I am from Nova Scotia, been to the Cabot Trail many times.
I am from Nova Scotia, been to the Cabot Trail many times. This time was a bit disappointing. There was heavy construction on the trail, we were not advised, took a detour 1-1/2 hours out of our way. Made for a very long day.
Would have been nice if there was notification of some sort at the beginning of the highlands as to what to look for. Also, I found the food in many places that were recommended to me was not good. Over cooked fish at the Lynwood. Very over salted fish cakes at the Lynwood. Undercooked breaded fish at the Red Barn, very hard toast and eggs not cooked as we asked at the Yello Cello. Best clams and fries at the Seaside along the Cabot Trail. Baddeck has become overly expensive compared to years ago, when food was fantastic and prices were lower, but times have changed. Our hotels, The Trailsman Motel and The Gisele Inn were excellent. We had taken friends with us who have never been there, they were impressed with the Cabot Trail scenery and enjoyed that, but was very disappointed in our restaurant choices. We had to stay an extra night, we were not treated well when we went to the Ceilidh Inn, we walked through the door, BEFORE we asked, we were told...we do not have a room with 2 double beds. We were 2 women (our husbands were in the car) we are one black and one white woman. We advised that we did not ask for 2 double beds, she replied, well we do not have any vacancies . I am not sure who or what she thought we were but we were truly insulted. There was NO ..No Vacancy Sign,,,
Baddeck needs to come back to earth, they do not treat some people with respect. The people who own The Trailsman Motel and The Gisele Inn are from another County, and they treated us warmly and the service was way better than a lot of places. Baddeck is a beautiful place to visit, but be sure you ask the visitors..not the people from there...where did you eat and was it good...also it isn't always...lots of money..best places......