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Planning Your Adventure

New! Now you can give the gift of time away in the great outdoors on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

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 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, only 5km off the TransCanada Highway north of the village of Whycocomagh.

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.

Lodge, bar, kitchen, tables
Our off-grid lodge is a social space and licensed pub. We welcome ATV, Overlanding and Snowmobiling guests.

Book A Cabin

at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins
from $147 per night

Stay in a four-season heated off-grid camping cabin. Each cabin is furnished with 1 queen bed and 1 set of twin bunk beds with pillows. Our cabins are equipped with a solar Biolite cabin lighting system, a dining table for four, and a stainless steel food safe prep table. Outside, the cabins our outfitted with a pro series Weber II Genesis BBQ grill, a fire pit and deck chairs. Bring along your sleeping bag and something for the grill and enjoy the night in an off-grid cabin in the woods.

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 wilderness location.

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Packages at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Blacksmith for a Day…and Stay

This package is for that person that wants to really get a feel for the blacksmithing craft – with four hours at the anvil one-on-one blacksmithing in the forge with the local blacksmith. Retreat from the forge up the mountain and spend an evening in a comfortable off-grid cabin in the woods.

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Forge and Forest

Learn about the traditional craft of blacksmithing at our local forge, FireHouse Ironworks Ltd. You may have seen the TV show ‘Forged in Fire’ but trying your hand at blacksmithing will give you a new appreciation for the skill that is involved in the craft that helped build our civilization. Working with the local blacksmith you will make a small iron item to take home with you. Package includes a 1 night stay in an off-grid cabin and a guided hike in the morning.

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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 massage therapy, to guided fly fishing and snowmobile excursions and art workshops - we are building our network of people who are passionate about their crafts and services, and 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.

Map
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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