Cornerstone Motel

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Providing accommodations since 1958

Open from May 1, 2021 to October 17, 2021

One of Cape Breton's "BEST KEPT SECRETS" on the world Famous Cabot Trail... tranquility and nature in abundance!


he Cornerstone Motel offers nature lovers a peaceful and tranquil environment to unwind after an enjoyable day of travel on the “World Famous” Cabot Trail on Canada’s beautiful Cape Breton Island. With our breath-taking views of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, private walking trails along the Cheticamp River you can just take it easy and relax after a busy day. Our newly renovated rooms offer you great value and excellent comfort while making you feel like you are as close nature as possible.

Hospitality is second to none at the Cornerstone Motel and we continually strive to provide our guests with valuable information about the area, hidden gems to see, events to attend, routes to take… so you can discover the best of what Cape Breton has to offer! Our primary goal at the Cornerstone Motel is to provide you with an amazing experience that will create lifelong memories of your trip that will have you wanting to come back again and again!

During these challenging times, the Cornerstone Staff understand the need to add extra safety measures at registration and sterilizing the “high touch points” and the guest room furniture in order to ensure that we provide as safe an environment as we can for all of our guests and staff. To see what we have done for you..Read More 


Providing comfort and serenity in a place that feels like home with nature on your doorstep!

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Motorcycle Friendly






Map of Cape Breton
” There is no better location to stay while on the Cabot Trail to feel like you are a part of nature and beauty, and right beside the
Highlands National Park too….”

The Cornerstone Motel is an ideal location to start your expeditions everyday on the CABOT TRAIL and discover the many walking trails in Read More

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"This is our favorite place to stay while touring the Cabot Trail. And so close to the highlands too!"

~Steve & Darla, Maine

"The staff at the Cornerstone are great. They thought of everything!"

~Claire and Tony, Ontario

"This is our first experience in Eastern Canada. After the welcome we received it will definitely not be our last!"

~Marie, BC

"We did a fall colors run. Wonderful room with an unbelievable view of the river, mountain and park."

~HDC, Nova Scotia


At the Cornerstone Motel are always trying to function as GREEN as we possibly can…Read More

Be sure to ask us about our VIP Loyalty Card program where you can save $$ when booking directly using our website booking engine!!

Everybody can use a break on costs when traveling and this is our way to reward our repeat guests that book directly with us… so easy to save money staying at the Cornerstone Motel!!

VIP Loyalty Card