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welcome to your perfect getaway.

 

Welcome to The Coopers Inn, where relaxation and easy elegance come together for the ultimate getaway. Picture yourself kicking back in our cozy haven, surrounded by the picturesque historic charm of Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

 

We are all about embracing the beauty of simplicity while ensuring your comfort is a top priority. You'll find our rooms are designed with a laid-back aesthetic that invites you to unwind and let your cares melt away. Sink into plush beds, enjoy soft lighting, and discover a space that feels like a home away from home.

Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast that combines local flavors and classic favorites. Savor your meal at a leisurely pace, because here, there's no rush. 

When you're ready to explore, Shelburne's captivating sights and sounds await. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront (just a step outside our front door!), where you can bask in the gentle breeze and watch the boats sail by. If you're feeling adventurous, venture out to the nearby hiking trails and white sand beaches, or immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the town at our local museums.

So, kick off your shoes, grab a cozy spot, and let the tranquility of The Coopers Inn wash over you. Here, we invite you to slow down, unwind, and savor the moments that truly matter. Welcome to your perfect getaway.

our history runs deep here.

In 1785, in the aftermath of the American Revolution, when pro-British refugees began to flee, The Cooper's Inn was built. The original vertical log structure was home to the remarkable blind man, George Gracie. Gracie was a Scottish born refugee merchant from Boston and was one of two representatives of Shelburne County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Tragically, Gracie drowned on a voyage from Halifax and according to local folklore, his wife is said to haunt The Cooper’s Inn.

During restoration in 1987, it was found that the building was built in two stages. The North side, or the owner's quarters, was constructed first, and the South side was added in the years leading into 1805. The original logs used are still located within the walls and are believed to have been originally brought in from Boston on George Gracie's ship, the "Experiment."

A smaller building was used as a cooperage (a business that creates barrels) from 1904 until 1917 until the new resident, J. Chandley Smith, who lived with his wife Blanche and their 12 children, decided to build a new factory across the street. You can still see Blanche's peonies in our garden every spring! 

Want to learn more about Shelburne's vast and diverse history? Make sure to visit our local museums and centres, including The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and Shelburne's Museums by the Sea.

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we're committed to making a difference.

We firmly believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. Without the support of our community, our local businesses and our beautiful landscape, we wouldn't be able to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences.

This is why we are promising to have a positive impact on the community and ecosystems that surround us.

In addition to our commitment to buying locally, repurposing materials and reducing consumption and waste, we are pledging to donate 1% of our annual revenue to charities and organizations that protect our beautiful province and neighbours.

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