Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia for Travel Back Saturday

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Canada, Destinations, Featured, Food, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Travel Back Saturday, Travel Photogrphy | 23 comments

If you think trains are romantic, a visit to the Tatamagouche Train Station Inn in historic Tatmagouche, Nova Scotia is a must. The historic B & B offers the opportunity to eat, sleep, and drink in any number of refurbished CN rail cars. The last time I was home I went on a road trip with a friend. While we didn’t stay at the Inn we did take the time to wander the grounds, and enjoy a fab lunch in the dining car.

This is the second week of Travel Back Saturday. If you like, you can have a peek at last week’s travel inspiration here…

Beautiful Prague

Yes, this could be your home away from home…

Can you hear the conductor shouting…ALL ABOARD! ?


Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada

Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada

The staff here are so friendly, and even offered us a peek inside…

Nice, eh?


Bedroom at the Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Bedroom at the Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia


Of course, our wandering eventually lead to the dining car where we enjoyed a delicious Nova Scotian lunch.

Close you eyes and imagine the changing scenery as your train meanders through the countryside.


Dining Car at the Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Dining Car at the Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia


Although these train cars no longer meander, what was going on outside kept us entertained as we relaxed over lunch.

These fellas look like they were enjoying their lunch too!


Furry friends, Train Station Inn, Tatmagouche, Nova Scotia

Feathered friend enjoying his lunch, Train Station Inn, Tatmagouche, Nova Scotia


Feathered friends enjoying lunch at the Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Feathered friends basking in the sun at the Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia


Are you wondering what I had for lunch? Homemade fish chowder and fish cakes were on offer. How could I refuse? I was not disappointed. The chowder and the cakes were perfectly seasoned. Each bite was a treat to the taste buds. Although my Dad’s fishcakes will always be my hands down favorite, these little beauties came a close second 🙂

Delicious fish chowder and cakes at the Train Station Inn

Delicious fish chowder and cakes at the Train Station Inn


Travelers Tip

Tatamagouche  ( /ˌtætəməˈɡʊʃ/is located along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore about 2 hours outside of Halifax. Most visitors arrive there via the scenic Sunrise Trail. If you’re wondering about the name of this quaint hamlet, it’s of  Mi’kmaq origin, and means “meetings of the waters”. You can find out more here…

Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Like many small towns and villages in Nova Scotia the welcome mat goes on vacation during the winter months. The Train Station Inn is open daily from May 1st to October 31st. However, you can reserve your caboose online anytime.

Train Station Inn


I hope you enjoyed this first week of Travel Back Saturday. If you have a photo that you’d like to dust off and have featured on Travel Back Saturday, please shoot me an email at nanciemckinnon at Gmail dot Com. I’d be happy to feature your shot along with a brief description and a link back to your site.


Have you ever been to Tatmagouche or Nova Scotia? Would you overnight in a caboose?


Linking up this week to Reflections Enroute.



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  1. So cool… I really like this train…

    • It’s a really interesting property. I plan to stay overnight the next time I am back in Canada.

  2. We’ve never been to Nova Scotia but I’ve read so much about it. It’s a destination that is definitely on my list of must see places. And yes, I’d love to spend the night in such a fun caboose!

    • Hi Patti. It is a beautiful part of the world. If you like quaint and unhurried, you will love Nova Scotia. 🙂

  3. Looooove that train inn!!! And in red!!!

    • Hi Carol. It is a gorgeous shade of red, isn’t it?!

  4. I love trains. And the food looks good too!

    • Hi Karen. The food was awesome!

  5. I’ve been to Nova Scotia but only for a short time. I was in Halifax and toured part of the south shore near Halifax. There is so much more I’d like to see. I hope to get back. The Train Station looks inviting.

    • Hi Donna. There is just so much to see and do in Nova Scotia. I think you could spend a month and still see everything. The Eastern Shore is lovely, and not that well known by tourists.

  6. Looks very fun, Nancie! I’m adding Novia Scotia to my ever-growing travel list.

    • Hi Nancy. You will not regret a visit to Nova Scotia. I would highly recommend that you contact Nova Scotia Tourism and request a copy of their Doers and Dreamers Guide.

  7. I have friends that stayed there a few years ago and raved about the experience. The food looks divine. Now when will I get to Nova Scotia again??

    • Hi Leigh. I hope you get back soon. The food was out of this world delicious.

  8. We used to go to Nova Scotia every fall. I like the dining room in the train, great idea.

    • Nova Scotia is beautiful in the fall. It was a great way to give new life to abandoned rail cars!

  9. The Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche sounds delightful. I love sleeping on a train, whether or not it is rolling. I once rode the Royal Scotsman, and it would stop somewhere at night so we could actually sleep.

    • Hi Carole. I think you would love it. I always enjoy train travel.

  10. We took a trip through Nova Scotia years ago- loved it and want to go back! Would have loved the train while it was still riding the rails. Lunch looks delish!

    • Hi Frankie…I think the Scotian still runs from Halifax to Montreal. Lunch was awesome!

  11. The train and train station in Tatmagouche BnB sound like a unique place to visit and dine and I’d love to stay in one of their colorful rooms!

  12. I have only read about Nova Scotia in novels. It sounds amazing! I just want to say “Tatamagouche” five times in a row! Love that word! Thank you for sharing this place with me!

  13. Great post. You had such an amazing adventure. Thank you for sharing this amazing story with us.

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