10 Best Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Cape Breton Island, Canada - Updated 2024

Joyce Anne
Joyce Anne 
Contributing Writer
| 6 min read

Cape Breton Island is home to some of the best attractions in Nova Scotia, Canada. Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway or a thrilling adventure, there is something for everyone on this picturesque Atlantic Canadian island. From its beautiful beaches to winding country roads, this destination is perfect for travelers who want to bring their pets with them! You can take your furballs to the pet-friendly beaches and parks to have an enjoyable time with them. Adventure lovers can hike Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park or engage in some cross-country skiing, while history buffs may visit Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site for a memorable time.

To make sure you and your fur baby have a comfortable place to retire to at the end of the day, browse through this list of the best pet-friendly accommodations in Cape Breton Island, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

Pet-friendly vacation rentals in Cape Breton Island, Canada

1. Quaint beachfront cottage (from USD 238)

This beautiful cottage offers a peaceful retreat by an enchanted seashore. It is detached from any other building, so feel free to enjoy breathtaking views in privacy. It features three bedrooms that sleep up to eight guests, perfect for a family or a group of friends seeking a comfortable retreat.

It also houses a small but functional kitchen making it more convenient to prepare delicious meals. Since the cottage is pet-friendly, guests are more than welcome to bring their fur babies along.

Stayed at this property?
Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada
38.53 km (24.0 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park
cottage 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a spectacular beach comfortable and relaxing cottage a week of pure relaxation
the living room is huge with a picture window giving a panoramic view of the gulf of st
the big screen satellite tv was great to watch the stanley cup playoffs in the evenings
the beds are comfortable and the linens are of a high quality as are the pillows
clean and comfortable cottage with everything you would possibly need
very clean and functional although not very updated
the beds were comfortable the cabin was well outfitted and very clean
it was clean very well looked after and the property has an interesting history
the cabin itself is clean and tidy also comes with everything you could think of
the host was very attentive and helpful
the host was extremely welcoming and accommodating to our needs
ann is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome in this great little community
anne is a great host with a lovely spot
the locals are very friendly and welcoming
quite an experience the location is special
a wonderful little place with the perfect location
we had a fantastic stay at anne’s cabin location just cannot be beat
great location peaceful and beautiful views
what a lovely touch a short drive away long sandy inverness beach is amazing for walks
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2. Beautifully restored schoolhouse with ocean overlooking (from USD 151)

Offering panoramic ocean views and located just a short boat ride away from the mainland, this island retreat provides guests with complete tranquility in the heart of Port Hood Island. This stylish, pet-friendly house boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers, and a kitchen with complete cooking essentials. It also features a fireplace which creates a cozy ambiance for gatherings.

This elegant house is a marvelous place to relax on the beach, enjoy sunsets, or feel the cool ocean breeze. To make the most of your stay, feel free to bring your pets along for a fee of 75 CAD (56.47 USD) on a contact-first basis.

Stayed at this property?
Port Hood Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
64.35 km (40.0 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
well equipped kitchen really comfortable beds and very clean
the property was magnificently clean and communication with the property owner was quick and efficient
the owner was very friendly and easy to reach
sharla was friendly and quick to respond whenever we had a question
the island is quiet with many beaches good swimming and miles of walking trails
great place to stay on the island for a few days
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3. Cozy mountainside cabin by Cabot Trail (from USD 164)

Make the most of your vacation and stay at this cozy pet-friendly cabin. This property features one bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed and an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space.

Make use of the barbecue grill on the patio for a fun time with the family. With lots of designated spaces to run and play, even your pet will surely love being here! Note that you are required to pay a fee of 37 CAD (27.90 USD) for your pets to stay here. This mountain cabin is located near Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is a short distance from hiking trails and beautiful beaches where you can take your furballs along.

Stayed at this property?
Cape North, Nova Scotia, Canada
71.81 km (44.7 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is very well equipped for a comfortable stay
clean new comfortable
it was incredibly clean and well maintained
clean organized well equipped beautiful and quiet setting
everything you need is there and all new very clean and nice looking
it was as clean or cleaner than any 5 star hotel i've ever stayed in
the host is great and answered questions even stupid ones effectively and politely
the owner was very friendly and a great wealth of local knowledge
the host is responsive to messages and willing to accommodate
the location is great
nice place and cute cottages
fantastic spot fantastic property close to what we were doing
great location mountain view
close to awesome restaurants scenic lookouts hiking trails and amazing beaches
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4. Sleeping Moose Cottage (from USD 149)

Situated on the North Shore of Cape Breton Island, Sleeping Moose Cottage is a perfect escape for small families or groups seeking privacy. You will also be able to access outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, hiking, and golfing from here. This modern cottage is approximately 600 sq. ft. (55.7 sqm) and has two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Since it is a pet-friendly rental, bringing your fur baby is allowed and permitted with prior notice. A pet fee of 18 CAD (13.57 USD) is required for the accommodation of your pet.

When you are not exploring the area with your pet, you can use the outdoor barbecue grill to have a fun cookout and picnic on the patio.

Stayed at this property?
Birch Plain, Nova Scotia, Canada
42.93 km (26.7 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
very comfortable and clean cabin with cozy atmosphere
ton was an excellent host and having his restaurant on site was a fantastic addition to our trip
ton was super accommodating
ton was super accommodating
ton was a charming host and the breakfast at the dancing moose was a highlight
the location is perfect for what we wanted
the location is perfect for what we wanted
beautiful location to tour the cabot trail and cape breton island
beautiful location to tour the cabot trail and cape breton island
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5. The Gatehouse (from USD 109)

A charming retreat nestled amidst lush trees, The Gatehouse is the perfect spot to enjoy beach access. This property has been recently renovated to provide its guests with the essential amenities and conveniences they need. You have the freedom to make your own meals in the cottage’s well-equipped kitchen or use the front yard for a grilling experience.

This is a pet-friendly property so do not hesitate to bring along your fur baby with you. Do let the host know about your pet in advance and note that an additional fee of 22 CAD (16.59 USD) is required. You may also be required to pay an additional cleaning fee of 30 CAD (22.62 USD).

Stayed at this property?
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
12.17 km (7.6 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was well equipped for a comfortable stay for 2 people
it was nicely decorated good wi-fi spacious bathroom (with good hot shower )
the double bed & pull-out were comfortable the bed taking up most of the bedroom
the bathroom including shower was roomy; the sitting room was comfortable with a table for two
it was clean and cozy
very quiet and clean
it was clean and well equipped and in beautiful surroundings
comfortable clean and located near restaurants lobster supper churches and museums
host was very accommodating and kind
linda was very kind
our hosts linda & kerianne provided some special touches which made us feel at home
altho it is small it is well designed and the owners were very helpful and friendly
it was within easy walking distance of the village
it is a good location for the town and cape breton national park
convenient walking distance to town and easy access to any other roadways to explore cape breton island
great place for two everything we needed and in a great location
we enjoyed staying here while exploring the area and appreciated the ability to easily walk into baddeck
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Pet-friendly hotels and resorts in Cape Breton Island, Canada

6. Cambridge Suites, Sydney (from USD 285)

Whether you are looking for a perfect place to stay after a day’s exploration or to retreat with your loved ones while being near local points of interest, Cambridge Suites, Sydney, would be a perfect choice. Situated in the center of Sydney, Nova Scotia, this property boasts a variety of suites and rooms with sophisticated designs. You will have access to modern amenities such as free WiFi and a mini fridge inside these accommodations.

While you are enjoying your own pampering stay, your pet will also have access to some VIP treatment with a boarding fee of 25 CAD (18.85 USD) per pet per week. This fee covers the use of pet dishes and bowls provided at the hotel.

Your furball is also allowed to roam in the hotel’s public area and you can ask the staff for leads regarding relaxation spots for your pets. However, make sure to keep your pet on a leash when in public areas.

Stayed at this property?

The Simon Hotel Sydney

Wifi Available

Address: 380 Esplanade
45.52 km (28.3 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

7. Travelodge by Wyndham Sydney (from USD 165)

An ideal accommodation option for families and business travelers, Travelodge by Wyndham Sydney has got you covered! This hotel is located a short drive away from the center of Sydney, Nova Scotia, making it easy to access dining and nightlife options and other local attractions. Along with its various classically styled rooms, this place offers a wide range of services and amenities such as free WiFi, an indoor pool, and free parking.

To top it all, this is a pet-friendly hotel, so your four-legged friend is allowed here for a one-time fee of 20 CAD (15.08 USD) per stay. Wentworth Dog Park is just five minutes away from the hotel so you can share some quality time with your dog while staying at this place.

Stayed at this property?

Travelodge by Wyndham Sydney This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 480 Kings Road
45.24 km (28.2 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

8. Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury (from USD 185)

Positioned within a 10-minute walking distance of Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Arena, Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury is the exact place to enjoy the comfort of home after an exciting day of exploring the area. Featuring three types of beautifully appointed rooms and suites, this hotel offers a stress-free stay for every kind of traveler. Well-equipped fitness facilities, onsite dining, and a swimming pool are also available for you to use.

Additionally, a maximum of two fur babies is allowed within the property, with an enclosed courtyard avaialable for your dogs to roam around. Cats are welcome here, too! You are encouraged to inform the hotel in advance about bringing your pet. An additional fee of 20 CAD (15.08 USD) will be charged per night.

Stayed at this property?

Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury

Wifi Available

Address: 717 Reeves Street
79.06 km (49.2 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

9. Dundee Resort & Golf Club (from USD 175)

With pleasant views of Bras d’Or Lakes, Dundee Resort & Golf Club features a tranquil environment for visitors to relax and make the most of their stay. Enjoy breathtaking views of and access to an 18-hole golf course when you stay here. The resort also has a restaurant and bar that serves delectable cuisines and beverages. Each room here features a satellite TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, and linens. You can book the cottages here to avail of complete cooking facilities.

Other highlights of the property include two swimming pools and a private beach area which is a great spot to enjoy long walks with your fur babies.

Though this is a pet-friendly resort, pets are currently allowed only within cottages for a fee of 25 CAD (18.85 USD) per pet, per stay.

Stayed at this property?

Dundee Resort & Golf Club

Wifi Available

60.46 km (37.6 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km)

10. Hampton Inn Sydney (from USD 199)

Set away from the hustle and bustle, while still being just a short drive to the city, Hampton Inn Sydney has got all you need for a comfortable stay. Nestled five minutes away from Central Sydney, this spacious hotel features tastefully designed rooms with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free Wifi. Select rooms are thoughtfully curated for guests with disabilities. The hotel is most popular for its indoor pool with a water slide, a sure hit among kids.

To make your holiday more memorable, this property allows you to bring your four-legged friends with you, free of charge! Just give the staff a heads up about your pet while checking in and enjoy a lovely stay with your best bud.

Stayed at this property?

Hampton Inn Sydney

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 60 Maillard Street
46.12 km (28.7 mi) from Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

Have a memorable experience with your pet in Cape Breton Island

Great vacations are about more than just the destination. It’s also about the accommodation you choose to spend your vacation in. From hiking through forests to spending fun days at the beach, Cape Breton has tons of adventures to offer you. Bring your pet with you to make your holiday even more special and settle into the finest pet-friendly accommodations in Cape Breton Island, Canada.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Joyce, an introvert, anime enthusiast, and cat person, dedicates her spare time to activities such as drawing and painting that align with her passions. She also has past experience as editorial...Read more

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