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DesBarres Manor Inn, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
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My Destination Nova Scotia
My Destination Nova Scotia
May 2014
The staff at DesBarres Manor Inn do their best to create authentic experiences for their guests. They offer guided photography tours with a local photographer, golf experiences that are uniquely fun, cooking classes using local products like freshly caught fish or lobster, and kayak adventures on the pristine waters of Guysborough Harbour.
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Soar Magazine
Soar Magazine
Spring 2014
DesBarres Manor’s history, luxury, and comfort make it perfect for romancing.
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She Knows
She Knows
January 2014
Canada’s Best Romantic Getaways For Valentine’s. Let the romance of the DesBarres Manor Inn whisk you away from reality.
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AFAR Magazine
AFAR Magazine
September 2013
A beautifully designed Bed and Breakfast with a seafaring history. Be sure to ask the helpful staff about what to do in the area - for a small town there's a wide variety of activities!
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Otts World
Otts World
August 2013
In Guysborough at the DesBarres Manor Inn chef , Anna Nickerson, gave us the opportunity to get even more hands on. We both agreed that it was the best lobster we ever had.
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The Local Traveler
The Local Traveler
January 2013
DesBarres is best described as stately and welcoming. Historic, luxurious and comfortable, it is the crown jewel of Authentic Sea Coast’s family of attractions.
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canoe.ca
Toronto Sun
August 2013
Most romantic hotels in Canada. Visitor’s recognize Nova Scotia’s DesBarres Manor Inn for blending traditional elegance with modern luxury.
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
June 2013
Top Choice for Accommodations. With extraordinary service, fine dining and a range of activities on offer from canoeing and walking to golfing, it's one of the most luxurious properties in Nova Scotia.
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canoe.ca
Canoe Travel
August 2013
One of nine of the most romantic hotels in Canada
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Wine Spectator Magazine
Wine Spectator Magazine
August 2013
Award of Excellence
Taste of Nova Scotia
Taste of Nova Scotia
December, 2012
Inspirational. Inventive. Incredible. The rooms are spacious, the beds incredibly comfortable, and the inn gives you the feeling that you're spending the night with family. Family you love, and can't wait to come back and visit.
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The Local Travelers NS
The Local Travelers NS
October 2012
“The only thing more amazing than the food is the price.”
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The Linda Letters by Gabiel 0'Sullivan
The Linda Letters by Gabiel 0'Sullivan
October 2102
“Now that our trip is over, we can say without any reservation THIS was the place to stay and the highlight of all the inns we stayed in.”
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Red Canadian Maple Leaf
Red Canadian Maple Leaf
September 2012
10 Ideas For a Romantic Date in Canada
"Dating back to 1837, this cosy getaway is perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat. It's a great chance to escape city life and completely unwind."
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Wine Access Magazine
Canadian Wine Annual
August 2012
Where to Eat & Stay in Nova Scotia
“Beautiful waterside Guysborough is now a dining destination because of DesBarres Manor. Dine and stay at the gorgeous inn, famed for its locally sourced cuisine.”
Wine Spectator Magazine
Wine Spectator Magazine
August 2012
Award of Excellence
MSN Travel
MSN Travel
February, 2012
10 Quick and Easy Valentines Getaways
Sometimes it pays to be an early bird. Arrive on Feb. 14 and you can sample this upscale seaside inn's 'Winter Romance Getaway Package'.
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Guysborough Journal
Guysborough Journal
February, 2012
Jewel in Guysborough’s Crown
DesBarres Manor Inn is fast becoming a world-renowned vacation getaway and not just in the height of the summer tourist season.
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Plum Deluxe
Plum Deluxe
January, 2012
"10 of the Most Romantic Hotels in the World"
Girls Getaway
Girls Getaway
October 2011
Since launching Girls Getaway, I've been lucky enough to lay my head down at a few top dollar hotels throughout the world, but I must say that the bed I slept in at DesBarres was one of the nicest of the lot.
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Value Luxury Travel
Value Luxury Travel
August 2011
DesBarres Manor. Simply. Incredible. The beds are one of the most comfortable I've ever been in.
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Antigonish Eastern Shore Tourist Association
Antigonish Eastern Shore Tourist Association
June 2010
2010 Eastern Shore Accommodations Award
Saltscapes Food and Travel
Saltscapes Food and Travel
Spring/Summer 2011
“Guysborough may be tiny, but praise for the <DesBarres> Manor and its culinary offerings has been big. In the last four years, the Inn has won numerous kudos and awards, including two Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence.”
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Maiden Voyage
Maiden Voyage
December, 2010
Great Locations Around the World For Destination Weddings
"It's great for couples who picture their marriage ceremony in a scenic seaside location off the beaten track, but still have the luxuries of award-winning cuisine and wine, comfortable guest rooms, and warm maritime hospitality."
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WestJets’s up! Magazine
WestJets’s up! Magazine
October 25, 2010 Slightly off the beaten track, DesBarres Manor Inn offers luxurious digs, gobs of architectural charm and delicious, local dishes.
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Swerve Magazine (Calgary Herald)
Swerve Magazine (Calgary Herald)
September 24, 2010
SwerveAttention girl gourmands. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Chedabucto Bay from the historic DesBarres Manor Inn in Guysborough, Nova Scotia, before learning east Coast culinary techniques from the resident chef and savouring a five-course tasting menu.
PlanetEye Traveler
PlanetEye Traveler
Top option for accommodation in Guysborough is Des Barres Manor, a gorgeous manor home build in 1837. Dinner is simply exquisite ... I'd encourage you to try all the courses, as this restaurant might be Nova Scotia's secret weapon.
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Sharing Travel Experiences
Sharing Travel Experiences
August 2010
The best restaurant in Nova Scotia, I must say, is at the DesBarres Manor, a beautiful manor home turned B&B. With an award-winning wine list, incredible hospitality, and one of the most comfortable beds ever, it is worth the drive to Guysborough just to experience this gem.
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Wine Spectator
The Wine Spectator
July 2010
Award of Excellence
Fodor’s
Fodorís
2010
Fodor'sFodorís names DesBarres Manor Inn a 2010 ďFodorís ChoiceĒ hotel in Nova Scotia
Bradt Travel Guides
Bradt Travel Guides
2010
Bradt Travel GuidesAll in all, this [DesBarres Manor Inn] is the region’s best upmarket accommodation”.
Wine Spectator
The Wine Spectator
July 2009
Award of Excellence
The Chronicle Herald
The Chronicle Herald
July 2009
"Those herbs and vegetables in season inform a creative, contemporary East Coast Canadian menu which changes almost daily."
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Lifestyle from Yahoo Canada
Lifestyle from Yahoo Canada
July 2009
"Nova Scotia chef uses fresh produce from organic garden to create award-winning dishes."
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Wine Access Magazine
Canadian Wine Annual
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May 2009
Where to Eat and Stay in Atlantic Canada
"On the way to Cape Breton, take a short detour south to beautiful Guysborough … and dine and stay at historic DesBarres Manor Inn."
Lori Henry Travel
Lori Henry Travel
June 2009
"What an exceptional stay. The impeccable service held up to the 4.5 Canada Select stars but didnít lose the Nova Scotian hospitality."
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Suite 101
Suite 101.com
May 2009
"Travelers planning to explore Atlantic Canada should consider staying at this luxury B&B or oceanfront golf property from Authentic Seacoast Resorts."
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About dot come
About.com
April 2009
"Travelers willing to make the trip to this remote getaway can stay in the luxurious DesBarres Manor Inn, where the current owners have been serving guests since 2003."
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Fifty Plus dot com
50 Plus
February 2009
"What better way to spend a romantic weekend than sipping award-winning wine, dining on gourmet food and sampling chocolate?"
50Plus picks DesBarres Manor Inn as a romantic destination in Nova Scotia >
Power Boating Canada
Power Boating Canada
Summer 2008
"Last summer I discovered a wonderful place on the eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia."
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The Province
Vancouver Province
December 2007
"Up the coast from Halifax is the sleepy but charming town of Guysborough. If you are lucky enough to find yourself here, treat your date to a dinner of superbly prepared local seafood and organically grown veggies at DesBarres Manor Inn."
Nat Decants
Nat Decants
May 2007
"I agonized over which recipes to highlight because they all sounded so mouth-wateringly great."
Read Natalie MacLean’s wine picks with DesBarres Manor’s cuisine >
Pure Canada
Pure Canada Magazine
May 2007
"The stylishly appointed rooms are big city chic meets country charm and comfort."
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Occasions Magazine
Occasions Magazine
Spring 2007
“The DesBarres Manor Inn culinary team … secrets to cooking with wine.”
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Nova Scotia Open the World
Nova Scotia Open to the World
Winter 2007
"For those who want to venture off the beaten path, a breath of fresh air awaits in a seaside village."
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Progress Magazine
Progress Magazine
December 2006
"A trip to Nova Scotia's eastern tip reveals hidden culinary gems."
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Occasions Magazine
Occasions Magazine
Summer 2006
"What truly defines this 1837 manor home is its gracious maritime hospitality."
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TravelLady Magazine
TravelLady Magazine
August 2005
"The DesBarres Manor Inn took me by surprise with its elegance and beauty. This Inn was the crowning jewel of a fabulous trip."
Read more about Linda Aksomitis' fabulous stay >
The Chronicle Herald
The Chronicle Herald
July 2005
"Who knew you could eat this well in Guysborough ...the pheasant was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten."
Read more about Bill Spurr's memorable meal >
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