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Welcome to DesBarres Manor, a bed and breakfast inn offering luxury Nova Scotia accommodations and gourmet dining in the seacoast village of Guysborough on Marine Drive
Luxury Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

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DesBarres Manor Inn, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
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DesBarres Manor Inn pampers you with luxury bed & breakfast accommodations. Ten spacious and unique guest rooms, each named after a local geographic feature or historical person, surround 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.

“The stylishly appointed rooms are big city chic meets country charm and comfort.” - Pure Canada Magazine

Combining the luxury amenities of a boutique hotel with the friendly warmth of a country inn means we look after all the details. You can relax with complimentary full breakfasts, complimentary tea and coffee upon request and complimentary WiFi, all included with your room in the peak and shoulder seasons.

Our luxury bed & breakfast accommodations make DesBarres Manor Inn your perfect Nova Scotia B & B getaway on scenic Marine Drive.

DesBarres Manor, Guysborough, Nova Scotia


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Sydney Room
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Sydney Room
A Superior Room on the second floor, the Sydney Room is named after the Town of Sydney the largest settlement in Cape Breton, which was founded by J.W.F. DesBarres. It was designed along Georgian lines in honour of the British home secretary Lord Sydney.

The Sydney room is a wonderful retreat on the second storey with two Regency style lounge chairs for relaxing. This Superior Room includes a Queen bed, a mahogany writers desk as well as Victorian antiques including a bureau and a parlour table circa 1890.

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Sable Room
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Sable Room
A Superior Room on the second floor, the Sable Room is named after picturesque Sable Island, which lies off the east coast of Nova Scotia. Following the siege of Quebec, J.W.F. was ordered by the Admiralty to conduct a survey of the Island in 1767. DesBarres spent two years on Sable and had several harrowing experiences. His survey was published in the Atlantic Neptune, which stood for over a century as the authoritative survey of the area.

The Sable room is also a wonderful retreat on the second storey overlooking the deck and gazebo. This Superior Room includes a King bed (or 2 singles if needed), a hand carved dresser circa 1880, Victorian parlour chairs, an antique marble gilded table and a Regency style desk for corresponding.

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Wolfe Room
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Wolfe Room
A Premier Room on the second floor, the Wolfe Room is named after Major-General James Wolfe, commander of the British expedition that took Ft. Louisbourg and Quebec in 1759. J.W.F. DesBarres accompanied Wolfe at the battle on the Plains of Abraham. DesBarres contributed to the survey of the St. Lawrence and the military plan for the engagement. It is reported that Wolfe gave DesBarres his pocket watch as he died and that it hung in the Manor for many years.

The spacious and light filled Wolfe Room features an elegant sitting area with both a Victorian arm chair and a Regency style chair, settee and coffee table for you to relax from your touring. This Premier Room includes a King bed, decorative fireplace and mantle, marble topped dresser and antique rosewood vanity with walnut accents.

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Cook Room
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Cook Room
A Premier Room on the second floor, the Cook Room is named after explorer Captain James Cook who was the first European to visit Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and much of the South Pacific. J.W.F. DesBarres and Cook sounded the St. Lawrence River together in preparation of the siege of Quebec, and also surveyed much of Newfoundland. Claims have been made that DesBarres provided Cook with several insights into the science of surveying and navigation that were to be invaluable to Cook in his later voyages.

The spacious Cook Room features a gorgeous pineapple four poster Queen bed for a relaxing evening. This Premier Room includes a sitting area with a velvet love seat, two antique tapestry chairs and an antique leather topped coffee table to enjoy a morning coffee and a good book or a bottle of champagne.

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Williams Room
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Williams Room
A Premier Room on the second floor, the Williams Room is named after Martha Williams, the second wife of J.W.F. DesBarres

Splendid in its details, the Williams Room sets the stage for romance with a king sized bed, electric fireplace and an oversized, two-person soaker tub. This Premier Room's gleaming oak hardwood floors, cozy wing back chairs, Persian carpet and antique cherrywood bonnet chest exemplify the Manor's commitment to quiet luxury. An antique Queen Anne style drop-leaf secretary desk overlooks the Manor grounds, the perfect spot to write letters home of your Chedabucto Bay adventures or your memoirs of a life lived well.

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Argos Room
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Argos Room
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 & rocker and a Duncan Fife parlour table.

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Denys Room
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Denys Room
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. Our Chedabucto Bay Brewing Company housed in The Rare Bird Pub honours 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.

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Canso Room
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Canso Room
A Deluxe Room on the third floor, the Canso Room honours 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.

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Intervale Room
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Intervale Room
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.

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Tory Room
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Tory Room
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.

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Bed & Breakfast Inn Rates
Peak Season June 20 to September 30

Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Premier Room $239 $259
Superior Room $209 $229
Deluxe Room $189 $199

Shoulder Season May 16 to June 19/October

Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Premier Room $219 $229
Superior Room $189 $199
Deluxe Room $169 $179

Low Season* November 1 – May 15

Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Premier Room $179 $189
Superior Room $159 $169
Deluxe Room $139 $149
Continental breakfast only during the low season.

Your Nova Scotia B & B rate includes full breakfast for two, complimentary tea and coffee upon request and complimentary high speed WiFi.

“My spacious room immediately let me know I was going to be pampered there.” - Travel Lady Magazine

DesBarres Manor Inn – Luxury Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfast Inn Accommodations