by Joanna Nesbit
In the heart of Cape Breton, the Silver Dart Lodge shares 90 acres with MacNeil House Suites, and features amenities such as a gift shop, outdoor heated pool, fitness center, beach, walking trails, lakeside gazebo, McCurdy’s Dining Room, Observation Deck Lounge and free Wi-Fi. McCurdy’s serves breakfast and dinner, with a popular breakfast buffet option, and will put together picnic meals with advance notice. Other family-friendly amenities include a swimming dock, onsite playground, bicycles, basketballs, badminton and horse shoes.
The lodge offers a variety of accommodations in several different lodges. Try the Two Queens in the West Lodge for two queen beds, sofa bed, extended living area and shared patio. The cottage-like Chalets include kitchenettes, two doubles or one queen or king. Some chalets offer adjoining suites. Children under 12 stay free. Cots are available for an extra charge. The tucked-away MacNeil House offers one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens and spacious family rooms.
Our Editor Loves
- Chalets with kitchens
- Kids activities
- Cape Breton hiking trails
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We stayed two nights and enjoyed our semi-detached chalet room. It was large with a good sized bathroom, fridge and some nice amenities like wine glasses! A big bonus is a laundry room right on the property which is very nice when on a longish road trip. The room had a nice view of the bay. We ate in the restaurant one night and it was perfectly adequate but the lodge is also within walking distance of a couple of other places. This was a good stop-over for Baddeck.
Stayed here one night during the Celtic Colours Festival. Staff are very friendly and helpful but the hotel itself is meh for the price ...pretty tired. We had supper at McCurdy's and that was disappointing as well. They do offer a shuttle to the Festival Club at night which was a plus.