On a bluff overlooking the beach, near Amherst, Nova Scotia, the Ketchum Cottage offers a commanding view of the sea. Beach access is easy and convenient. It’s through the neighboring Nova Scotia beach park. It’s a park dedicated by the province to Henry Ketchum’s attempt to build a “Ship’s Railway” in the early 1800’s. If completed this Railway would have carried tall ships across Nova Scotia to & from the Northumberland Strait to the Bay of Fundy.
The Ketchum Cottage is inspected and rated by Canada Select.
It was awarded a 4-star rating as a vacation home.
The Ketchum Cottage was used by Henry Ketchum, himself, as he was building the Northumberland Strait Terminus of the Chignecto Marine Transport Railway (CMTR). While the cottage maintains the ambience of the late 1800s, it is up-to-date with the modern conveniences that make the cottage life today a very enjoyable experience.
-Located a casual stroll from Tidnish Dock provincial beach park
-Drive up parking
-Private lot with lawn chairs & picnic table
-living room/dining room with ocean view, sofa, chairs & 42″ flat screen TV
-Desk with telephone & charging center
-two bath rooms. Up stairs 4 piece bath and main floor 3 piece bath
-seasonal building with electric baseboard heat, windows that open and fans
-Well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, refrigerator with ice machine, coffeemaker, microwave, electric range, lots of counter and storage space, pots, pans, and utensils with an eat in breakfast “nook”
-three bedrooms ~two with one double bed and one with double and single bed
-Master Bed rooms with Jacuzzi tub
-Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board
-linen service and “freshening-up” of the cottage occurs at mid-week
2019 Ketchum Cottage Accommodation Rates
May 15th to June 25th
June 26th to Sept 6th
Sept 7th to Oct 17th
|--- 3 Nights||$600.00||$770.00||$600.00
|For extra person(s) add $15 per person per night.
Rates do not include 15% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax)
The beach is perfect for exploring at low tide. The water is deep enough for swimming for a few of hours on either side of high tide. At low tide, there’s miles of beach to explore. In front of the cottages, there is a 30′ bank. It gives the commanding view of the sea from the cottage.
The Ketchum cottage is managed by the Amherst Shore Country Inn. It is generally rented by the week. Dinners may be arranged at the Amherst Shore Country Inn. A 3-day package including one four course gourmet dinner for two at the Amherst Shore Country Inn is offered as a convenient option. Please note that reservations are required for dinners at the inn. There is one sitting for dinner. Cocktails are offered at 7:00pm. Dinner starts at 7:30pm.
For more information & reservations, just call Mary toll free at 1.800.661.2724