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Reviewed 15 October 2016

What a find. Just four unique and beautiful-appointed cottages. We stayed two nights in the solace cottage and enloyed it very much. The cottage was fully equipped with all you need including a BBQ outside on the patio. Everything was very clean and the view from the deck was amazing. Very quiet and secluded. No TV and no WiFi which...

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

It is so nice to read your review of our cottages. Our guests like the fact the cottages are not to close together offering more privacy and making it feel more like your own. There is always time to relax but still travel (not to far) to see the many historic and cultural sites in the area. We are hoping...

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My Husband and I took his elderly parents to Graham's Pioneer Retreat for four days in September. They enjoyed this place so much, being in their 80's we were not sure they would but the days went by so fast and we saw so much, Brier Island, Long Island, Annapolis Gardens, the German Restaurant, gift shops, and the Bear River...

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting you all. The cottages are a wonderful place to return to after a day of site seeing the many places and things in our area. A short drive will take you to many wonders that will captivate you. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you all again.

Chatham, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Graham's Pioneer Retreat is the place! A lovely location on the neck of Digby, Nova Scotia facing the bay, it is nicely placed to get to a lot of site-seeing spots but when you come back to a lovely hidden cottage for complete private time from others, it's like heaven. The Graham's hospitality is kind a generous and Hubby...

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. From the cottages you can do so many day trips but like you know it is always nice to come back to your cottage for some private time. We hope to see you again soon. We didn't get in many bonfires this summer. The weather was just to dry. Maybe next time....

Petitcodiac, NB
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The most peaceful & relaxing place to visit. The cottage "Solace" where we stayed, is so beautiful, very clean & had everything we needed. The deck & gazebo overlooked the beautiful bay. In the mornings we awoke to a gorgeous sunrise. Because of our timing we were able to see the full moon, which made the water sparkle. We got...

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We named the cottages Tranquility, Serenity, Felicity, and Solace to reflect the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of the beach area. We are happy you found everything you needed in the cottage to help make your stay less stressful. Your pictures are wonderful and the one of the full moon over the bay is spectacular. It is always an experience driving...

Antigonish, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, earlier this week. My husband and I had three small children with us, and it was so nice to be "away from it all." The cottage was spacious, clean, and had everything that we needed. A quick walk down the hill and we were at the private rocky beach, which was...

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Linda G, Manager at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you tmac222016 for taking the time to tell about your stay with us. Isn't it nice to sit around a table and play games or cards again. To be able to spend that kind of quality time with the family without electronics playing a major role. It is almost like camping (lanterns) with all the comforts of home. Maybe...

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Almost annually, myself and 3-5 other girlfriends get together for a "girls escape". We rent a cottage to wine, dine, relax, and rest for a few days most summers. This year we chose Graham's Pioneer Retreat. I had met Linda a few weeks before we booked and though she was lovely :) Chatted with the girls, found some available nights...

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Angela it was a pleasure seeing you again and meeting your friends. "Serenity Sisters" what a great name for the group no matter where you stay on your little "Escape". I know it seems a little scary at first, about the generator, but once you see how easy it is everything is fine. Dave and I are so happy that...

Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stayed in one got three self sustaining cabins. Sounds too rustic... Don't believe it. We had a fully equipped kitchen all the hot water you would need or want. Electricity via generator which we ran all night. Two bedrooms with very comfortable queen size beds Microwave, re fridge, gas stove. Kitchen, living room and a wonderful deck. Outside was...

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Linda G, Manager at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thecde It sounds like you and friends had a wonderful time. The driftwood that the tide brings in keeps our bonfires going all summer for free. There is no cost for bonfire wood. This summer though we did have a fire ban in place. Night after night to be able to sit or lay down to watch the dark-night sky...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night at the Felicity cottage this past weekend ... When we arrived it was so foggy we couldn't see the view at all...by the time we unpacked the car it cleared up and it was BEAUTIFUL !! Don't despair the fog will pass! There was a nice breeze all weekend which made siting out...

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad the fog lifted and you were able to see the full panoramic view of Saint Mary's Bay. I never tire of the site when I top the mountain taking our guests down to the cottages. We are so lucky here having a slight breeze most of the time keeping the black...

Mount Stewart, Canada
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stayed here for the weekend and we loved it, peaceful and relaxing place with incredible views. The cottage was clean and very cozy, it has everything you need just bring your clothes and some food. Loved that we could take our puppy as well, we are already making plans to return.

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let other travelers know where to find a relaxing get-a-way. We are dog owners and know how much they are part of the family. It is wonderful to be able to take them on vacation too. We look forward to your return stay.

Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Linda, the hostess, gave us an excellent service. The cottage is warm, clean, and nice place for us to spend a night. It just beside the bay and have very good view. Btw, Linda also gave us very much information about the whale watching. You can ask anything you want.

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Linda G, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We understand how busy life today can be. Isn't the view awesome! I never tire of looking out over Saint Mary's Bay when I accompany our guests to their cottage for the first time. The view still fascinates me. Please do not hesitate to ask any question...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Do you like your privacy? Peace and quiet? There are 4 secluded self-catering, oceanfront cottages located on 50 acres of Mother Nature's best just waiting for you. Each cottage has a full kitchen and a propane bar-b-q on the deck. You may also have the good fortune to watch porpoise and seals as they swim by, birds fly by, even rabbits come and go while the waves wash ashore. Enjoy board games, a beach bonfire, rock hounding, hiking, star gazing, awesome sunrises, and beachcombing. Go whale watching, birding, to the theme park, golfing. There is a lot to see and do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Graham's Pioneer Retreat

Address: 8020 Highway 217 | Centreville, Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Digby
Price Range: ₹ 6,373 - ₹ 9,687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All four cottages have lovely features just ask Linda and she will tell you all about them.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianLynnChenier, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Serenity Cottage is great for a family and has a wonderful view.”
 of 5 bubbles tmac222016, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Four cottages...different sizes.....depends upon the number of people.”
  • 5:30 Sunrise thanks to Heidi :)
 of 5 bubbles AngelaCarver, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All of the cottages look private with lovely views. Solace is the closest to the ocean with the bedroom facing the water.”
  • Linda and Bear leading us to the cottage
  • Solace cottage
 of 5 bubbles kjp99, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All cottages are ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles AuroraB328, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
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