I had read about The Clockmaker’s Inn months before my husband and I went on our East Coast Extravaganza. We nearly didn’t make it because we were in Kentville, but due to lack of accommodations (last minute, fully booked), I gave them a shout at 8pm and they had one room available. We drove over, and boy, am I ever glad we did!
Let me just say – what an absolutely beautiful house. Gorgeous. A dream. One of the owners was there, he had waited for us to arrive since it was late. He didn’t act rushed at all, gave us a tour & breakfast order to fill out – he was thorough and friendly. I love the breakfast idea – order what you want at what time & leave it on a desk in the front hall (the same desk that had cookies waiting for guests on it the next morning!)
Our room (The Windsor Room) was actually the one I was the least interested in when I looked at pics online, but it proved my judgment wrong. Painted Yellow (with original hand painted & plasted stucco work), with hardwood floors, a big window with wooden shutters, and the most comfortable, plush bed I’ve ever slept on in my life; I fell in love immediately! The bathroom is built into what used to be a closet and it’s very nice – heated, with a shower and natural bath & products. There were plush white robes waiting for us as well, very nice and new feeling.
For breakfast, I assumed that it was one common room, but they put us in a private nook, in a separate dining room – so we got to enjoy our (absolutely delicious) breakfast overlooking the yard. It was the perfect way to start the morning. Being so accommodating, the owners encourage guests to hang out throughout the house, even after check-out time. There are games set up upstairs, a lovely sunroom with books, etc. We were also able to check out the other rooms once everyone had abandoned them. They were all fabulous! I think the Queen Victoria Suite is my favourite.
One wacky little side note; I’m positive that this place is haunted. Not only because it is so old, but because, after I got home, I was looking at the photos of the Inn and there are very interesting coloured orbs in many of the photos – especially concentrated at the front of the house & outside. When you zoom in, they are all a strange shape & in motion. But, rest assured, I didn’t feel any spooks or malicious intent. Quite the contrary, we felt relaxed, comfortable, and had wonderful sleeps!
I highly recommend The Clockmaker’s Inn, without hesitation. Honestly, one night was not nearly enough to take in this beautiful bed & breakfast that is ultra relaxing. Four thumbs (me & the mister’s) way up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored Victorian mansion with 4 rooms and 4 suites all with ensuite private baths. Suites have air jet tubs, fireplaces, flat panel cable T.V.'s, kitchenettes and pillow top mattresses. The house is decorated with antique furnishings and the entire property is designated for guest use. Full breakfast from our menu is included. Wireless internet and long distance phone calls within North America included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Clockmakers Inn Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada