Have you ever in your wildest dreams thought you could fall asleep in a raindrop? Or slumber while suspended mid-air inside a quirky cocoon-shaped dome in the Maritime wilderness? What about sleeping in an 18th century lighthouse? These quirky Maritime stays are bound to leave an indelible impression, while making for some fabulous snap-shots along the way.
Arching up towards the clear blue sky, surrounded by Cedar Dunes Park’s pristine beaches is West Point Lighthouse, on Prince Edward Island. It’s an iconic image towering above the Maritime landscape. Climb to the top of the historic 18th century lighthouse to watch the sun go down, before the sound of the sea lulls you to sleep in your room.
Quirky Cozy Cocoon
Swaying from the lofty trees in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the cocoon tree bed. It’s the shape of a large bubble and the first of its kind in Canada. It hangs suspended in a fantasy-like forest setting, right near stunning Ingonish Beach. This magical maritime stay can sleep up to four.
Doze Off In A Rain Drop
Goutte d’ O means rain droplet in french, and that’s exactly what this whimsical place looks like. You would almost half expect some fairies to be prancing around the forest at Point Wolfe Campground in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick. The rain drop inspired design sleeps four and has a futon and a hammock inside, yet it’s the waking up amongst the trees that truly steals the show!
Train Station Shut-Eye
“All aboard!” Have you ever had a snooze in a cozy caboose before? The Train Station Inn is a century old train station in bucolic Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. You can book one of seven rather decked out cabooses which come complete with fireplaces. Owner Jimmie Lefresne, who adores trains, purchased the train station and saved it from demolition at the age of 18, back in 1974. Be sure to pop in to the Dining Car, which was built in 1928. This classy spot serves up lunch and dinner – put the lobster pot pie and the local steamed mussels on your list.
Dome & Yurt Siesta
A tree top village with Smurf-like domes rising out of the forest and Mongolian yurts in Nova Scotia? Indeed! Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island entices you to embrace your nomadic roots and connect to nature. You can stay in one of the colourful yurts or opt for a geodesic dome raised up off the ground. Take in the lake views and the Atlantic waters on both sides, while the smell of cedar fills the air. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap a moose photo (they love it there).