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June 29, 2019

7 Unique Places to Stay in PEI

Photo: Briarcliffe Inn

By Ellen Egan

WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A VISIT TO PEI or simply fantasizing about dipping your toes in the sea, it’s always a good idea to explore where you might lay your head. 

Because, hey, you never know when the opportunity might present itself, and you’ll need to be ready. *Googles flights to PEI*

And call us biased, but we’re pretty sure we have some of the coolest places to stay on the East Coast of Canada. From cozy accommodations nestled amongst the pine trees to dreamy cottages overlooking the sea, you’re bound to find the right spot just for you. 


  1. The Barachois Inn - Located in Rustico, The Barachois Inn is one of Prince Edward Island’s definitive five-star country inns. From traditional Victorian rooms to luxury suites, this authentic 1880 heritage home features rich antiques, stunning views, and genuine hospitality you won’t just find in any hotel. 

  1. oTENTiks - A cross between an A-frame cottage and a tent, oTENTiks are located in the PEI National Park (both Cavendish and Stanhope campgrounds). They offer the chance to camp in the great outdoors without the pains of sleeping on the ground—or lugging all the gear.

  1. Briarcliffe Inn - Sitting on three-acres of countryside, this 100-year-old farmhouse is an award-winning Bed and Breakfast in Bedeque. With nearby woods and gardens to explore, and just a short walk to Salutation Cove, it’s the perfect place to rest easy and enjoy the great outdoors during your Island getaway. 

  1. Anne’s Windy Poplars - Surrounded by mature trees and sprawling lawns, Anne’s Windy Poplars is tucked just minutes from the heart of Cavendish. With their luxurious 4 and 4.5 star cottages featuring whirlpool baths, fireplaces and private outdoor hot tubs, it’s a place you’ll want to rebook before you even check out. 

  1. Shaw's Hotel & Restaurant - Dating back to 1860, Shaw’s Hotel is Canada’s oldest family-operated inn. Located in world-famous Brackley Beach, it has a beautiful main lodge consisting of nine rooms and small suites, as well as 25 individual cottages. No matter where you choose, Shaw’s is a comfortable home base for your PEI adventures.

  1. Coastal Living Cottages - Situated in Chelton, 15 minutes from Summerside, this new four-star waterfront rental properties has the best of both worlds: white sandy beaches to the right and rugged red cliffs to the left. Sleeping up to six people, it’s an ideal spot for beachcombing, evenings around the bonfire and watching the sunset. 

  1. Anchor 'n Plough Country Home - Get ready to live the life in picturesque French River. Owned by a descendant of a lighthouse keeper, this charming home sleeps up to six people and has gorgeous views of the river. It’s also nestled on a quiet road surrounded by trees, and is the perfect place to unwind while exploring the rest of PEI. 

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