Are you a real cranberry lover?! Then this is a must do experience for you while in Lunenburg. Stay at the Mariner King Inn and experience a real working cranberry farm where you will learn everything you want to know about cranberries and the production of delicious Terra Beata Cranberry products.
Terra Beata Cranberry Farm
Founded in 1998 by David and Evelyn Ernst, Terra Beata grew first from a patch of undeveloped peat bog sold at a tax auction to a 12 acre cranberry farm on Heckmans Island, near Lunenburg Nova Scotia. From there, they learned to clean, freeze, process and market cranberries. They now still operate the original farm, plus they receive cranberries from about 25 other farms in Atlantic Canada, for a total of over 5 million pounds per year.
- 1 or 2 night stay at the Mariner King Inn with gourmet continental breakfast
- Welcome gift basket from Terra Beata Cranberry Farm with samples of their products in room upon arrival
- 1 hour tour of the Terra Beata cranberry fields and the processing building ( packing of frozen cranberries for export to Europe, producing of juices, dried fruit and cooked products for Canadian retailers)
- tasting session of Terra Beata product in the Bog Store
- October: opportunity to pick up to 4 pounds of fresh cranberries
- Late October/early November: the opportunity to participate in the water harvest of cranberry fields (based on weather conditions)
|Rate period||Standard Room||1 Bedroom Suite|
|1 night||2 nights||1 night||2 nights|
|July1 – September 15||$210||$370||$240||$430|
Prices don’t include HST 15% and gratuity.
- Tours can be booked only during the weekdays, weekends can be negotiated upon request
- Production staff at Terra Beata works Monday to Friday, 7am to 2:30pm. Tours during these times will see production in action. Tours outside these times will still include the production areas, but will only describe what would usually happen in each area.
- Visitors should wear rugged shoes or boots. Fields and floors may be wet.
- Visitors will have to wear hairnets and remove jewelry and watches inside the building.
- Visitors with bee allergies should not visit during bloom (June and July) when there will be millions of bees onsite.