6 Best Yurts in Cape Breton Island, Canada

yurts in cape breton

On the eastern tip of the province of Nova Scotia lies the hidden gem that is Cape Breton Island. It is where the tallest mountains in Nova Scotia tumble almost straight down to the sea, creating a picturesque sight of the country’s most beautiful coastlines. Cape Breton Island is a melting pot of Celtic and Acadian French cultures, which are blended into a shared island legacy that is celebrated in festivals and events all across the island’s towns and villages. This scenic island is also a treasure trove of natural wonders and tourist attractions that are just waiting to be explored. The best way to get to know the area is by staying in yurts that give guests the chance to fully immerse themselves in the experience. With that, read on for some of the best yurts in Cape Breton Island, Canada.

1. Comfortable riverside yurt (from USD 127)

This yurt has an open-concept living space that features a bedroom, a dining area, and a kitchenette. It is furnished with a queen-size bed and a double-sized futon, which makes it possible to accommodate up to four guests. For those who love to do their own cooking, the yurt’s kitchenette comes with a two-burner stove, a dining table, and a propane barbecue grill. Guests may also rent a kayak if they wish to paddle along and explore the river leading into Bras d'Or Lake.

Secluded off-grid yurt down by the river
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
101 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
beautiful spot very private clean and fun
just a wonderful spot very clean had everything we needed
the yurt was clean and fully stocked
the hosts were great and it was the perfect place to stay very clean and comfortable
the yurt is authentic beautiful clean and full of thoughtful touches
andrea and clay were wonderful hosts
andrea and clay are amazing hosts
clay and andrea were great hosts
andrea and clay are great hosts and great people
the hosts were very accommodating and friendly
amazing experience great location and great secluded spot for a great getaway
very helpful with suggestions for places to check out near by
beautiful wilderness to explore with established hiking trails and a chance to river walk
this place is a gem in paradise
if you need to get away and truly relax this is the place for you
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2. Charming and roomy yurt for four (from USD 132)

Along the area of Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort lies a lovely cedar yurt. This roomy yurt is capable of accommodating up to four guests since it is furnished with a queen-size bed and a bunk bed. A wooden stove moderates the temperature as it keeps the inside warm during the colder months. Hike on the property and visit the gardens, forest, and apple orchard around Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort. Guests may also enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, or paddleboarding across Church Pond that gives access to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cedar Yurt at Cabot Shores
Englishtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
31 reviews
Private room in yurt 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couches were really comfortable very relaxed atmosphere
the yurt was clean and comfortable
paul and barbara were nice hosts
the staff was very helpful and friendly
cool place and great staff
hosts and staff alike are down to earth kind helpful and accomodating
the employees were very helpful with giving us tips on local areas to visit and were very friendly
great location to access the eastern portion of the park and cape
it was such a unique and fun experience great location loved the food and amenity options
cabot shores is a great peaceful place to stay wonderful people and beautiful nature
such a special place
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3. Cozy and private abode (from USD 124)

This lovely yurt is ideal for guests who are coming as a group of three. It features a double bed, a twin bed, plus a floor mattress that functions as an extra sleeping area. The yurt also comes with a wooden stove, solar lights, a deck, and a picnic table that caters to all the needs of the visiting guests. While staying in the area, they are given access to the common rooms in the host’s main lodge where a bistro is located. The bistro serves breakfast and dinner made with homegrown produce from the lodge’s garden.

The Big Orange Yurt at Cabot Shores
Englishtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
22 reviews
Private room in yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and warm
friendly and helpful staff
the staff were more than friendly
all staff members were helpful and kind
everyone was extremely helpful and kind
the staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our time there for the most part
what a beautiful place to stay to get away from the city life
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4. Gorgeous love nest overlooking Church Pond (from USD 108)

If you are looking for a spot where you can stay for an amazing and romantic getaway, then this might be the ideal place for you. Doze off on a comfortable double bed and wake up to a picturesque view of the surrounding area. This yurt, which is part of Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, is situated overlooking Church Pond and Atlantic Ocean. It also functions as a good home base for couples who wish to explore other areas as it is located along Cabot Trail and 40 minutes away from Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Guests who plan to stay in this yurt will have access to the main lodge that comes with a ping pong table and other games for indoor recreation.

The Little Blue Yurt at Cabot Shores
Englishtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
23 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
bathroom and shower were clean and close to our yurt
owners and staff were lovely amazing view
the staff are so super friendly and welcoming and also very accommodating
every detail is looked after for you and the staff are so friendly
the staff were all very friendly and cosmo the dog was an absolute gentleman
the view was fantastic cabot shores was easy to find and the staff were very friendly
cabot shores is a wonderful place to stay
very unique and fun place to stay
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5. Secluded yurt in Wolfville (from USD 104)

Leave your worries behind and unwind in this adorably hand-crafted yurt on the edge of Urquhart Pond. Enjoy the comfort of the double-sized futon while watching the clouds in the morning or the stars at night through the window located at the top of the yurt. If you are not content with idling around, then you are also welcome to visit the other areas of the property. Appreciate the gorgeous view from the deck platform that overlooks the pond, hike through the woods, walk to the beach, or rent a canoe and explore the pond.

Private forest yurt with gorgeous water views
Saint Peter's, Nova Scotia, Canada
10 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the hosts were very welcoming and answered any of our questions very quickly
will definitely be back awesome spot great host and unreal private beach
we definitely recommend this little gem you can see how much care the owners put in it
the yurt is right on a pond and a few minutes walk to a beautiful lake
the private lake located just a short walk from the site was beautiful and quiet
whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or some quiet time away this is the place for you
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6. Enchanting yurt with an ocean view (from USD 144)

Have a magical escape with your family or friends when you stay at this enchanting yurt. This yurt is ideal for guests who are looking for a place with a magnificent full-circle view of the surrounding area. The yurt is nestled on a deck with beautiful views of Church Pond and Atlantic Ocean. It is furnished with a double bed and a bunk bed consisting of two twin beds that can accommodate up to four guests. This yurt is located along Cabot Trail, and it may serve as a perfect home base for when you wish to explore other areas in the region.

Flying Moose Yurt
Englishtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
Private room in yurt 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the yurte is aesthetically beautiful and very clean we had a wonderful stay and the location was beautiful
the staff there were fantastic and friendly overall an amazing experience
amazing property and yurts and hosts we can’t wait to come back really looking forward to next time
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Explore the wilderness of Cape Breton Island

The best way to immerse yourself in the Cape Breton Island experience is by staying on any of the yurt rentals scattered around the island. Yurts enable you to enjoy the wonders of nature without the worry of being affected by the elements. Leave behind the worries of the modern world and rejuvenate your soul when you visit one of these yurts in Cape Breton Island, Canada.

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