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“Excellent B&B with wonderful hosts --if you are in the area don't miss staying here.” 5 of 5 stars
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336 Chute Road, Bear River, Nova Scotia B0S 1B0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Bear River B&B and Inns
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“Excellent B&B with wonderful hosts --if you are in the area don't miss staying here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

A gem of a B&B. Charming house in a beautiful flowered setting. Ginny and Gary are wonderful hosts. Rooms are decorated beautifully and are immaculate. We ended our Nova Scotia visit here and it was perfect.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GinnyHurlock, Owner at Barnwood Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write this great review: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and arrived home safely.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

On my ride from Halifax to Salmon River I found myself dead tired in Bear River and fortunately was directed to Barnwood Inn B&B, overlooking the beautiful Bear River Valley, on a quiet road. I had a very good sleep in a comfortable room, and set off the next morning restored, after a good breakfast that was set for me at 6 AM. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GinnyHurlock, Owner at Barnwood Inn, responded to this review, May 10, 2011
Thank you so much for your review and hope you enjoyed your weekend ! We are very glad that we could offer you somewhere after your long ride.
Best regards and hope to see you again.
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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We would like to thank our wonderful hosts for a lovely relaxing "home away from home" experience during our time at the Barnwood Inn in July. (Sorry it's taken so long to write.) It was great to be able to relax, unwind and enjoy your little pocket of Nova Scotia. We hope to return someday.

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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GinnyHurlock, Owner at Barnwood Inn, responded to this review, December 21, 2010
Dear Aussies,
Thanks for your review and we're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. It would be lovely to see you back here at some time in the future. The children were as good as gold and we couldn't have asked for nicer guests. You're always welcome here.
Best regards,
Ginny
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Erin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

We had never stayed at any B&B before and didn't know what to expect. I think they set a standard however that may never be matched. The room was wonderful clean and quiet. The breakfasts were delicious, abundant and different everyday that we stayed during the River Rat Rally in Digby. We would like to Thank our gracious hosts again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GinnyHurlock, Owner at Barnwood Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2010
Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review of your stay. And we're so glad that you enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you next year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

I travelled to this gorgeous b & b with my husband, sister & 2 year old son & had a wonderful stay. We stayed for 10 days in this stunning home where the rooms had been restored to a brilliant standard. Our room was comfortable, very tastefully decorated & spacious even with our son's toys scattered everywhere! The surroundings were amazing and there was a surprising amount of activities to do in the surrounding towns including local markets, local arts, local heritage centre, open air plays, wine tasting, exploring the coast & the incredible day we spent whale watching. There were also alpacas & sheep at Barnwood Inn which my son still talks about from time to time! Bear River itself is a delightfully quaint village with friendly people & relaxed pace of life. Ginny & Gary have created just a beautiful home from home. They are wonderful, friendly hosts, very welcoming to families & Ginny is superb in the kitchen! I really cannot endorse this place enough, the holiday had a real impact on us & we are planning to return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Barnwood inn is a great charming B&B, in the tradition of England's finest. The room was great, quiet and off the beaten path, I came to explore the Digby area of Nova Scotia for the first time to sketch, paint and write. The home cooked breakfast's were outstanding, especially compared to the way hotel's provide a continental breakfast (Ugh!). The Innkeepers were friendly and eager to make my stay as pleasant as possible. Even the very early morning I left to meet the ferry back to St John's... the coffee pot was on... wonderful pastries, fresh butter and jam, fresh squeezed orange juice in were sealed up for my trip and a thank you note. Not many innkeepers would have done that!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GinnyHurlock, Owner at Barnwood Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2010
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for this lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

This fantastic family run Inn is situatied in a stunning location just up the road from the gorgeous Bear River, a beautiful tranquil location perfect for a relaxing break soaking up the atmosphere and stunning scenery of this gorgeous location.

Ginny and Gary have really created a home away from home place to stay. From the moment you set foot into thier Inn you feel nothing but part of the family yet at the same time the most importand of guests.

The Inn has been beautifully decorated by them and the rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and not what you would expect from an Inn - more like a top hotel.

The breakfasts are superb - just remember to bring your appetites with you as Ginny really does server up a good hearty meal.

Nothing would give me more pleasure than to go back and see them again!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GinnyHurlock, Owner at Barnwood Inn, responded to this review, July 7, 2010
Thank you so much for this wonderful review ! So nice to know that we are doing something right. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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Additional Information about Barnwood Inn

Address: 336 Chute Road, Bear River, Nova Scotia B0S 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Bear River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bear River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by artists' workshops, lush vineyards and the rolling hills of the Bear River Valley, this carefully restored century home is waiting to welcome you during your stay in Nova Scotia. The intimate ambiance of Barnwood Inn is sure to make your vacation a relaxed and enjoyable one. Three well-appointed rooms, all with ensuite facilities. Breakfasts based on good home cooking using local produce, where possible. Friendly hosts with a warm welcome. ... more   less 
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Barnwood Inn Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada

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