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Review: Trout Point Lodge Wilderness Retreat
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Trout Point Lodge is a wilderness retreat in Nova Scotia at the heart of the UNESCO SW Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve and a picturesque 45-minute drive from Yarmouth Harbour, where you find the international ferry from Maine, USA & Yarmouth International Airport.

Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy, Hyatt, Hilton, and other loyalty points and status benefits when you book with our concierge.

Location

This luxury eco-lodge is surrounded by a pine and spruce forest, secluded in nature, and on the banks of the Tusket River right next to the Tobeatic Wilderness area. Here you might enjoy sightings of black bears, turtles, flying squirrels, grouse, deer, beaver, owls, loons, eagles, and even moose.

Style & Character

The Lodge and grounds occupy 100 acres, and at night, light pollution is minimal, making stargazing sensational. The lodge has a star gazing platform where they organize special tours with an astronomer on staff and powerful telescopes. The sky will be unforgettable if you are there on a clear night.

The main lodge is modeled on the Great Camps built along North America’s Atlantic coast by upper-crust families in the late 19th century. Huge logs of eastern spruce make up the main building, complemented by granite and sandstone. The public areas ooze understated luxury with furniture made from saplings, burls, and branches taken from the site when the lodge was built. Hand-cut stone fireplaces housing wood-burning stoves are designed with eco-friendliness in mind, and this beautiful building exudes warmth, hospitality, peace, and quiet.

Rooms

All twelve rooms incorporate handmade furniture, with beds made of logs, and there are wood-burning fireplaces or stoves for warmth (and no televisions). The rooms have a rustic feel with all the modern luxuries you would expect of a luxury hotel.

Service & Facilities

The lodge is on the bank of two rivers, surrounded by beautiful forests, walking paths, and scenic boardwalks that take you along the river banks. From here you can go canoeing, kayaking or swimming. The water here is still perfect for kayaking and warm enough for swimming (late May through early September). After a day of activities, you can relax in the riverside wood-fired hot tub and barrel sauna.

Food & Drink

The dinner setting is very cozy and romantic, serving delicate gourmet delights. Produce is sourced from the on-site garden and foraged from nearby woods. The dishes showcase local seafood, plants, mushrooms, herbs from the garden, and homemade cheeses and breads. The four-course fixed menu changes daily, and highlights include oysters and trout paired with an extensive wine list.

Superb takeaway gourmet sandwiches complement the fine dining at night at lunch, and a full breakfast buffet plus a la carte items like hot eggs or pancakes.

Conclusion

It takes time to get to this lodge, but it is worth the trip. Trout Point Lodge offers luxury in wild surroundings. If you visit in the fall, the color of the forest is glorious, and experiences don’t get more romantic than star-gazing under a pristinely clear sky.

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