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    retreat and tours



    We offer a truly authentic and exceptionally peaceful experience that will have you wanting to come back again.  Located in the heart of Cape Breton, only minutes away from the world renowned Cabot Trail, the links golf courses, and the majestic Margaree and Mabou valleys, our working farm is a retreat for both birds and people alike, boasting over 200 acres of beautiful Acadian forests, wetlands, and pasture. We have a large fruit orchard, sugar bush, and garden where we produce our own apple cider, maple syrup, vegetables, and more. Wellness and health are at the forefront of blackbird with in house registered massage therapy, yoga classes by demand, and forest therapy. If you are looking for a guided tour, we also offer the opportunity to visit the Island by bicycle, do the best hikes or design the perfect holiday with us. As artists and nature loving pioneers we would love to share our little piece of heaven with you.  

    Blackbird Retreat BNB Cape Breton



    our services and products

    bed and breakfast


    A couple words: Local, Fresh, Organic, Delicious Coffee and Ahhh Sleep

    forest trails


    Hiking, Cross country skiing, Snowshoeing, Running

    guided tours


    Bicycle and hiking tours of local routes  and trails to fit your ability and desire

    farm products


    Maple Syrup, Cider, Unique and yummy jelly, Spring water, Eggs, Smiles, Apples, Veggies and Love

    massage and wellness

    Registered Massage Therapy, Yoga and Forest/Nature therapy

    the arts

    We are artists and writers that have made blackbird retreat into our palette.



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    SEE & DO

    things to do

    on the farm


    Hike/Ski/Snowshoe/Run our 10km trails, try your hand at a game of Disc golf on our 18 hole course, jump in the nearby Middle River for a swim, wander our fields alight with fireflies on summer nights or just lay back and listen to the bird song


    Louisburg, The Gaelic College, Celtic Colours Music Festival

    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.



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


    All withing 10-15 minute drive

    The Dancing  Goat Cafe

    The Herring Choker Deli

    Big Spruce Brewery

    The Bite House

    The Lakes Restaurant

    guest review

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

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

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