On the harbour of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia since 1770

Canada's Most Historic Inn

The historic seaside inn experience you've always dreamed of

Where History & Luxury Meet

Nestled on the quiet waterfront of Annapolis Royal harbour in Nova Scotia, the Bailey House Inn offers a unique stay. Our inn is one of the best-preserved Georgian houses in North America and is recognized as one of Canada’s Historic Places.

The charming town of Annapolis Royal dates back to 1605, at the very start of New France. While a building may have stood here as early as 1629, today’s inn was built in 1770. We began welcoming travellers with our famous hospitality in 1832.

The inn’s amenities are luxuriously updated to meet modern travellers’ needs, while still providing an intimate and unforgettable experience as Canada’s Most Historic Inn.

View out front door, showing seaside
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia's Fort Anne NHS

Historic Treasures & Natural Wonders of Annapolis Royal

History and beauty are everywhere in Annapolis Royal. Explore the original capital of Acadia and Nova Scotia. Enjoy numerous historic sites, whale watching, art galleries, wineries, golfing, hiking and cycling. Annapolis Royal has it all, and the Bailey House Inn is at the historic heart.

Within a few minutes walk or drive of the Bailey House Inn there are no fewer than 12 sites of international historic importance. These are either a National Historic Site, National Trust for Canada property or Nova Scotia Museum.

Included among these sites are Fort Anne, Canada’s first National Historic Site, and  the Habitation at Port Royal, site of the first permanent European settlement in Canada. We also have the four oldest wooden houses in Canada. In fact, almost the entire town of Annapolis Royal is a National Historic Site.

The Past Perfected: Luxury in Every Detail

Experience traditional warmth with modern luxury. The inn is curated with museum quality antiques spanning four centuries, yet appointed with the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel.

Each room at the Bailey House Inn honours an important figure in its history. These include: Prince Edward, an early guest and father of Queen Victoria; Princess Louise, the spouse of another early guest, John Campbell, Duke of Argyll; and Dame Marie Saint Étienne De La Tour de Belleisle, former owner of our property and holder of the oldest feudal title in North America.

Views from every window are spectacular, offering direct vistas of the sea or our English garden. We are the only accommodation in Annapolis Royal directly on the sea.

Prince Edward Room at the Bailey House in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Uncover over 400 years of history

Celebrate Life's Milestones with Us

Create memories that will endure for a lifetime. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate wedding ceremony surrounded by loved ones, organizing a group retreat for colleagues or friends, or commemorating one of life’s numerous milestones, we extend a warm invitation. It would be our privilege to be your host.

We are not only the most historic events venue in Atlantic Canada, but also one of the most scenic. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every moment of your event is meticulously planned and executed to perfection.

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 •  150 Saint George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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Bailey House Inn
150 Saint George Street,
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

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