Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is located on The Great Trail, and the groomed Cape Clear 104 & 409 SANS Snowmobile Trails - We are a perfect place for outdoor adventures in the southern Cape Breton Highlands.

Hike, bike, or ride your way into the wilderness on two multi-use trails that connect on our 200 acre mountain property, centrally located in the heart of Cape Breton Island, 35 minutes from the Canso Causeway.

Spend the day hiking or riding The Great Trail, or relax and watch the eagles from your cabin porch - the choice is yours! We're only 5km off the TransCanada Highway 105, but this is indeed the wild backcountry - home to wild cats, bear, coyote, moose, and many other forms of wildlife.

Our business operates year-round. We invite you to come and enjoy the wilderness in all four seasons. Our cabins are heated, insulated and sleep up to 4 people. Washrooms and showers are located a short walk away in our main lodge, where we also have a pub/lounge and restaurant for guests to enjoy.

Iron Mountain Lodge - Nova Scotia's first 100% off-grid licensed pub.

Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is a retreat from the commotion and stress of the modern environment. Perched on a mountain that formed 620 million years ago, we invite you to clear your mind and enjoy a different perspective from our off-grid mountain wilderness location.

Packages at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Double Bubble Wilderness Escape

At our wilderness resort, we can accommodate up to a maximum of 15 people who are part of the same family household bubbles as outlined by the Government Nova Scotia’s coronavirus notices, where physical distancing is not required.

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Experience something new during your visit.

We will be developing exciting up-close and personal, stay and learn packages. We will be hosting accomplished chefs, butchers, brewmasters, artists, photographers, herbalists, outdoorsmen/women, musicians and more at our mountain facility. To find out when these packages become available, please sign up for our special events mailing list.

You'll Be Surprised By What You Can Do

We are blessed to have awesomely talented people in addition to gorgeous geography and a rich cultural heritage on Cape Breton Island. From blacksmithing to guided fly fishing and snowmobile excursions and foodie events - we are building our network of people who are passionate about their crafts and services, and who are also awesome to be around. Stay in the know by subscribing to our newsletter.

Hike, Bike, and Ride on The Great Trail

At the heart of Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is a cross roads of trails. Woodland paths that lead into the beautiful hardwood forest. From our location you can travel down to the shimmering waters of the Bras d’Or Lake in Whycocomagh Bay; head across the mountain plateau and then down to the coast at Inverness; strike out towards the Margaree Valley and up into the Cape Breton Highlands, or head across Whycocomagh Mountain, across the Skye River, and up Campbell’s Mountain and beyond to Port Hastings.

The Great Trail, formerly called the TransCanada Trail, connects us to the longest recreational trail system in the world. On it, you can walk, cycle, ride, and paddle all the way across our great country! This winter we had our first cross country travellers from France stay with us on the mountain. Having walked across Newfoundland, they were en route to the Artic Ocean via Whycocomagh Mountain.

We are also located on the Cape Clear SANS 104 snowmobile trail, which extends from Port Hastings through to the Cape Breton Highlands. The SANS 409 Cape Clear Trail/The Great Trail comes up Whycocomagh Mountain from the village to meet the SANS 104 at our location. These groomed trails put world class recreational opportunities at your cabin doorstep.

Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is located on The Great Trail (TransCanada Trail) overlooking Whycocomagh Bay. The green marks the land trail and blue the water route.

We are all four seasons!

Four Season Cabin Rental

From $147.00 per night

Unima’ki & Two-eyed Seeing

From our location on Whycocomagh Mountain, we look across the valley west to Skye Mountain, home to We’koqma’q First Nation. We acknowledge the ancient habitation, management, physical and spiritual connection that the Mi'kmaq people have to this place, their unceeded traditional territory. The Mi’kmaq welcomed early settlers to Cape Breton Island and have welcomed us into their community today. We look forward to collaborating with our neighbours, and to living with them in peace and friendship as treaty people in Unima'ki.

The wisdom and knowledge shared by Mi’kmaw Elders enhances our understanding and connection to this place. They encourage us to practice Two-eyed Seeing: to see from one eye with the best in the Indigenous ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the best in mainstream ways of knowing...and to learn to use both these eyes together for the benefit of all.

Follow Our Journey.

Follow along as we build our eco-tourism business venture in the great outdoors. Four season wilderness cabins in the hills of beautiful Cape Breton Island.
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