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The Old Grand Narrows Hotel

CA / Nova Scotia
Listed By: Screen Nova Scotia
Location ID: #087-10148995
The Grand Narrows Vacation Home is a six-bedroom, five-bathroom estate with a large kitchen, large dining room, three large entertainment rooms and two full-length verandahs overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Our large beachfront property ensures guests can enjoy swimming in the clean, crystal waters of Bras d'Or, the largest and most beautiful salt-water lake in the world. The Hotel served as an important stop-over for the many people who traveled by the newest means of transportation, the "Railcar". The train brought intellectuals and others of wealth and means from all corners of the world to Grand Narrows. One very famous individual, Alexander Graham Bell, had a summer home known as Beinn Breagh (Beautiful Mountain) in Baddeck. Bell was a frequent guest of the hotel staying overnight while waiting to catch the steamboat "The Blue Hill" to Baddeck the following day. Two original Guest Registers dating from the 1880's contain Alexander Graham Bell's signature more often than any. Several others that he was associated with such as Helen Keller, whom he befriended, often traveled with Bell. Local people could recall seeing Ms. Keller and her trusted companion a golden lab, swimming the waters of the Barra Strait. Many other famous guests frequented our historical hotel, including President William H. Taft & President Teddy Roosevelt. . Click here for additional info.

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  • ROADS / HIGHWAYS - Rural / Country Roads

Location Address

11 Derby Point Road
Cape Breton, NS B1T 1E1
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Screen Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS
Phone: (902) 229-1499
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