There are times when planning a vacation that the adventure is forefront, with accommodations as a welcome addition. There are other times when the accommodation IS the vacation. A night in a hotel can be a simple way to relax and recharge. Such was the case on a recent trip to the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton (@HIEStellarton).
We had been feeling a bit worn out, the joys of both working full time and traveling in every spare moment. We decided that from 4 pm – 11 am we were doing nothing other than ordering in (PC Pizza of course), watching a movie, relaxing poolside and taking a trip down the 80 ft waterslide. Sleeping in a comfortable king size bed was also a pretty good perk.
We left feeling recharged, and ready to explore. Conveniently, HI Express Stellarton is close to a number of attractions. The Museum of Industry is a mere five-minute walk from here. It is also located between the Sampson and Albion Trails, beautifully kept walking trails along the East River. Plus, during the summer you’re only a five-minute drive from one of the few remaining drive-in movie theatres in Nova Scotia (Alma).
As you might imagine, we saw plenty of families with children enjoying the slide. In fact, it seems the place is so family-friendly that there’s been a family staying there for over a year while they complete construction of their new house. They even have a plaque with their name on the door.
If you’re looking for a relaxing stay in Pictou County with a central base of operations to explore the Sunrise Trail or push on to Cape Breton Island, the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton will suit your needs.
The Holiday Inn Stellarton
86 Lawrence Boulevard