Folly Lake Vacation Rentals by Owner

Visit the beautiful Wentworth Valley at Folly Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada. This area is known for its spectacular scenery and is great for boating, hiking, skiing or snowboarding at nearby Ski Wentworth in the Cobequid Hills. The city of Truro is about 40 km away from your vacation rentals.

Folly Lake is a spring-fed lake of more than 200 surface acres. It is one mile long and a half of a mile wide. Folly Lake formed 10,000 years ago when melting waters from glaciers dammed up both ends of an ancient mountain pass with rock debris. Today the dams and a quarry that nearly surrounds the lake are a stunning setting for your vacation rental accommodation.

In present times, Folly Lake is a popular vacation destination. Anglers are attracted to its deep, cool waters to fish for trout and perch. The lake is also stocked with Atlantic salmon. There are two public boat ramps, one at each end of the lake, where you can launch your motor boat. The Village of Folly Lake is on the west bank. Cottages, cabins, are available around the lake for vacation rentals.

Folly Lake is one of the largest lakes in Colchester County and a popular spot for vacation rentals and tourist accommodations. Visitors come to enjoy spectacular views, boating, hiking, and snow skiing and snowboarding at nearby Wentworth. The ski resort is a short drive from your vacation rental accommodations at Folly Lake and offers winter fun for beginner and expert skiers and snowboarders alike.

Colchester County is home to numerous hiking trails that boast beautiful settings no matter what the season. The Kenomee Trail System is located in the Economy River Wilderness Area. The system's four trails offer river views from cliffs, a canopy of mature forests (maple, birch, hemlock and spruce), waterfalls, and copious wildlife including deer, moose, birds of prey, songbirds and wildflowers in the warmer months.

The area is also steeped in history. The Intercolonial Railway, now the CN, came through the area in the 1800s. The Colchester Historical Society and Museum in Truro has an exhibit that details 100 years of steam history. For lake lubbers doing double-time as history buffs, Truro is just a 25 minute drive from Folly Lake. Years later, the Folly Lake area continued its story with trains hauling away iron ore from the nearby town of Londonderry. A short drive from Folly Lake and your vacation rentals will take you to old mines that were harvested from 1849 to 1906. The town once was home to 5000 people involved in mining and steel making; now the township has just 200 residents.

Any season is a great time to rent holiday lodging from owners of cabins, cottages, and other vacation rental accommodation opportunities at Folly Lake. Whether you are coming for the sweet taste of maple syrup in the Spring, to reel in a salmon in the early summer, to take in the fall colours in September, or to hit the slopes in the winter, a beautiful destination awaits.

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  • Charming Lakeview Cottage

    Folly Lake: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #114942
    avg $135 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Folly Lake Cottage is nestled in the rolling hills in the Wentworth Valley,with a panoramic view of Folly lake. The cottage sleeps 6 with a pull out in the livingroom. The cottage is 1 HR from Halifax Airport 25 min from Truro,1 HR. To P.E.I. Ferry 1 1/2 HR. To P.E.I Bridge, Bay of Fundy 2 HR. Away. There is a screened in porch overlooking the lake. 2 kayak for your injoyment. There is dock down by the water. 10 KM from the cottage ther is a lovely Market Called Masstown Market ,you can get all your vegetables and fruit and home made bread There is also a light house there wich sells the best lobster and seafood in Nova Scotia There is a information centre with internet.
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  • Oceanfront Cottage on the

    Hubbards: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    • #207494
    avg $82 CAD/night Paypal
    Breath-taking ocean views from this studio sized, self contained, winterized cottage. Stunning sunrises over the bay will grab your heart with the sheer beauty of one of nature's wonders. Situated on the shoreline, this road provides 2.8 kms of very picturesque walking. Two beaches on this road within walking distance, several more beaches only a few kms way, fishing off the nearby wharf, hiking trails, restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy, liquor store, hardware store, golfing, dancing to live bands at the Hubbards Shore Club, theatre productions, lobster suppers, bike tours, kayaking, water tours, the famous Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove... We have so much to offer here on the sunny South Shore on St. Margaret's Bay. Come see for yourself how beautiful the Sunny South Shore is. You'll be glad you did!
  • Seaside Stay....Breath

    Hubbards: Recreational vehicle house
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #214167
    avg $93 CAD/night Paypal
    Stunning sunrises over the bay will grab your heart with the sheer beauty of one of nature's wonders. Situated on the shoreline, this road provides 2.8 kms of very picturesque walking. Two beaches on this road within walking distance, several more beaches only a few kms way, fishing off the nearby wharf, hiking trails, restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy, liquor store, hardware store, golfing, dancing to live bands at the Hubbards Shore Club, theatre productions, lobster suppers, bike tours, kayaking, water tours, the famous Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove... We have so much to offer here on the sunny South Shore on St. Margaret's Bay. Come see for yourself how beautiful the Sunny South Shore is. You'll be glad you did!
  • History, Beauty

    New Glasgow: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #206919
    avg $150 CAD/night Pet Friendly
    This lovely summer house is open and sunny with a large living room and dining room as well as 2 bedrooms on the main level. Built in the early 1700's, it's a mix of modern and historic with a new kitchen and 2 baths. It has retained the original wood floors and fireplaces as well as a ship ladder staircase to the second level and a 3rd spacious bedroom. Three outside decks complete the picture providing unforgettable views of the rolling countryside and the Bay of Pictou. The house is comfortably furnished and contains many interesting pieces or art and textiles from the Maritimes and Quebec. The Owners warmly welcome you to enjoy the area while staying in their very special home.
  • Large Island Home on

    Westport: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 9
    • #207796
    avg $180 CAD/night Credit Card
    The ideal vacation property for those wanting a relaxing, slower paced atmosphere in an area rich in nature and community. A large home with living room, dining room, kitchen (fully equipped), four piece bathroom and four bedrooms. The house is within walking distance to amenities such as general store, gift shops, restaurants, library, playground, ferry to Long Island (across the harbour). Activities and attractions include hiking trails, seal colony, beaches, Bay of Fundy tides, whale watching tours (special discount for whale watch tours available to persons staying at guest house), lighthouses, traditional fishing village scenery, rare wildflowers and great birdwatching. Brier Island is a place to stop and reflect on the important things in life: family, friends, health and happiness and quality time with yourself and /or with others. This is the perfect place to stay while experiencing all that the area has to offer.
  • Caribou Island - Private

    Pictou: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #50582
    avg $150 CAD/night Star Rating
    Situated on Caribou Island, a fifteen minute drive from the town of Pictou, this property has a gorgeous 180 degree ocean view from the kitchen and living area, not to mention the sixty foot long wraparound deck which affords both sunrise and sunset views. Built in 2005, this modern fully equipped chalet-style cottage is completely finished in pine for that rustic feeling. Very quiet and private with no sight lines to the neighbors. Relax on the deck while watching the ferry meander on its way to PEI, or take a stroll to the sandy beach at Waterside Provincial Park. A short distance to all the amenities of the town of Pictou, including shopping, restaurants and pubs, and golf. The cottage provides a centrally located base for exploring Cape Breton, PEI, Halifax and the Annapolis Valley. The ferry terminal to PEI is a ten minute drive away for those that wish to do a day trip to the island. Fresh strawberries/raspberries available at the farm across the road in season. Fresh lobster is in season May 1 to June 30 and can be purchased direct from the fishermen at the ferry terminal to PEI.
  • Modern Style Ocean Front

    Inverness: Executive style house
    • 2 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #207140
    avg $286 CAD/night Paypal
    The house is located in the bay-front hills, 15 KM north of Inverness, Cape Breton, NS, Canada, and known in the neighborhood as “the red box on the hill.” It has a spacious open kitchen and living room on the first floor (135 square meters, around 1500 square feet) with a window glass front that provides for an unobstructed view over the bay. On the second floor are 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms (95 square meters around 1000 square feet). The master bathroom is equipped with a Whirlpool tub, a big walk-in Shower, and has a big window. The floors are finished with maple wood. The front deck offers a 180 degree ocean view with stunning sunsets. The other deck provides for breakfast in the morning sun, BBQ in the afternoon or evening. In the winter you have the cozy warmth of a wood stove and a heated floor. Inverness is within comfortable reach for grocery shopping or eating out in one of its restaurants with fresh sea food but far enough to give you the impression of being away from civilization.
  • 3 Acre Waterfront Property

    Dundee: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #201985
    avg $150 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Waterfront cottage directly on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, just 2 km from Dundee Golf Course. Stunning sunsets! This is the first time this cottage has ever been offered to the public. The cottage was extensively renovated in 2010 - all new furniture, new bathroom, completely renovated kitchen (fully equipped), 2 queen bed bedrooms with new AC / heat units and all new linen. The gas fireplace guaranties cozy evenings. There are 2 lake view decks with patio furniture, one with BBQ. Enjoy watching all kinds of birds, including Hummingbirds, up close. Lake swimming on our gentle sloped beach is ideal for kids. All kinds of activities are just a 2 min. drive away – golfing, hiking trails, boat & bicycle rentals, inside & outside swimming pools, sauna & spa, diving centre and much more… Diverse restaurants are also just a 2 min. drive away at Dundee Resort and Dundee Marina. A convenient store is located at Dundee Marina. The property is magnificent as a starting point to explore wonderful Cape Breton Island!

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