Change up the standard date night routine by treating your partner to a special romantic retreat in rural Nova Scotia this fall. We put together a list of thirteen beautiful resorts throughout the province, each offering unprecedented natural scenery and hands-on staff that will allow you to sit back and relax with nothing to worry about.
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious getaway experience or a rustic log cabin in the woods, we’ve got everything on here – from meditation retreats in the middle of the forest to sprawling beachside all-inclusive resorts. Take a browse through the list below and surprise your partner with a relaxing romantic weekend they’ll never forget.
1. White Point Beach Resort // White Point
Situated along a 1km stretch of white, sandy beach, White Point is an iconic seaside resort that was built almost ninety years ago. Open all year round for visitors to enjoy Nova Scotia’s South Shore, bring your partner out to White Point and enjoy a relaxing weekend of golf, fine dining, and a variety of relaxing spa treatments.
2. Old Orchard Inn & Spa // Wolfville
Located right in the scenic Annapolis Valley, there are multiple package deals available for just one night at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa or a romantic weekend for two. Dinner, spa treatments and a night at the theatre are all available to guests of this gorgeous retreat.
3. Buddhayana Forest Retreat // Cobequid Highlands
Try something different for your next couples retreat and book a free cabin (yes free!) at the Buddhayana Retreat, in the secluded hardwood forest of the Cobequid Highlands. Unwind and recharge with your partner through practicing self directed, intensive meditations within this gorgeous natural setting.
4. Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa // Digby
The Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa has a phenomenal view of the incredible Bay of Fundy. The resort offers visitors a refreshing coastal escape for couples seeking a quiet retreat to restore their energy and relax.
5. Well Retreats Cabot Shores // Englishtown
This secluded couples retreat along the picturesque Cabot Trail specializes in wellness exercises and the healing arts. Browse their weekend packages or stay in the unique lunadome while taking part in yoga, reiki and message therapy exercises designed to help you and your partner build relaxation skills applicable to every day life.
6. Four Seasons Retreat // Colchester County
Located at “The Cove” in Upper Economy, the secluded cottages that make up this massive retreat find themselves tucked away amongst a beautiful forest overlooking Cobequid Bay. Rent one of the scenic cabins at this retreat for a couples weekend full of hiking and cross country skiing.
7. Tidal River Ridge Retreat // Five Islands
Take your next couples retreat at Tidal River Ridge - a year round, back-to-nature, adventurous Canadian vacation. Guests rent one of the many private cottages on the retreat property, and are invited to snowmobile, ATV, cross country ski, rock climb and relax.
8. Keltic Lodge // Ingonish
The Keltic Lodge is built on the edge of the cliffs of Middle Head Peninsula, with beautiful panoramic of Cape Smokey and the sandy shores of Ingonish Beach. Relax with your significant other in the ocean view lounge, play a couple holes of gulf or enjoy one of the multiple spa treatments made available by the Keltic Lodge staff.
9. Driftwood Park Retreat // Advocate Harbour
Rent one of the stunning fully equipped seaside chalets situated along the Bay of Fundy in the Driftwood Park Retreat for a relaxing weekend full of sight seeing and exploring. Hike or kayak along the beach, enjoy some incredible local cuisine and watch as some of the highest tides in the world roll in!
10. Prince’s Inlet Retreat // Lunenburg
Take your significant other out to beautiful Lunenburg, and stay at the Prince’s Inlet Retreat for a romantic weekend of rest and relaxation. Explore the historic Lighthouse Route which begins close by, drive into Lunenburg and Mahone Bay for a day trip, or relax at your private cottage by the fire.
11. Oceanstone Seaside Resort // Peggy’s Cove
Located minutes away from picturesque Peggy’s Cove, a weekend stay at the Oceanstone Seaside Resort is one of the best ways to take in all the beauty Nova Scotia’s South Shore has to offer. Rent a fully equipped cottage and enjoy seasonal local cuisine provided by onsite Rhubarb Restaurant.
12. Atlantica Oak Island // Western Shore
Bring your significant other out to the Western Shore, and check out the beautiful Atlantica Oak Island resort, with their unique ocean front chalets and incredible sea side villas. Visitors are welcomed to dine at Fireside Lounge, enjoy live music, and exclusive “glamping” retreats.
13. Pictou Lodge Beach Resort // Pictou
This upscale oceanside resort offers spectacular views of the Atlantic right from your window! There are plenty of kids programs provided by the resort so that you and your partner can have some much needed alone time! Relax, hike, hang out on the beach and enjoy delicious local cuisine at the onsite restaurant.