A relaxing stay tucked in the mountains of Cape Breton Island, on the Cabot Trail.

Escape to the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands!

Formerly known as Helena’s Cottages, Mountainside Hideaway Cottage & Suites is excited to announce that our renovations will shortly be complete and we are accepting reservations for the season, starting for May 1st. 

We’ve been busy with a complete remodel of all interior spaces in our Cottage and two Suites and we know you’ll love the improvements! New furnishings and appliances are just the start of the many changes and we look forward to adding more photos as the last major part of of the renovation (Hillside Cottage) is complete. Stay tuned!

Worth The Drive

Make your stay in beautiful Cape Breton a memorable one by enjoying one of our two suites or rent an entire cottage for you and your family!

The Cabot Trail winds right by our driveway – start each day on the path to adventure!

$109.00 per night
$675.00 Weekly rate

$139.00 per night
$900.00 Weekly rate

Guests

$109.00 per night
$675.00 Weekly rate

$139.00 per night
$900.00 Weekly rate

Guests

North River Kayak

Half-Day Guided Tour –  “This is our most popular tour and is designed for those travellers who want a taste of sea kayaking along with a cup of Cape Breton culture.”

Just 10 minutes away from Mountainside Hideaway!

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Lobster Gallery Restaurant

Incredible food! Incredible View! Waterfront location, specializing in seafood and lobster, includes appetizers, steaks, prime rib, chicken, pastas, salads, vegetarian and children’s menu/lighter menu.

Just 15 minutes away from Mountainside Hideaway!

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Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours

See bald eagles pick up next to our boat! Observe many varieties of seabirds and watch grey seals basking on the rocks.

Just 25 minutes away from Mountainside Hideaway!

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The Dancing Moose Cafe

The Dancing Moose Café is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, hot coffee and tea, and our specialty: Dutch Pannekoek!

Just 22 minutes away from Mountainside Hideaway!

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So much to see and do!

  • Hike Blackhead Road
  • Visit Grappling Brook Falls
  • Enjoy North River Provincial Park
  • Visit the Giant MacAskill Museum
  • Dine at multiple restaurants in the area
  • And of course, Tour the Cabot Trail!

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