Tillicum in the fogthe little sailing/rowing dory

Entire home/apt

3 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Tillicum rests on the LaHave River. We are close to the towns of Bridgewater and Lunenburg and the LaHave bakery. You'll love the incredible sunsets, stars, and privacy. Feeling adventurous or wanting a romantic time? Tillicum can help you achieve dreams! If you are celebrating a special event let us know. We can help make it memorable. This accommodation is best for couples and solo adventurers. Access is by dinghy. Preference for boat systems knowledge.

The space

Tillicum is a west coast built wooden schooner who has traveled thousands of miles to reach Nova Scotia. You will travel by dinghy to reach the mooring. Once there a dinghy will be left with you for easy access to land or touring. Her interior is warm and cozy, and there is a toilet. No need to worry about sea-sickness, as we are far enough away from the ocean so there is no rocking or rolling from the waves! If showering is needed, there is a large solar shower on board. Perhaps you have booked for several nights, then you will be able to shower at the main house. There are cooking facilities aboard ( even refrigeration), or you can choose to have your breakfast cooked at the house and served on the deck or on the dock.

Guest access

You will have the boat all to yourselves! A freshly baked high protein loaf of bread is supplied, plus some chocolate and trail mix. Specialty teas and honey are also offered. We have the favourite wine of Nova Scotia also available upon request (at a reduced price). We have recently added a wood fired pizza oven, and charge just $12 per pizza - which you build for your own taste! If there is a need for laundry, wi-fi, or shower, please come on up to the house.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to help folks get into town, direct them to special locations, or even take them out on the river for a small extra charge. It is important to have your own transportation to get here, but once here there is biking, dinghy rowing, dinghy sailing, and walking. There is a fishing rod onboard if you care to try and catch mackerel, or come up to the house and take out our pedal boat. Of course there is hanging out on the deck - especially watching the sunset!

Other things to note

There are times when the weather might be a bit cool or damp. Tillicum has a diesel heater for warmth, and extra comforters are also provided. We also provide towels and linens for your overnight stay. If inclement weather is on the horizon, we have an extra bedroom for comfort.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people: 15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 25
Security Deposit: 125
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 80 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

- Conservation of power is important and respect for all instruments and equipment is required.
- The boat is at a mooring and as such uses solar power. Be prepared to experience some camping like conditions at times. Hosts will be available for any emergencies at all times.
- If you have a pet, it should be a smaller dog who can manage water and restricted availability to land.
Please be prepared to arrive at least 45 minutes before dark so we can get you to the boat during daylight and explain the systems to you while there is good light and great ambience!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Patrick User Profile
August 2017
Terrific experience despite some rainy weather. The hosts, Heidi and Russ were very gracious and made it a very special experience. The ship is awesome, private and romantic. The stars are amazing.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Amazing boat with amazing weather! Heidi and her husband were very accommodating and it was nice to get a quick motorboat lesson out of this trip as well! The schooner was very nice and cozy to sleep in. Perhaps keep in mind if using both beds that the toilet is right beside one of them so avoid going number two if travelling in a group of three! Great trip overall, I definitely recommend it to any small group or couple.

Tracy User Profile
August 2017
Tillicum is located in a perfect spot for exploring Lunenberg, La Have, and the South Shore in general. We stayed one night only, but if we had it to do over again would probably stay three and do day trips down the coast as well as spend some time poking around the river on their loaner dinghy. Heidi and Russ were very helpful and we enjoyed chatting with them. Tilicum is a lovely cozy stay!

Ali User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing and peaceful. The sunset was gorgeous from the boat. We would definitely return!

Kevin User Profile
August 2017
My daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful time aboard the Tillicum! Exceeded all our expectations in a huge way and we definitely hope to stay here again! Heidi and Russ were top notch hosts.

Vanessa User Profile
August 2017
Such a great experience aboard the Tillicum! Relax by the lake and listen to the loons...see the stars at night...and if you're fortunate enjoy the wood fired pizza, the amazing homemade bread, a sail along the river and great conversation with Heidi & Russ!

Amy User Profile
July 2017
Just as descried this lovely schooner has the views and seclusion you want. As you should expect from any boat the accommodations are small but everything you need or want is there.

Upper LaHave, CanadaJoined in July 2016
Heidi User Profile

My husband and I have recently moved to Nova Scotia after having lived in several Canadian Provinces, taught school in China, and travelled by wooden schooner to Nova Scotia from Vancouver. We love to meet up with people and make new friends wherever we go. We like music, the outdoors, the water, boats, sunrises and sunsets, and peaceful times on a lake. We ask questions, like to find out what is going on locally, and eat fresh, local food. Our budget is generally on the low side when travelling, but our hopes and energies are high!

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