Located just 40 minutes from the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal with service from Portland, Maine, and rated a 5 star inn by Canada Select and Eco Hotels of the World, Trout Point Lodge provides Nova Scotia's most memorable vacation experiences. This includes outdoor adventure, culinary vacation & romance in the wilderness packages -- with whale watching, sea kayaking, scenic beaches, historic towns, and engaging museums nearby. The lodge's kitchen deftly interprets atlantic french Acadian cuisine from traditional recipes and seasonal sources of local delicacies, intertwining unpretentious cooking, foraging, harvests from extensive on-site gardens, and the ethical use of local seafood to create unique dining experiences. All this with a recognized commitment to environmental sensitivity.
Positioned so that every room, suite, and cottage boasts river views, a Trout Point vacation allows you to forget the cares of the outside world, perfect to celebrate that special occasion or simply for a relaxing getaway. An enchanting location combined with spacious Nova Scotia accommodations provide for a restorative and civilized sojourn. Each stay also holds myriad possibilities for Nova Scotia vacation adventures, with or without a guide:
-kayaking, hiking, snow-shoeing, wilderness safaris, river swimming, star gazing, mountain bikes as well as sauna, hot tub, and massage.
As a civilized outpost amidst the southwest reaches of Atlantic Canada's largest wilderness area, surrounded by pristine Acadian forest and rivers, guests at Trout Point benefit from a complete, subtly therapeutic Nova Scotia vacation, from the mineral water freely flowing from the taps, to the quality air and total absence of night-time light pollution, from forest bathing to soaks in the healing tannin-rich waters of the Tusket River. The area has the best star light and dark sky resources in North America, making for astounding star gazing after supper. In late 2014, Trout Point was named the world's first certified Starlight Hotel by the UNESCO-backed Starlight Foundation!
Trout Point lies within Nova Scotia's largest Acadian French tourism region, the secret gem of Bon Temps . . . toujours acadienne first settled in the 1650s and equidistant between Nova Scotia's famed Lighthouse Route and the Evangeline Trail.
There's so much to experience in the Bon Temps region, starting with the friendliest Acadian communities, including Pubnico, one of just 2 Baronial grants made in all of New France, starting in the early seventeenth century. The Bon Temps region features engaging museums, fantastic golf, and enticing culinary attractions.
If you want to smell the salt air & feel the spray let us arrange sea kayaking, whale watching, or deep sea fishing for you. Another short drive out of the wilderness takes you to historic Shelburne, with its 18th century historic district & natural deep water harbor, or Yarmouth, a working seaport and home to scenic Cape Forchu. A little further on beyond Shelburne (about 1 1/2 hours from the lodge) lies the Seaside Adjunct of Kejmikujik National Park, where you can visit beautiful sandy beaches and see seals playing in the pristine Atlantic waters. There's also lots more of Acadian French culture to explore,including Rendez-vous de la Baie Cultural and Interpretive Centre in Clare, Digby County. Digby, Yarmouth, & Shelburne counties have numerous museums, parks, and natural areas to fill days of exploration and discovery.
Trout Point Lodge has received the following distinctions:
Inaugural Parks Canada Sustainable Award
"Luxurious Forest Hideaway" Michelin Green Guide
Fodor's Choice 2015-16
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2009
Top 50 Hotels Worldwide, 2014 World's Best Hotel Awards, Five Star Alliance
World's top 10 foodie getaways, Departures magazine
World's top 10 eco lodges, USA Today
World's best wilderness lodges, Men's Journal
- Inn Amenities Refine Search: Fitness Center, Shuttle Service, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available
Food & Wine
Trout Point Lodge's kitchen deftly brings to fruition savoury and sweet creations by drawing from traditional cooking techniques combined with fresh local ingredients, including Canada's freshest seafood & garden vegetables. Choose from different dining venues and a 130+ selection wine list amidst the pristine Acadian Forest. Dinner at our leading Nova Scotia gourmet destination may occur in The Dining Room with its haute rustic decor, blue granite walls & black slate floors, or perhaps in the more intimate Chez la Foret, candle lit with white table linens, silver cutlery, crystal stemware, paneled walls, hand-hewn bar, red stone fireplace, and enchanting views of La Riviere Tousquet. Both venues create the perfect stage for a romantic gourmet retreat or that special celebration with family or friends. --"Food & drink 9/10," Nigel Richardson, The Telegraph (London) --World's Best Restaurant Hotel 2014, Five Star Alliance
- Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Breakfast: Available for additional charge
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
- Breakfast Service: Full
- Offered Amenities: Laundry Service
- Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
- Restaurant on Premises: Restaurant on Site
- Pub/Tavern on Premises: Pub/tavern on site
Rooms & Suites
Three kinds of lodging options await at Trout Point: in the massive log and stone main lodge, 7 junior suites (400+ sq. ft.) & one suite (700+ sq. ft.), all with river views, log walls, handcrafted furniture, and no TVs or WiFi; a comfy room or the vast Forest Suite (1800 sq. ft.) in a riverside chalet, both with TVs, WiFi, & outdoor sitting areas; or in lakeside cottages with lots of space, TVs, WiFi, living rooms, and full kitchens. An architectural master piece made from giant Eastern Spruce logs featuring full scribe notch and dovetail joinery, chiseled granite and sandstone, Trout Point's main lodge celebrates the Great Camps erected along the U.S. & Canadian Eastern Seaboard in the early 20th century. This three-story structure houses guest facilities, the Great Room, mezzanine library, dining rooms, kitchen, two bars, and recreational facilities on the banks of two wilderness rivers. Replete with mica and Tiffany lamps, oriental rugs, log & twig furniture, and extensive indoor and outdoor public areas, Trout Point is the ideal nature retreat. All spacious guest rooms in the Great Lodge feature log walls & beam ceilings and full amenities. Many have hand-cut stone fireplaces and porches or patios, as do the Great Room and the two dining venues.
- Accommodations: Cottages, Suites
- # Rooms: 12
- Beds: Double, Queen, King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Rollaway beds available, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, CD players, Dvd/Blu-Ray Players, iPod Docking Stations
- Safes: Safe at Front Desk
- Handicap Accessible: Limited
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Corporate Rates: Yes
- Front Desk/Security: Onsite Security, Onsite
- Inn Amenities: Turndown Services, Dedicated Spa Facilities, Fitness Center, Free Onsite Parking, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Valet Parking, Shuttle Service, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Restaurant on Site, Pub/tavern on site, Wine/Spirits available, Gardens on Property
- Location Type: Waterfront, Waterview
- Pet Friendly: Limited
- Smoking Policy: Outside Only
- Family Friendly: No
Business Travel & Events
Whether you are planning a team building session, annual group getaway, executive retreat, or a board meeting, Trout Point Lodge has everything you need to make your next business meeting or group vacation a success. In many cases, booking of the entire 100-acre campus is possible for your exclusive use! Those looking for a place without interruptions of any kind combined with the opportunities of relaxation, outdoor recreation, and world-class cuisine will appreciate presciely what Trout Point has to offer. Trout Point will help your team unwind, relax, and then get down to business with style and dignity. This is a true reatreat--no cell phone coverage and no televisions in guest rooms. You can connect to the outside world to the degree desired--telephone, fax, WiFi, satellite television, high speed internet are all available.
- Banquet Seating: 30
- Reception Seating: 30
- Max Capacity Outdoor: 30
- Max Capacity Boardroom: 14
- Business Travel & Events Max Capacity: 24
- Total Meeting Rooms: 3
- Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
- Meeting Amenities: Open to Public, Onsite Catering
- Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats, Social Events