Surrounded by six acres of landscaped gardens, away from the bustle of city, DesBarres Manor Inn provides a secluded setting for executive meetings, retreats and events. Here, in the fresh oceanside air at the head of the Atlantic Coast's largest bay, guests indulge in deluxe amenities and gracious maritime service far removed from urban distractions, yet only 25 minutes off the Trans Canada highway.
Built in 1837 for Supreme Court Justice W.F. DesBarres, our boutique property offers meeting planners and executives a delightful alternative to a typical hotel setting. DesBarres Manor Inn's elegant Hearth Room can accommodate meetings and events of up to 45, with the French doors opening onto the Grand Deck. The private dining room accommodates meetings and events of up to 8.
A member of the Authentic Seacoast™ Resorts, DesBarres Manor Inn guests also have access to the meeting venues and recreational facilities within the group including Osprey Shores Golf Resort and the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery. Located on a 60 acre peninsula extending into Guysborough Harbour, Osprey Shores Golf Resort is located on a magnificent point of land which was owned by former Lieutenant-Governor James Cranswick Tory. The 65 seat event facility in the historic clubhouse building features beautiful pine timbers and a soaring 30 foot sky lit ceiling overlooking the harbour. Osprey Shores also has a 10 room guest lodge.
On the Guysborough harbour, the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery is one of Nova Scotia’s most unique meeting and event facilities. The second floor of the Rare Bird has a private club atmosphere. The Rare Bird’s glass walled Board Room seats 12 for meetings with the outer club room providing an intimate setting for meetings and events for up to 35.
DesBarres Manor Inn’s award-winning cuisine and wine are available at every meeting venue in the Authentic Seacoast™ Resorts Group. The culinary and catering team will work with meeting planners to create individual menus that reflect the fish, game and produce available from local suppliers and the Manor gardens at the time you are planning to host your meeting or special event.
Business travellers may also take advantage of complimentary high speed WiFi throughout the inn and the Osprey Shores clubhouse, complimentary guest computers in the DesBarres Manor Inn Parlour Room and Osprey Shores clubhouse and complimentary shuttle transportation within the village of Guysborough. And when business is completed, our innkeepers are pleased to arrange outstanding recreational activities on or off property including golf, fishing, swimming, picnics, hikes, volleyball or croquet.
Known for our luxurious rooms with chiropractic mattresses, 600 thread count sheets and spa bath products, DesBarres Manor Inn offers the perfect venue for intimate meeting and retreats. Our expert staff will ensure your meeting or retreat is a highly productive and memorable event.