Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia
a boutique hotel in the Canadian wilderness
|In his April, 2013, selection of 6 Maritime inns, renowned travel critic Andrew Harper recommended Trout Point Lodge in the Hideaway Report: "precisely what you would hope to discover deep in the woods:" "camp-style elegance," "all the touchstones of rustic refinement," and "the kitchen’s inventiveness." "Trout Point is the kind of place where you can take on the great outdoors — guided canoeing, hiking and more — or simply find the right spot and settle in for a nap masquerading as an attempt to read. (The sound of the Tusket is an ideal lullaby.)"|
|Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia won a Certificate of Excellence from travel web site TripAdvisor in 2012.|
|The Lodge joined Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America in 2013, after a rigorous, anonymous inspection process.|
|Trout Point Lodge is "Men's Journal Approved." In 2013, the magazine endorsed the Lodge as among the world's top 19 wilderness lodges: "the real charms of this cozy, 100-acre forest retreat are earthbound."|
|BedandBreakfast.com chose Trout Point among the top 10 Canadian inns for 2012, the eighth annual web-based awards for Canada B&Bs and inns. The selection criteria for the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards included both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of traveler reviews from the past year and inn listings on BedandBreakfast.com.|
|Trout Point Lodge appeared on the worldwide top 10 list of eco lodges published by USAToday Travel in April, 2012. The worldwide list of accommodations that “adhere to green values, offering nature adventures in a sustainable setting” was compiled by veteran travel journalist Larry Bleiberg and green vacation expert Irene Lane of greenloons.com. The article forms part of the popular national newspaper’s “10 great places” series.|
|Trout Point Lodge is the sole accommodation selected as a Fodor's Choice for the 2012-13 guide to
Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.Fodor's Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences that Fodor's professional travel writers have found while traveling the world. These places are the "best of the best," providing remarkable experiences in their price range, destination, or category.
|Trout Point Lodge is the hotel in Atlantic Canada chosen for review by London's Telegraph newspaper, home to highly critical
professional reviews. The Lodge scored an impressive 8/10 overall, with 9/10 in the categories of food/drink and location. "This is a wilderness lodge with a difference, memorably designed and serving food not to fill your hiking boots but to tickle your palate."
Departures--the sister magazine of Food & Wine and
Travel & Leisure--selected Trout Point Lodge among
the top 10 foodie getaways worldwide, as
reported by the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.
|In its May, 2011 issue Men's Journal
magazine listed the Lodge among the top 10 North
American destination for backwoods luxury.
|The Globe & Mail--Canada's national
newspaper--named Trout Point among Canada's top
ecolodges in 2010!
mid 2009, the National Geographic Society announced that
Trout Point was among 10 worldwide finalists in the
Geotourism Challenge: Power of Place. The Lodge was the
only accommodation among the finalists. A distinguished
panel of judges - Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Wangari
Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement; Keith
Bellows, editor of National Geographic Traveler
magazine; Erika Harms, executive director of Sustainable
Development, United Nations Foundation; Tony Wheeler,
founder of Lonely Planet; Ben Keene, founder of
Tribewanted; and Dr. Yang Yuming, vice president of
Southwest Forestry University, China - reviewed the
entries and selected Trout Point Lodge for revitalizing
backwoods area of Acadian Forest through place-based
immersion experiences and the Nova Scotia Seafood
In 2010, the Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations presented a Certificate of Excellence to the Lodge.
||A property with Five Green Keys "exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies, and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations," according to the Hotel Association of Canada. Trout Point counts among just a handful of properties in North America with this highest rating.|
|Trout Point received recognition from its peers and awarded the inaugural Green Restaurant Award from the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia in November, 2009.|
|Trout Point has garnered an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for its 130+ selection wine list since 2009.|
|ForbesTraveler recognized Trout Point Lodge on 2 different Top 10 lists: the world's best wilderness resorts and the world's best cooking vacations.|
||The Lodge won the inaugural Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award in 2007, in part based on a demonstrated commitment to excellence and the encouragement of an appreciation of and respect for, our natural, cultural and aesthetic heritage along with a striving to achieve tourism development in a manner which harmonizes economic objectives with the protection and enhancement of our natural and cultural heritage|
Nast Johansens is the one of the most comprehensive
hotel guides with an illustrated reference to annually
inspected, independently owned prestigious accommodation
and meetings venues throughout the world. Trout Point is
proud to have been a recommended property since 2008.
Trout Point was a finalist for Most Excellent Lodge in Conde Nast's 2010 Awards for Excellence.
|Trout Point Lodge is annually inspected and recommended with an Award of Excellence by AAA/CAA.|
| Savvy, affluent travelers recognize that luxury hotels recommended by Five Star Alliance are without question the best hotels in the world, with inclusion
in the collection chosen solely by editorial discretion.
Trout Point has been a Five Star Alliance selected property since 2007.