In Canada, take Hwy 1 along the coast of New Brunswick to Rte. 176 (exit 60) then down to Blacks Harbour. Exit 60 is about 35 minutes east of Saint Stephens NB / Calais ME or about 45 minutes west of Saint John NB.
People from the USA will generally travel up I-95 to Bangor in Maine, then east on Rte. 9 to Calais. Cross the border (you will need your passport or similar acceptable id) and go east on Hwy 1 about 35 minutes to the Blacks Harbour exit 60. The drive is 10 km or 6 miles on Rte. 176 to the ferry wharf at the very end of the road.
From the North Head ferry dock you turn left on Route 776 drive 6 KM to Bancroft Point Rd. then turn left.
Q. What is included in the cabins?
A: The cabins include fully equipped kitchens with stove/oven, fridge and sink, bedding, towels, coffee maker, toaster, electric heat, hot showers and toilet. Basics (salt and pepper, cooking oil, sugar, coffee filters) are included in most cabins as well.
Q: Is there wifi?
A: There is very limited wifi in most of the cabins except for Captain’s Quarters and The Birdhouse where there is a router. There is also better connection at The Gathering Place which is centrally located to all the cabins.
Q: What time is check in/check out?
A: Check-in time is 4 PM. Check out time is 11 AM. If you are arriving on the later ferry please let us know.
Q. How far are you located from the ferry?
A: The retreat is located about 6kms from the ferry, or about a 10 minute drive. It’s not quite walkable but is bikeable!
Q. How far is the grocery store?
A: The grocery store (Independant) and gas station (Irving), located in Woodward’s Cove, are 0.5kms away. It is walkable.
Q: Can we have a fire?
A: There is a communal fire pit located by the marsh that can be used. Fires at the cabins are not permitted.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: Pets are permitted with a surcharge of $15/per night per pet. Maximum 2 pets. Pets are not permitted on beds or furniture. Please keep your pet on a leash when on the property. You are responsible for your pet and will be responsible for payment for any damages caused by your pets to the cabins.
Q: Can I stay 1 night?
We do not take reservations for a stay of one night in July, August, and September. Please contact for 1-night reservation during off-season.
Q: How do I pay for my cabin?
A: Payment Policy Reservations of THREE NIGHT OR LESS need to be paid in full within 24 hours. Reservations of FOUR NIGHTS OR MORE need a 50% deposit paid within 24 hours, with the balance due 1 week before arrival. Please pay with e-transfers. US clients please contact for payment options. All prices are in Canadian funds and do not include HST (15%). E-Transfer To make a payment by E-Transfer, please use this information: E-mail: email@example.com First Name: James Last Name: Bates Security Question: Which cabin did I reserve? Security Answer: the name of your cabin in lower case letters no spaces. Message: name of cabin. Please let us know if the name on the e-transfer is different than the name on the reservation.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Cancellation Policy Refunds will be made if cancellation is made before June 15th. July and August are subject to our ability to re-rent the cabin. An exception would be made in the case of sickness or a death in the family.