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.

Couple snowmobiling in front of Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabin

Off-Grid Homestead Cabins centrally located in the Southern Cape Breton Highlands.

Welcome to our off-grid homestead, located in the Southern Cape Breton Highlands at the centre of the Cape Breton Island.

Run to the Hills!

Our off-grid homesteading recreation property affords panoramic mountain views and access to trails. 900 feet above sea level, we are at the southern gateway to the Cape Breton Highlands off-road trail network. With access to onsite hiking, ATV, snowmobile, and snowshoe trails – we have embraced life in the wilderness on an outdoor adventure in nature.

Solar Powered Facility

We are 100% off-grid! Our family homestead and wilderness retreat offers 4 camping sites that can accommodate up to four people each. Our private recreation facility is open to members. Daily, Seasonal and Annual memberships are available.

At the Centre of the Island

5km off the TransCanada Highway, we are centrally located on Cape Breton Island just 35 minutes from the Canso Causeway.

Experience life on the mountain

We enjoy beautiful groomed snowmobile trails for days from our serene mountain top location!

About us
Off-Grid Wilderness Homestead & Camping

Off-grid family homestead and recreation campsites.

We are a 100% off-grid sustainable homestead in the Southern Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia. Our trailside mountain location is an ideal basecamp for snowmobilers, ATV riders, hikers, campers and locals alike. Nestled in the hills at 900ft elevation we seek to live close to nature, to be as self-reliant as possible, and to preserve the land and resources here for future generations. We invite outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life to unplug and reconnect in nature at comfortable and unique off-grid recreational property.

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 mountain property. We are part of the worlds longest recreational trail, The TransCanada Trail, on which 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.

Whatever your plans for the day,  your quiet off-grid cabin is waiting for you at your return. Head for the hills when you are ready to leave the crowds behind and relax in nature.

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 near the village of Whycocomagh. When coming from Inverness/Margaree, Google Directions may try to send you up Lewis Mountain Road – Do Not Use This Road – it is impassable for most vehicles.

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” – it is a bumpy gravel road with some rough areas and a steep incline. Small cars need to travel the road with caution and at low speeds in sections. In winter, we recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle and/or good snow tires. Cars can make it up the road in fair conditions, but will struggle in icy or heavy snow conditions.

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 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 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).

Experience Off-Grid Sustainable Living

Visit our off-grid homestead and camp sites! Make our mountain-top retreat your homebase for outdoor adventure in the Cape Breton Highlands. Contact Us for farm stay and wilderness experience opportunites.

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Each camp site has 1 camping cabin that can sleep a maximum of 4 people. There is a queen bed and single set of bunk beds in each camping cabin. The top bunk is recommended for children and people weighing less than 150lbs. Camping sites are available to members and visitors for a minimum donation that help us maintain the camping facility.
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