|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
The Sleeping Moose Cottage is located on the North Shore of Cape Breton Island, 8 km south of Cape Smokey, between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park (25 km) and the town of Baddeck (65 km) on the Bras d'Or Lakes.
The North Shore, originally settled by Scots in the early 1800s, is now home to lots of moose, a crab and lobster fishery (May - July), as well as many fine artisans and crafters.
From the deck of the Sleeping Moose Cottage you might see whales and seals, for sure ocean birds, and 'our' Bald Eagle who does a 'fly-by' a couple of times a day. Walk to our pebble beach and enjoy the beautiful view and sometimes-loud silence of the waves hitting the pebbles.
There are lots of hiking and snowshoeing trails in and outside the National Park, and if you like golf... Highland Links is a beautiful 25-minute drive away.
The Sleeping Moose is a housekeeping cottage with a full kitchen, but it is conveniently located on the same property as the Dancing Moose Cafe. It serves unusual breakfasts and lunches bilt around Dutch Pannekoeken (stuffed pancakes), Belgian waffles, a daily soup, and baked treats, all made from scratch in our own kitchen.
We are an all-season accommodation. Start your day watching the sun rise over the ocean. Then, spend a lazy summer's eve on your private deck watching the stars come out. Light a cosy fire in your wood stove on chilly evenings, or in winter when snow has changed the landscape. On rainy days, enjoy a free movie or a bit of surfing with our free wireless Internet.
Our family recently spent six nights at the Sleeping Moose Cottage and absolutely loved it. It was the perfect location for exploring Cape Breton. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make meals, our kids loved the bunk beds in the second bedroom and the beds were comfortable. The cottage is so clean, and the pictures/description on Home Away don't do it justice as it's even better :). The view was amazing, and we spent most evenings down on the beach at the fire pit. Our kids really liked watching the chickens roaming. The owners Ton & Yvonne were so nice and accomodating. We only ate breakfast one morning at their Cafe, but it was the best breakfast we had! We only wish we had more time to spend, but will definitely stay here again if we are fortunate enough to return!
We selected this cottage for our first week of holidays in Cape Breton because of its ideal location; right off the Cabot Trail with an amazing ocean view. We were pleased with the cottage, as it was clean, well maintained and supplied just as described on the website. All appliances were in excellent condition. The owner, friendly and helpful, provided storage for our bikes—which we greatly appreciated. The cottage was far enough from the road that no noise was heard during the night, a perfect place to unwind and relax. We had coffee at the picnic table by the ocean most mornings—what a treat! We had breakfast at the Dancing Moose Café and enjoyed Dutch pancakes prepared by the owner (also owner of cottage)—very delicious and definitely a must whether or not you rent this cottage! We certainly recommend this cottage.
Recently we stayed for two weeks in this new, clean and comfortable house. It really felt as a home and there was good privacy. The beds were excellent and also was the shower. The kitchen was well equipped and we loved the big fridge so we were able to buy a lot groceries and bread on our way to the house ( which is smart to do because the large supermarkets are more than an hour drive away). The nice hospitable couple that runs the place was working very hard to make the terrain a beautiful place. They did everything to make us feel comfortable; if there is anything: just tell or ask them!
There is one point of attention in the house: don't forget to put on the cooker hood when you cook or use the oven or the toaster: We forgot this sometimes and the fire-alarms made a lot of noise ( the owners know the problem and are working on it)
We had a beautiful view from our window on the ocean and the nice fresh ocean-breeze was always present. We loved that very much. 'Our private' pebble-beach was just a 150 feet from the house. The waves were to dangerous (and the water was to cold) to swim. But many times we enjoyed to sit on the bench seat near the beach and just look and relax. (There is a nice quiet sandy beach just a few miles away . We went there to have a sunbath and a little walk in the water.)
The nature of Cape Breton is marvelous, It is very pure and we made a lot of impressive hikes. We saw bold eagles above the beach, mooses in the forest, a deer in our garden and once we were really lucky : we looked from our window and saw a family of whales traveling from north to south. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to be back next year!!
Located on the Cabot Trail, south of Cape Smokey. Close to the only road into the Highlands from the eastern side of the Island. For the golf enthusiast, the Sleeping Moose is located between the Bell Bay Golf Course in Baddeck (Best Value Course in Canada 2001) and The Highland Links in Ingonish Beach (#1 Golf Course in Canada 2000). We're less than a half hour from some of the finest fresh and salt water fishing in Eastern Canada. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is just a scenic 25-km drive away, and hiking trails are plenty. Cape Breton is a beautiful island in all seasons of the year, and the Sleeping Moose is available year-round, fully insulated and equipped with electric heat and your own wood stove.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
20 Oct 2014 - 20 Jun 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||C$25.00 + Tax|
$700.00 to $900.00 week
Reservations:To book and confirm please call us (1) 902 929 2523 . We need your credit card info to secure the reservation. We take no deposits. You can pay when you leave, Debit, Cash or Credit.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.