On a bluff overlooking the beach, near Amherst, Nova Scotia, the Ketchum Cottages offer a commanding view of the sea. Beach access is easy and convenient. It’s a couple of moments along a wooded trail through a Nova Scotia beach 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 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 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
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.
|Cottage Rental Rates and Packages|
|- linens and towels provided|
- minimum 3 day stay
May & June 2015
July & Aug 2015
Sept & Oct 2015
|Ketchum Weekly Rental (7 nights)||$1000||$1500||$1000|
|3 Night Ketchum Rental||$675||$775||$675|
|3 Night Ketchum Cottage Package||$750||$850||$750|
* 3 day cottage package includes three nights stay at the Ketchum cottage and one 4 course dinner for two at the Amherst Shore Country Inn at 7:30 pm (advance dinner reservations required).