Historic Ketchum Cottages – Official Site


We offer three seasonal waterfront cottages for rent.
All are located on the Northumberland Strait near Amherst Nova Scotia.


While they are generally rented by the week, 3-night +  stays are also available.


The calendar for each cottage shows its availability. You can check rates and book direct here as well.

Or,…  just call Mary at 1 800 661-2724 for more information or to make a reservation.


The two Ketchum Cottages are located adjacent to the Tidnish Dock Provincial Beach Park. 

It’s a site on the Historic Chignecto marine Transport Railway project (CMTR). This project was the inspiration of Henry Ketchum, a renowned 19th century railway engineer. Though the project became one of North America’s largest civil engineering projects of the 19th century Henry did not quite bring it to fruition.  Our legacy is the two historic cottages that were the centre of life during the construction of the Northumberland Terminus of the railway.  Here you can enjoy the character and authentic cottage experience that 100+ year old cottages provide.  But not to worry,… they have been updated to include the modern conveniences and amenities of today.


The Inn Cottage is located adjacent to the beach at the Amherst Shore Country Inn

It is about 4km away from Tidnish Dock in the community of Lorneville.

The Amherst Shore Country Inn is where the office is and it’s where you check in and out.
We also have nightly rentals available here.  Choose from Chalets, Suites and Guest Rooms.  All with ocean view.