"Life was always an adventure growing up with a train station in my backyard. I remember I was just 5 years old when the railway took the Jitney train out of service...I was standing on the platform looking up at Mr. Penny the Stationmaster and I asked "since you don't need the Jitney anymore, can I buy it?" He laughed, patted me on the head and said,"No Jimmie, it's gone somewhere else now." 

—  Jimmie LeFresne


A childhood

All aboard!


Our unique accommodations are vintage Canadian-built cabooses & boxcars, authentic on the outside, redesigned and developed into private deluxe suites on the inside with reflections of their railway past throughout. We also maintain a vast and eclectic gift shop, as well as a locally roasted coffee bar & cafe in our original 19th-century train station, built circa 1887. Our guests can also enjoy local craft beers & meads from our Baggage Room Bar and live music nights on our railway platform. During your visit, our 600 foot & 400-ton train remains a dominating sight to see within the village of Tatamagouche as you experience our property or stroll along the old rail bed (now the Trans Canada Trail) that meanders alongside our not so forgotten railyard.


Tatamagouche has lots of places to visit from cafes & bakeries, gift & antique shops, galleries, specialty stores and your mainstay facilities such as a pharmacy & grocery stores etc. not to mention walking & cycling trails with bike rentals, museums & tours, markets and microbreweries. The village also has an arts centre directly next door to the train station with events & performances on a regular basis throughout the summer. The station also hosts live music on the platform 2 or 3 nights a week during the summer. 

The Great Trail


Our section of the Trans Canada Trail strolls directly from the station along Tatamagouche Bay past the Creamery Square, Patterson Wharf Park over Campbell's train bridge and onto Nelson Park.


Tata Brew Co.

A family-owned and operated microbrewery in the heart of Tatamagouche. Grab some merch, have a drink and relax on the patio.


Creamery Square

Famous for our Saturday morning Farmer's Market as well as our state-of-the-art Heritage Centre & Performance Arts Centre.


Appleton Chocolates

Very fine hand-dipped chocolates featuring the traditional sweet flavours of the Maritimes (and of Nova Scotia, in particular)- wild blueberries, cranberries, cherries and maple syrup.


Tatamagouche Road Train​

The cutest little train ever gives visitors a sightseeing tour around the village of Tata and along the Trans Canada Trail.


Dexter's Butcher Block

A very unique butcher shop on Main St. Tata. Naturally aged beef, pork and chicken, sausages, smokehouse and deli meats. "

Where customer service is a cut above the rest."



At the Tatamagouche Train Station, our philosophy is Fresh is Best, which is why we started our very own garden.  We invite you to browse our selection of vegetables and edible flowers, grown without the use of pesticides.  After touring the gardens stop for a bite to eat at our Railway Dining Car or Jitney Cafe to see how we put our treasures to use.





  • All base rates listed are for double occupancy, Sunday - Thursday.

  • There is a cost of $10 per additional person.

  • There is an additional $10 on all rooms for weekend rates.

  • We do not allow pets in our accommodations
  • We do not allow smoking/vaping in our accommodations
  • Check-in is anytime after 3PM

  • If you are a late arrival we also have a self-check-in process that is described in your email confirmation.

*We are not accepting group bookings at this time.

  • We charge a $12 fee per held room any time a reservation is cancelled. This fee does not apply if you wish to change your reservation to another day. Changing dates within 48 hours of arrival of the original reservation would fall under our 48-hour cancellation policy.

  • Guests must cancel by 3:00 PM (inn time) at least 48 hours before arrival to avoid penalty of the full cost of the first night's room or rooms and tax. Weather, illness and government lockdowns do not negate our policy unless we are forced to close. If you are unable to keep a reservation due to a travel ban we encourage you to change to a future date. There is no fee for changing dates before 48 hours. 

  • We recommend adequate travel insurance in case of a need to cancel.


Railway Crossing between Boxcar "Jimmie" and Caboose #4.
Railway Crossing between Boxcar "Jimmie" and Caboose #4.
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ICR Station, Tatamagouche
ICR Station, Tatamagouche
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Caboose #5 bedroom
Caboose #5 bedroom
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