Spotlight_Vol 23_Issue_3

Kim describes Castle Rock Country Inn as casual with a European flair and wonderful staff. She used inspi - ration from her trip to Switzerland for the rooms and offers a European breakfast style. “It’s a casual bou - tique hotel with casual fine dining. The scenery takes over the whole place” she said. Guests at the Inn can expect an intimate setting because they only rent out thirteen rooms. “It’s easy to get into coversation with our other guests” Kim explained. “It’s very comfortable. It’s a very simple and casual experience.” Her expec - tation for the restaurant is good quality food along with engagement between staff and guests for an overall good experience. Despite having obstacles thrown her way, Kim said, “I was always driven by the good things that kept it going.” Regardless of its casual setting, Castle Rock Country

Inn has recently received an award of excellence for being in the top 20% of Expedia reviews worldwide. Along with being nationally recognized for the restau - rant’s recipes and accomplishments, it has a 4-star Canada Select rating. After many years of hardships, Kim never gave up on her business. “We have some amazing staff. It’s been a slow process of endurance.” She goes on to say, “Without the support of the people I wouldn’t have been able to move forward.” So, if you’re looking to take your own journey to Cape Breton, be sure to stop at Castle Rock Country Inn just like Kim did all those years ago. Opened all year round, you will experience casual fine dining at it’s best with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Breton Highlands. It’s a place of comfort and meaningful con -

nections. And who knows, your visit may just be the start to your next big adventure.

“So, six months after I started working for him, I was performing at Lincoln Center. It was unbelievable. It was a great period in my life.”

“The people have been brilliant, really. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of the things I’ve accomplished without the wonderful people that I’ve encountered here.”

“It’s a casual boutique hotel with casual fine dining. The scenery takes over the whole place.”





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