Trout Point

Nova Scotia, Canada

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia is a 5-star wilderness inn and resort, which offers luxury adventure travel and ecotourism vacations.

Testimonials 7

  • John

    Trip Advisor website

    When not kayaking (in brand-new kayaks) on the beautiful river or walking the scenic boardwalks, we enjoyed just relaxing at this wonderful vacation spot. The staff helped with everything from carrying paddles to providing advice about a wonderful day trip to the local Acadian coast. We caught the fall colour just at the beginning and it was glorious! Fine dining at night, wonderful compliments to the takeaway gourmet sandwiches for lunch, and a full breakfast buffet with hot eggs or pancakes! This place is definitely the place to go in Nova Scotia and not just a stopover!

  • Travelers

    TripAdvisor website

    Trout Point surpassed all expectations. We were greeted at our car by Ulysses and never touched a bag. Throughout our stay he worked hard to make sure every need was met and every question answered. Our lunch was exquisitely cooked and served by Kara. Justin gave a wonderful, educational Pasta Cooking Class and the lodge and our tree house room provided a peaceful sanctuary as we celebrated our special wedding anniversary.

  • Karen Florida

    Trip Advisor website

    We came for the peace and quiet we knew existed here, and to experience the guided star gazing. We were not disappointed at all! Facilities and employees were more ample and satisfactory than when we visited Trout Point Lodge years ago. We had great meals in wonderful atmospheres, which are in two beautiful and very different dining rooms. The packed lunch was great, as well. Those seeking someplace far from the madding crowds will love Trout Point!

  • a traveler Maine

    Trip Advisor website

    Trout Point Lodge is in the middle of nowhere and is very beautiful! We came from the Nova Star in Yarmouth and drove 45 minutes to the lodge. When we arrived, we were greeted by Liam, who was very pleasant. He provided us with a complimentary drink and showed us to our room. We stayed in the Black Bear room, just off from the office facing the stream. The room is very comfortable and well decorated in rustic décor. The only thing missing was a coffee pot. My husband likes to rise early and have coffee. The restaurant did not open until 7 a.m. to get a cup of coffee.

    We walked around the area and along the stream. It has a nice walking trail that leads to a pond. I was surprised on how few birds we saw in the area. They have a nice platform with a telescope for viewing the stars, if sky is clear. The two nights we stayed, the clouds did not allow us to go star gazing.

    The food is to die for! The dinner seating is very cozy and romantic. They use local fare and it is prepared with perfection. A little pricey but very good! They have a nice social hour before the meal, so you can mingle with the other guests. Everything is done with quality in mind. If you are looking for a quiet retreat away from the noise of the city, this would be the place for you. It is very safe. They do not even have keys for the rooms, as it is so laid back.

  • Charles

    Trip Advisor website

    It took a bit of work to get here, but it was well worth it. The junior suite had a special character and charm. The public zones of the log lodge oozed understated luxury. The experience of the north woods made us feel like explorers of Canadian wilds!

  • a traveler

    Trip Advisor website

    Talking about being in the middle of nowhere, it takes time to get to this lodge and there is not much around it, but it is definitely worth a trip. After driving the last couple of miles on a dirt road, slowly losing hope that we will ever find the place and thinking that we may have made the wrong turn, it was such a delight to finally see the lodge appear in front of us. Made from huge wooden logs, it is a beautiful building, exuding warmth, hospitality, peace, quiet, and all good things one can expect from a vacation getaway.

    The lodge is located on the bank of a river, surrounded by beautiful forest with walking paths that can take you to river banks, where you can go canoeing, kayaking, or swimming. The water was still and perfect for kayaking, and warm enough for swimming (early September). After that, you can relax in a sauna or in wood-fired hot tub. It never feels crowded and the few people you meet are all in great mood, smiling, happy, and not at all annoying. Sometimes, you think you are the only one there.

    The dinners were perfect; the setting, the food, and the attention to detail, it could not be better, especially considering how hard they try to use local ingredients and keep the meals healthy. The wine list is huge, although somewhat pricey, and the menu choices, although limited, were varied enough and interesting, during both nights we had our dinner there. We were lucky enough to go on a foraging trip into the forest with one of the owners, who is not just a great chef, but also happens to be an expert on everything, from mushrooms to Canadian and Nova Scotian history.

    Our room was very comfortable and cozy, combining the rustic feel of the lodge with all the modern conveniences, one can expect in a high class hotel. Overall, it was a great and memorable stay. Finally, as something very unique, they have a star gazing platform, where on clear nights, they have special tours with an astronomer on staff and a serious looking telescope. We happened to be there on a very clear night, and the sky was unforgettable.

  • Cody Louisiana

    Trip Advisor website

    Having worked around the world for many years, Trout Point Lodge is one of the great escapes that one might find anywhere. It is a place of serenity in the wilderness of Nova Scotia. The two rivers move around the lodge and provide the guests with kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing. There is a natural wood hot tub and sauna on the banks of the Tusket River. There is a swimming deck in the Tusket River, as well. Around the lodge are organic gardens, where most of the produce and greens served in the two dining rooms, are grown.

    The four-course meals are delightful, well combined, and prepared to emphasize the taste and texture of the fish and seafood, which often constitute the main course. I was surprised by what they were able to achieve at this remote spot in the wilderness. The dinners were comparable to any that I have had in the finest hotels around the world. We stayed there for almost a week, and every night there were three entrees, four appetizers, six freshly homemade desserts, and various amuse bouches. My wife is gluten free and they accommodated her needs very well for each course of every meal.

    The service was excellent. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and professional, obviously knowing what they were doing in growing, and using the resources at hand for each of the meals we had during our stay. There are several musicians on the staff, who serenade the guests around the fire pit, after dinner. One continues to be surprised at what they offer and how it all contributes to the serenity of the forest, and the lodge.

    The lodge itself exceeds the lodges found over the last hundred and fifty years in Nova Scotia and adds to the peacefulness of its woodland surroundings. The lodge is handcrafted and much of its furniture made from fallen timber found on the property. The construction of the lodge and its operation is one of the best examples of the principles and procedures of sustainability. It is a continuing example of the Adirondack style lodges found in the massifs of Eastern Upstate New York.

    The wilderness, the unpolluted night skies, the food, the service, and the staff, as well as the outdoor activities make Trout Point Lodge an exemplary escape and a place of serenity in the wilderness of Nova Scoita. We recommend it unreservedly.

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