Vacation Rental Description
Chanterelle Country Inn and Cottages is named after the golden mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, which grows in abundance over its 100 + acres. The Chanterelle mushroom is one of the most "choice" of all wild fungi because of its fragrant flavor. Cape Breton Chanterelles are shipped all over the world to some of the most exclusive restaurants and dining rooms. When they are in season, you will find this delicacy in many of the dishes served in the dining room at the Inn.
The discovery of these choice 'shrooms was a major factor in Innkeeper Earlene Busch's decision to move from Boulder, Colorado and build the Inn. She originally came to Cape Breton to pick up a bedroom suite of handmade curly maple furniture crafted by Bob Lambie of the Dovetail Shop near Margaree and fell in love with the area.
Recognizing the healthfulness of the fresh air, pure crystalline water (we call it Chanterelle Champagne) and the serenity and pristine beauty of the North River Valley and St. Ann's Harbour, she decided to build an Inn dedicated to the values of a healthty and "green" environment.
All rooms feature private ensuite four-piece baths with hair dryers, antiques, oriental carpets, original works of art and ceiling fans. Prices include a buffet breakfast served in the dining room or on the verandah from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, except Sunday when it is served from 8:00 am to 10:00am.
INN GUEST ROOM CHOICES:
• Queen-sized bed, ensuite four piece bath, forest or bay view, hair dryers, Designed for 2 persons.
• Two twin beds, ensuite four piece bath, hair dryers. Designed for 2 persons.
• Double-sized bed, ensuite four piece bath, hair dryers. Designed for 2 persons.
• King-size bed, ensuite four piece bath, hair dryers. Designed for 2 persons.
• Two-room suite with Queen-sized bed, full sized sofa bed in sitting area, ensuite four piece bath. Ideal for families having one or two children. The suite is also wheelchair accessible.
Guest room are non smoking and fragrance-free. We ask that guests refrain from wearing fragrances of any kind because they cause severe symptons in chemically sensitive people: asthmatic attacks, throat clearing, light-headedness, stomach cramps, to name a few. SORRY, NO PETS.
Inn Reservation and Cancellation Policy
The reservation policy for accommodations in the Inn requires a deposit of the first night's room charge to guarantee a booking. Cancellation notices must be received at least 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival time in order to receive a refund of the deposit. A 72 hour notice is also requiredfor early departure to avoid the room charge. A $25 service fee will be charged on all cancellations.
There are beaches to enjoy, horses to ride and hiking trails to explore. Discover music to entertain and festivals to experience. So much in fact you will want to return again and again, as so many of our guests do.
Take home a momento of your visit from a wide range of artist and crafts makers with shops and galleries in many communities.
There is also the experience of just being here, relaxed and unhurried. All you need to bring is yourself a companion or two and don't forget your camera.
There is also a photo op aound every corner.