Are there any near by Ceilidhs (Gaelic music concerts)?2020-05-07T18:03:22-03:00

You can find multiple ceilidhs close to Keltic Quay. We recommend the one that takes place in Baddeck. Please call ahead to confirm the schedule.

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Are there beaches near by?2020-05-07T19:10:35-03:00

Fairly close. Some of the best beaches in all of Cape Breton are within a 35 minute drive, those being West Mabou Beach and Inverness Beach. There is also a swimming area in the Whycocomagh Park within minutes of our cottages.

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Can I get cheaper rates for a longer stay?2020-04-29T18:55:26-03:00

Yes, if you stay for 3 or more days you can access various special offers. Click here to learn more.

Do I need a credit card to make a reservation?2020-04-15T15:08:20-03:00

Yes, all reservations require a credit card to be on file.

Do you have bugs?2020-04-29T19:05:33-03:00

Yes we have mosquito’s and blackflies at certain times of the year although most of the year they are rarely an issue.

Have you adjusted your operations due to COVID-19?2020-06-26T13:59:48-03:00

Yes. Almost all aspects of our operations have been modified due to COVID-19. Review a comprehensive list of policies and protocols here.

How are you motorcycle friendly?2020-04-29T23:51:40-03:00

You and your bike will feel at home

  • Level, paved bike washing area with cleaning cloths provided.
  • We have indoor storage to accommodate your bike.
  • We can provide advice on great places to tour.
How long does it take to do the Cabot Trail?2020-04-29T19:09:58-03:00

It depends, the total length of the route is between 350 and 375 km. It can be easily done in one complete day but some folks take two days to allow longer stops along the way. Many people do the trail clockwise on one day and counter clockwise on a second day. The vistas are very different depending on which direction you are driving.


Is there a dishwasher and laundry machines in my suites?2020-05-07T20:29:21-03:00

We do have a dishwasher and a washer/dryer in our two bedroom suites. For those staying in a one bedroom suite you may use the laundry facilities located at the Bayfront Lodge.

Is there a grocery store or restaurant nearby?2020-05-07T19:12:58-03:00

Yes to both. The Co-op grocery store is only a 3 minute walk from your cottage and has a broad selection of items including fresh produce, meats and a liquor store. We have a few restaurants nearby that serve very tasty food.

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What do we need to bring?2020-04-29T19:14:28-03:00

You only need to bring your food and beverages. Everything else is covered with your Keltic Quay Complete Suite Inventory.

What items come with my suite?2020-04-15T14:58:57-03:00

Our suites come fully stocked with a large array of items to help ensure you have everything you need for your stay.
If we are missing anything please let us know.

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What time is check in and check out?2020-07-06T15:45:00-03:00

We ask our guests to check in no earlier than 4pm and to have the room vacated by 10:30am. This provides us important time to ensure the suite is returned to pristine condition.

Where can I find the wifi password?2020-04-29T19:23:47-03:00

It is located near the bottom of the first page of your in-suite booklet.

Will I have a private deck?2020-05-07T17:56:59-03:00

Yes. All suites have private decks which are approximately 25 feet from the Whycocomagh Bay. Each deck offers spectacular views and fresh breezes.

Will there be air conditioning in my suite?2020-04-29T19:30:50-03:00

Yes. In 2018 a mini split air conditioning system was installed in every suite.

0 Five Star Reviews
  • 5 star rating WARNING! You’ll never want to leave! Keltic Quay is a hidden gem in a sleepy town just minutes from Baddeck.
    Our two bedroom cottage was absolutely...
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    AndreaandMuffs 8/19/2021

    An absolutely gorgeous place and the managers, Sheila & Randy went above and beyond for us. I’m so grateful for... read more

    Melle Infinity 8/15/2021
  • Beautiful location and the cottages are great. The managers Sheila & Randy were absolutely wonderful. I cannot reccomend this place... read more

    Crystal Rombough 8/15/2021

    5 star rating Tracy Had a great visit here. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful and comfortable. We had fun... read more

    R47KZtracyc 7/20/2021

    5 star rating Amazing Hospitality Stayed at the Keltic Quay with a group of female motorcyclists. We had an absolute blast at Keltic Quay's beautiful... read more

    laura_whalen2 7/15/2021

    We had the most incredible weekend at Keltic Quay. The weather was overcast and windy most of the time but... read more

    Samantha King 7/13/2021
  • Beautiful , spacious units, very well kept. Will definitely come back again

    Carol Frenette 7/01/2021

    we loved our stay here, cottages are very clean, Staff is super friendly especially Renie! Hank is absolutely amazing, I... read more

    DL Collins 3/25/2021

    They are located in the beautiful area of Whycocomagh, surrounded by mountains. The cottages come fully equipped and are very... read more

    Danielle Gillis-MacLeod 1/23/2021

    1 star rating Would love to write a review but not permitted to stay We had stayed at the chalets in the past and found it was lovely except for a very strong sewage... read more

    H5591WHginam 1/16/2021
  • How beautiful the grounds are, how kind Renie the hostess is and the mind blowing views. We will definitely be... read more

    Jessica MacIntyre 1/05/2021

    A home away from home, with a spectacular view. Highly recommend this place. And Renie, a genuinly wonderful Hostess, looking... read more

    Elizabeth MacDønald 11/08/2020

    Awesome experience! Would do it again and again!

    John Campbell 11/04/2020

    5 star rating Beautiful Relaxing 3 day Stacation Keltic Quay is located on the beautiful Bras d’ Or Lakes in Whycocomagh. Great base for your Cape Breton stay.... read more

    2travellingstones 8/27/2020
  • So far so good!!! I am loving my view🥰🥰🥰

    Susan Kelly 8/08/2020

    We stayed here for four nights. The cottage was very clean, modern and really well stocked. The manager is very... read more

    Tracy Shebib 8/05/2020

    5 star rating Highly recommend We stayed here for four nights since they offered a discount for staying an extra night which was great. The... read more

    tgw375 8/05/2020

    The most tranquil place we have ever stayed, so romantic, a stay is an absolute must. The owner Renee was... read more

    Darlene Gallant MacDonald 7/12/2020
  • Beautiful location and cottages. Extremely clean, stocked with useful amenities and beautiful views. We stayed as a group 20, Renee... read more

    Paula Murphy 7/12/2020

    5 star rating Birthday weekend I recently took my daughter, puppy and friends to Keltic Quay for our birthday weekend and felt very comfortable with... read more

    H3687IOloris 7/06/2020

    Perfection! Everything! It's why we return each year.
    It's perfect! Generously outfittted with any...
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    Earl 2/24/2020

    Exceptional The room was beautiful and clean. Awesome view and everything you could ever want... full kitchen living... read more

    Blair 2/24/2020
  • It's awesome location. I used to make hay there with my Dad 50 years ago. Wow, where did the time go!

    John Austin 2/02/2020

    love the dog so much
    such a beautiful spot

    Dee Phillips 1/09/2020

    We stayed here whilst we built our cottage. Clean, comfy and relaxing. My dogs loved it there too. Renee and... read more

    Bernadette Scott 11/15/2019

    5 star rating Cosy stay Recommended on a blog and was a little hard to find, but well worth the effort.
    A picturesque setting overlooking...
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    Expedition285420 11/08/2019
  • Perfect spot The place was spacious, super clean and had everything we needed. The view was fantastic as was... read more

    Terri 10/24/2019

    Exceptional The manager was so kind and welcoming. Upon our arrival, our cottage was open and warmly inviting.... read more

    Dennis 10/22/2019

    5 star rating Great base for exploring Cape Breton Located right on the lake shore the views are amazing and the small town of Whycocomagh is within easy walking... read more

    Enigma_IoM 10/17/2019

    Very special The view was outstanding and our daughter and grandaughter loved the kayak ride. Watching the bald... read more

    Linda 10/17/2019
  • Exceptional The view was amazing from the balcony
    Nothing, it was perfect

    Heather 10/13/2019

    Uma grata surpresa! O local, à beira do lago, o apartamento com churrasqueira, tudo.
    Não houve nada que...
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    Marcelo 10/13/2019

    Exceptional Our room was very nice, well equipped and quiet. The view of the lake in front of... read more

    Suphaporn 10/11/2019

    10+ rental. Elegant cottage, very well equipped; magnificent views.

    John 10/10/2019
  • Great home base from which to explore the beauty of Cape Breton Fabulous view, comfy place with all the supplies you could need
    I booked too short...
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    Daniel 10/04/2019

    Ideal base for exploring Cape Breton Fantastic views, central and peaceful location.
    Unable to leave door to balcony open, no extraction...
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    Peter 9/30/2019

    Exceptional The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. Our cottage was clean and well stocked. The location is... read more

    Barbara 9/30/2019

    Exceptional The view was beautiful, the unit was well stocked, the beds were comfortable and it was very... read more

    Christina 9/30/2019
  • 5 star rating You Must Stay Here!! If you are going to Cape Breton and don’t stay here, you are missing one of the greatest joys of... read more

    John R 9/28/2019

    Happy wife, happy life! We both have CPAP and having a nightstand on both sides of the bed is helpful. The... read more

    Mitchell 9/28/2019

    Exceptional Just a wonderful fully equipped waterfront suite. Very luxurious with a new feel to every part of... read more

    Rick 9/28/2019

    We had a pleasant, lovely experience and would recommend the property to anyone who asks. The Keltic Quay sits on the edge of Bras D'or Lake; it is well maintained with many... read more

    Suzanne 9/23/2019
  • Great location, friendly staff and awesome lake views. Very nice apartments with beautiful water views from the balcony or patio. Watching Hank (dog) running... read more

    Bob 9/22/2019

    Exceptional Awesome place right near the lake, we enjoyed having an evening barbecue. In the main house there... read more

    Anonymous 9/22/2019

    Good Location
    Bed frame was dangerously close to door - walked into it multiple times
    Uncomfortable bed
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    Paul 9/21/2019

    Superb The room and resort were amazing! Very friendly staff and very clean. Would love to come back!

    Molly 9/18/2019
  • 5 star rating Family Fun Our extended family of grandparents, children and grandchildren rented three units for five nights. From there we toured Cape... read more

    Norma L 8/12/2019

    It was a wonderful week here!! The cottages are spotless and the beds are comfortable- the view is amazing! Renie... read more

    Loretta King 8/11/2019

    5 star rating Beautiful view, clean and friendly. My wife and I stayed in 1 bedroom cottage for 5 days. Actually hated to leave. It felt like... read more

    Mikeflyfishing 7/26/2019

    Amazing views with beautiful accommodations! My kids loved having access to the kayaks and paddle board. Wish we... read more

    Colleen 7/25/2019
  • 5 star rating stop over east coast touring holiday such a amazing place .we had lower cabin sleeps 5-6 and everything including bbq, all pots pans dishes it is... read more

    Gerry A 7/15/2019

    The Keltic Quay was very very clean. I would highly recommend it for couples or families with older children. They... read more

    Jennifer 7/09/2019

    3 star rating Beautiful Property, Terrible Bed When you drive into the gates of this property, you are immediately impressed with it. However, the interior of the... read more

    KETB 7/08/2019

    AMAZING - from Renni to Hank (dog) see you again in 2020!!

    Gene Patterson 7/05/2019
  • the owner/innkeeper is top notch. the location, views & services & amenities included w/ ur stay can't be beat! I'm... read more

    Rolanda Williams-Patterson 7/01/2019

    5 star rating 5 Star for Friendliness, Value and Families We stayed three nights at Keltic Quay. It’s like staying at a family compound, rather than a lodge. The owner... read more

    travlinmom1429 7/01/2019

    5 star rating excellent place to stay in idyllic lakeside surroundings Best place we stayed in the whole of our recent Nova Scotia tour. Renie the manager here makes you very... read more

    cleverfella 6/25/2019

    5 star rating What a Find! Immaculate cottages, well maintained and spotless. We had everything we needed to feel right at home for our 4... read more

    Ann P 6/18/2019
  • Beautiful spot! Families enjoying some great weather.

    Randy Connell 6/17/2019

    Amazing place , Renniw an LC are there to make your stay always memorable !!

    Sharon Anne Boudreau 6/05/2019

    Renie was a great host! The place was very clean with an excellent view. The jacuzzi tub was very relaxing... read more

    Richard 5/29/2019

    Family of 5 stayed here as a stopover. Wish we could have stayed longer. View was beautiful, fully stocked kitchen... read more

    Trav 5/18/2019
  • the kayaks were great. Units are nicely done, beds and pillows are really comfy!

    Grannie Mac 5/18/2019

    5 star rating Excellent Year Round Retreat I live in Nova Scotia and although it's a beautiful place in summer and fall, it can be very daunting... read more

    maritimeexplorer 3/11/2019

    es genial para ir de vacaciones yo iré pronto

    Juan Dela Cruz Galindo Calvo 2/19/2019

    This place is simply amazing and I highly recommend to anyone. So clean and cozy! Not one complaint and the... read more

    Joanna Smith 2/17/2019
  • We had a lovely winter getaway with friends. Felt like a home away from home. The lodge was a definite... read more

    Stephanie Cooper 2/11/2019

    We went on Saturday to visit my son and his wife sister and her husband and two other friends very... read more

    Gertrude DeCoste Samson 1/22/2019

    5 star rating Snowmobiling Weekend Awesome place to stay. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage. Lots of room and very clean! The only thing... read more

    875Laurie1968 1/21/2019

    Excellent beautiful place to stay!!!

    Gregory LeBlanc 1/19/2019
  • 5 star rating The Keltic Quay is so luxurious, the views are beautiful, and the staff is absolutely excellent! We loved everything about the Keltic Quay! From being greeted by Hank the Tank, to hanging out in the main... read more

    emsydney144 10/15/2018

    Loved the comfort of the cottage suite and the view on the balcony was awesome. We also enjoyed the bubble... read more

    Donna Lee 10/14/2018

    Cape Breton at its finest that is all that needs to be said!!!

    Mark Diamond 10/14/2018

    5 star rating Perfect Stay Friendly, clean, spacious unit, stunning views and reasonably priced. Not sure what could be better. We were here for the... read more

    johnobryan 10/13/2018
  • 5 star rating Love this special place Our well appointed cottage looked out over the bay from the upper floor. All units face the waterfront and have... read more

    Linda A 10/05/2018

    5 star rating Best accommodation for a long time when travelling What can you say, from the warm welcome from Rennie and Hank the dog to the excellent accommodation and a... read more

    weatherheads 9/28/2018

    5 star rating A great getaway! A hidden gem for sure! This is my favourite place to getaway and unwind for a while! It’s so incredibly... read more

    capergirl36 9/16/2018

    5 star rating Can’t wait to come back WOW WOW WOW!

    Originally we were only supposed to be spending one night at keltic quay... our other hotel had cancelled...
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    sonia_harfleet 9/05/2018
  • 5 star rating Perfect place I wish we could stay longer! This place is just everything you would hope for relaxation and comfort. Renie's warm... read more

    muziklv 8/27/2018

    5 star rating Idyllic base for the Cabot Trail Awesome place to stay! Convenient to Cabot Trail. Beautiful cabins, beautiful location on the lake. Cabins had... read more

    Jane E 8/22/2018

    5 star rating Amazing view and so much to do We enjoyed or trip to Keltic Quay so much, we are already planning our resturn trip. It was an excellent... read more

    sunset7142016 8/17/2018

    Renie made it easy to check in, and was very accommodating. Great view and a very nice spot right on... read more

    Matt 8/11/2018
  • 3 star rating Gablefly The apartment was very clean and well appointed. Plenty of supplies. A couple of things I would point out...the Internet... read more

    gablefly 8/05/2018

    5 star rating Amazing property and people We were traveling between family in Antigonish on our way to see our daughter in NFLD. We stopped along our... read more

    RandR-Canada 7/18/2018

    Outstanding facility, excellent service and the views are world class! They hosted our group of 40 without issue!

    Todd Gorman 7/10/2018

    5 star rating Such a Pleasure! Such a treasure. Sometimes photos make a place look better than reality. And sometimes photos don’t do it the justice it deserves. Such... read more

    Frontseatdriver 7/07/2018
  • what a beautiful spot to end our tour of the Cabot Trail! We decided we would come back to spend... read more

    Judy 7/01/2018

    Wonderful relaxing resort - a hidden gem with wonderful staff

    Donna Robertson 6/18/2018

    5 star rating Spectacular View, Wonderful Staff and Accommodations I'd stay at Keltic Quay again in a heartbeat! Renie and Karen take GREAT care of the cottages and their... read more

    AnneWriter 6/11/2018

    Very friendly staff
    The cottage’s upstairs rental was excellent
    Full kitchen with a great view of the lake from the...
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    Jared Longard 1/03/2018
  • Driving from Halifax to Sydney for our grandfathers funeral, my sister and I hit a snowstorm that was not forecasted.... read more

    Kelsey Dawn Boutilier 12/29/2017

    It really is as beautiful as it looks!! We loved everything about it from the view, the friendly reception, the... read more

    Sally Warburton MacLean 11/05/2017

    Fantastic place to stay! Wonderful accommodations, friendly management, beautiful view. Private, well kept and cozy. Definitely hope to get back again.

    Vickie Diamond 9/11/2017

    Lovely setting, very quiet and peaceful. Renie is the perfect host, convincing us to go up to the store and... read more

    Mark Kopinski 8/19/2017
  • Enjoyed our stay so much we booked another date!! everything form the housekeeping to the view was amazing!!

    Shirley Long 8/04/2017

    Beautiful cottages.very well kept.great people , definitely will be back again!!!

    Sidney Mcinnis 3/12/2017

    It was a great visit to Keltic Quay. I had won a free nights stay on their 'like... read more

    Wanda G Hamilton 1/30/2017

    We have never been there yet but it sounds lovely.

    John-and Carolyn MacDonald 1/25/2017
  • Beautiful resort. Large spacious suites that are very clean and well appointed with everything you may need. Very... read more

    Brenda Ann LeBlanc 1/23/2017

    What a wonderful, cozy, clean, well equipped and welcoming accommodation. We stayed in the winter and were taken by the... read more

    Nikky Adams-Quackenbush 1/23/2017

    I think it's an amazing place to hide away with the love of your life. Its so beautiful.

    Zachery Copeland 11/07/2016

    Amazing place to stay very clean and modern. The staff are great and go the extra mile.

    Robert Cormier 10/13/2016
  • Very comfortable, everything you need. Beautiful view to sit and enjoy with your coffee. Can walk to everything around the village.

    Lynn Caldwell 6/10/2016

    We have stayed a few times, rented both top and bottom accommodations and had a real nice family gathering. ... read more

    Gloria S 12/19/2015

    I like this place and the manager. She keeps the place going

    Arnold Matheson 12/18/2015

    One of the best views ever! "Along the shores of Hogama"

    Shane Matheson 12/16/2015
  • Absolutely wonderful!! We got stuck in Cape Breton due to the blizzard that went through a month ago. The team... read more

    Bethany Jade Wilkie 3/03/2015

    My wife and I were absolutely taken by the hospitality and first class accomodations. We highly recommend to those visiting... read more

    Curtis Christie 1/26/2015

    I love the atmosphere at Keltic Quay. As soon as you arrive - you relax. I think it would be... read more

    Yvonne Lynch 12/16/2014

    Never stayed here... But it looks like a beautiful place to stay and I heard great reviews!!

    Vanessa Mac Isaac 11/21/2014
  • Love it here, girls weekend every year! Can't wait to do it again!

    Janet Marsh Vickers 11/18/2014

    BEAUTIFUL place 🙂

    Amanda K MacDonald 9/14/2014

    Amazing accommodations, staff and value!!! Beautifully located on the world famous Cabot Trail.

    Gilles Aucoin 6/18/2014

    Absolutely one of the hidden gems of Cape Breton. .Rene..makes it

    Craig MacDonald 4/25/2014
  • Fantastic accommodations and extremely friendly staff will do anything to make your stay enjoyable

    Genette Lynn 1/17/2014
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