"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



Our century-old Train Station and railway cars are located centrally within the vibrant and historical village of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Restored in the 1980's with furnishings reflecting its railway past, the station itself and its spacious cabooses & boxcars offer a unique boutique hotel, dining & shopping experience.

Train Station Inn Tatamagouche


The  Cabooses started arriving in 1994 and date from 1911 to 1978. Each of the seven cabooses have been renovated into deluxe accommodations reflecting the age of the railway car. Queen size beds, fireplaces, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, railway memorabilia and private baths are just some of the amenities in the cabooses.



Tatamagouche has a host of places to visit from cafes & bakeries, gift & antique shops, galleries, specialty stores and your mainstay facilities not to mention walking & cycling trails with bike rentals, museums & tours, markets and a micro brewery.

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.


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.


Tata Brew Co.

A family owned and operated microbrewery in the heart of Tatamagouche.


Tatamagouche Road Train​

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


Creamery Square

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


Dexter's Butcher Block

A very unique butcher shop on Main St. Tata. Naturally aged beef, pork and chicken, sausages, smoke house 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 in 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 also have inclusive packages that are additional to the base rates. *(Currently unavailable)*

  • We allow the maximum of 1 pet per unit (railway car).

  • There is a pet fee of $25 per pet per night.

  • We accept pets in caboose #4, #5 & #7 only. All other units (railway cars) are pet-free. 

  • Check-in is anytime after 3PM

  • We are not offering early check-ins at this time.

  • If the front desk is closed upon your arrival we have a self-check-in process for our guests that is explained in your email confirmation.

  • We charge a $12 cancellation fee per 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 the 48-hour cancellation policy.

  • Guests must cancel by 3:00 PM (inn time) at least 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of the full cost of the first night's room or rooms and tax. Weather and illness do not negate our policy.

  • We do not accept group bookings during July & August.

  • A 30-day cancellation notice is required on group bookings of 4 or more rooms during May, June, September & October. The full room rate will be charged for each room cancelled within 30 days of arrival.

  • We have a 7-day cancellation policy for rooms booked for the Friday or Saturday night of "Oktoberfest" (held during the last full weekend of September).

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



Train Station Inn Tatamagouche


Inn: 902-657-3222

Dining Car: 902-657-9091 

21 Station Rd. Tatamagouche

Nova Scotia, CA

"The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train" - Robert Lowell