The Maven Gypsy B&B

The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast and Cottages is an excellent base camp for exploring all Cape Breton Island has to offer. We are the last stop before Cape Smokey and a skip and a jump from the Highlands National Park.

The Maven Gypsy is located at Wreck Cove.

It is three minutes from a cobble beach on the Cabot Trail. The Maven Gypsy property consists of a main house with four guest rooms overlooking the sea and four cottages which are nestled at the base of a mountain behind the house. From the house guests can watch the ferry sail to Newfoundland and the lobster fishers set and pull their traps. Various restaurants can be found within 9 km from the property.

The Main House

The Maven Gypsy has been welcoming guests since May 2003. It offers three quaint rooms, The Green Room and the Quilt Room, which have queen beds with private ensuite and one twin room, The Cute Room with a private bath down the hall a few steps. The Green Room and Cute Room are on the second floor. The Quilt Room is on the main floor. It is handicap accessible.

We offer a variety of home-cooked breakfasts which differ daily ranging from pancakes, French Toast, and eggs served as you like them accompanied by bacon, toast, fresh fruit and yogurt. Each breakfast starts with a choice of juice, coffee or tea. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan choices are available upon request.

Our chickens may very well greet you upon your arrival! Room descriptions further down the page.

What to Expect:

• A cobble beach on the ocean is a quick and easy walk from the house across the Cabot Trail.

• We are located minutes from spectacular Cape Smokey and Highlands National Park.

• Golfers have but a short drive to the top-rated Highland Links Golf Course.

• Short distance from whale watching expeditions and kayaking adventures

• Great hiking trails in the Highlands National Park and Cape Smokey Provincial Park.

Good to Know:

• The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast and Cottages are non-smoking.

• Guests in the house have use of a refrigerator, a kettle, cups and spoons.

• Cooking facilities are available in the cottages.

• Picnic tables are available for all guests

• A lobster cooking pot, propane outdoor burner plus eating utensils available

• Adirondack chairs located throughout the property

• We have a fire pit

• Handicap accessibility in Quilt Room and Cottage 4

Rates - 2020 SPECIALS:

Rates: all subject to 15% HST* In 2020, stay for more than 2-nights and save the equivalent of the HST on the last night.

COTTAGES - two rates. *Bring your stuff and save or pamper yourself with our stuff. Save $48 per night if you bring your own bed linens, sleeping bags, pillows, towels and personal items. 

**The Pamper Yourself option includes beds made up with fresh linens, blankets and Quilt and pillows. Bathroom supplied with towels, bathmat, face cloth

Each cottage is private with  3 piece bathroom, tp, handsoap

Kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, toaster ove, kettle and coffee maker

Dish cloth, dish soap, tea towels, dishes, pots and pans

Sitting area with love seat


Cottage 1: $100.00* $148.00** CDN per night

Cottage 2: $100.00* $148.00** CDN per night ($10 extra/night for 3rd person)

Cottage 3: $100.00* $148.00** CDN per night

Cottage 4: $100.00* $148.00** CDN per night

Cottages rates  based on double occupancy (no breakfast provided)


Room 1 Green: $141.45 CDN per night (Queen Bed)

Room 2 Cute: $120.75 CDN per night (Queen Bed)

Room 4 Quilt: $141.45 CDN per night (Twin Beds)

Room rates based on double occupancy including full breakfast.

To book a room or cottage, please use our Contact Us form.

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3:00 PM – Check out 11:00 AM **Late check outs and early arrivals can be accommodated based on availability.

No Fear Cancellation: No deposit required just a cc number to reserve your room or cottage.
7% cancellation fee ...and the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel so someone else can book it

Seasonal Information: Open May 1 through to October 20.

Some local hikes and suggestions for day activities:


Easy Hikes

Moderate Hikes

Rainy Days

Room Descriptions

Green Room

The Green Room is a double room with a private ensuite, queen bed and with a quiet sitting area. Located on the second floor of the farmhouse at its northeast corner this room boasts an obstructed view of the ocean.  The room has three windows as well a window in the bathroom. In addition to its private 3 piece ensuite it has a small desk area overlooking the side yard and chicken coop. Antique furnishings and colorful quilts will take you back in time. It is one of our biggest rooms.

$141.45 (see 2-night+ special)

plus 15% HST per night, includes breakfast. Stay for more than 2-nights and save the equivalent of the HST on the last night.

Cute Room

Tucked at the end of the hall and also found on the second floor is our coziest room with two twin beds. It too has a view of the ocean. It has the feel of an attic hideaway. A private bathroom with tub, shower, toilet and sink is a five steps away in the hall. It is our largest bathroom added only three years ago.

$120.75 (see 2-night+ special)

plus 15% HST per night, includes breakfast. Stay for more than 2-nights and save the equivalent of the HST on the last night.

Quilt Room

On the main floor of the house on the northeast the Quilt Room overlooks the ocean through an old fashioned bay window. View on three sides! A queen bed welcomes you as you step into it. The private bathroom is spacious and bright with daylight. This room has a cozy corner with a comfy chair and reading light for reading and relaxing in private.

$141.45 (see 2-night+ special)

plus 15% HST per night, includes breakfast. Stay for more than 2-nights and save the equivalent of the HST on the last night.


Open May 1 through to October 20


Weekdays or Weekends



Phone: +1 902 929 2246

Cell +1 902 317 1819


41682 Cabot Trail,
Wreck Cove,
Cape Breton Island,
Nova Scotia, B0C 1H0,