"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.



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 microbrewery.

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. Grab some merch, have a drink and relax on the patio.


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, 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 allow a maximum of 1 pet per room.

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

  • We accept pets in caboose #4, #5 & #7 only. All other rooms are pet-free. 

  • 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 do not accept group bookings of 4 or more rooms during July, August & September. For group bookings during May, June & October please contact us directly as other policies will apply.

  • 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.
ICR Station, Tatamagouche
ICR Station, Tatamagouche
Caboose #5 bedroom
Caboose #5 bedroom