In any language – French, Gaelic or Mi’kmaq – your welcome will be a warm one at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn!
Our attentive and friendly hotel staff will make sure your stay here is a happy and memorable one – from the moment you step in to our spacious cedar log-cabin waterfront inn. Located in St. Peter’s, Cape Breton on the Fleur de Lis Trail (on Route 4) we’re easy to find, and just a half-hour drive from the Canso Causeway linking mainland Nova Scotia to Cape Breton Island. This central location puts you in a good spot for day trips to fascinating destinations such as the Fortress of Louisbourg, Baddeck’s Alexander Graham Bell Museum, the Cabot Trail, and a choice of golf courses dotting Cape Breton’s lake and ocean coasts. All of Cape Breton awaits you, and the Inn takes pride in offering you cozy accommodations and Four Star service to come home to at the end of the day. The hotel fronts on the shore of the world-famous Bras d’Or Lake, a pristine inland sea carved from the dramatic northern extremity of the Appalachian mountain range during the last ice age. Your room at the hotel is also adjacent the historic St. Peter’s Canal which connects this big salt water lake to the Atlantic Ocean. In fact you can walk out our front door, and trace the footsteps of the earliest residents here thousands of years ago – ancestors of the Mi’kmaq – on the portage route between the lake and the ocean. St. Peter’s is the earliest site of European settlement in Cape Breton dating to the late 17th century, when French explorers and traders led by Nicolas Denys named it Port Toulousse. Subsequently, English, Irish, Scots, Basques and Jerseymen settled here for the fishing, logging and trading – ancestors to many of our local residents. There’s a very good reason that this region is now called Cape Breton’s Heritage Coast. It’s chock-full of history that you can re-live today in local museums, hiking trails, national and provincial parklands – all within a few minutes walk of the Inn. For many people, including those who live in and frequent Cape Breton Island, our Brittany Dining Room is the big attraction. Featuring authentic French cuisine, and influenced by abundant fresh local seafood, game and produce. Chef Jean-Pierre Gillet and his talented team in the kitchen will tantalize you at breakfast, lunch and dinner with epicurean delights you will not soon forget. After hours, unwind in the cozy Bald Eagle Lounge with your favourite beverage and meet some new friends. The Inn also features its own waterfront recreation area with kayaks and canoes, a lakeside lounging deck, and a hot-tub overlooking the lake. A fleet of bicycles is available for guests’ use too. Please explore our web site to see more about our live traditional music offerings, with twice-weekly Ceilidhs in our Sessions Lounge, special events like our wine-pairing dinners, charter boat tours and sailing trips on the surrounding waters.