Where to Stay
The Fairmont Algonquin For more than a hundred years, this historic hotel, which is only a short walk from the village of St. Andrews, has been a popular retreat for vacationers from Canada and the eastern United States alike. The 234 rooms were recently renovated, bringing the Algonquin's elegant interiors in line with modern comforts. Make sure to catch the superb Sunday brunch. 184 Adolphus Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick; 506-529-8823, fairmont.com/algonquin/. Rooms: $271$362. Suites: $408$517.
Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa Gazing from your window across the metallic blue waters of Northumberland Strait, it's easy to slip into a deep reverie admiring the remote beauty of Ron Joyce's Fox Harb'r. Guests stay in large suites in one of twelve manor houses equipped with a host of luxe amenities, including high-thread-count linens and heated marble bathroom floors. There is also a world-class spa and hunting retreat on-site. 1337 Fox Harbour Road, Wallace, Nova Scotia; 866-257-1801, foxharbr.com. Standard Suites: $295. Executive Suites: $363.
The Halliburton There's no better place to get accustomed to Maritime life than this intimate nineteenth-century boutique hotel comprised of three connected townhouses in Halifax's downtown core. With a mix of comfortable rooms and suites—some offering views of the hotel's well-tended gardens—the Halliburton is a great place to recuperate from the journey and start exploring the historic city. 5184 Morris Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 902-420-0658, thehalliburton.com. Rooms: $171. Suites: $211.
Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa With its commanding position on a rocky bluff high above the Atlantic, few hotels can rival Keltic Lodge's location. The lodge, which was originally part of a private estate, is a smooth seven-iron from the first tee of Highlands Links. Visitors can stay at the main lodge or in one of twelve cozy two- to four-bedroom cottages. Everything about Keltic Lodge, from its use of native timbers to the colorful Muskoka chairs scattered here and there on the grounds, conjures up a harmonious sense of place that is hard to forget. Middle Head Peninsula, Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia; 800-565-0444, signatureresorts.com. Rooms: $135$268. Cottages: $433$829.
Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort Prince Edward Island's only five-star
resort, the Rodd Crowbush offers all the amenities—from tennis to an excellent spa—expected
from a modern golf retreat. Several rooms overlook the Links at Crowbush Cove and the island's
north shore. One- and two-bedroom cottages are also available.
Route 350, Lakeside, Prince Edward Island; 800-565-7633, roddhotelsandresorts.com. Rooms: $183$202. Suites: $238$275. Cottages: $290$332.
Where to Eat
Da Maurizio (Italian) Executive Chef Maurizio Bertossi takes Northern Italian
cuisine and fuses it with the area's bountiful seafood. The handmade agnolotti pasta stuffed
with lobster and served in a tomato cream pesto is especially fine. Da Maurizio's location
in trendy downtown Halifax makes it a great treat to start or finish your golf trip.
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 902-423-0859. $$$
The Inn at Bay Fortune (Maritime) After tackling Crowbush Cove, consider dinner at this quaint inn, one of only eight restaurants in Atlantic Canada given a four-star AAA rating. The Inn at Bay Fortune serves contemporary cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Try the five-course tasting menu—it changes almost daily—to get a real feel for Maritime cuisine. Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island; 888-687-3745. $$$
Kingsbrae Arms (French Canadian) The Kingsbrae Arms is a turn-of-the- century
country manor house set high on a hill overlooking vast gardens and the sea. The restaurant,
which specializes in seafood and game, also excels with its wine pairings. Should one overindulge,
there are a handful of well-appointed rooms available upstairs.
219 King Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick; 877-529-1897. $$$$
Purple Thistle Dining Room (Seafood) Located at Keltic Lodge, the Purple
Thistle's decor may be a throwback to another era, but the ocean views are spectacular and
the food is as good as you'll find anywhere in Atlantic Canada. Ask for a bib and order the
lobster, which may have just been caught in the water the restaurant overlooks.
Middle Head Peninsula, Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia; 800-565-0444. $$$$