About us

We are Brigitte and Peter Schoen, a German couple which fell in love with Cape Breton in 2012. Coming here just for a seminar, we were charmed immediately by its overwhelming, beautiful nature and its liberating and soothing silence.

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Brigitte Schoen

In summer of 2016 we noticed that the beautiful yellow guesthouse was closed for the second season.

Suddenly there was an inner passion, a vision of a cozy guesthouse in this idyllic, dreamy village of St. Peter’s, a wish to offer this lovely beauty of nature and relaxing silence to everyone, who would like to leave the stress and all the constraints of daily life behind.

So we decided to purchase it and found out that it should be auctioned. After finding out the date of the auction, we booked the flight and became the new owners of the A. MacDonald Country Inn faster than we would have thought.

From there on we faced a mountain of work to realize this dream of ours and to bring you the experience we’ve had envisioned.

We cleaned out, renovated, renewed and redecorated. We put all our heart and all our energy into this project, to realize the dream of our little inviting and delightful Bed & Breakfast, now known as the Yellow Seabird!