Gain a new perspective from our off-grid wilderness location - where less is more.
Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is a completely off-grid facility. You may notice that there no power lines or phone lines at you climb up the mountain. There is cell phone service available at our location - service could vary depending on your carrier/provider.
Our cabins are outfitted for a good night's sleep - each has a comfy, pillow-top, queen sized bed with two pillows and two single bunk beds with a pillow each. Due to water and electricity limits of our off-grid location, linens and bedding are not provided. Please bring your favourite bedding or sleeping bags. The cabins are heated and also include a food prep table and dining table. Each cabin has a covered porch with a pro series Weber Genesis II BBQ grill with slide burner and cooking light and deck chairs for cooking and relaxing. Each site has an outdoor fire pit and picnic table. The cabins have a 'BioLite' solar lighting and device charging station. The lights and charging capacity is reliant on available solar energy production, so we suggest that you bring a lantern too and charge your phone up in your vehicle during travel on cloudy days. Our camping cabins are not serviced with electricity or water.
It is a short walk from your cabin to the fully services accessible washrooms and showers.
Our main lodge is fully serviced, thanks to our solar system and backup generator. The lodge contains a beautiful lounge with a washing station, wood stove, bar and social space overlooking beautiful southern views of Whycocomagh Bay and Denys Basin. We are proud to be Nova Scotia's first off-grid licensed resort. We offer four hand-picked Nova Scotia craft beer on tap and a tasty selection of fine spirits. Scotch on the mountain, anyone?
Our facility is perfect for small workshops, corporate retreats, and unique events. You may book the whole facility for these purposes. Please see our facility rentals page for more details about what we can offer for your event. We can arrange for catering and refreshments, a projector and screen, white boards and more.
When you rent a cabin at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins, your quiet peaceful enjoyment of your time here is our main priority. For this reason making excessive noise at the cabin sites will not be tolerated.
Our location is perfect for artists, photographers, writers and outdoor enthusiasts of all descriptions. It is a perfect place to unplug from modern hustle of urban life to reconnect to nature and get grounded. We hope that you will benefit from spending time in hardwood mountain forests, under the open sky in the quiet wilderness surrounding us.
Centrally located on Cape Breton Island, you can venture off on day trips in every direction. Within 45 minutes from your cabin, you can enjoy world class golfing at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, brilliant swimming nearby on the island's west coast beaches, or the calmer, less salty Bras d'or Lakes, or Lake Ainslie. We are only 30 minutes to the Cabot Trail in Margaree or Baddeck. From visiting historic museums, to excellent fishing, to whale watching and hiking - you are within a few hours drive of any attraction on the island from our location. There are literally hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore in summer and winter from the TransCanada Trail/SANS Cape Clear Trail. There is something to do here in every season - the mountain is just as breathtaking in the winter!
Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is excited to connect our guests with passionate professionals working in the area. Schedule a massage after your hike, try your hand at blacksmithing in the local forge, or learn fly fishing - we'd be happy to help you arrange these types of activities during your visit. Just let us know how we can help make your Cape Breton back country adventure unforgettable!