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No pets allowed.

Experience a tranquil, private country retreat.

Experience a tranquil, private country retreat.

Your home away from home.

Your home away from home.

Cozy & Comfortable: Enjoy a Staycation

We have two different stays for you to experience.

For those who enjoy all the comforts of home but are looking for a quiet getaway, The Hayloft is the perfect location. If you’re looking to unplug and enjoy nature, Deception Woods is the place for you!

The Hay Loft airbnb in River John, Nova Scotia. An hour and half from Halifax. On the north shore of Nova Scotia near Pictou and Tatamagouche. A river side vacation rental in Nova Scotia.

Open Concept Loft

The Hayloft: An airy loft apartment in a beautifully renovated horse barn.

  • Full Kitchen

  • Free Wifi
  • Large Livingroom

  • Up To 2 Guests
  • Patio

  • Balcony

  • River View & Access

A Luxury Off-Grid Cabin

Deception Woods is currently under renovation. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on what’s happening!

Beautiful accomodations

Whether you choose The Hayloft or Deception Woods, expect a seamless blend of aesthetics and functionality, creating spaces that resonate with charm and inspire relaxation.

Self check-in

No need to retrieve a key from anyone—our seamless self-check-in process empowers you to arrive at your leisure. Enjoy the convenience of settling in on your own schedule, ensuring a stress-free start to your stay.

Peaceful surroundings

Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, where the only sounds you’ll hear are the rustling leaves and birdsong. It’s the perfect haven to unwind and recharge away from the urban noise.

River access

Unwind by the riverside with the freedom to dive into refreshing swims, embark on kayaking adventures, or simply bask in leisurely moments by the water’s edge.

*Free Wifi

Stay connected at The Hayloft with complimentary WiFi, ensuring you’re seamlessly linked to the digital world. In contrast, embrace the tranquility of an off-grid experience at Deception Woods, where the absence of WiFi invites you to disconnect and immerse yourself in the pure serenity of nature.

Floating dock

The floating dock beckons as the perfect vantage point to savor the morning sunrise, casting its warm hues across the coastal waters. Dive in for a refreshing dip, letting the gentle waves embrace you in the serenity of our coastal haven.

The Location

Discover the serene charm of River John, a quaint village nestled along Nova Scotia’s north shore. Conveniently situated between Pictou and Tatamagouche, our location offers easy access to a variety of dining, entertainment, and adventurous options. Yet, as the sun sets, you’ll find yourself far removed from city lights, providing the perfect opportunity to relish the enchanting darkness of our night skies.

Discover the serene charm of River John, a quaint village nestled along Nova Scotia’s north shore. Conveniently situated between Pictou and Tatamagouche, our location offers easy access to a variety of dining, entertainment, and adventurous options. Yet, as the sun sets, you’ll find yourself far removed from city lights, providing the perfect opportunity to relish the enchanting darkness of our night skies.

Dark skies.

Seeking an escape from the city hustle to revel in starry vistas? Look no further – we offer the perfect haven with the mesmerizing dark skies you crave.

Enjoy access to the river.

Relax by the tranquil river on our floating dock and immerse yourself in serenity. The sunrises are a particularly breathtaking spectacle, creating a picturesque moment that adds to the peaceful ambiance.