This natural spa has healing properties with calcium concentrations over 1000 times more than any water:)The best views of the Cabot Trail only 5 mins from Chalet.

Entire home/apt

8 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

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About this listing

Nature lover's dream.
Private, comfy, cozy, clean.
At entrance to C.B Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail, Gypsum Mine Lake & Cheticamp Recreation Trail.
Only 5 mins to Acadian village & ocean vistas.
La Prairie Chalet Retreat will leave you feeling anew.

The space

Top level master suite boast privacy and comfort. Skylight, queen bed, sofa bed, dresser, linen chest with ensuite private bath, essential oils, salts, organic soap, shampoo & conditioner.
French doors open to private deck, fire pit, patio rocker and chairs, sunset views, running stream, crickets, sweeping winds, star gazing and lots of fresh air is simply amazing...
Sleeps 4 people.

Main level rustic horseshoe kitchen/eatery and den is fully equipped with everything and more...
Stainless appliances, sofa, counter top, stools, chairs, coffee table, wood stove and large closet, first aid kit, flashlight, fishing rod and tackle gear.

Private deck entrance with BBQ, seasoned wood, table, chairs, walking sticks, back yard fire pit, stream, apple trees and hill climbing to cable/wifi tower...

Basement suite is quaint and multipurpose. Private washroom, sauna, double showers, laundry combo, den, window, double/single bunk bed, table, chairs, tv, dvd with private entrance and parking next to stream and choke cherry vineyards.
Sleeps 3...

La Prairie Chalet Retreat is an amazing Cape Breton experience with its very own 20 min hike to Gypsum Mine Lake Spa in back yard:)

Guest access

La Prairie Chalet has everything you need and more. Call or text anytime, I live only 2 mins away.

Back yard entrance to Cheticamp Recreational Trail is only 20 min hike to Gypsum Mine Lake and under 1 hour to Cheticamp Waterfront Boardwalk.

Secluded Chalet only a stone throw away to world famous Cabot Trail and C.B Highlands Nt Park entrance.

Aucoin's Bakery, Leblanc's Convenience, Accolade Hostel and Retreat Campground only 2 mins drive:)

Folk Art Gallery Cafe only 5 mins drive.

Cheticamp Ocean Vistas boast the best of Acadian hospitality only 5 mins drive to everything you could possibly see or do in Cheticamp.

Hay rides, 4x4 offroad adventures, guided hikes and barn tours for guest only:)

Take time to relax, slow your pace, you will notice locals are in no hurry to go anywhere:)

Our ocean beaches have the warmest waters North of the Carolinas.

There are more than 5 beaches within 5 kms, with rivers, streams, swimming holes, isolated coves, caves, water falls, pebble to white sand, ocean or fresh water beaches are all yours to use with free public access.

Enjoy it, you only live once.

Interaction with guests

I live 5 mins away, available 24/7. Your safety and enjoyment is #1. Call or text for anytime for anything.

I will touch base with you several days prior to your departure for your Cape Breton getaway to confirm everything ok and answer any question you may have.

Kindly call or text a few hours prior to your arrival, so we can meet and tour the chalet and property.

I can help you customize or tailor your vacation to ensure you get the most out of your Cape Breton Island adventure.

Yours Sincerely,
Kevin Mc Keown

Other things to note

La Prairie Chalet is fully equipped with everything and more. Need anything just call or text me anytime.

Complimentary to our Chalet Guests:

Local spring water, one bottle of
organic red vinot, fresh linen, bedding, towels, organic soaps, shampoos, cleaning soaps, utils, essential oils etc...

Kitchen has everything to cook with most condiments to get you started.
Coffee cream, spices, coconut oil, olive oil, butter, honey, flour, yeast, can goods etc...

Walking sticks on deck, fishing tackle gear is in closet on main floor with led headlamp and flashlights for picking night crawler worms...

Good idea to bring sport sandals if you plan on hiking the waterfalls.

We do guided tours locally, hay rides, access to organic eggs, chickens, berry picking, off road 4x4 Highland Adventures, to the CBC Tower, wind mills, panoramic views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and our beautiful oceanside vista Cheticamp.

Shuttle service, day care/pet care, if you want to enjoy a taste of Acadian music and hospitality at its best with no worries, I am always available:)

Yours Truly,

Kevin Mc Keown

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 12 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: 123
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 197 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We value all clients with utmost respect and courtesy.

Please respect our cleanliness and recycling program with due diligence.

Conserve, recycle, reuse and compost.

Check out is at 11 am unless you need more time just ask.

Pets are welcome with $80 cleaning fee for non hypo ones:)

Prior to departure kindly sign and comment in our guest book.

We appreciate all comments.

Please leave keys in BBQ.

Thank you so much for your stay:)

We are always making changes and currently reinvesting in going off the grid.

Thank you for your support:)

Yours truly,

Kevin Mc Keown



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

46 Reviews

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Patrick User Profile
July 2017
Great little cottage right by the Cabot trail and the Highlands national Park! The location is great and Kevin was a great host!

Danielle User Profile
April 2017
Just WOW. My boyfriend, my dog and I stayed here for 4 nights and will cherish it forever. Kevin was extremely passionate about making our stay be everything we ever dreamed of and more. He met us at the house upon our arrival for a tour. We had the chance to spend time with him and his family, which was really special. They are so kind and welcoming and want nothing more than their guests to love every second of their stay. We enjoyed the wood stove, the outside fire pit and upstairs fireplace. The Gypsum mine was walking distance and a must see. If we go back to Cheticamp, we would most definitely visit him again. We are so excited to hear updates about the hostel!!! AMAZING in every way!

Hengchao User Profile
October 2016
A nice weekend. The cottage is tidy and quiet, although a little crowded for our eight. We enjoyed a spectacular sky at night there.

Greg User Profile
August 2016
Kevin is a highly enthusiastic and accessible host who is determined to help his guests have a pleasant stay. The house is clean and well supplied, with a few eccentric furnishing choices that for the most part give it a quirky charm. The house is not for you if you want standardized motel chain style appointments, but you probably are not considering this house if thy is what you are after. The decks are nice and usable and the upstairs bedroom gets a lot of light through a skylight. We found the house workable for a family of five all age 17 and older. The house makes a good launch point for exploring the park because the park entrance is a very short drive away. The gypsum mine walk is nice outing walkable from the house.

Jeannie User Profile
August 2016
This delightful cottage is a short drive from the entrance to the Cape Breton National Park, but secluded enough that you're not right in the tourist zone. There are a lot of delightful features: a skylight for nighttime star viewing from bed, a balcony with heater for evening deck drinks, and an unexpected sauna in the basement to ease the cold from a long day of hiking. Kevin was so helpful in getting us set up and giving us local tips to experience the Cape while avoiding tourist traps. Kevin even offers private hiking and fishing tours, and knows a lot of locals in nearby towns, so make sure to tap into his suggestions & local expertise.

Christy User Profile
July 2016
The retreat house was perfect for our family! It had lots of space, a swing on the porch that our daughter wanted to take home, and the location was a hop, skip and a jump from a beautiful lake that used to be a gypsum quarry! Amazing! Our host, Kevin, was very hospitable, extremely informative and even invited us on a tour of his hostel-in-progress! Thank you for making our first visit to Nova Scotia such an amazing adventure!

Ronald User Profile
July 2016
Kelvin and his mom were very friendly to welcome us and gave us a tour to their farm house. La Prairie Chalet was cozy and well maintained in a quiet area which is right next to the famous Cabot trail and just a few miles from Cheticamp fish harbor area. Overall, Kelvin's chalet is a gorgeous place for family reunion.

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Kevin User Profile

Proud Acadian Metis Native with Scottish/Irish bloodlines:)))

Love my life:))))
Family & friends from all over the world, networking, back to basics, organics, keeping it simple and appreciating the little things that we love sooo much:))))

Some people eat to live and we live to eat and making the best of what we have:))))

Recycling, upcycling, composting, repurposing and bringing back the old to life with a green thumb approach and renewable energy:)))))

Slowly but surely we will rise to the top together as one who cares about this world we live in:)))))

We enjoy chartering soft adventure to extreme tours, history, culture, fishing holes, water falls, isolated beaches, and many hidden gems I cannot list:)))

Great for singles, couples, families, small groups, to bus tours:)))))

Private guiding, shuttle services available:)))))

Step back in time with sticks and stones beautiful ice cold artesian water with 25 acres of prestine farmland:))))

We look forward to your stay at
Accolade Hostel Retreat Campground your home away from home:))))

Yours truly,

Kevin J Mc Keown

Languages: English, Français
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