Big Pond, NS songstress and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Rita MacNeil was known for hits such Working Man and Flying On Your Own. You can now be known as the bestfriend who hosted your closest pals at Rita MacNeil’s former estate in Coxheath, Cape Breton now rightfully named Rita’s Retreat.
As of publication rates are $325 per night for the main house which still features Rita’s piano off the front foyer. The main house features four beds, 4.5 baths with two jacuzzi tubs and sleeps up to 10. For $125 per night you can rent the bachelor suite which sleeps four and has one bath. You can also book the popular Rita’s Suite for $225 per night and accommodate six people in three beds with one bath.
If you are looking to book a vacation for your friends and have them chip on the accommodations, you really can’t get a better deal than this.
Other amenities in the main house include a full bar setup for entertaining. Every guest at Rita’s Retreat can enjoy the “grand indoor pool” with lake views, the lake frontage, wharf and nighttime bonfires.
There are plenty of close by amenities like hiking trails and fishing. The estate is only 20 minutes from the stunning Ben Eoin, NS golf course and resort The Lakes. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum and the historic village of Baddeck is less than an hours drive. You can also use Rita’s Retreat as your home base for a day trip around the world famous and scenic Cabot Trail.