Does Every Story Have an Inn

May 16, 2019

 The Cooper's Inn B&B is a Proud Member of the Inns of Nova Scotia

 

  What happens when a collection of Inns join hands and collaborate to showcase communities in Nova Scotia and beyond?

 

As a leisure or business traveler you get to celebrate the passion of a remarkable collection of hosts who believe in Maritime Canadian hospitality, like no one else.

 

No matter where your business or leisure travels take you in Nova Scotia, you're not far from one of these unique Inns. Gateway locations, like Saint John, NB have associate membership too.

 

How do these Inns differentiate themselves among all the wonderful B&B's you might choose to visit? The association itself is a starting point. It provides an opportunity to connect with more people like you and, in turn, for each of us to connect more of you with one or more of us. It has a family vibe.

 

There's now a way for you to more easily plan your travels based on a centralized booking access. Many of our Inns availability can be accessed from one central booking program. Because it's brand new, some of our Inns have yet to finalize the process. The intent is to have this resolved before next season. In the meantime get out your planner and start making notes for 2019. Connect here.

 

All Inns of Nova Scotia Bed and Breakfast Inns offer en-suite or private baths. Each offers breakfast service. Add the professionalism of our Innkeepers. We're dedicated to assuring comfortable and pleasant stays. You're welcomed in our homes as valued and treasured Guests.

 

A few of our Inns offer both breakfast and dinner service. Room numbers vary though all rooms have en-suite or private bath and offer breakfast service.  Each Inn B&B must meet the regulations dictated by the Tourism Sector in our home province.

 

Inns, B&B's are independently owned and operated. Individual character, a unique guest experience, pleasant ambience and a comfortable atmosphere collectively round out our character. 

 

Country Inns must maintain a minimum Canada Select 3.5 Star rating or higher and Bed and Breakfast Inns must be Canada Select 4 Star or higher rated or AAA 3 Diamond or equivalent.

 

You'll appreciate that each of these Inns, is in some manner, uniquely a special place for you to call home, if only for a night. A night is rarely long enough.

 

Now to get more familiar with each of our Inns.

 

Waverley Inn is situated on Barrington Street in downtown Halifax. It's a wonderful old property with a sense of style and elegance  that reminds you that you're visiting Halifax today yet have   the feeling that you could have visited many yesterdays ago. Visit here.

 

 

 The Cooper's Inn is next on the circuit. You're here already so I'll link you back to our Cover page if you'd like to explore more now.

 

 

 

 

The route to Yarmouth takes you though many wonderful Acadian fishing villages and in due course will find you at the front door of the

 MacKinnon-Cann Inn. This Victorian was built in 1887 as a private home. It's rooms are themed to characterize 8 decades of family ownership. What decade would you like to visit.  Discover more here.

 

 

In Digby you'll find Summer's Country Inn on Warwick Street. When visiting

 the home of the world famous Digby Scallops  or establishing a home base for Whale Watching down scenic Digby Neck this may be the perfect spot to call home. Learn more here.

 

 

 Follow the Annapolis Basin Shoreline to Harbourview Road in Smith's Cove and you'll find Harbourview Inn. Well named, eh!  A grand property on Smith's Cove. Beaches and trails are just minutes from the front door. You can feel the history all around you. Take a look here.

 

 

Annapolis Royal is home to Garrison House Inn. It's just across the road

from Fort Anne National Historic Site on the shore of Annapolis Basin. This

 property dates back to 1754 and blends the character reminiscent of the past with the amenities of today. It has a highly regarded in house restaurant, Garrison Grill. Find more details here.

 

 

 Historic Communities such as Annapolis Royal attract many summer visitors. Hillsdale House Inn is situated close to all the action. The Historic Gardens are just a few steps away. Built in 1859 by Susan Forbes Foster,  Hillsdale House boasts a history as a first-rate inn for more than 150 years.  Truly a storied house in a storied land. Discover more.

 

 You can get up close and personal with that old-fashioned downtown feel of a University town. Wolfville is home to Tattingstone Inn. Oh yes, Acadia University is here too. Originally built as a farm house and home to a one time Mayor; it's most notable resident was Leslie Fairn, noted Nova Scotian architect and his family who resided here for 35 years. Wolfville is walk-able.  Start here.

 

Wolfville's Victoria's Historic Inn is an easily recognized landmark. Step back in time in this grand Victorian style property. Contemporary amenities are

 blended without sacrificing tradition. Originally built by William Henry Chase.  He was recognized as ''The Apple King'' of his day. It's an easy walk from

Acadia University and Wolfville's alluring downtown. See details now.

 

 

 

Windsor's Clockmaker's Inn is the next overnight stop. You may have   visited the Grande Pre Historic Site along the way, visited a few

 wineries or simply consumed some of the beautiful Annapolis Valley views.  The Clockmaker's Inn is a gracious  property with amazing finish details.  Everyone of our Inns and communities will inspire your desire to stay longer; one night is rarely enough.

Time to learn more.

 

 

Following along the Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay shores to the top of the Bay of Fundy we make our way to scenic Parsborro's Gillespie House Inn.

'Discover miles of hiking trails, deserted beaches, soaring sea cliffs and spectacular scenery.' Hiking, biking, golf, museums, plays and concerts at Ship's Company Theatre. Delightful options for nearby dining; plus gracious hosts and a most comfortable Inn. You'll want to know more.

 


You'll know you're on the right track when you discover the Train Station Inn. It's located in Tatamagouche on the Northumberland Strait. Sleep in a train car or the station house for a unique vacation experience. No one can deny 'this place is a real hoot'. (Sorry, it had to be said). Nestled in a

 community where the only tracks are those your rail-car is resting on, you'll find lots to do and interesting places to explore. There's lots of rail history here nostalgic 'engineers'. You'll even be able to eat in a dining car. Get ticket information here.

 

 

 

Cape Breton's famous Cabot Trail forms a significant part of the next stage

of your journey. Discover North River Bridge and and find Chanterelle Country Inn. Situated on a 100 acre country estate you'll breathe the view and the fresh air of the Cape Breton Highlands. Chanterelle Inn is noted for its sustainable practices and for serving a refined regional cuisine. Learn more now

 

Fortress Louisbourg is a must see when exploring Cape Breton and what

 better place to make yourself at home for a relaxing visit than Louisbourg Harbour Inn. French and British History enthusiasts will discover one of the more meaningful parts of Nova Scotia and Canada's storied past. Drop Anchor and Explore.

 

Follow Cape Breton's shoreline back to and then over the Canso Causeway you'll the treasures of Guysborough at  DesBarres Manor Inn.  Guysborough's description, 'a charming seaside village' is entirely appropriate.  A meticulously restored Inn in a community filled with wonderful surprises. The Eastern Shore may be the one 'less traveled' yet this Inns of Nova Scotia Inn provides lots of reason for paying a visit. Plan ahead

 

The next Nova Scotia stop is a bit further along the Eastern Shore at Charlos Cove. Facing sheltered Tor Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on 25

spectacular  acres you'll find Seawind Landing Country Inn. The

neighbourhood boasts expansive beaches, hiking                                       trails, and museums and more.  You're in the historic Acadian village of Charlos Cove, about half way between Halifax and the Cabot Trail along the Marine Drive, one of Nova Scotia’s most scenic coastal routes. Discover more

 

Having discovered this much of Nova Scotia we suspect you'll want more. There is truly a lifetime of adventure and discovery for today's curious traveler. If the discovery is to continue then your next portion of the journey may well take you to The Island in the Gulf, Prince Edward Island; the Magdalen Islands; New Brunswick and more. Yes, there's still lots of Nova Scotia to see. 

 

From Charlos Cove its a comfortable drive to the PEI Ferry at Caribou, NS  and a 75 minute sail will find you at Woods Island, PEI. Link here for the Ferry schedule. You might choose to follow the PEI coastline  or stay more inland through the rich red sands of PEI Agriculture. Fields of famous PEI potatoes to name one mainstay. The remarkable Confederation Bridge will take you back to New Brunswick.

 

Traveling across New Brunswick you may take a side adventure to Moncton and perhaps Fundy National Park, the famous Hopewell Rocks, and Dairy Country around Sussex (time it for their hot air balloon festival if you can). Next stop is Saint John, New Brunswick's main port city. It is a home port  serving the Saint John to Digby, Nova Scotia Ferry. See the 2019 schedule here.

 

And the CAT came back. Yes, the CAT Ferry now serves Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from Bar Harbor, Maine. Traveling from the USA to Canada by Ferry was never faster than the return service now offered. See the 2019 Schedule here and start mapping and planning.

 

Inns of Nova Scotia, Saint John, New Brunswick associate is Homeport Inn. This attractive property enjoys views of the Bay of Fundy and Saint John Harbour with close proximity to the city's amenities. An interesting curiosity is that Homeport Inn was originally 2 distinct homes. Recent owners saw the development potential and made it into one larger Inn. Get a bigger picture

 

 

   

 

A tie to local and Maritime history are a common connection that virtually every Inn in this select group share.

 

We'd love to have our banner on more inns in Nova Scotia as well as PEI and NB. More communities could be represented. Consider: Cape Breton, Amherst, Truro, Antigonish, HRM, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg/Bridgewater/Mahone Bay area, Liverpool, Yarmouth, the Acadian Shores, Musquodoboit Valley.

 

 Are you an aspiring Inn Keeper? Occasionally, current, well established Inns are available for purchase by qualified buyers. If you have a passion for hospitality and want to move forward to your next career, let us know. Locating someone that is hoping to hear you knocking on his or her door is a possibility. Introductions are free.

 

Perhaps you know of a unique and or outstanding B&B Inn that could be a good fit with our existing membership of Inns and Inn Keepers. We'd love to hear your suggestions and recommendations. Qualified Inns and Inn Keepers are always welcome to apply and learn about the value of working together to become one of the Inns of Nova Scotia association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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