The Maven Gypsy B&B and Cottages

The Maven Gypsy B&B and Cottages
Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bed & Breakfast: 8 rooms and cottages 

Project Summary: 

Worked with owner to reposition and rebrand property to improve marketability, profitability and future growth. Quickly set the framework in place and executed renaming the operation.

Staged, accessorized and designed the main house, all guestrooms and cottages to accent the history of the property to add a sense of style to an old farmhouse. Fully operated the property for one season.

Achieved sales growth in a difficult market.

Created a new image with logo and website.

Initiated online marketing strategy to build a stronger online presence through social media networks.

Designed new menus for all food and beverage operations using organic local ingredients.




“An ideal management couple with their combined skills and expertise. They did a remarkable job of motivating the staff and building a true and sincere team spirit.”
Mark Scott, Director of Development, Spice Isle Trading Ltd

“Christine and Devin Nelles were lifesavers for me and my new hotel, Sugar Reef Bequia! ”
Heather Evans, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

“They’re fun, friendly, hip and upbeat and they make everything feel really easy while still maintaining a sense of luxury.  It’s a hard to find combination. ”
Pamela Norwood, Travel & Leisure
VP, Associate Publisher for Marketing

“Two very energetic individuals with a lot of passion for the industry… professional and very effective.”
Bernardo Bertucci
Laluna – Owner

“Niche has developed some projects in a short time that have proved not only financially profitable but also high guest satisfaction.”
Marie Cummings
Club Intrawest – General Manager

“A great transition team!”
Anya Fernald
Belcampo – CEO