4.2 on May 30, 2016
Admittedly, this was the first time I had traveled solo, internationally. I was a bit trepitdatious, as I had never been to Nova Scotia before. I did very little research, and knew nothing about the area. After dodging porcupines and potholes in the foggy night (I had been thinking moose and/or bear), I was greeted by the handsome Ulysses, who was standing in the misty rain, with an umbrella. Immediately, he made me feel at ease and said he would take care of everything. I was given a hearty and heartfelt welcome by several of the staff members, and offered a complimentary glass of wine. I sat in front of the blazing fire in the great room, and allowed my cares and worries to melt away. The rest of my stay was nothing short of stellar. The staff of Trout Point Lodge surpass any I have ever encountered.Vaughn and Charlie go above and beyond to accomodate the individual requests of each guest. Every member of the staff are intelligent, and excel at multi tasking with ease. I do not want to give away too much of the secrets, but I suggest you explore, encounter, and experience them for yourself. Bienvenu! Claudia C. Swanson
5 on January 05, 2016
The road (203) into Trout Point is bumpy and pot-holed, making for a little stress in driving, but one you arrive, it's all comfort and relaxation! the staff are very willing to please, unpretentious. Our room was gorgeous, clean and spacious! This is THE place to get away from it all.
4.8 on October 24, 2015
Rooms are comfortable, spacious, and clean; ours had a wonderful fireplace. The main lodge has fantastic decor, and we enjoyed sitting in the Great Room. We met nice people as well, and the staff took care of every need. We really enjoyed kayaking and the wonderful cedar hot tub.
5 on October 23, 2015
The property is quiet, serene, beautiful. Dinners were lovely, the grounds and activities available are excellent. The massage by Jill and the star gazing with Rebecca were wonderful, memorable.
5 on July 04, 2015
This lodge offers a 1st class wildness experience with Ritz Carlton comfort and Michelin 3 star cuisine! The ambiance, service and food was way beyond expectations for a beautiful lodge in the wilderness. We could have easily spent a week here doing something different every day, or just reading in peaceful surrounds with comfortable options all over the buildings and property.
5 on April 22, 2015
Last summer we visited Trout Point for 2 nights. The stay was well worth the money. We crossed over on the Nova Star ferry to Yarmouth, rented a car with Enterprise, and then drove easily to the Lodge. It's a magnificent building that suddenly appears as you crest a small hill. The rooms were everything we imagined--massive logs and handcut stones. Staff were attentive and helpful. Meals were excellent.
4.8 on March 11, 2015
Everything was spectacular. Wonderful meals, including meeting and sharing conversation with the other guests. Just a spectacularly beautiful place to relax and rejuvenate. Staff were great, food was fantastic, scenery was beautiful. Star gazing, kayaking, and soups were highlights for us!
5 on November 10, 2014
We liked the natural beauty, the blessed quiet, the attractive rustic quarters, the charming staff and the perfectly divine meals. The service was truly excellent. Another world of quality and relaxation .
5 on September 24, 2014
We promised ourselves a second vacation at Trout Point, and this year we did it! We were not disappointed, and in fact the staff and the food were better than last time. A much needed break fromthe madding crowds of everyday life!
5 on September 01, 2014
Highlights of our stay included the guided astronomy, the sheer professionalism and genuine friendliness of the multitalented staff with a personal touch, the tranquillity, music, and very much the privacy.
5 on August 13, 2014
Both of us thought the food was outstanding. My husband has celiac disease and must eat gluten-free foods only. The chef was very accommodating. We ate both breakfast and dinner and thought the food was too good! Accommodation were extremely comfortable as well.
5 on December 25, 2013
Un endroit de rêve, chambre, service, confort, riviere, forêt, tout parfait. L'environnement est exceptionnel avec des promenades revigorantes. Les plus: situation exceptionnelle, vue des chambres envoutantes, accès direct à la nature, service souriant et compétent, très bons concierges chambre confortables et bien équipées, la qualité de la nourriture dans un pays qui n'est pas réputé pour sa gastronomie!
5 on October 25, 2013
This Lodge gives great service and provisions great food. It's not cheap, but well worth it for the unique experience--it's a great hideaway spot distinct from the Nova Scotia seacoast. The surrounding forest and river is gorgeous. We liked the food so much, we decided to stay an extra night. Shrimp gumbo--amazing! Trout almandine to die for! Desserts simple and delicious. Be aware that this place is isolated--not truly near any towns. You can get to the coast in about 40 minutes.
5 on October 16, 2013
We've travelled the world, lived in several countries, and have stayed in some truly world class hotels in our day. The Trout Point is one of the best.... if not THE best... places we've ever stayed at. A remarkable blend of outdoor ambience and luxury. If you're in the area, don't miss it. It's pretty remote, so I would want to allow at least 3 nights, preferably 5, to get the full impact. Congrats to the management and staff for creating this gem!
5 on August 24, 2013
Trout point provided the absolute best service and comfort of any inn we visited in the Atlantic Canada trip. Service, including before and at meal time was always superb, never stuffy. There was music before supper, including one night where a local Acadian musician played for an hour! Most entertaining! The kitchen was completely accommodating to a food allergy and this was the only true "cuisine" we sampled in Nova Scotia--perfectly cooked seafood, amazing soups, and mouth watering desserts. They also use lots of local and organic ingredients, including delicious homemade pastas featuring wild mushrooms like chanterelles. The rooms are very spacious and feature beautiful views of the rushing river outside the Lodge. Everything is done in a rustic style, but with immense taste--from the Tiffany and Craftsman lamps to the hand hewn log walls. A unique small luxury hotel.
5 on July 21, 2013
The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We had a full range of activities to pursue--kayaking, swimming, hiking, mountain biking. The cuisine, though, was the real standout. Amazing! We even went night time star gazing with Michael.
5 on May 29, 2013
The lodge gave us a true respite from the madding crowds. This is not your average B&B--it's truly in the wilderness and truly a lodge. The food was a standout, served in the most elegant surroundings. Staff were friendly and not stuffy at all.
5 on May 04, 2013
This is one of those hotels where everything is really fantastic - rooms, service, meals, comfort, space - EVERYTHING!. We loved the night astronomy walk with Michael. We saw all kinds of galactic sights that we cannot see back in our light polluted sky at home. My wife and I really appreciated the graciousness of the staff. I surprised her with a trip to TPL for her birthday. We had an amazing time of canoeing, fishing, hiking, lounging in the hot tub, and sitting by the fire. The location is spectacular, it is completely peaceful and relaxing. We stayed in a Fireplace Junior Suite which is in the main lodge- very nice, clean, cozy, massive log walls. We really enjoyed the delicious meals, especially one evening when staff asked us if we would like to dine in a private room- Chez la Tousquet. It was stunning, with a lit fire and views of the river. At the end of our meal, a group of people including the chefs/owners sang happy birthday to my wife- such a lovely gesture. It was very nice to meet and talk to the owners, they were very welcoming. The staff were so friendly, especially Kara, she answered all of our questions. We cannot wait to go back! This is a true destination location. We look forward to returning.
4.8 on November 11, 2012
Depuis notre retraite de l'enseignement en 2009, mon épouse de 25 ans et moi sommes des réguliers de ce formidable hotel situé dans une monde d'eau à la convergence de deux fleuves, avec des lacs et des îles. C'est notre endroit préféré a la Nouvelle Ecosse. Le service est excellent, le personnel acceuillant fait toute la différence, la nourriture est excellente, les chambres et les suites sont toujours propres,propres,propres. Le rapport qualité/prix est raisonable. Nous recommandons fortement Trout Point Lodge, un endroit inégalé pour la relaxation et l'appréciation de la nature!
5 on October 28, 2012
We researched our Nova Scotia vacation in depth, and had decided on Trout Point for 1 night, as a diversion from the coast. Everything was spectacular, from the warm welcome, to the informed advice, and the most comfortable and cavernous room! This is not your typical B&B, but truly a lodge. We decided to actually add on a day and cancel somewhere else it was so great. Food was the best we had on any vacation.
5 on October 14, 2012
The Lodge and its environs are superb. The quiet and solitude were magnificent. We loved the hot tub and kayaking the Tusket River. Nature at your doorstop combined with civilized luxury!
5 on September 07, 2012
My husband and I needed a reinvigorating get away and this lodge was it! It's in a wilderness area, so it's quiet, beautiful and has plenty to do. We hiked, went fishing, swam and kayaked many times on two on-site winding rivers. Meals were spectacular. The food was excellent, which is a good thing when dinner is the main entertainment in the evening, though there is also night time star gazing with a guide. Breakfasts included homemade breads and pastries and the most delicious smoked salmon I've ever eaten. There was live music at cocktail time and the service was superior. We also spent time in the hot tub, reading on the deck and botanizing in the woods. One night we went on that guided walk to look at the stars, it was a memorable experience. We absolutely loved sitting around the fire pit after supper. Very romantic! Our room was filled with handmade wooden furniture so impressive I took photos of it. This place is a bit out of the way but worth it.
5 on August 29, 2012
This true wilderness lodge is truly outstanding, for Nova Scotia and for Canada in general. What really sets a place apart is the service and the food, and Trout Point was hitting on all cylinders during our 3-day getaway. Highly recommended for honeymoons!
5 on June 06, 2012
We just returned from an incredible stay in one of the Fireplace suites at Trout Point Lodge. These rooms are spacious and really "lodgy" feeling, with massive log walls. We really enjoyed the outside sitting area and the fireplace. Food and service were both excellent--dinners are amazing.
5 on May 24, 2012
This was hands down the best stay I've ever had. The food, rooms, activities, and staff were tremendous. I didn't want to leave. I really didn't. I'm still sad that I'm gone. Trout Point Lodge ruined me for all other places and restaurants. Hi to Charlie and Vaugh if they're reading this! Love, Dana
5 on April 29, 2012
It was a fabulous Nova Scotia vacation! Everything excellent -- staff, room, public areas, food -- you name it, it was terrific. One small complaint -- the lighting in the room could have been a little brighter. The rooms were excellent. Highlights for me included the friendly and attentive staff, the beautiful surroundings the food, etc. We liked everything.
5 on April 03, 2012
We just booked a third stay at this scenic spot in southwestern Nova Scotia. We return because of the comfortable rooms, the fantastic and authentically Canadian staff, and the great food. The chance to paddle, swim, and soak in the hot tub don't hurt either.
4.8 on December 29, 2011
This stay was the highlight of our Atlantic Canada summer vacation in 2011. Relaxation, great energy and great food just about sums it up. Don't expect a frilly B&B--this is really what you imagine a forest lodge is all about.
4.8 on December 17, 2011
Saw Trout Point listed in Men's Journal for being the best in backwoods luxury--and it proved true. This is an authentic log lodge inserted into pristine river country. Great food and really, really friendly and helpful staff.
5 on November 25, 2011
It seems like few Nova Scotians have heard of this place, although it was full the night we stayed there. Trout Point Lodge offers a level of service, detail and setting that is glaringly absent in this province. For all the people who go to places like White Point or Oak Island or the Celtic Lodge, they'd be better off here. The food was lovingly prepared and presented; the employees were friendly, ever-present, and helpful. Trout Point Lodge deserves all the accolades it gets.
4.0 on October 25, 2010
Trout Point Lodge is a true "get-away". Located ~midway between Digby/Yarmouth, on a river, near a nature reserve. It's rustic, it's tranquil, it's superlative dining & it's probably the most subtle, understated bit of heaven around.
5 on September 04, 2010
We choose Trout Point for 3 days during a 10 day Maritime journey due to its accolades, including Relais & Chateaux. We were not disappointed. They're dog-friendly, too, which was a real plus for us. Staff were friendly and professional. The food was sophisticated, served in appropriate portions, and the wine list was fantastic.
4.8 on August 30, 2010
We had heard a lot about Trout Point Lodge for the past couple of years, and just finished our first weekend stay. This is a true, relaxing hideaway--perfect for 2-5 nights. As Nova Scotians, we loved being able to get away to somewhere different--not your typical coastal location at all. We kayaked, hiked, and generally enjoyed the great food. The rooms was incredibly spacious and comfy. Be sure to let them know in advance if you are a vegetarian, and they'll be happy to vary the fixed menu.
2.6 on August 26, 2010
We just returned from a two- night stay and although we had a nice getaway, we feel the property and food are highly over rated! There was no flexibility in dining choices - either eat it or leave it, and for some people with food sensitivities,this would have been a problem. We were shocked to discover that an 18% service charge was applied to everything including accommodations. When we arrived, we opened a bottle of wine in our room in the River Bend Lodge and discovered that there wasn't a glass of any kind, let alone a wine glass. I had to get in my car and go to the main lodge to get some glasses. We then decided to have our wine on the deck and had to retrieve grubby chairs from the other end of the building. It is a beautiful setting, but I could never recommend it to friends - the food is good, but certainly not gourmet and the rooms are average. Overall, it is highly overrated in tourist literature and overpriced.
4.0 on August 24, 2010
Trout Point Lodge is a delightful place to visit, and I would come back there at any time. It needs a bit of upkeep here and there, but it is truly a beautiful place. The staff was friendly and helpful.
2.0 on August 23, 2010
We stayed 2 nights over a weekend. The dining was advertised as exceptional cuisine, however, we felt it was very ordinary and the seafood was not very well prepared. The room was spacious and okey. However, there was no proper lighting in the room if you wanted to read. In the bathroom, the tap for the bathtub/shower was connected backwards - the hot and cold water conections were crossed. Turning the tap toward the hot direction produced cold water and vice versa for the cold. Upon leaving our bill had a number of charges that were not related to our stay. Finally, the Lodge charges an automatic 18% Service charge to the total bill (accommodations & dining room). Taking this into consideration and the average quality of the experience, it is excessive. We would not recommend this lodge to anyone seeking an exceptional dining experience as it is promoted. The lodge is located in a very natural forest setting, which may be of interest to some people.
5 on March 03, 2009
We loved being able to relax away from the hustle and bustle of life, but my wife would say it was Josh (the lodge dog) that made the stay. The highlight was swimming and canoeing in the river and the marvelous candlelight dinner we had. All of the staff were so helpful and friendly--especially Kara, Claudia, and Nicholas. The hot tub was wonderful; overall, amazingly tranquil and beautifully done.