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150 Cumberland Street PO Box 489, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Lunenburg
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The Boscawen, as seen on Amazing Race, is the perfect spot to set up base and visit Nova Scotia. Jon and Judy are looking forward to meeting you and will strive to ensure your visit to Lunenburg will be the best it can be. The Boscawen is available for destination weddings, spa getaways or just a quiet weekend with a good book. We are already filling up for weddings in 2020.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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islandgal42_11 wrote a review Sep 21
Lunenburg, Canada20 contributions3 helpful votes
A gorgeous Victorian Inn in the heart of Lunenburg. Steps to restaurants, park/bandstand across the street, and the Opera House. We stayed in a very large room with a king-sized bed, seating area to look at the view. The owner, Judy, was wonderful to deal with and made sure our stay was enjoyable. The outside deck with a beautiful view of the harbour is a perfect spot for a drink before going out for dinner.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Le Chef Chevalerie wrote a review Jul 2020
Halifax, Canada12 contributions
I want to start off on a high note! The atmosphere was great. The large deck outside really made us feel like we weren’t “stuck” in the Inn if we were on the property. I love the Victorian period and the Queen Anne style house was like we were transported back in time. (I love Lunenburg for this reason!) However, I found that the entire stay was of poor communication. Our reservation stated we had a check-in at 1pm, which I found odd since much places have 3pm check ins, but nonetheless it was actually a plus! When we arrived the door was locked and we had to call a number for someone to let us in. We were standing outside for 15 minutes until the manager came to let us in. Very poor organization. Anyway, we were struck by the beauty of the place so we let it go, not the end of the world! Although, if we were travelling for a long period of time I can imagine people wanting to get up to there rooms and not wait outside with their luggage. We checked in and went to our rooms. Small room, but very clean and really appreciates the updated washroom. Very nice. The bed was extremely comfortable. The heat pump was like a gift from God, especially being on the third floor on a hot summer day! We even received a bottle of loc white wine, which we were taken back because we weren’t expecting anything. Whether this was just for us, or everyone received a welcome treat, it was great! Kudos on that! After we were settled we went around the town, great day. Went to dinner at Beach Pea, and came back for a night cap at around 9 o’clock that evening. A couple came outside and we chatted and they were lovely. We talked for two hours! During this time, we were told there was no breakfast of any kind. We were a bit annoyed by that because we never had any communication regarding there would be no breakfast. (Apologies if it’s mentioned somewhere, however we were never directly told anything about the Inn.) I completely understand with COVID it makes it difficult, but even to go to the extra mile and have individually wrapped pastries or fruit cups would have been just fine. Also, that the door in our bed room leading to the outside was a fire escape door, and that guests would come through in the middle of the night of the fire alarm rang. (So don’t sleep in your birthday suit if you’re in a room with fire exits!) In general it wasn’t a horrible stay, however it would be nice to be informed of everything when you check in. If Hotels can do it and Inns/B&Bs can do it as well.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Boscawen I, Owner at Boscawen Inn
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Good Morning, I am glad to hear that you rather enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to apologizing for all of the miscommunications during your stay. During Covid, we have tried to keep our distance, only coming in as necessary, But sometimes the time escapes us, and I apologize for not being at the Inn at your time of arrival. Breakfast is something I should have made you aware of, and I am deeply sorry. If you would like to reach out to us, I would love to have you back for a stay in one of suits at a discount. Manager Elyse
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Victoria wrote a review Jul 2020
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Stayed at the Boscawen Inn for three nights. What a beautiful place with beautiful rooms. The inn's manage Elyse was absolutely lovely and so accommodating and the owners Judy and Jon went above and beyond for us, and were so incredibly helpful. I can't wait to go back to Lunenburg and stay at the Boscawen Inn.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Adrien wrote a review Jul 2020
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada34 contributions
We stayed at the Boscawen on our second day of a seven day trip. I should start by saying that we were late checking in! Judy however that was taking care of guests at the time was courteous, patient, and did her absolute best to track us down to get us settled! She was very kind, and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The room itself was incredible. We had a super comfortable four post bed, to die for spa bath, a beautiful view overlooking the Lunenberg waterfront, and an attention to detail that is emblematic of an expert staff who have been running a hotel for a long time. Also, the coffee was easily the best coffee I had on our entire trip! The room had the value of something more mid-range, but had the feel of a luxury hotel. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, and I must say I would recommend it for any other newly engaged or married couples looking to stay here! All in all, the room was comfortable, immaculate, with good value, and an atmosphere that was fit for the queen. 10/10 would recommend staying at this Inn!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Judy Rawdon, Owner at Boscawen Inn
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Thank you so much - you have made my day. These times have not been easy but having amazing guests have made it all. Thanks again, Judy.
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KplusB wrote a review Jun 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada23 contributions10 helpful votes
Now that we can travel again, within limits and with care, I treated myself to another night at one of my favourite places. The Boscawen is as lovely, the greeting as warm, and the view as pretty as ever. In lieu of breakfast, which the inn cannot offer at this time (but will again when possible) I was given an upgrade to the honeymoon suite- yay! So spacious and comfortable, with a perfect mattress, jacuzzi bath, ocean views, coffeemaker and mini fridge in the room. Thanks Boscawen- I'll be back!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
$102 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaLunenburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boscawen Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Boscawen Inn?
Nearby attractions include Glimpses Theatre Troupe (0.2 miles), St. John's Anglican Church (0.1 miles), and Ironworks Distillery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boscawen Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Boscawen Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Boscawen Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Boscawen Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boscawen Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lincoln Street Food, The Savvy Sailor, and Salt Shaker Deli and Inn.
Is Boscawen Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Lunenburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Boscawen Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (0.2 miles) and Knaut-Rhuland House (0.04 miles).
Does Boscawen Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.