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“Great place to find some peace, quiet, and relax.”
Review of Ingonish Chalets

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Ingonish Chalets
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

The chalet we stayed in was number 15. it was well toward the back and the perfect blend of peace and tranquility. It has a rustic cabin feel outside with an interior of all wood that projects a warm feeling. We ate out each evening but a fridge, stove, etc. were available if a person wanted to cook. Free wifi is also available in each room. The owners were extremely helpful to any questions or needs we had. One of the coolest things about the property is their beach access. The beach is directly across the road and a short walk though the woods. I would guess no more than 50 yards. Lovely path and a wooden bridge over the creek to boot. The beach is nice sand with a few widely scattered large boulders that cause interesting effects in the rising or sinking tides. On two separate nights the owners loaned us their beach chairs. We watched the sun set over the far horizon and the moon rise over the surf. Incredibly beautiful and romantic.

If you are looking for a 5 star hotel then this isn't what you are seeking. If however you want nice accommodations with a rustic feel, beach access, peace, quiet, and good folks to rent from that are most helpful and kind then you might just want to give this Chalet a try!

Room Tip: Get the cabins toward the back of the property for more peace and isolation.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Just returned from a 3 day stay at Ingonish Chalets with another couple. From the speedy, friendly service at check in , to the extremely clean chalet, this place rates number one. The staff are extremely helpful, and the beach is phenomenal!

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

And that's a good cozy. It was drizzly and grey during our stay and cabin was easily kept warm. Electric fireplace added a nice warm glow and no mess. We stayed in a two bedroom cabin. Clean, bathroom immaculate and very nice. Comfortable beds and linens. Would have preferred queen beds over doubles. Kitchen nothing fancy but had the basics. Nice porch with a grill. Would love to come back with the grandkids.
Several good restaurants in the area and a well stocked grocery nearby.
Hope to return for a warm sunny stay.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

They do themselves a bit of a disservice in describing their rooms as "motel suites". These rooms are appreciably nicer than the word "motel" usually suggests.

Very high ceilings, all-wood interior finishes. No A/C (but it's usually quite cool at night anyway). No kitchen, but has a coffeemaker, utensils and dishes--and a gas barbecue.

Free wifi works well.

Small playground (sandbox, slide, swings) on site.

Breakfast not included, but the Bean Barn Cafe is a couple minutes' walk away - or an even shorter drive - and quite good.

Proprietor seems like a nice guy.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed one evening while traveling through on the Cabot Trail and we were impressed - there were four adults and one infant, and they placed a crib into the room for us for our little guy which unfortunately was a real struggle to put together. Everything else about the place was impressive. Well-appointed kitchen with all of the amenities to be able to cook and prepare meals, and a BBQ out in the front. Spacious rooms, reasonably comfortable queen beds as well, and a spacious bathroom. Easy to find off the main street. WiFi was *very good*, the best that we've had so far on the trip. It was nearly $200 for one evening, so not cheap, but we were happy with what we got for the price. Recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ingonish Chalets

Address: 36784 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Ingonish
Price Range: RM 467 - RM 1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ingonish Chalets 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts are the Humphries family who have built and been running the Ingonish Chalets since 1989.We are situated on a private wooded lot right on the Cabot Trail, just 4 miles north of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park entrance.The property has a children’s play area and beach access.We are 5 minutes north of the Highlands Links Golf Course, rated 5 stars by Travel & Leisure Golf 2006, 4.5 stars by Golf Digest Places to Stay 2006 and Best Canadian Public Course by Golf Digest 2004, 2005 & 2006. We have Golf Packages available.Tennis courts, salt and fresh water beaches, salt and fresh water fishing, hiking trails, cross country ski trails, whale watching tours, kayaking, birding and much more are also close by. ... more   less 
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