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  • Castalia Marsh Retreat

    The cabins by the marsh.

  • OPENING MARCH 28TH

    We are currently accepting reservations of 5 NIGHTS OR MORE for July and August and 2 NIGHTS OR MORE for the rest of the season. Starting June 1st we will be taking reservations for shorter stays in July and August.

  • A Maritime Island Getaway

  • Unique, handcrafted cabins.

  • We're only a ferry ride away.

  • Our Story

    A Sea Captain's Tale.

  • RETREAT (noun):

    A peaceful and private place for resting in.

Eco Cabins on Grand Manan

Welcome to "the cabins by the marsh". Whether you want to hike, whale watch, write, beach comb, photograph, bike, paint or simply relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine, we can provide a perfect Maritime island getaway.

We look forward to re-opening for the 2024 season on Thursday, March 28th 🌱

CABINS & ACCOMMODATIONS

Choose from a variety of accommodation sizes and styles.

NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING STAYS OF 5 NIGHTS OR MORE IN JULY AND AUGUST. BEGINNING JUNE 1ST WE WILL START TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SHORTER STAYS IN JULY AND AUGUST. RESERVATIONS FOR APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER CAN BE MADE FOR 2 NIGHTS OR MORE AT ANY POINT.  
Retro RV Style.

Argosy Trailer

Sleeps 4, Limited Marsh View

$130/night
Bigger is Better.

The Barn

Sleeps 9, Forest View

$160/night
Unique.

Birch Yurt

Sleeps 4, Limited Marsh View

$140/night
A Couple's Paradise.

The Bird House

Sleeps 3, Marsh View

$150/night
The Original.

Captain's Quarters

Sleeps 6, Marsh View

$160/night
Cabin with a View.

Fern Alley

Sleeps 8, Marsh View

$170/night
Tucked Away Tranquility.

The Lookout

Sleeps 4, Marsh View

$150/night
Solo Retreat.

Frog Hollow

Sleeps 2, Forest View

$100/night
Upgraded Camping.

Vintage Trailer

Sleeps 2-4, Forest View

$100/night
Be in Nature.

Double Tent Site

Forest View, Camping

$55/night
Be in Nature.

Single Tent Site

Forest View, Camping

$35/night
Gather & Celebrate.

The Gathering Place

Venue

$125/night

The Bay of Fundy's Rugged Charm

Located in the mouth of the Bay of Fundy straddling the border between New Brunswick and Maine, Grand Manan is a small island of 2500 people with a rich history of fishing and a naturally welcoming nature. With several hiking trails for all levels, sand and rock beaches, cliffs, lighthouses and much more, the island is perfect for nature lovers, artists, families and anyone looking to escape the world. We hope you'll join us for a Maritime Island Getaway!

EXPLORE OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

SANDY + RUGGED

The coastline of Grand Manan is varied and stunning; from sandy beaches perfect for walking to rugged, awe-inspiring cliffs, there is plenty to explore.

OUR COMMUNITIES

Our island is made up of several charming communities including small fishing villages with a rich history and proud heritage. They also provide everything you could need for your visit!

PEACEFUL PARADISE

Our cabins are located on the marsh and in the woods, secluded from others to allow for privacy, peace and quiet. We know how valuable your time here is and aim to give you an experience that will leave you refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.

ABOUT US

Castalia Marsh Retreat was brought to life in 1994 by Captain James Bates, who wanted to create a peaceful, environmentally friendly retreat for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. He has been creating magic here on Grand Manan ever since.

"What a wonderful slice of paradise on beautiful Grand Manan island. A great place to go to slow down, put your feet up and take in the view. We will totally be back soon. Thank you so much James. It's one special place for sure."
-Chrissie Paul-MacNeil
August 2020

THE GATHERING PLACE

A place to gather and celebrate many of life's biggest events, to connect with like-minded people, or to get to work in tranquility.

GATHERINGS & EVENTS

The Gathering Place can accommodate small gatherings and events of under 50 people. There is a grassy area for relaxing or exercise retreats, a large kitchen and circular event space. Cabins can be rented out for attendees.

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