Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck, Cape Breton– consider it

August 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm 6 comments

If you’re travelling in Cape Breton, consider the Silver Dart Lodge in Baddeck. The rooms are clean and comfortable, some recently renovated. The dining room offers an excellent view of the lake,  the waiters were friendly and the food was of excellent quality. We stayed in the East Lodge and found it very comfortable.

View across the lake

When we arrived, planning to tour the Cabot Trail the next day, we received a package of information suggesting  places we could stop and take pictures. Since we enjoy photography, we decided to search out as many  of the suggested places as possible. As a result, some of our photos are on their computer in an ever-changing display.

We were also able to get a packed lunch for our travels. We picked up  our prepared lunches on our last morning there and enjoyed them later that morning as we waited for the PEI ferry. The cook makes the most delicious oatcakes.  Those were included in our packed lunch. WishI had that recipe. Yumm!

McNeil House

Another view of the  lake

If you’re going to Baddeck and planning to tour Cape Breton, the Silver Dart Lodge is a great place to stay.


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  • 1. April  |  August 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hi there!

    I’m glad you had such a great stay here at the Silver Dart! Feel free to check out our blog at

    Our Oatcakes are loved by many people, and we love sharing the recipe!

    Silver Dart Lodge Oatcakes

    3 Cups Flour
    3 Cups rolled Oats
    1 Cup Margarine
    1 Cup Shortening
    1 Cup white Sugar
    1 Tsp Salt
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    1/2 cup water

    pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
    Mix dry Ingredients
    Cut in Margarine and shortening
    Add Water (dough should be a bit sticky)
    Roll out on floured surface and cut into 2 inch squares
    Place squares onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees

    • 2. storygal  |  August 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

      And thanks so much for the recipe, which I will make very soon. Will check your blog too.

  • 3. Helen Harrison  |  August 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I loved Cape Breton. What a beautiful part of Canada. Great photography, Carolyn.Does McNeill House have a history with Rita?

    • 4. storygal  |  August 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Helen,

      My husband took most of the photos on this holiday. I thought he captured a lot of great views. I’ll tell him.
      I don’t know if the McNeil House is connected in anyway to Rita McNeil, singer from the island. Perhaps someone from the Silver Dart Lodge can answer that. My understanding it that Rita is from Big Pond.

  • 5. Patricia Anne Elford  |  August 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Now you’ve done it! I want to go back to visit the Maritimes again. I also appreciate those photos. The waterfalls photograph (great pictures) reminds me of Rattling Brook in Newfoundland.

    • 6. storygal  |  August 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

      Newfoundland. Now there`s a place I`d like to go too. Thanks for your comments, Patricia.


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