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Eat, drink and be merry in Cape Breton

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for April 11, 2013

Cape Breton is the most romantic place in Canada for good reason.

Visit Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia and you will find out some of them.

The historic property has two Culinary Packages for you to enjoy. Comfortable Cape Breton accommodations are offered in the historic Main Lodge, the Inn at Keltic and in cozy two- or four-bedroom cottages with fireplaces and verandas.

Award-winning cuisine is offered in two Cape Breton restaurants. The Purple Thistle Breakfast Room overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The Àrdan Restaurant and Bar welcomes guests for a casual dining experience and traditional Maritime menu.

Savour the delights of Maritime-inspired flavours and Nova Scotia wines and spirits. These culinary travel packages are perfect for those looking for a unique and sumptuous getaway. The two Keltic Lodge culinary experiences include:

The Keltic Experience Package — Starting at $193 per person

  • Two-night stay
  • A traditional Cape Breton breakfast each morning
  • Fresh lobster dinner
  • A glass of Nova Scotia wine or Glen Breton, North America’s first single-malt whiskey
  • Complimentary use of the Cabot Trail self-guide GPS system

Eat, Drink and be Merry Package — Starting at $321 per couple

  • One-night stay
  • A full buffet breakfast
  • Five-course chef-inspired dinner with a bottle of house wine

Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa opens May 15, 2013. If interested, this resort is also offering a Grand Opening Celebration Package, valid for stays from May 15-22, with rates starting at $236 per couple. Recommends the Hydrostone Neighbourhood

five-hour drive west of Ingonish Beach is the historic Hydrostone neighbourhood, dubbed the best neighbourhood in Halifax and the second best in all of Canada. Mary Alice Downie of says when you’re in the Nova Scotia capital, you’ll be sure to want to wander up to this area.

Downie writes: “By 1920, the district had been rescued from the ashes by the Scottish town planner Thomas Adams. Designed as an ‘English-style garden suburb,’ there were  townhouses, and two-storey family homes, all  made of the distinctive ‘Hydrostone’ —  blocks of hollow concrete, with  grassy boulevards and back laneways.

“During previous visits to the city, I made quick trips to the neighbourhood to pick up subs and pizza, ‘the best in Halifax’ from Salvatore’s. But I was keen to see more and finally managed to make a day of it recently, wandering about, sampling the gentle pleasures of this ‘retail theatre.’”

To read the rest of the article headlined “Welcome to Halifax’s best neighbourhood,” click here. 

To book the hotel deal with Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa: Click here, or call 1-800-565-0444.

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