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Just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, Lantern Hill and Hollow sits on a large, private, beachfront plot. It consists of landscaped grounds with manicured lawns and a welcoming guesthouse perched on the hilltop. The house looks over a cluster of beach cottages nestled in the hollow below, and is just a stone’s throw from a stretch of wide, sandy beach. 

Rooms in the main house and the stand-alone guest cottages are decorated in a stylish, contemporary manner with hardwood floors, pale woods and grey walls. The spacious cottages have a full kitchen and living area as well as a large bathroom and a veranda balcony with a propane barbecue. 

Although there is no restaurant on site, and breakfast is not served, all rooms have a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. There's a grocery store nearby and plenty of local cafes and restaurants along the Cabot Trail which passes through the village. 

The village sits on the edge of the Cape Breton National Park with its hiking, wildlife watching and canoeing opportunities, while whale watching and sea kayaking are also available nearby.

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Rooms

Pale woods and natural stone combine with grey walls and white linens to give the guest rooms and cottages at Lantern Hill and Hollow a stylish, contemporary interior design. The rooms in the main house have hardwood floors, a separate seating area and balconies with sea views, while the cottages are even more spacious and have either one or two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a large deck with a propane barbecue. All the rooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans, LCD TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. 

Location

The inn is located in Ingonish Beach on the east coast of the Cape Breton Peninsula. The Cabot Trail passes through the village which is located on the edge of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and has a number of cafes and restaurants. The inn has its own private beach which is one of the finest in the area. 

Food and Drink

The inn does not provide breakfast or any other meals. The cottages have their own kitchen and groceries can be bought in the nearby supermarket. There is a wide choice of cafes and restaurants along the Cabot Trail in either direction and staff are happy to make recommendations based on your preferences. 

Facilities and Activities

The inn offers instant access to the raw landscapes of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There are numerous hiking and mountain biking trails in the area, guided whale-watching tours, sea kayaking, canoeing and plenty of options for birdwatching. The inn also provides wood so that you can make a bonfire on the beach at night. 

Our opinion

The inn's unparalleled coastal setting makes this one of our favourite places to stay on Cape Breton Island.

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