Nestled along the shores of Nova Scotia's spectacular Bras d’Or Lake, and at the beginning of the world-famous Cabot Trail, we invite you to experience the exceptional hospitality of the Cabot Trail Motel. A short 5-minute drive from the Village centre of Baddeck and its Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, we make the perfect launch spot for your Cape Breton Island vacation! To keep you safe during COVID times, we have implemented an extensive program of safety protocols. Enhanced cleaning and distancing measures will help to keep our guests and employee team safe. We will go above and beyond to ensure your stay with us is safe, memorable and filled with great memories. See you soon!


Stay with us!

You will have the best view in the house! Every motel room has spectacular views of the Bras d'Or Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Our guest-friendly amenities include free Wifi, heated outdoor pool, private waterfront with lakeside gazebo, and lush picnic area. We will ensure your stay with us is worry free and relaxing.


Our on-site restaurant features some of the best local fare and undoubtedly the best water views around. From fresh, off-the-dock seafood, to hearty breakfasts and sumptuous desserts, our menu options will keep you coming back again and again!


Ride the Highlands – stay with us!

Not all visitors travel on four traditional wheels... If riding the open road is your thing, we have special rates and amenities for motorcycles, cyclists, and ATV groups including free multiple-day parking, wash station and bike rags. We can also customize dining and special events such as BBQ’s, shoreline lobster boils or a sail on the Bras d’Or Lake.


The perfect gathering destination.

From class or family reunions to golf tournaments and friend retreats, Cabot Trail Motel is the place where friends gather. Our property offers abundant green spaces to crown the champ of the family ring-toss tournament, shoreline bonfires complete with guitars and singsongs, and a great spot to roast hotdogs and yummy smores over the fire.



Cabot Trail Motel management and employee team are committed to keeping you safe during your stay with us. Please rest assured that we are following the most up-to-date provincial and federal COVID safety protocols. Our team is trained in the “Clean Right” program and we take pride knowing that your health and safety comes first!