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Whether you are taking a well-deserved rest, exploring a new destination, or celebrating a special moment, DesBarres Manor Inn will give you an unforgettable getaway experience that combines the inn's warm maritime hospitality with authentic Nova Scotia cuisine, adventure, and luxurious accommodations. Enjoy a rare opportunity to connect the rich history of the past with the simple charm of Guysborough and the breathtaking vistas of Chedabucto Bay.
DesBarres Manor Inn has ten spacious and unique guest rooms, each named after a local geographic feature or historical person, which surrounds you with comfort and relaxation. Each guest room is beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, antiques, and original art. Monogrammed waffle weave robes, Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy toiletries, large four-piece baths, 600-thread-count sheets, and luxurious duvets with Matelasse covers invite you to unwind. Expect additional in-room amenities such as telephone, voicemail, complimentary high speed wireless internet access, cable television, hairdryers, and key card access.
A deluxe room on the third floor, the Argos room is named after Cape Argos, a remarkable red cape that extends into Chedabucto Bay at the eastern passage to the Gut of Canso (Canso Strait). From the top of sea-ravaged cliffs, one achieves beautiful vistas of the Bay, Isle Madam, Cape Breton Island, and Canso in the distance. Nestled among the manor's dormers on the third storey, the Argos room is an intimate retreat. This deluxe room includes a queen bed, a sitting area with a Regency armchair and rocker, and a Duncan Fife parlor table.
A deluxe room on the third floor, the Canso room honors the citizens of North America’s oldest seaport and the most easterly point of mainland North America. Spectacular white granite formations and coastline make the Canso region a unique place to visit in Guysborough County. Located on the third floor, the Canso room is a quiet refuge in the manor with a sitting area that features a Victorian armchair and rocker. This deluxe room includes queen bed and a serpentine bow front dresser and desk.
A deluxe room on the third floor, the Denys room is named after Nicholas Denys, a leading Acadian businessman whose local brewing operation in the mid-1600s is believed by many to have been the first commercial beer making operation in North America. DesBarres Manor Inn's Chedabucto Bay Brewing Company housed in The Rare Bird Pub honors this tradition. Also nestled in the Manor’s third storey dormers, the Denys room features a Queen Anne ladies writing desk for sending postcards to friends and family. This deluxe room includes a queen bed and a beautiful mahogany Regency mirror and nightstand.
A deluxe room on the third floor, the Intervale room is named after the valley formed by the Milford Haven River that flows into Guysborough Harbour. Early Acadian settlers established productive farms in the area in the early 1600s. This is an excellent fishing area, particularly for brown trout and Atlantic salmon. Also located on the third floor, the Intervale room also provides guests with a quiet refuge in the manor. This deluxe room includes a queen bed, an Arts & Crafts style desk for writing and a matching Regency style mahogany dresser and dressing table.
A deluxe room on the third floor, the Tory room is named after the Tory family, early Scottish settlers who arrived in Guysborough in 1783. The Torys share a long tradition of the pursuit of the law with the DesBarres family and have established a leading and thriving Canadian practice. Also located on the third floor, the Tory room features a charming sitting area with a Victorian ladies chair and a Victorian Queen Anne style armchair. This deluxe room includes two double beds and an oak Victorian dresser.
Your cooking getaway starts in DesBarres Manor kitchen where you’ll learn some of East Coast cuisine culinary techniques. After class, you can relax and enjoy the comfort of your luxurious room before joining the chef in the dining room for a five-course tasting menu. After dinner, retreat to the Parlor Room for a complimentary glass of port and a game of backgammon. Your cooking getaway will end the next morning with a full breakfast in the dining room.
From the moment you enter DesBarres Manor Inn's beautiful grounds, you know you've arrived somewhere special. The inn is located in the charming seaside village of Guysborough on Nova Scotia's eastern shore.
DesBarres Manor Inn's menus take inspiration from local fishermen and farmers as well as the organic gardens where they plant vegetables and herbs for their restaurant. Offering exceptional East Coast cuisine, fine wines, and warm maritime hospitality, the award-winning culinary team at the DesBarres Manor Inn creates modern Canadian cuisine with a regional Nova Scotia influence in their daily menu.
Relax with a book on the grand deck and gazebo, looking out over six peaceful acres in the heart of the village, or step onto the lawns for an afternoon game of croquet, a visit to the chef’s gardens or an afternoon nap under a tree. Stretch out on a complimentary yoga mat and or book a private yoga class with a local certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Share the company of other guests in the Parlor Room before dinner with a cocktail or glass of wine from the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.
The warmth of the romantic fireside restaurant beckons with traditional East Coast cuisine with a regional Nova Scotia influence. Retreat to the Parlor Room with games, rare maps, good books, and vintage ports or the supreme indulgence of your luxury bath products and linens in the sanctuary of your spacious room. DesBarres Manor guests also have access to the outdoor pool at Osprey Shores Golf Resort. Located on a remarkable 60-acre peninsula extending into beautiful Guysborough Harbour, Osprey Shores adds to the outstanding recreational opportunities available to you on the Atlantic Coast’s largest bay.
Book your flight to arrive at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ).