This Thanksgiving weekend Sean and I did something that we have never done. We went away just the 2 of us for a Fall Weekend Getaway. In September and into October I entered a contest through Nova Scotia Tourism to win a Fall Weekend Road Trip. There were retreat weekends all over the province, but we chose to pick a getaway that was a little closer to home. As some of you know, Sean and I are often running the roads to see family and friends away from Cape Breton. This gave us the chance to dream of exploring parts of beautiful Cape Breton Island, that we wouldn't have otherwise been able to do on a whim.
Then I received an email saying that I had won the weekend getaway to Cabot Shores Retreat.
Excited couldn't even describe how we felt. We booked our getaway right away!
So here are a few of our photographic memories of our PERFECT weekend getaway at Cabot Shores Retreat.
The Cabot Shores property is right on the Cabot Trail overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
A view from the rocky beach looking back over the Cabot Shores property. From here you can see our yurt (the small white building), the lodge with the green roof and the chalets to the far right.
We also just happened to be there when the fall colours had begun to peak.
This photo shows you one of the things that made their huge property so special. They have created a "ferry", much like the Englishtown ferry. This ferry takes you from the meadow to the stone beach.
When you book your retreat at Cabot Shores, please take our word for it and add on the cedar hot tub. Perfect for two, and really no better way to end a day of hiking and exploring than to spend a couple of hours soaking in the moonlight and listening to the waves crashing on the stone beach.
This was the view from the deck of our yurt.
A shot of the inside of our incredibly cozy yurt.
Did I mention that Cabot Shores is pet friendly?
A huge plus to a family that includes our pooch when we travel.
Kya's favorite things about the weekend were sunning on the porch, playing in the ocean and hiking nearby trails.
The gorgeous hand painted dome of our yurt, looking up at the changing colours of the surrounding trees.
The main lodge provided a warm and inviting atmosphere any time of the day. Every single meal they provided from the Bistro was full of flavour. Many of the organic ingredients coming from their very own property.
Paul and Barbara are the owners and operators of Cabot Shores Retreat.
Paul was thrilled to find out that we were musicians, so of course Sean brought his tuba along. Some blues and some jazz to finish off the perfect weekend away.
Thank you just doesn't even seem to cover just how much we appreciated this Fall Weekend Road Trip.