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Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia  Hot
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Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: 5 star
Location: North America
Country: Canada

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia

Nestled next to the Tusket River, immediately adjacent to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area of southern Nova Scotia, Trout Point is a fantastic small wilderness resort in Atlantic Canada, offering remarkable hospitality and designed for Haute Rustic comfort. Positioned so that every room boasts water views, Trout Point shelters its guests in an civilised outpost amidst the backwoods. The enchanting location & spacious accommodations make for a most relaxing vacation and a truly Canadian experience.

The Lodge, open from mid May to late October, provides unique Nova Scotia resort vacation experiences, including guided fishing, guided nature excursions on foot or by kayak, in-room massage, hiking, canoeing, lake & river swimming, outdoor sauna & wood-fired hot tub, and more-- with whale watching, sea kayaking, beaches, historic towns, and great golf nearby. The Lodge's kitchen specialises in gourmet Creole cuisine founded on the ethical selection of fresh, local seafood with additional garden fresh and home-made ingredients.


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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Special Achievements: All with a recognized commitment to environmental sensitivity:
• Recipient of the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
• 5 Green Key Rating from the Hotel Association of Canada
• 5 Green Leaf Rating from IStayGreen

Energy Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Trout Point Lodge takes a number of initiatives for energy saving including 90% use of energy-saving lighting; natural massive timber insulation; no air conditioners—instead cross ventilation, sun-shading overhangs, and ceiling fans in every room; purchase of Energy Star compliant appliances; all landscape lighting is solar-powered; use of natural light whenever possible; staff education; housekeeping personnel trained to turn of unneeded lights and appliances; use of wood-fired hot tub.

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - In 2007, Trout Point switched to all-natural cleaning products and has always had a sheet and towel re-use program in place. Waste water from the Lodge feeds the vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. An oversized, professionally-designed septic system is in use. All potable comes from a natural spring-fed well. Xeric gardening is not a priority in the Nova Scotia, Acadian Forest ecosystem. Trout Point also supports sustainable use of nearby rivers and their monitoring for river health. Trout Point encourages river swimming in place of a swimming pool.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - In 2007, Trout Point switched from supplying guest amenities in bottles to use of bulk dispensers. Bulk food and supplies purchases are made whenever possible. All paper products are 100% recycled, including toilet paper. All organic waste is composted and used in the gardens. Plastic, paper, metal, and glass are recycled. Recycle bins are in all guest rooms and cottages, as well as office and kitchen areas.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Trout Point regularly makes donations to organizations such as the Sierra Club and Ecology Action Centre, and has also donated space for meeting of the NS Dept. of the Environment. All guests are notified of eco-friendly practices and informed about the surrounding wilderness area through guest guides, on-staff naturalists, and the web site. Trout Point takes part in the ECOmmodation program of the Hotel Association of Canada and also receives ratings from IstayGreen and Best Green Hotels. Trout Point is a leader in promoting sustainable use of the Tobeatic Wilderness Area and the Southern Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve, and consults regularly with local development agencies and the Protected Areas Branch of the NS Dept. of Natural Resources. Starting in 2008, Trout Point added full-time naturalist positions to the staff.

Protection Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Trout Point buys locally whenever possible. All core staff are hired from within the local community; some students work seasonally in the summer. Trout Point maintains extensive gardens and uses its own produce whenever possible; it also buys from local farmers. Trout Point is an active participant in the regional Total Market Readiness program for tourism and actively supports the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism Region. Trout Point promotes local sites—especially nature areas and Acadian French culture areas—to its guests.

Contact Details

Name:
Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia
Address:
189 Trout Point Rd.,
East Kemptville,
Nova Scotia
B0W 1Y0
Canada

Telephone:
001 902-482-8360
Website:
www.troutpoint.com
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