The Birches at Ben Eoin Country Inn is located along the Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic Drive in the Cape Breton Island region of Nova Scotia. The Inn overlooks the Bras d’Or Lakes and lies in the shadow of Ben Eoin, meaning Jonathan’s Mountain or Hill. We are a Colonial-style facility situated on ten acres of land immediately adjacent to The Lakes Golf Course and Ski Ben Eoin, so our guests are surrounded by nature’s beauty in all seasons. A short walk or a long hike can be safely undertaken without leaving the vicinity of the Inn.
We are only 20 minutes from Sydney, less than 10 minutes from Rita’s Tea Room, and five minutes from a sandy public beach on the Bras d’Or Lakes. The historic Fortress of Louisbourg is about an hour’s drive from Ben Eoin, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum is just beyond, and the Newfoundland Ferry dock at North Sydney can be reached by car in 30 minutes. From the Inn, a trip to Sydney Airport will take about 45 minutes. The Birches at Ben Eoin Country Inn is the perfect place for weddings and romantic getaways. Our unique rural setting within minutes of Sydney lends itself perfectly to corporate retreats.
Our accommodations include 10 luxurious rooms and two suites (King-sized bed, Queen-sized bed, Twin Double beds) with ensuite 4-piece bath (some with air-jet tub). Our grand foyer welcomes guests with its spacious, two-storey open design, grand staircase, fireplace and comfortable seating. The dining room is located just off the foyer and is open to the public and Inn guests. Each room has a flat-screen, high-definition colour television with satellite programming; DVD player and a selection of movies available on request. We have included an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, robes, coffee/tea in all rooms. All guests have direct access to our balony which surrounds the building on both levels. Deluxe continental breakfast is included and served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A six-person hot tub is located on outer deck and available to all guests on a year-round basis. Pets NOT permitted. Free WiFi, local calls and parking.
Malcolm's Dining Room is licensed and offers a complete dinner menu; reservations are available from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. seven nights a week from May to October. During the off-season, the dining room is open five nights. The menu changes several times a year and there are special culinary evenings offered to the public. Check out www.thebirchescountryinn.ca for menu and special events.
We are a proud member of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia. All major credit cards and Direct Debit are accepted.
Facilities / Services
- Internet access
- Pets not welcome
Date details / Hours of operation
Amenities: Air conditioning, Coffee maker, Satellite TV, Fireplace, Telephone, 22, 25
Outdoor activities: Fishing
Payment types: Debit card, Mastercard, Visa
Extra person rate: $10.00
Cancellation policy: 48 hours