by Courtney Elko
Located next door to Anne of Green Gables, families will love staying at the hotel or cottages at Kindred Spirits Country Inn. The six-acre property features numerous activities for families to do, like giant chess, an outdoor pool, volleyball, a game room and bike rentals.
With close proximity to the beach within Prince Edward Island National Park as well as the Green Gables Heritage Place where literary fans may catch a glimpse of Anne Shirley, Kindred Spirits is the ideal location for a family trip to PEI.
The two- and three-bedroom cottages feature fully equipped kitchens, large living rooms with a fireplace and a large deck. Families can have the comforts of home while enjoying the amenities of a resort at Kindred Spirits.
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- Green Gables nearby
- Water park and amusement park nearby
- Multi-bedroom cottages
- Water Parks
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
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The main hotel building features guestrooms that are mostly designed for couples. But there are 20 two- and three-bedroom cottages that dot the six-acre property. Rollaway beds are not available but cribs and high chairs are available. DVD players can be found in the cottages and are available upon request. A DVD library can be found in the lobby.
The updated and modern cottages feature two or three bedrooms and multiple bed configurations. The two-bedrooms sleep between six and seven people and the three-bedroom sleeps up to nine people. The master bedrooms in each cottage feature a queen or king bed and the second bedrooms feature a double and a single bed.
A large living room (some with fireplaces) features a sleeper sofa and a fully equipped kitchen with a full refrigerator, stove and oven, dishwasher and table. Bathtubs and Jacuzzi tubs can also be found in the bathrooms within different cottage types. A deck with a BBQ grill and a picnic table is outside each cottage, and a dedicated parking spot next to the cottage is also available.
The deluxe, three-bedroom cottage features a third bedroom with a queen bed. Outside on the large, more private back deck, a hot tub can also be found.
One family suite is available within the main hotel building. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite features a king bed in the master and a double and single bed in the second bedroom. A mini-fridge can also be found in this suite.
My wife and I stayed at Kindred Spirits for 5 nights from September 8-13, 2019. Our stay was made so much sweeter by the professionalism and quality displayed by the owners and staff of Kindred Spirits.
Quality can be assessed during normal circumstances, but the true test of genuineness shines through during adversity. Under adverse circumstances (post-Hurricane Dorian destruction and power outages), KINDRED SPIRITS SHINED THROUGH WITH AN A+++.
THOUGHTFUL!!! - On our way from the Bay of Fundy in NB, we exchanged emails with Becky (owner) about our upcoming stay because phones were disconnected throughout most of the island. Becky informed us that there way no power in Cavendish, that the inn was operating during daytime hours with a generator, and that the generator was located literally outside the window to our Room #1. Given the conditions, Becky and Dan offered us to stay in a cottage throughout our stay due to the noise disruptions that would be caused by our proximity to the generators at no extra cost. Although being in the cottages and without connection to the generator (meaning no electricity or warm water), we simply spent the majority of our first few days exploring the beautiful countryside and shorelines of PEI. The staff had also set up a charging station within the inn so that even those staying in the cottages could charge their devices during the day.
BEAUTIFUL!!! - We found our first night that the green fields at Kindred Spirits make for a spectacular location for viewing the Milky Way and shooting stars - especially under a mostly non-illuminated PEI sky (thanks to power outages). The Kindred Spirits grounds are also meticulously kept by the staff, including French Canadian groundskeeper Guy who was a joy to chat with. Just two days after Hurricane Dorian, you wouldn't be able to tell there was a storm based upon the lovely green grassed areas clear of debris. By the end of our week, the staff had worked with contractors to address the remaining tree that had fallen or snapped near the cottages.
DELICIOUS!!! - We found our first morning that the Kindred Spirits breakfast is truly a "no brainer." If you stay at the inn, it's complementary. If you stay in a cottage, it's worth the extra cost. I don't believe my wife and I have ever consistently eaten such wonderful breakfasts over the course of a week. I cannot express enough how exciting your day can begin with the delight of a Kindred Spirit breakfast - it made each day in PEI even more enjoyable.
RELAXING!!! - We found that the front porch of our cottage was the perfect place to read a book early in the morning or under the warmth of a sun and blue sky filled PEI afternoon. After 3 days when the power came back on, we were able to also enjoy the warmth of the hot tub on our cottage's back deck, From there we could hear the faint babbling of a small brook immediately behind our cottage.
CONVENIENT!!! - We found that Kindred Spirit's proximity to many great hot spots made it easy to enjoy Cavendish by foot. We opted to walk to Anne of Green Gables house in the morning - what a fun way to arrive in the world of Anne! We also enjoyed the easy access to PEI National Park and local restaurants.
We had been anticipating our vacation in PEI for quite some time, knowing our stay in Cavendish would be likely be a main highlight of our trip. I'm not so sure that we anticipated our lodging experience to be such a big part of our magnificent experience, but Kindred Spirits certainly became just that - a highlight of the trip.
When we return to PEI (which we are already chatting about with excitement), we have no doubts where we will stay. We simply cannot imagine a place demonstrating such top notch quality and service as Kindred Spirits demonstrated to us. We are fans! :)
To the staff at Kindred Spirits - thank you for making our trip that much more special! You went above and beyond, and we are so grateful.
- Sean (and Katie)
My friend and I (females in mid-30's), stayed here for two nights while we were visiting PEI in early October. We stayed here on the last weekend they were open... but you couldn't even tell. Service was top notch.
Rooms /bathrooms are clean and beds are comfortable. We stayed at "the Inn" so we had breakfast included. It was delicious!
Location is hard to beat!
We recommend checking out Blue Mussel for lunch or dinner. It is about 15 minutes away in a town called North Rustico. Fabulous decor and food!
We will be back!!!
The outdoor, heated pool is located next to the main hotel building and is open to all guests from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pool towels are provided and chairs surround the pool deck.
National Park Pass
Rates include the use of a Prince Edward Island National Park pass, where guests will find bike trails, red cliffs and beaches. The park and beach are about a 15-minute walk from the resort. The pass is for vehicles to enter the park, those who are walking are permitted to enter for free.
Recreation and Game Room
A large playground area sits in the center of the cottages and has a slide and swings. There's a volleyball court, soccer and giant chess board in the large lawn area, as well. Bicycles are available for rent for half and full days and numerous bike and hiking trails can be found around the property.
An indoor game room can be found on the lower level of the hotel guestroom building. Kids will love to play air hockey, Ping-Pong, foosball or watch a movie on the large TV. The game room is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Each week, guests will find different daily activities at the resort, everything from a mid-day tea to an evening campfire.
Green Gables Heritage Place
For fans of the Anne of Green Gables books, the white and green house is just a short stroll through a wooded trail from Kindred Spirits County Inn. Visitors can tour the house where the fictional Anne Shirley lived and keep an eye out for the red haired girl herself, too.
Because the cottages come equipped with a full kitchen, breakfast is not available to guests staying in a cottage. However, guests who are staying in the main hotel building are welcome to enjoy a complimentary breakfast.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
There is a minimum five-night stay for cottages in July and August and a two-night minimum stay in May, June, September and October.
There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Free parking is available in a lot for hotel guestroom guests and a parking spot is available immediately next to each cottage.
A small fitness center with a few cardio machines and weights is located near the game room. The fitness center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Clean towels and trash removal are provided each day in the cottage rentals.
Coin-operated laundry is available for guests to use.
The Art of Smart Timing
Kindred Spirits Country Inn is open from late May to early October and the busy, peak season runs in July and August.
Kindred Spirits Country Inn is located in Cavendish on the north shore of Prince Edward Island near the Atlantic Ocean. It's about 40 minutes to downtown Charlottetown and 30 minutes to Charlottetown Airport.
Families can walk or bike to the beach, national park and some area attractions off the property, but having a vehicle will still be ideal.
For Mom and Dad
Parents will love the ability to let older kids run and play throughout the property while still feeling that they are safe and secure.