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Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

2 Full baths

Old Miller Trout Farm Guest House--Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
TripAdvisor property ID 3806007

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Margaree Forks today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $942, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 26, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Pat S.
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Calendar last updated:
26 Jan 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:09:30
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Margaree-forks Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (15)

Very Good – based on 15 reviews Very Good
15 reviews

Very Good

“A Most Wonderful Get-Away Experience”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2012

We stayed at the Old Miller Trout Farm last week i.e. Aug 5- Aug 11, 2012. It was our first holiday in the maritimes. And what a wonderful holiday it was in large part because of the Stinson's and our choice to stay at Old Miller. The house was lovely - comfortable, cosy, tastefully decorated - has a rural, old world charm. It is well equipped - kitchen, wi-fi, TV and whatever else one might generally need. The local co-op is a stone's throw away for supplies and groceries. We instantly fell at home, especially our two-and-a-half-year old boy. The farm is quiet, serene and surrounded by woods. Makes you feel like you're nestled in the woods away for the mainstream. And yet it is only a few minutes drive away from the Cabot Trail. The Stinson's were very helplful and knowledgeable about things to do on the island. We also enjoyed our first experience fishing trout. All-in-all a great stay and at excellent value. Would strongly recommend the Old Miller Trout Farm

“Awesome fishing, relaxation - just paradise”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2011

Because she had done so well in a class project, I had promised my daughter an 'end of summer' trip to the Bell Museum in Baddeck. Friends recommended the Old Miller Trout Farm to us. I was reluctant to book because the property is not on the ocean and not in Baddeck, However we followed our friends recommendation. We quickly discovered that everything on the Island is a scenic drive from somewhere...the ocean beaches in Margaree are all within a short drive, Baddeck is close, the "Crafters Loop" on the Cabot Trail that the owners directed us to was wonderful, the show at the Barn, (also recommended by the owners), was fantastic, the meal we had at Big Intervale was superb...our only disappointment was that there were no whales seen on our Whale Watching trip out of Pleasant Bay, (no charge!). This may have been because we were there a day or so after a hurricane had largely missed the Island although it did hit Quebec and New Brunswick. We also ended up fishing for trout at the farm and our hosts even froze some for us to take home when we left! All in all a wonderful, quiet place to stay and relax but certainly close to anything one would want to go to on the island. We will return, but next time will have more time!!!

“Great accommodation in ideal location with wonderful hosts.”

Reviewed 11 May 2011

We toured Nova Scotia for 14 days and it was one of our most relaxing holidays ever. All our stays were good but the five nights spent at the Old Miller Trout Farm was the pick of the bunch. It was a bed and breakfast then and we stayed in what is now the guesthouse which was comfortable and private. We've never been looked after better when on holiday - friendly, welcoming, hosts; good food (including fresh trout; home cooked bread etc); and a highlight was joining Pat & John and some of their friends and family for Canadian Thanksgiving Day. We were in Cape Breton for the autumn colours, the Celtic Colours music festival, and for touring generally, including the Highlands National Park, and we were able to do it all from Margaree Forks. If you want somewhere quiet and secluded but not isolated this is the place. Even though we prefer B & Bs I'm sure that this is where we will stay if we are ever lucky enough to return from England.

“Where Eagles Soar and you make friends for life!”

Reviewed 4 May 2011

We had the pleasure of visiting Cape Breton last summer and staying at the Old Miller Trout Farm Guest House in Margaree Forks. Upon arriving we were welcomed by a bald Eagle (George) soaring into the trees near the trout pond. Our hosts Pat and John had left us a loaf of fresh bread and Jam with tea in the kitchen. The Guest House is very clean and roomy. It has everything you need. Pat and John were friendly and very helpful during our stay, pointing us in the right direction; whether we were looking for antiques or beaches in the area. The Guest House was very private and well laid out with a full kitchen, bath, living area & two bedrooms upstairs. John and Pat run a trout farm, where if you wish you can try your luck in the big pond; or if all else fails the little one. The location and surrounding area are beautiful. Inverness Beach is spectacular and has the absolute best burgers at the Beach Shack. The Big Intervale Fishing Lodge Restaurant is well worth the drive. It is a bit off the beaten track but not far from the Guest House and the Cabot Trail in N.E. Margaree. Along the way stop in and enjoy shopping at Kingcross Quilts. Dinner and drinks along with free entertainment in Mabou at the Red Shoe Pub is also a must to see. All in all a very restful, pleasant and laid back stay, close to all amenities; there's even a co-op grocery store 5 minutes down the road to do your shopping! Old Miller Trout Farm Guest House, we highly recommend it!

“Restful and peaceful accommodations and location”

Reviewed 4 May 2011

Our family (2 teenagers) and another family (2 children) travelled to the Old Miller Guest House for our fourth annual Thanksgiving fishing trip. We loved the privacy of the guest house and the ability to bring our own food and cook our meals, particularly our extended family Thanksgiving dinner. The weather is always unpredictable but we found the accommodations cozy and warm and Pat went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We loved it! So much so we booked for the next year before heading home.

“Relaxing and Scenic”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2011

A lovelier Holiday stay I've never had. The rooms were spotless, the atmosphere relaxing and comfortable, and the food delicious. The grounds are beautiful and the fish pond was such a treat. We have both stayed friendly with Pat and John, the proprietors, and would definitely return for another stay.

“A welcome without equal.”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2011

Top class accommodation - about the best we came across in several trips to Nova Scotia. Set in a fabulous, tranquil, valley location close to the Cabot trail. The trout ponds provided first class fishing (and eating - try them barbecued for breakfast). The thing that made the biggest difference at 'Old Miller' was our hosts. We arrived as guests but lefs as friends for life!

“gisele saindon”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2011

After a welcome from gracious Pat and john Stinson, you walk into your room to see a plate of fresh cookies and beverages. Very comfortable beds, very clean and you lay in bed at night to silence. No traffic, no sirens. Just occasional trout splashing from nearby pond. A laptop is set up for internet usage. Besides the great hospitality, visiting the Highlands National Park was the highlight doing the Skyline trail. Ten minutes drive brought us to the shore line of the Gulf of St.Lawrence. A dead beached pilot whale was sad to see but great photo opp. I could say more and more and! Gisele

“Restful Vacation”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2011

This was our second visit to the Old Miller Trout Farm, and we have a third trip planned in a couple of weeks. The lodging is scrupulously clean, very comfortable - and quiet. Pat and John were full of interesting ideas of places to see and things to do, and their yard is a very relaxing place to enjoy pretty gardens and trout feeding in the evening. The only down-side to the whole CBI experience is the black - flies, but repeated applications of bug repelent seem to keep them at bay enough. We highly recommend a visit - it will appeal to anyone's celtic roots - just not when we plan to come hey?

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