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    retreat and tours


    Our Vision

    Our vision at Blackbird Retreat is to provide our guests a unique Cape Breton & Cabot Trail experience. Whether its staying in our charming bed and breakfast accommodation or artistic ecological cabins, our aim is to provide a lasting impression on our guests.  Furthermore, as people who practice what we preach, we believe in locally grown food, farm to fork lifestyle, and a holistic approach to life that includes massage, hikes, bikes, river swims, saunas/cold dunks, adventure and love for the natural world.

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    Sunrise over the Wheat Field

    accommodation, services & farm/art products

    unique bed and breakfast

    A couple words: Cabot Trail, Farm Boutique, Local, Farm Fresh, Organic, Delicious Coffee and Restful Sleep

    forest trails


    Hiking, Cross country skiing, Snowshoeing, Running

    adventure guided tours & fly fishing


    Bicycle and hiking tours of local routes  and trails to fit your ability and desire. Fly Guided Packages

    farm organically grown products & friends


    Maple Syrup, Cider,  Yummy jelly, Spring water, Garlic, Eggs, Smiles, Apples, Veggies, Goats, Sheep, Cats &  a Dog (Juna) = Love

    massage and wellness

    Registered Massage Therapy, Yoga and Forest/Nature therapy, Hydro Therapy

    the arts

    We are artists and writers that have made blackbird retreat into our palette. Art Studio: handmade clothes, wood art

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    Afternoon Light

    Boutique Cabot Trail Accommodation: Rooms & Cabins

    Enjoy the entire upper floor of our boutique BNB overlooking the farm

    Tiny riverside living with starlight and peaceful slumbers

    Relaxing downstairs  boutique stay. Birdsong and rooster crowing at sunrise

    A Blackbird Retreat favorite



    SEE & DO

    things to do: adventure, beaches, cabot trail, relaxation, history

    cabot trail farm


    Hike/Ski/Snowshoe/Run our 10km trails, try your hand at a game of disc golf, jump in the nearby Middle River for a swim, go fly fishing, or just wander our fields alight with fireflies on summer nights, or just lay back and listen to the bird song

    cabot trail


    We are situated 1.5km from the World Famous Cabot Trail, just before the beautiful Margaree Valley. Nestled below the Highlands National Park, with the Bras D'Or lakes to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the North, our farm is a great location for all sorts of exploring and we will happily point you to all of our favorite spots.

    adventure activities


    Cycling, paddle boarding & kayaking, river tubing, hiking, horse riding, sailing, golfing are among the many activities located  within a short drive from the farm. 

    cape breton dining

    All withing 15-20 minute drive

    The Dancing  Goat Cafe

    The Herring Choker Deli

    Big Spruce Brewery

    The Freight Shed 

    The Lakes Restaurant

     cape breton culture

    Louisbourg, The Highland Village,  The Gaelic College, Celtic Colours Music Festival

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    guest review

    “We had the best sleep in your gorgeous place.  Thank you so so much - the breakfast was delicious”  

    "Such a wonderful visit, the granola was delicious, and the eggs so fresh!  The artwork and wood working inspiring! " 

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