This cabin has been beautifully hand crafted from logs cut near by on our property. It is fully insulated and very cozy in the winter, cool in the summer. It offers a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living/dining area with a new glass front wood stove and backup electric heat. The large picture window and front deck presents a wonderful view of the unspoiled natural beauty of rolling hills and the Cape Breton Highlands. The bedroom downstairs has a double bed and there is a full bath with tub and shower. Upstairs there is a large open room with chalet style balcony. At your request we can arrange this room as another bedroom, family room, dorm or for other functions.
The Log Chalet is the first of several log retreat cabins built here at Big Hill Retreat on our 200 acre wilderness property. These cottages are very private and secluded. The surrounding countryside is uninhabited with many miles of trails and abandoned roads great for hiking, mountain biking or skiing. Recently (2011 and 2012) we have added about 4 km. of new walking trails on the property - see Walking Trails Map. Naturally, guests are invited to visit our family homestead (a few minutes walk from the cabin) which includes a vibrant Pottery Studio, Big Hill Pottery, and a large organic garden. We also have a pond for fishing, swimming or skating. Big Hill Retreat is located on Rear Big Hill, about 2 miles from the Cabot Trail and 10 or 15 minutes drive to the village of Baddeck (prime tourist destination area for Cape Breton), the Bras d'Or Lakes, St. Ann's Bay and the Gaelic College. (see guestbook comments)