My husband and I spent a night in the Birdhouse at Castalia Marsh Retreat in September and we will definitely be back, we LOVED everything about it! The location was central and easy to find, the owner James was very friendly and easy-going and left us be once we checked in, the cabins are all hand-built and totally unique and charming, and the property is very natural and rustic (some would say 'hippie-ish' in the best possible way!)
The Birdhouse was SO cute, I fell in love with it instantly. It had everything we needed, was so cozy and peaceful (it seems to be the most hidden of all the cabins), the views and windows were to die for, waking up in the sleeping loft to the mist of Grand Manan is something I'll always remember. Even the outdoor shower was fun!
We will definitely return, the prices are so reasonable and my only fear is that a new owner (James is trying to sell), will try to change this beautiful piece of paradise on the island!
We had no complaints at all, and I miss it already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Retreat site is seven acres of forested land overlooking Swallowtail Lighthouse, the saltwater marsh, the fishing village of North Head and picturesque islands in the Bay of Fundy. It is a safe, warm, and dry environment where one can relax and be surrounded by nature. There is a network of nature trails connecting four small fish and frog ponds and the various cabins and tent site. We try to create a supportive environment where people who want to share what they have learned can be actively involved in increasing their knowledge of personal, spiritual, and environmental health or just relax and enjoy the natural beauty. We have a facility ideally suited for hosting workshops or facilitating gatherings focused on personal, spiritual, and environmental health. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castalia Marsh Retreat Grand Manan, New Brunswick