The Luckenbooth

The Luckenbooth is the most romantic symbol of love dating back to 17th century Scotland. A heart and crown fashioned from gold or silver (for good luck, of course) is made into a brooch and bestowed as a token of affection and friendship. As the legend goes, the Luckenbooth has a particular power to ward off mischievous fairies and keep you safe along your travels.

The Luckenbooth Bed & Breakfast is a charming and friendly homestead by the sea, located directly on the Cabot Trail in St-Ann’s Bay. Your hosts, Gary and Donna-Lynn, are waiting to welcome you to beautiful Cape Breton with a heaping helping of “Caper Hospitality”. Wake up to your choice of a wee bite or a full breakfast of Donna-Lynn’s home cooking and local baked goods. Gary loves to share his local “Caper Insights” and can help you find all the best local eateries, artisans, beaches and maybe even a hidden waterfall or swimming hole…

The Luckenbooth offers accommodations in four unique guest rooms, each with it’s own story and inspiring ocean views of the Atlantic and St-Ann’s bay. After a day of discovery and adventure out on The Trail, you can relax with a good book and get lost in the expansive view out across the ocean, from the comfort of the upstairs Luckenbooth Library. You can also explore the grounds and watch for many of the birds (and perhaps even a fairy or four) that also call The Luckenbooth home. No stay at The Luckenbooth is complete without a visit to Evangeline’s Beach; over a thousand feet of private pebbled beach is yours to enjoy, just steps from your room…

Come visit us today, relax your heart and experience all that Cape Breton has to offer.

Our Staff

Gary and Donna-Lynn are a cheerful pair of 4th generation Cape Bretoners who run (and reside at) The Luckenbooth. Come enjoy a helping of warm "Caper" hospitality, served alongside some of Donna-Lynn's delectable home cooking.



The Guestbook

Beautiful property. Great hosts. Highly recommend

Christine (Lac Du Bonnet)
Stayed on 25 September 2018

Great hosts, they helped plan our itinerary and made activity and dinner reservations for us. Next to that, the accommodation was perfect!

Wiebe (Rosmalen)
Stayed on 25 September 2018

We have been travelling through Canada for 3 mounth and Luckenbooth has been the best place to stay. Authentic friendliness, perfect breakfa

Maria (Vienna)
Stayed on 09 October 2018

You cannot find a more perfect bed and breakfast. The hosts treat everyone like family. Always smiles and hellos all day long. The energy

Nicholas (BEL AIR)
Stayed on 28 July 2019

Wonderful accommodation with nice location and great breakfasts that were very filling. Excellent value.

Larry (Gainesville)
Stayed on 19 October 2019

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