Beaches – The Sunrise Trail beaches boast the warmest waters north of the Carolinas.
Gulf Shore Provincial Park – A beautiful picnic park on a hilltop overlooking Northumberland Straits, with a sandy beach and warm waters.
Fox Harb’r Provincial Park – A small picnic beach park on the shores of Fox Harbour with a sandy beach and warm waters.
Hiking & riding trails – Discover the natural beauty and wilderness that abound in Nova Scotia; where eagles nest; hidden waterfalls… Some of the marked trails are:
• Wallace Bay Nature / Wildlife Trail (4 km)
• Wisqoq Interpretive Trail
• Wentworth Provincial Park (5 km)
• Balmoral Grist Mill Museum trail (1 km)
Golf Courses – There are 18 golf courses in the central Nova Scotian region. Jubilee Cottage is close to two renowned golf courses – Northumberland Links Golf in Pugwash and Fox Harbour in Wallace.
Jubilee Cottage offers packages with Northumberland Links, where tee off times are guaranteed with one week’s advance notice.
This region has over 1320 kms of groomed snowmobile trails. Ski Wentworth is less than 15 minutes away and it has the largest ski hill in the province, where one can not only ski, but also snowboard on a huge snowboarding half pipe, or go snowtubing.
Enjoy open sleigh rides in the country side or go snow shoe-ing or cross-country skiing on the many trails.
Was riding through on my motorcycle and called a few B&B in range. Liked the courteous response over the phone and glad I chose this place. Room was clean and had all the amenities. Shower stall was tight, but for me it accented the charm of this 103 year old house. Breakfast was sumptuous & presented elegantly. Was served in a quaint room overlooking the lawn and ocean. Owners were polite and courteous. Would like to come again with my wife someday (will have to be on 4 wheels though).
Jubilee cottage is a nice and well-run B&B that has many great features. The family that runs the B&B is friendly and helpful. The house is set in a shallow bay about 30 meters from the water. There is a small bench by the beach where you can admire the rising sun and take in the beauty of the seaside.
There is a small dock and a convenience store 2 min away with essentials like a small selection of wine and beer. Our room (blue heron) was pleasantly decorated and featured a small tv with cable, a window air conditioner, a wood stove, electrical base board, ceiling fan, bed (queen) and sofa bed. Wi-fi is available.
The bed was firm and comfortable with many pillows. The sofa bed was predictably less comfortable but still very acceptable. The bathroom was small but modern with a whirlpool bath. The common areas are nicely decorated and warm. There is a dinner offered at night ($42) – entrée, soup, main course, dessert and coffee. You can bring your own alcoholic beverage. The price might look high at first glance but the quality of the ingredients and cooking amply justify the price. Let’s say that having been to many high-priced restaurant across the world, I was very satisfied by this meal. Excellent value for the price. You can also dine without being a guest but reserve ahead. Ingredients were fresh (this was summer) and there is a great emphasis on organic local food and of course fish and seafood. The food offerings are compatible with gluten-free needs. The cuisine could be described as world fusion with asian-Caribbean-australian influences. The portions were perfect for me – I would describe them as mid-size canadian, large european and small for american visitors.
Very few downsides. Perhaps the room would be seen as small for people used to expensive north american hotels (of course, the sofa bed was using some of the room space). Bathroom was also small. This is a vintage house so you could see, here and there, signs of its age but you needed to really look for it.
Very PleasedOttawa, ON
We stayed at the Jubilee Cottage Inn for the first time in April 2014 and had a great time. Welcoming hosts, clean and quiet venue, nice area, great service and most of all, delicious food! The themed dinner that night was the Atlantica & Australis combo – excellent!
This was our third time dinning at Jubilee Cottage. Friday night was “Now and Zen” Asian cuisine. The menu includes an appetizer, soup, 2 mains and dessert. Coffee and herbal teas as well. It is a BYO wine. Only $5 corking fee. Call ahead for reservations. Since it is a small family operation the menu is set for the evening. There are other themes on other nights. A great value at $42 each plus $5 corking fee if you bring wine.
Very quiet and cozy room, with very comfortable bed and bedding, and an exceptional dining experience, both for supper and breakfast.
Overall very enjoyable. Good central location on the North Shore for exploring the area.
We made reservations for anniversary dinner. The food was incrediable as was the host and hostess.very nice view of ocean from dining room will definately go again!
DansTrenton, Nova Scotia