Fox Harb’r is located on Nova Scotia's Northumberland shore, directly across from the Prince Edward Island (of Anne of Green Gables fame). Ron Joyce’s son, Steven is now at the helm of the resort, whose guests have included four U.S. Presidents, three Canadian Prime Ministers, and a slew of athletes honing their golf skills in their offseason.
Eighty-five suites, both oceanfront and townhouses, make up the Fox Harb’r accommodations. The one thing they all have in common is attention to every detail. Amenities include heated floors in the bathrooms, Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses, fine bed linens, plush robes, and Molten Brown toiletries.
All the suites at Fox Harb’r also have refrigerators, coffee makers, and microwaves, and all-day room service for those who don’t want to use the kitchenette area while on vacation.
One of the main draws of the resort is the golf. In 2002, the course was named the “Best New Course” in Golf Digest. In 2011, the magazine touted it among the Top 16 in the Caribbean and North America. The golf course was designed by Canadian Graham Cooke and it is as beautiful as it is functional. The front nine is known for its difficulty, while the back nine is known for its spectacular waterfront view.
Golf is far from the only thing for Fox Harb’r guests to do. Activities on the 1,150-acre property includes instruction and equipment for kayaking, tennis, and horseback riding. A stocked rainbow trout pond is open for standard and fly fishing, and a deep-water marina houses boats of all types for more fishing, or scenic rides on the water. They even have their own clay shooting center. The rock bluffs, landscaping, and waterfront allows for plenty of spots for hiking or leisurely walks. Fox Harb’r also has specific nature trails.
The Cape Cliff Dining Room overlooks the Northumberland Straight and the 18th hole of the golf course. It is the site of spectacular sunsets, but it’s the food guests come here for – especially the seafood. Cape Cliff participates in the Ocean Wise program and is Atlantic Canada’s first sustainable seafood restaurant. Known for it's freshly caught Nova Scotia salmon and lobster for dishes such as lobster tail with butter poached herb risotto.
They also grow all the green vegetables at the on-property greenhouse, as well as at least 90% of herbs and additional vegetables, and some of the breakfast jams are made from in house. A large wine and craft beer selection highlight the menu.