Off-Grid Mountain Wilderness Resort

Get ready for outdoor adventure, off-grid, in the southern Cape Breton Highlands. Centrally located on Whycocomagh Mountain, you are trailside on groomed snowmobile and 4×4 trails at 270m elevation. Our fully serviced lodge, home to Canada’s 1st 100% off-grid pub and comfortable camping cabins make for the perfect base camp for wild adventures.

Off-Grid Outdoor Adventures

Off-Grid Camping Cabins on Cape Breton Island

Retreat to the mountainside and spend the night off-grid, in a heated, four-season camping cabin. Pillow-top mattress, pro-series Weber grill, bunk beds for the kids, with a fire pit and picnic table. We are dog friendly too. This is a perfect place to unwind.

Prices start at: $167 per night

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Our Location
the Centre of the Island

Our location is pretty much in the centre of the island – from here you can take day trips to anywhere on the island; drive the Cabot Trail; play a round of golf on world class courses; check out heritage museums and interpretive centres; or spend the day exploring the Cape Breton Highlands by ATV, snowmobile, mountain bike or on foot right from your cabin door. We are located half way between the sailing haven of Baddeck, home to Alexander Graham Bell, and the coastal golf mecca of Inverness.

Leave your car parked and hike, bike, or ride your way into the wilderness on two multi-use trails that connect on our 200 acre mountain property. On the worlds longest recreational trail, The Great Trail, you can travel from the sparkling shores of the Bras d’Or, to the warm waters of Nova Scotia’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Ainslie, or down to the unparalleled ocean beaches of Inverness or Mabou by off-road trail.

Whatever your plans for the day,  your quiet off-grid cabin is waiting for you at your return to Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins. Head for the hills when you are ready to recharge your batteries and leave the crowds behind!

Our goal is to make you feel at home throughout your stay.

If you are eager to share your adventures with others – gather round in Canada’s 1st 100% off-grid pub and restaurant (opening 2021) at Iron Mountain Lodge! With 4 premium craft beer from Unfiltered Brewing in Halifax and a sweet selection of fine Scotch, Gin, Rum, Bourbon, and Vodka – cocktail hour in the Lodge is the perfect way to wind down after a days adventure. We also offer organic free trade coffee, tea, fruit juice and soft drinks.

Being off-grid was never so tasty!

We are located at 901 Whycocomagh Mountain Rd., Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia. 4.5km north off the TransCanada Highway 105. 40 min from the Canso Causeway.

Getting here – Driving Directions
Up the mountain road to freedom…

Getting here by car

We are 4.25 km off of the TransCanada Hwy 105 in the village of Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia. The mountain road is very much a “back road” – gravel road with pot holes and a steep incline. Small cars need to travel the road with caution and at low speeds in sections. We are pleading for better road maintenance from the Province.

From the Canso Causeway 

Whycocomagh is approximately 35 minutes by car from the Canso Causeway via the TransCanada Highway 105 heading East towards Baddeck.

Continue on the 105 around the Bay in Whycocomagh, past the Irving/Tim Hortons and Firehall. Turn left on the paved road just before Charlene’s Cafe/The Bayside Garden Centre, across from the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre.

We are located at civic #901, on the west side of the road past the first blueberry fields (on your left).

From North Sydney

From the Marine Atlantic North Sydney Terminal we are 95km or just over an hours drive; about 30 minutes past Baddeck via Highway 105 West.  On entering Whycocomagh, be on the lookout for the Whycocomagh Mountain Road once you have passed the Provincial Park. Turn right onto the paved road just past Charlene’s Cafe/The Bayside Garden Centre, across from the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre, to head up the mountain.

We are located at civic #901, on the west side of the road past the first blueberry fields (on your left).

Click here for more detailed travel information, including winter road conditions.

Iron Mountain Lodge
The heart and soul of our facility…

Home to Canada’s 1st 100% off-grid pub!

WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY OPEN TO REGISTERED GUESTS. The lodge is our social space for all ages. With wonderful views across the Bras d’Or Lakes down Denys Basin, you can see all the way to mainland Nova Scotia, and five different counties up here on a clear day.

For guests, this is where you check-in, enjoy the fireside licensed bar and lounge, access water and the dish washing station, as well as the male and female accessible washrooms and showers.

Our facility is a unique and inspiring space for special gatherings, ceremonies, private events or workshops. Please contact us to inquire about renting the lodge for these purposes!

We host special events throughout the year – including live music performances, ATV and snowmobile BBQs and rallies, private parties, concerts, courses, workshops and more.

Open Four Seasons
Your basecamp for year-round adventure!

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