As you drive into St. John on the highway, you just have to look up on the hill to see the very imposing Homeport B & B. As we drove up the driveway we still weren't too sure what to expect but once you step through the door - well, it is a different world. It's almost impossible to describe in words. Grandiose and more. So beautiful, from the phenomenal architectural details, the stunning staircase, the seamless connection to the 'second' house, ceiling heights and views that go on forever. To think that these had been private homes, well, we can only dream. The bedrooms are in keeping with the rest of the house. Well appointed rooms with beautiful furnishings. Both Karen and Ralph are very generous with their time and are happy to share the history of the house with you and of course, they are both interesting people in their own right. There are two lovely young women who seem to be in charge of the kitchen and on the morning we were there, we had delicious homemade bread and blueberry pancakes along with fruit, juice and good coffee. We also had a choice of yogurts and cereals. A wonderful atmosphere, all at a very reasonable price. If ever you need to go to St. John, do not hesitate for a moment to stay at Homeport. You will be so glad to have had the opportunity to share the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set high on a hill with a commanding view of the Bay of Fundy, and the Historic Port and Skyline of Saint John the Homeport Historic B&B/Inn c1858 provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the gracious ambiance of Canada's oldest incorporated city. The twin homes were built in 1858,and were constructed for a prominent shipbuilding family whose boat yard was located a few hundred yards below on the harbor tidal flats. Its unique Italianate architecture reflects the opulence of the time with very large bright windows and rooms, 10 foot ceilings, free standing spiral stair cases, and detailed wood work rosettes, finials and columns. Of particular interest is a pair of carved figure heads that have stood sentinel in the formal twin parlors for nearly 150 years. Come stop for a while and enjoy these magnificently restored Mansions and be pampered in Five Star luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858 Saint John, New Brunswick