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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.

Thank Xu Z
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...

New Minas
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a great place for a bit of a getaway. I have stayed 2x now and am booked for another. The cottages are beautifully crafted with everything you could possibly need. There's ample opportunity just to be by yourself and do your own thing or spend your evenings around the common fire pit. There's beach combing, sight seeing, hiking,...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We look forward to your return visit. I think that is in Sept. I hope we have a nice summer for evening bonfires. It is always so much fun to sit around the fire with the waves washing on shore. Living off grid isn't so bad when you have propane appliances. I am happy to hear you found everything you...

Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stayed in June, as out cottage was adorable. The cottages are off grid, but have generators and a full kitchen so we lacked nothing. There is no tv which was perfect because our cottage had board games and books. We played board games and got to disconnect from technology and reconnect with one another. Ocean was a short walk...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

Isn't it amazing how much power we can live without! It sounds like you found every thing you needed (dishes, pots, serving dishes, utensils) in the kitchen. We need technology but we also need to disconnect from time to time. Families need time to reconnect with each other to talk and do things as a close group, like board and...

Wilton, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Our family of 5 stayed in Serenity Cottage for just one night on our way to whale watch the next day in Tiverton. We loved the experience. Linda was extremely helpful on the phone before our visit and showed us how to get to the cottage and how everything worked when we arrived. The cottage is at the bottom of...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

The road to the cottages seems like a long way but after you do the trip a couple of times it is not so bad. Watching for and seeing wildlife on the road to the cottages makes for a fun drive. I am happy you were able to watch the porpoise play and fish. What a way to start your...

Reviewed 25 September 2015

Spent the weekend there and it was amazing...great views...great people...amazing to wake up to. Rustic Cabins with no power lines...propane stove, heat, hot water tank, and fridge which all work exceptionally well. There is a generator that turns on from the inside with the flick of a switch. Really amazing place...Quite a little germ! The owners Dave and Linda are...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is meeting great folks like you that make it all worth while. I never tire of seeing the bay as you top the hill or stand on the deck of one of the cottages. They all have such an amazing view. Driving the road to the cottages is...

Gorham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is our fourth trip to Graham's Pioneer Retreat, and we're already looking forward to our next trip there! Our stays keep getting longer each time, so that should give a big hint that this place is the best! Can't say enough good things about Graham's: hosts Dave and Linda are so friendly and go out of their way to...

Thank Mary W
LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

It is so nice the way you say the intrusion of t.v. and internet. They are both necessities in today's world but it is wonderful to get away from them even for a short time. Spending time with loved ones and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer, that we often take for granted, is what a vacation is all...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed for four glorious days of rest and relaxation. Our cottage was aptly named "Tranquility" and what a perfect name it was. You could lay in bed at night and listen to the waves breaking on the shoreline. Spend the morning on the deck drinking coffee sitting in the Adirondacks and we can't forget the gazebo...walk out the patio...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We are so happy you were able to get-away and enjoy 4 days of relaxation. We don't need a wind to hear the waves wash on shore, there is enough movement with the 28ft. tide. Even though the Bay of Fundy feeds our smaller bay, the water is warmer on this side of Digby Neck. I recommend beach shoes for...

Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Serenity cottage was great (clean/new) and slept 5 comfortably (and would sleep 6). This is a place to get away from your electronics and get "off the grid" for a few days. The view was incredible and the silence was amazing (tip: keep the the generator use to a minimum and you will appreciate the place more). The fold...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased you found "Just what I was looking for". Some people don't realize just how much we crave peace and quiet. Life today is so busy and stressful. Isn't it wonderful to have a place where you can unwind before going back to the grind of everyday life in a city. I love your tip on the...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We travel a lot have been to 48 of 50 USA STATES and many places in Canada Linda and Dave were very welcoming even having a little welcoming gift for our annv the place was like we had died and went to heaven We were told we would see the sunrise from our cottage and didn't know it would literally...

Thank Cherry J
LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

We feel so privileged to share a happy occasion with our guests. An anniversary is definitely a very happy occasion. We wish you both many many more. Thank you so much for including us in your top 5. Linda

Reviewed 8 July 2015

Incredible family holiday!!! Husband, myself, 12 year old boy and Chocolate Lab travelled to Digby for a week, stayed at the Solace Cottage...WOW....absolutely amazing. Cottage is beautiful with an incredible view of the sea, had a coffee on the deck each morning watching dolphins and seals swimming by. Dave and Linda amazing hosts, can't say enough about them. If you...

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LindaGPR53, Owner at Graham's Pioneer Retreat, responded to this review

It is always a boost to hear how our younger guests enjoyed their time at the cottages. With no T.V. or WiFi We do have lots of games and a great view. It is always an adventure on the drive from Hwy. 217 to the cottages. You just never know what you might see... bunnies, deer, fox and once you...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: ₹ 5,913 - ₹ 8,987 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rock beach with beautiful view”
ASLast, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All four cottages have lovely features just ask Linda and she will tell you all about them.”
BrianLynnChenier, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Serenity Cottage is great for a family and has a wonderful view.”
tmac222016, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Four cottages...different sizes.....depends upon the number of people.”
  • 5:30 Sunrise thanks to Heidi :)
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
kjp99, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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