The original lodge and log outbuildings here have gone through a number of ownership changes -- including the Canadian National Railway and an inn chain -- since entrepreneurs built the compound on a grassy bluff overlooking a nice beach early in the 20th century. It's now owned privately and has been upgraded and improved with new family suites and a set of executive "chalets" that have nothing at all in common with the prevailing Abe Lincoln School of Architecture theme of the place. (They're modern-looking and full of windows to let in the view -- but very, very pricey.) The splendid ocean views, of course, never go out of style. The lodge is located about a 10-minute drive from downtown Pictou, yet has a very remote feel. The log rooms, most of which have kitchenettes, have a lot more character (but also look a bit dowdy); newer rooms have the blandness of modern motel rooms anywhere. Lunch and dinner are served in an Adirondack-style lodge that was hammered together with classic beams; there's both a lounge with windows opening onto the stunning view and a restaurant with a fireplace.