A great vacation just isn’t complete without great accommodations. Ideally those accommodations are affordable, charming, and convenient, and Bed & Breakfasts provide all of that and more.
B&Bs are often located in historical buildings, and operated by knowledgeable locals who can recommend all the best sites to visit. Best of all – they provide you with breakfast! This not only fuels you up for sightseeing (and gets you out the door faster!), it also gives you the chance to meet other visitors to the area.
Try something new and check out one of these great Halifax B&B’s on your next visit.
A downtown landmark since 1876, the sunny yellow exterior of this Inn stands out on Barrington Street. The interior is historical but luxurious, with canopy feather beds, rich curtains, and Victorian antiques.
You also can’t beat the location, as it’s within walking distance of every downtown attraction, including the waterfront, Citadel Hill, the Seaport Farmer’s Market and Discovery Centre.
Famous guests include Oscar Wilde, George Vanderbilt and P.T. Barnum!
This B&B overlooks the scenic western end of Halifax Harbour, so you can watch whales, seabirds and boats right from your balcony as you eat your homemade breakfast. If you want extra privacy, you can prepare your own meals in your in-suite kitchenette.
SeaWatch is only a 10 minute walk to the York Redoubt National Historic Site and nature trails, which is a beautiful place to explore for a few hours.
This grand home is situated in a beautiful forested property in the Hammonds Plains area. You can count on a peaceful sleep in this quiet setting lush with gardens and greenery.
If the setting isn’t relaxing enough, have a soak in the whirlpool massage tub. Not to mention the gourmet hot breakfast served every morning!
Close to both a major highway and the airport, this is a great base for travelling outside of the city.
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Located just minutes from one of Halifax’s most iconic sites (Peggy’s Cove), this property is directly on the ocean, providing wonderful swimming and kayaking opportunities.
You can grab a book and relax on the wraparound porch, or toast marshmallows on the fire pit!
By the Bay is open year-round and they even provide the recipes for their delicious breakfast creations on their website, if you want to re-create your vacation after you get home.
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This inn certainly lives up to the name, with easy access to both Porter’s Lake and Lawrencetown Beach, a popular spot with local surfers. The owners want you to take advantage of the lovely outdoor setting, as they provide thoughtful amenities in all rooms, such as beach chairs, umbrellas, picnic baskets and coolers.
Pack your car and take a slow drive from here along the Eastern Shore to see even more beautiful beaches (Martinique, Clam Harbour) and museums (such as Memory Lane Heritage Village, or the Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum).