Orange yurt - Double bed, electricity and pet friendly

Little Red yurt - Double bed

Sky yurt - Double bed

Blue yurt - Double bed, electricity and pet friendly

Forest yurt - Double bed and twin bed, wood stove, electricity, private deck, and pet friendly

Cedar yurt - this yurt is different and made out of cedar wood with Queen bed, Bunk beds (2 twin), electricity, wood stove, private deck and pet friendly

Big Red yurt - Queen bed, single bed, Foldout twin bed (couch), wood stove, electricity, pet friendly

All yurts do not have bathrooms inside but they are close by bath houses or lodge bathrooms and showers.

More Details

Property Manager
Dr. Paul
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Dr. Paul

At Cabot Shores, your hosts are Dr. Paul and Barbara Weinberg, Cosmo the guide dog and friendly staff. Barbara is an accomplished acupuncturist, vegetarian chef and gardener. Dr. Paul is a former 'road warrior', teacher and psychologist, who considers his doctorate now to be in 'adventure travel'. Paul can be found jamming on the blues harmonica and trombone, hiking, yoloboarding or kayaking with Barbara and Cosmo.

Dr. Paul purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Dr. Paul chose Indian Brook

We've traveled the world and found Cape Breton to be a unique, unspoiled and sacred place. We bought and renovated a farmhouse at Breton Cove in 2000, then saw the opportunity at Indian Brook to build a special resort and retreat center where people can easily discover and create their own adventure.

The natural beauty of Cape Breton, and the warmth and hospitality among its three main cultures (Mi'kmaq, Acadian and Scottish) drew us to create Cabot Shores, where great stories and memories are guaranteed.

What makes this bungalow unique

Cabot Shores is not just a bed to sleep in, it is a chance to create your own adventure all in one location. With so many different and unique accommodations, you can experience something completely new each time you come - from a Mongolian Yurt to a chalet, from the cozy lodge to the tree house domes in our orchard! Rent a Kayak, canoe or yoloboard to explore the pond and Indian Brook, then visit our private beach and the ocean beyond by crossing on the Eagle Feather ferry. Have a picnic by the river or hike the waterfall trail. See moose cross the water while sitting in one of our cedar soaking tubs. Try meditation, Qi Gong or acupuncture. Ask us how we can help create the adventure you are looking for.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great time in the tan yurt. Very cozy with a fire on a cold night.

Kara & Ryan, Troy NY
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Indian Brook in Victoria, Subd. B

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bath house - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Only in warmer months
    Bathroom in Lodge - Toilet
    Bathroom in Lodge for winter - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom facilities a short distance from each yurt - toilet, sink, shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Small yurts - 1 Double Bed
    Big yurts - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Cedar Yurt - 1 Large Double Bed , Also has a bunk bed.
  • Yurts vary in size with the smallest accommodating 2 in a double bed and the largest with queen and twin beds. Some of them have electric light and heat, others wood stove. Please get in touch and tell us your preferences!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Experience a Mongolian or Cedar Yurt at Cabot Shores - We are on the Cabot Trail
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 127 reviews

Cape Breton gem

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the yurt was the highlight of our trip to NovaScotia. Do to cancelations we got up graded to a bigger yurt which was more private and had its own outdoor hot tub. Soaking in the hot tub on a cool fall night under the stars was the therapy we needed after a long day. The food at the main chalet is not to be missed! Although it's a small selection every dish we had was one of our bests meals and knowing that most of it came from the garden on the property is the tipping on the cake. This will for sure become a staple for all our future Nova Scotia trips.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was fun to stay in the yurt!

  • 5 of 5

The yurt was comfortable and private. We enjoyed eating at the Bistro, as well. The food was delicious and the staff was courteous, friendly, and helpful. We watched the stars through the skylight as we fell asleep. The staff also gave us good recommendations for area hiking. We would go there again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful gateaway

  • 4 of 5

It was our first time staying at a yurt! Kids had a great time! So did the parents. I loved the morning meditation session.

Family loved taking the boat to the beach. It was so peaceful there! We didn't want to leave. Wish we could stay longer :)

I give it 4 stars because upon booking I was told our yurt will accommodate 5 (2 adults 3 children) but when we were taken to our yurt there was only one bed inside. Staff had to bring in extra sleeping mats, which was fun to sleep on for the kids.

Also, wished there was a bit more offered for breakfast. Although it was very tasty, a bit expensive for the variety offered.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun alternative to traditional hotel

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Cabot Shores. The yurt was a good new experience. There were lots of mosquitoes the first night but we found a hole in the screen and covered it and the next night was bug free! Friendly staff and very scenic area!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax and disconnect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something fun and relaxing to ring in the new year and we were not dissapointed! We had the opportunity to spend one night in a cabin and one night in a Yurt and you can`t go wrong with either! When life gets busy it is a perfect place to unplug (no cell service was a real bonus!).

Dr. Paul and the staff where very helpful and always there if you need them, but not intrusive in any way! They even convinced us to join them for a polar bear swim....so much fun!

I can say with 100% certainty that we will be back and we will (and have been) telling everyone about it!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic experience for birthday

  • 5 of 5

Travelling with husband and my parents for my 50th birthday this was a fantastic experience . We stayed in red yurt which was comfortable and unusual as well. We had great fun betting across to the beach by rope ferry to enjoy wine on the beach. Paul and Jay made us feel welcome and we enjoyed all our lovely prepared meals. The breakfast set us up for a walk in the national park. We paid for the hot tub and would recommend this especially after a good day out.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Sydney, Cape Breton
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Highland Links
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Cape Smokey
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

As we are on the ocean side of the Cabot Trail, there are beautiful drives and hikes nearby, some to waterfalls starting on the property. Also you are on the artisans loop with lots of little shops selling leather works, iron works, glass art, jewelry, pottery and more.


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.14

Please note that our prices are in Canadian dollars; we rent our yurt $165 plus tax per night each.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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