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The front porch of the Old Salt Cottage, with Adirondack chairs

The Old Salt


Step back in time and experience the charm of our private cottage nestled along the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.   Whale tours, beaches, hiking trails, scenic vistas, wildlife and birding opportunities are just minutes away.  


When you're not out exploring, you can enjoy hearty dinners, rainy day naps, books and board games, embracing the quintessential nostalgia of cottage living.  The large farmhouse kitchen is the heart of the home.  It’s central island invites leisurely cooking sessions, and heartfelt conversations. 


Upstairs, four bedrooms offer peaceful retreats, with a combination of one queen, two double, and one single bed, accommodating up to seven guests. In addition to the main-level 4-piece bathroom, a half bath upstairs provides added convenience for guests.


Outside, the cottage’s cozy front porch boasts a beautiful crab apple tree, and picturesque view of Robert’s Mountain, offering a comfortable spot to relax in Adirondak chairs.  Complete with a firepit, BBQ, and ambient lighting, it’s the perfect setting for creating treasured memories with loved ones.

The Cottage

Cottage Amenities
Everything you Need

Full Kitchen

living room

Dining Room

covered front porch


washer & dryer
4 Bedrooms: 

1 Queen 
2 Doubles

1 single

(Sleeps 7)

2 Bathrooms
(one half bath upstairs with the bedrooms)

(one full bath downstairs) 

linens provided
Fire Pit
Games & Books
bluetooth speakers
movie projector

Dates & Rates

November 1 - May 14

$300 per night    -   $2000 per week

Minimum two night stay

May 15 - October 30

$350 per night    -   $2250 per week

Minimum three night stay

The Old Salt Sleeps up to 7 guests


The Old Salt was a fantastic place to base ourselves for a few days exploring the Cabot Trail. We went down both sides to Cheticamp and Igonish- both, no more than an hour’s drive. So much spectacular scenery rain or shine. 
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