Hillsdale House, Annapolis Royal

Visiting historical sites is one of the great pleasures of a holiday. At Hillsdale, you don’t just visit, you stay in a charming piece of Nova Scotia’s history.

Built in 1859, Hillsdale House Inn has been welcoming visitors to the genteel environs of the town of Annapolis Royal for over 150 years. So you could expect to experience flawless hospitality and an atmosphere that combines historic ambience with modern comfort.

And you would be right. Put Hillsdale House Inn on the itinerary of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Canada and prepare to be delighted. It is a small hotel – with just 13 well-appointed guest rooms – that is steeped in Victorian period charm. It enjoys a pre-eminent setting surrounded by a long-established, 12-acre estate, complete with manicured lawns, stately trees and flourishing gardens. All just a step or two away from the centre of town and within easy reach of the wonderfully scenic Bay of Fundy.

Hillsdale House Inn, at a glance

  • Victorian period inn dating back to 1859
  • Set in 12 acres of country estate, in a federally designated National Historic District
  • Just 13 sublimely comfortable guest rooms arranged over the second and third floors, and the attached Carriage House
  • Rooms typically feature four poster beds (one of which was slept in by the future George V)
  • En suite bathrooms and large windows offering tranquil views
  • Full country breakfasts – served in either the Foster or Perkins parlours – a speciality of the house

For leisure and pleasure

  • Tranquil veranda with gardens views and three spacious parlours
  • Close to Annapolis Royal town centre and Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
  • Fort Anne and Port Royal National Historic Sites are within easy reach
  • The local shops, restaurants, King’s Theatre, galleries showing work by local artists and artisans and historic sites of Annapolis Royal are minutes away
  • Croquette lawn, horseshoe pit and bocce
  • It simply does not get any better

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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7