Welcome to
Big Hill Retreat

Rear Big Hill Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

Open year round

We offer 3 beautiful secluded log cottages in a peaceful and private wilderness setting 12 Km. from the village of Baddeck – the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail. We are centrally located on Cape Breton Island to easily access all the islands' wonderful events and attractions.

Big Hill Retreat has 200 acres of private land to explore and there are many kilometers of walking trails for your enjoyment- see the Trails Map. Off the property the surrounding countryside is uninhabited with many miles of abandoned roads great for hiking, mountain biking or skiing.

Guests are invited to visit our family homestead which includes an active/amazing pottery studio (see Big Hill Pottery ) and organic garden where there are often extra vegetables for guests. Also a pond is available for swimming and fishing

Here at Big Hill Retreat you can truly relax, reconnect with nature and appreciate the peace and quiet.


Your hosts are Terry and Linda. We are Terry and Lindaalways happy to provide assistance!

We are so grateful to live in such a beautiful pristine environment and enthusiastically use Eco-friendly/green products and practices.




Our 3 cottages were built and hand crafted by Terry from trees grown and milled on our property. These fully equipped cottages are clean and comfortable with a grand view of the Cape Breton Highlands.


The Log Chalet

The Log Chalet :


The Log Chalet is our family sized cabin and sleeps 4 or 6 - clean and simple as a log cabin should be.

It's fully equipped, full bath, electric or wood heat. The main bedroom downstairs has a double bed and upstairs there is a large loft with 2 futon beds.

Beautiful wilderness view from the front deck. BBQ and fire pit in the front yard.

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Spruce Cottage




The Spruce Cottage:

Beautiful inside and out. Slightly smaller than

the Chalet with all the same amenities

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The Cozy A-Cabin:

This A-frame style cabin is cozy and very private -

recommended for a couple, perfect for a solitary retreat.

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