Nov. 8, 2013 marked the 1st Year Anniversary of the opening of our new Main Lodge at White Point. A year ago, we opened with a bang as we welcomed guests of Nova Scotia Music Week…a feat achieved just in the nick of time, less than 1 year following the devastating fire that destroyed our historic 1928 Main Lodge!
Over the past 12 months, our White Point Team, with the enduring guidance and support of our owners, Robert & Alicia Risley, has seen our Lodge that Nova Scotia inspired and built grow increasingly more cozy, more Nova Scotian, and comfortable as the decor continues to enhance the experience for White Pointers.
In honour of our Anniversary, we turned to White Pointers on FaceBook to tell us 3 of their favourite features of our new lodge…and with some 222 folks chiming in, there’s plenty to love!
(photo by Robert Risley, White Point Beach Resort, Main Lodge, early Saturday, November 9, 2013)
Here is what White Pointers had to say…
Tonya Dort I’m yet to see the new lodge, but I remember very well what my favorite features were with the old lodge, and I’m sure this one has the same feeling & much more to add to it I loved the warm cozy feeling, the live bands playing in the lounge & the d…See More
Ralf Pickart The fireplace, the incredible ocean view and the live webcam of course!
Ginny Bugden Sadly, I have never been to White Point Beach Resort. Having read all the comments, most people agree that the food is fabulous, the views are incredible, the fireplace fantastic and the staff—-AWESOME! Would love to stay there and write my own review—-I’m thinking it would be a good one!!!!!
Nancy MacNamara Marcotte The view from the deck..the fireplace and the menu..
Karen Whynott I love the art by Bucky Moores at the front desk. I love the cozy area in front of both fireplaces and I love the people at White Point. Happy Anniversary <3
Susan Linda Levy The new dining room, the deck overlooking the beach and of course the fireplace.
Julie Crowell Cameron the gorgeous views, lovely dining room with awesome food and the beautiful fireplaces ………..
John Shaw …oh ,lol ,I didn’t change my profile pic for this contest.
John Shaw Natural wood ,natural view and naturally, the staff.
Tasha Ann Williams The beautiful rock fireplace is always an eye winner, the friendly helpful staff everywhere you go and the beautiful ocean scenery right in your back yard! But What really makes this a number one spot to stay is how animal/pet friendly it is !!
Nina Cooper The Amazing People, Scrumptious Food Smells seasoned with Salt Air
Valerie Broughm-Wamboldt The fireplace, the ocean view and the staff, like no other!
Jennifer Naugler I love the chairs in the dining room…the fireplace….and the deck!
Elaine Garron the dining room, the deck with it’s beautiful views and the fireplaces
Deborah Kelley-Fancy Fireplace, bunnies, ocean!
Tamara Klebert I haven’t been to the new lodge yet, but the pictures of the fireplace, the view & kids area look awesome!
Betty Camp The fireplace, the view from any angle, the homely atmosphere, the comfort food … the Dyson hand drier in the washroom.
Maxine Chandler The buffet ,, the staff are always number 1 ,,and just the fact that it was rebuilt with such love
Ian Fletcher Just checked it out this weekend and I loved the fireplace, the ambiance, and the rustic yet modern feel of the architecture.
Loretta Kielly Grant I’ve yet to visit and stay but I love the ocean, fireplaces and the view. Love the South Shore.
Wendy Batten LOVE the easy access patio, LOVE the coffee station(weird but is lovely), LOVE the food and I LOVE to win, especially if it’s White Point – we are in need of a little get away!
Laura Fletcher We have yet to stay there since the new main lodge opened but we popped in for a look last weekend….our faves were: the fireplace area, the views from the lounge and the pool! Hope we are able to go for a stay soon!
Julie Huskins Nauss The cozy fireplace, where you can find me relaxing for a moment every time I visit; the absolutely gorgeous lights hanging above the fireplace I always admire; and last, but certainly not least, the large windows that any time of day showcase the beautiful ocean, allowing us all to be so thankful to have such amazing beauty around us.
Sally Mader I love the wonderful fireplaces , the fantastic views from the dining room ( which has great food ) and the new pool area.
Jacqueline Kristina I love the abundance of natural light that streams through the new windows, love the rustic feel that I get when I enter the lodge and sit down on one of the sofas in the lobby area and the fact that there are such wonderful fireplaces that really remind me of the old lodge. So happy that White Point came back so strong after such a hard time for all within the community and beyond.
Kelly Harnish Fireplace, wedding venue and the view!
Shannon O’Sullivan The fireplace, the dining area and the coziness of feeling like you are the only one there
Darlene Marryatt-Ruhs White Point is in my heart and soul and one of my favourite places in the world so I could easily generalize and come up with a long list. Instead, I’m going to pick 3 things, that although may be little things, I really thought added character and gave me a happy feeling…
1. The different chairs in the dining room. All of the different colours and styles, I just loved those chairs!
2. The imprints in the stones on the fireplace, and of course the fireplace itself which is beautiful. I love the imprints though… very cool!
3. The wooden sculptures, and this was my favourite I think. In particular the gull with the fish coming out of it… I burst out laughing when I saw it!
Cara Denise Newell Ross Craft room, deck and fireplace love white point!!!!!
Kimmie Levy the games room . the pool . the view. God Bless White Point and thank you for rebuilding.
Meghan Nauss-Donat Fireplace awesome kid space great dining room and views
Kathryn Fotis The deck, the fireplace and all the wood.
Dilruba Rahman Comfort, nature’s beauty and loving care!
Julie Tanner fireplace ,,the view,,the home away from home feeling
Jacqui Grist The mesmerizing views from the deck, the inviting fireplace and the new furnishings!
Wendy Siddall The fireplace area in the dining room , the huge windows and the new art
Mary Schofield I loved the dining room with the greater visibility of the ocean from two sides of the dining room; I love the gift shop now in the lodge and the bright and open main entrance as you come in that makes you feel so welcome.
Louise Downs The antler lighting and the furniture and the flooring.
Jenna Parnell I love the couches and bean bag chairs in the kids room, the new lobby (love the classy cabin feel) and the dressing rooms are attached to the pool area so you dont have to walk down the breezy hall to get to the pool! It use to be so cold in the Winter!!
Cavell Nickerson-Stoddard The fireplace, the spectacular view and the kid zone.
Glenna Mills the AWESOME food, the amazeing views and the warm homey feeling from the founders lounge!
Lynn Johnson The bunny chairs, the fireplace and the quilt!
Liz Ritcey Bush The great windows for seeing the surf, bar and the fireplaces.
Cindy Titus Ocean view, food, fireplace.
Tina Cudmore The awesome staff, the beautiful bunnies, and the gorgeous view!
Anne White The different coloured chairs in the dining room.
The new firepit beside the pool.
The fireplaces in the lounge and dining room.
Wendy Batten tapping fingers..pacing…can’t wait to hear
Anne Crosby Gaudet Love the new restaurant (amazing breakfast on the deck), wow the fireplace is gorgeous, love the beautiful ballroom too.
Ann Marie Walters The food , the atmosphere and the amazing views.
Lorrie Nelson Ashley The fireplaces, the ocean views and the pool.
Melissa Barry 1. Love the kids activities during day including the face painting
2. Love the upgrades to lounge including the ice cold water cooler
3. Love the refinished cottages making them homey while still having beautiful view
Sarah Carr Love the stone work on the outside of the lodge plus the pillars, the view from the patio is awesome, and finally I was happy to see that the weather predicting rock made it to the new lodge!
Teresa d’Entremont 1. It is beautiful
2. It is on the ocean
3. It is White Point
Angie Wright I love the coziness and warmth you feel, the view from the beautiful windows and it is so spacious and well decorated.
Roberta Roy The fireplace, the atmosphere, all the local craftsmanship!!!!
Steve Feener I love the fireplace, the view and the patio.
Sheri Becker The beautiful views, the dining options, the fireplaces to relax by
Marlene Feener I love the large windows with the wonderful view of the ocean, the cozy fireplace and the ambiance that the natural wood gives.
Carolyn Hogg-Coulombe The fireplace…. Entrance is great, love that you can see all the way to the ocean… And the wood (love that it’s not finished)
Nicole Mittelstaedt Decor (especially fireplaces!) – chandelier is also great. New swimming pool and the food – oh wel just love everything!! Love to win this amazing trip
Wendy Conrad The beach, the food, the fire place!
Monica Hunter 1. The integration and smell of the wood. 2. The new swimming pool. 3. The food in the restaurant is phenomenal! If that doesn’t work, the view out the main window while you sip at your drink – just so beautiful!
Brenda L McCarthy It is really hard to pick just three feature, because it is all amazing,
Kevin Page The Dining Room, the Atlantic room, the Entrance!!
Laura Batten The new fireplace is lovely, yet still homely as the other one was! The amazing service every time we are there and I can’t not mention the waves! The waves are as big as the memories created!
Barbara Cunningham I love the decor in the dining room- the folk-art on the walls, the wood holders in the dining room and bar, and the outside sitting area off the bar area with the stairs going down to the pool area. Beautiful job done on the lodge White Point!
Denise Arsenault Pool, Dining Room and the Kid Zone
Selina Mildred Redden Fireplaces. Ocean view. Open floor plan etc etc
Roberta Shaw The Food , the fire places and the amazing view !
Nicole MacNeil Howley We love the new stone fireplace, Kids Zone and the beautiful wood furnishings.
Leeanna McNeill The ocean side lawn! The sauna! The dining room!
Janeen Wilson The beach,the food and of course the bunnies!!
Tanya Meekins We haven’t stayed yet because we just recently heard about this place. Our anniversary is coming up and would be a great place to spend it. From the photo’s I would have to say the fireplace,view of the ocean and the pool. The beach is BEAUTIFUL!
Dan Clarke We have not had the chance to go there but from the Saltscapes Expo I would have to say the food menu, great staff and amazing scenery
Johanna Knopf I like the wooden constructions,the wonderfully colored chairs in the dining room and I just love the cozy seats in front of the fire places <3 .
Rachel Dexter Bright dining room, beautiful beach stone fireplace, and the hand dryers in the bathrooms off the lobby!
Sherry Macleod Fireplace,ocean view and food.
Delores Starzomski Phyllis one of my close friends Son is the chef there.been there so beautiful if you run into Joe the Chef tell him you know me !,
Dwayne Bush The gr8 views, kid friendly pool area, the huge fire places.
Stacey Fisher Fireplace, craft area and local art displays.
Rhonda Madgett The 3 features that stand out to us would be the craft area and our granddaughter loves the pool area. And we also love the panoramic view from any of the windows in the new lodge. :0
Valda Ross-Christie The Staff, the view & the fireplace
Jenna Grimm Love the fireplaces, dining room and new games room!
Lisa A Atwood The view , the fireplace and the pool area
Melissa Zwicker Bush The local art, the open concept with an ever better view!!, and the pool area…I could go on!!
Erma Hubley was there for new years 2012 loved it all the food the space and the amazing staff
Melanie Wilson The Kid Zone,the pool,and Elliot’s.
Alecia Dawn MacKinnon Fireplace, food, great view!
Christina Lawrence-Baker Fireplace, gmesroom and view.
Kaitlin Sullivan The view from the restaraunt, the new pool and love the woodwork through out!!
Margie Harrison the view, beautiful fireplace , wonderful staff
Danielle Marchand The new carvings, the black metal beams (nice contrast) and, as always, the fireplace
Connie Banfield pool,fireplace area and the main lobby
Christine Gemmell Ford Fireplace, dining room and the view of the ocean!
Julie Neely The fireplace, the deck and the pool.
Laura Warner Dining room, pool and fireplace!
Patricia Justino Beautiful spot! Fire place, deck, hot tub! I haven’t been there in 10 years! I loved love loved the bunnies!!!
Jerry Carol Ann Fraser Fireplace,pool and beach
Jackie Atwood Location, great food and of course the fireplace!
Debbie Woodworth I love the pool, sitting my warm fireplace, and of course the dining room and the view; food is delicious
Scott Ruhs The logo imprinted in the one of the fire place stones, The new pool and hot tub, the openness of the dining area
Anne Perry fireplace, view first thing in the morning and love the new bar top!!
Diane Faulkner The fireplaces, the folk art and the children’s art room.
Deanna Smith- LeBlanc Fireplace-games room-ocean view! Have never been but hear it is an amazing place!
Kelly Hart Fireplace, the view and the lounge
Kelly Charmaine Williams Foote the fire place…the entrance…the beautiful breath taking view..and i love white point..and your new lodge has given employment to lots of people and that is just awesome..
Irene Rose The warmth of the fire, the view and the peace that comes with a White Point stay!
Faye Edwards I have never been to White Point Resort & would love to win this awesome prize as I have heard so much great things about staying there including the incredible view, wonderful staff & of course the great food.
Tammy Harris My daughter loved the kids/craft room, the beautful pool/hot tub area and of course the views!
Faustina Waters The people that work there. The fireplaces and the yummy food.
Amanda Hemeon Fraser Everyone who works here always has a smile, and so hopeful to the kids you always have a active for them which they love ( when we say we are going the kids glow ) All the little wooden men around, so home like fire water when you want, the pool, look out over the water im sorry but what’s not to love . We get here as much as we can we just love it , just want to say a big thank you !
Heinz Reipen Den Kamin, die Lobby und die Aussicht
Amanda Williams Our family always has loads of fun in the games room, I love a relaxing soak in the hot tub while the kids are in the pool, and we all enjoy sitting in the lounge at lunchtime eating the best fish & chips we’ve ever had!
Melonie Lynn Ingersoll the bunnies, the beautiful fireplace and the awesome view
Janet Todd The 3 features I like bunny chairs, the fireplace and the quilt. I have to add one more the staff.
Jacqueline Teal The fireplace, large windows and the furniture
Sarah Cooper I like the high ceilings, the kids’ room, and the beautiful wood everywhere!
Lindsay Katheleen Brewer I am completely in love with the fireplaces, I think it is awesome that you now have a sauna, also the view from the dining room is beautiful
Kim Siddall D’Eon fireplace, diningroom and lobby!
Bev Crouse I love the art you have on display around the lodge, the smiling faces that greet me when I visit and definitely the view! Just to name a few……
Deborah Beaver Three things I love about The new Whitepoint Beach Lodge are….The warm inviting fireplace, the magnificent views and the way everyone makes you feel special and right at home!!!!!
Janette Farnell Wallace Love the way the new lodge has so many elements similar to the old lodge but with a newer modern feel, like the new dining room with more oceanfront windows, the openness of the lounge and the same great bar and fireplace, and of course the great new children’s space downstairs….love it all.
Tina DeMille The view. The dining room. The fireplace!!
Roberta Sanford the new pool, the new wood used in the interior, and the new landscapes done by my cousin wendy
Trina Lee Mitchell How about if I enter again and give it to someone else if I win??
There’s so much to love about Whitepoint, but the three that come to mind first: the smell of a wood fire burning in the lodge and the cabins, the fabulous food, the roar of the surf.
StephanieBob Chipman Fireplaces, pool (especially our 3 yr old), and beautiful views of the windows in your diningroom.
Annette Leslie-Whynot New smell. Design. Coziness
Kim Conrod Baker I have not been back since the new lodge has been built. I loved the old one. Love the fireplaces and atmosphere. Loved the view of the ocean. Would love to return to see the new lodge.
Peggy Hammond Gray The fireplace, the view and the dining room
Penney Brown The kids love the new pool of course, the view, I love the smell of fresh cut wood throughout.
Aleesha Weagle The beach front view, the mismatch dining room chairs and the delicious buffet
Nancy Earle Only three?! Of course, the expanded deck areas for enjoying the view. The updated dining room (and menus). And last, but not least, the LIGHT. Great job, Joe Zareski!
Mary Calder MacKenzie I really like the staff, (very friendly and helpful), the atmosphere and the lounge/dining rooms…Oh, and 1 more thing, the cottage (# 19) we stayed in was rustic but very relaxing…My hubby and I spent our 1st time there a couple weeks ago and loved the cottage…We’re hoping to get down for another visit in the not to distant future but really have to save for it first…
Cheryl Grantham The warm friendly and hometown feeling!!!!!
Mairi Chantal Setchell The fireplace, the food, the view of the beach
Rob Wallace The landscaping out front, the lobby and the new games room.
Mary Brien Melanson The windows over looking the ocean, the fireplace, the cozy seats.
Ann MacInnis Smith The beach, the fireplaces and the kids activities.
Donna Marilyn Scaglione The energy! The dining room! The lounge!
Darren Blinn the views, dining room, main foyer
Wendy Abramson the amazing new fireplaces , the antler chandeliers, i LOVE the front desk ,.and the games room and sauna!! : )
Patty Baxter Oh and did I mention making smores in the fireplace…graham crackers, marshmellows, chocolate and peanut butter – to die for!
Sandra Salter The Dinning room, the expanded new deck and of course the people (staff) who make White Point the special place it is.
Jennie Huskilson The view, fireplace, and menu
Susan Rafuse Your menu. The cottages and of course your location!!
Kathy Macleod- White The oceanview has a much wider audience,the stone fireplaces and the loft .
Lesley Coish the kid zone, the openness of everything anfd the huge dining room
Wendy Abramson My 3 favourite new features at the main lodge are:
Jennifer Lee Lucas-Lee The beautiful fireplace. The wonderful and welcoming staff. The new games room and children’s area:)
Joan MacLeod The new dining room, the expanded views from the lounge, the awesome entrance with the beautiful stonework!
Cheryl Andrews Kennickell Love the lunch menu and food in Elliot’s, the ocean views and the beautiful night view of the lodge lit up at night. It is a magical place and so close to home.
Christine Domville-Ward Love the fireplace, dining room and deck to enjoy the breathtaking vista
Lillian Oakes The view, the food and the staff of course…:)
Gyl Andrews Stevens I love the view of course, the cozy sofa in front of the fireplace..and the bar stools!
Michelle Rogers Fireplace, pool, outdoor dining
Barry Johnson The deck with its magnificent view, the dining room and your new banquet room.
Kandi Hupman Blinn Dining room, fireplace, kids zone.
Karen Miller Of course the fireplace , the cozy lounge area, and the view from the large windows! It all so welcoming, the staff are awesome, and I’d so love to come back… We spent our honeymoon there 23 years ago….
Misty Hillier The fireplace, the kids zone and the food
Angie Cameron Dining room, fire place & bunnies!!
Robin Smith fireplace, pool, kidzone!!
Christina Bailey The beautiful view, the amazing kids area/child friendly areas like shallow end of pool, fireplace! thanks
Fred Crocker Dining on the outdoor decks, the beach stone fireplaces that stretch to the ceilings and the unique look of the wood on the buffet station
Sally Mitchell The fireplace, the spectacular view and the Dyson hand dryer
Danielle Watson I’m in love with the large stone fire place. I love that even though the building is new, the feeling of White Point hasn’t changed, the spirit stayed. The large windows overlooking the ocean are breathtaking and the rustic decor is so tastefully done. I love it all
Bradley J. Whynot The beachstone fireplace, the familiarity of the original building and the panoramic views of the beach!
Sandi Lumsden Norman The fireplaces, the views from the windows in the dining room and the lounge.
Tara Sutherland MacKenzie Fireplace , kids area and new gym!
Terrena Parnell The rustic feel, the welcoming and friendly staff and the amazing view.
Erica J Cunningham Penney Fireplace, beautiful view and the kid zone!
Lori Michele Zwicker Fireplace, colorful chairs, and the quilt!!
Deborah Van Leer Access steps between shore and balcony, Adirondack chairs at entrance, mismatched chairs in dining room
Sarah Durkee-Baird As a mom, I LOVE the new kids area downstairs!! My kids loved the area that was just for kids their age. I also loved that the pool had a toddler friendly shallow end. And lastly, I loved the large windows and view from the dining room/lounge.
Laurel Zwicker The fireplaces…the quilt and the lounge area….
Maren Wilder The bigger windows in the dining room, the games room, and the artwork
Laura Brown The dining rooms chairs and tables, the big windows and great fireplace!
Natina Fisher The great fireplace, the kid zone, and the dining area
Carlene Grant The pool, the scenery and the food
Lori Ainslie I would love to win this! Too many features to pick just 3…. the beautiful fire place, the décor and of course the staff!
Angela Juskow-Mercier The 3 features that we like are: most importantly the staff, the beautiful view and the fireplace
Tina Thorbourne the fireplace, the quilt and the new rooms
Melissa Beth Fireplace, high ceilings, great windows
Marlene Burns McCluskey the fireplace, big new windows and colourful chairs!
Patty Baxter The fireplace in the lobby, the new meeting room and the outdoor pool!
Charmaine Stevens The art, huge buffet area, the fireplace !
Leslie Paradis The beautiful fireplace, the welcoming bar, the relaxed and inviting dining area
Nicole Anne Monaghan i like the bunnies the fireplace and the location
Amber Trimm Staff, atmosphere, and scenery!
Cathy Novac The fireplace, the view and the quilt
Shelly Langille-Baker The new kid zone, the pool and the openness of the lounge area! We love white point!!
Toaq Ay Nibi The Art! The Atmosphere! The Awesome staff!
Barb N Mike Aris That you rose like the Phoenix from the ashes. The fireplace of course. The view.
Sharon Belliveau Symonds The new lounge, the smell of the new wood and of course the restaurant!
Annette MacGillivray The view from Founder’s lounge, the Fireplace off from the lobby & The new games room
Vivian Natalie Cooper The Staff, the Bunnies, and the Founders Lodge!!!!
Marilyn Winters the dining room, the music and the food
C Joan MacNeil the bunnies-I forgot the bunnies!
C Joan MacNeil the newness, the staff, and of course, the waves!!!
Lynn Lynn Hubley Seguin Stunning veiw, New Gym, And the Amazing Staff !!!!!!! Good Luck Everyone.
Florence Oldford Wonderful windows with a view of the ocean; great fireplace to curl up by; use of beautiful wood!
Kimberly Peters Fireplace, View, Artwork
Deborah Leger Founders Lounge, the pool, and the best feature wasn’t rebuilt, your awesome staff.
Tanya Whynot The staff is amazing,the views are world class and the atmosphere is the best.
Judi R Maillett the fireplace, the ocean view, & the floors.
Niki Stevens I love the view…the fireplace and the swimming pool…it all looks so lovely
Wendy Conrad Was the winner announced?
Bette Balser This is my son’s birthday, he is 41, and his partner would like to stay at the WPB Resort, too. I like the lodge, the pet rabbits, the cabins and the beach, SO NICE! Draw me and I will give to my son, Terry for his birthday, THANK YOU!
Melissa Ross I love the fire pit outside on those chilly nights, the restaurant is fantastic (the food, the staff, the view and the decor), and finally, just the look of the new lodge from the beach is gorgeous! (I made sure to take lots of pics when we visited a couple of months ago). We have so many great memories at White Point, and now my brother does too, since he and his girlfriend got engaged there last month!
Catherine Mosher I love the open concept of the dining area, the fireplace is amazing and the chandelier by the fireplace…very unique….would love to see it in person! Happy Anniversary!
Halifax Broad Familiar faces. Concrete floors. Mini toilet in Family Change Room.
Melanie Benham the surround window dining room, the fireplace for sure and the “new” handcarved paddle door handles (prob not installed yet lol)…but i do love them.
Susan Dewling- Hancock Coffee station, the fireplace and the food.
Carol Benedict Would love to win a night at White Point Resort!! Awesome view, awesome food & awesome staff!! Please pick me!!!
Diane Hatt The dog hitching post. The colorful bunny chairs. Homemade ice cream!!!
Kirsten Kennedy the great meals, the paper towel dispenser in the ladies room,and the bunny food by the front desk!
Kirsten Kennedy the bunnies, cottage 33, and the great meals!
Lib Mitton I like the openness in the ceiling, I love the bathrooms especially the hand dryers, and I love the fireplace especially with some of the awesome talent you have there sitting beside it.
Bonnie Shand Symonds The views !! The fireplace/stones !! The dining room !!!
Colleen Campbell The way the stairs come down on the back side, the fireplace, and the open concept. I could go on but you said 3. It’s a great day…