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Escape to Whale Cove Cottages on Grand Manan

Timeless Serenity

Whale Cove Cottages on Grand Manan Island promises an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life in New Brunswick. Accessible by a scenic ferry ride from Blacks Harbour, this secluded retreat offers a blend of historical charm and modern amenities, set against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.

A Legacy of Welcoming Guests

Whale Cove Cottages has been welcoming guests from all walks of life for over a century, Operated by the same family since 1947, the property has a rich history of serving the travelling public, not as a temporarily vacated family home, but as a dedicated space for visitors. It's a tradition that continues today, albeit with a shift from an inn offering dining and room rentals to a focus on weekly cottage rentals.

Unique Accommodations Amidst Natural Splendor

Each cottage offers a unique experience, combining historical settings with the comforts of modern living. From the rustic charm of original farm buildings to the secluded Willa Cather Cottage, built by the American author in the 1920s, guests can choose from a variety of accommodations. The Grand Manan cottages boast features such as working fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, and panoramic views of Whale Cove, ensuring a stay that is both comfortable and memorable.

An Array of Activities and Experiences

Whale Cove Cottages is not just about where you stay but also about the experiences you can have. With amenities including wifi, ample parking, easy trail access, and stunning water views, guests are well-placed to explore the natural wonders of Grand Manan. Whether it's whale watching, sea kayaking, visiting local museums and art galleries, hiking island trails, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the cove, there's something for everyone.

A Historical Retreat with Modern Comforts

Designated as a Local Historic Place, Whale Cove Cottages in New Brunswick boasts a history that adds depth to its charm. Originally a cooper settler’s farmstead, the property was saved and transformed by four enterprising women from Boston in the early 20th century. Today, it offers guests the chance to step back in time while enjoying the comforts of the present day.

Willa Cather's Legacy

One of the property's highlights is the Willa Cather Cottage, offering guests a slice of literary history alongside their natural retreat. Cather's time at Whale Cove is said to have inspired her writing, making the cottage a must-stay for literature enthusiasts and those seeking creative inspiration.

Planning Your Stay

Whale Cove Cottages is open for seasonal rentals from mid-May to mid-October, with a range of accommodations to suit different needs and preferences. For those looking to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of Grand Manan while enjoying a stay steeped in history and comfort, these cottages in New Brunswick offer an unparalleled experience.