Desbarres Manor Inn

Nova Scotia’s most romantic inn, DesBarres Manor combines the historic boutique Inn with the friendly warmth of a country inn. With a history dating back to 1837, our stately inn offers gracious comfort and peaceful relaxation in the heart of historic Guysborough, Nova Scotia, while honouring the DesBarres family. Learn the History of DesBarres

Wake up fully refreshed in one of our ten uniquely detailed guest rooms. Taste exquisite locally sourced seafood and herbs courtesy of our in-house Chef, in our fireside restaurant – which is the winner of both the Nova Scotia Cuisine of the Year and Wine Spectator awards. Enjoy a nightcap over a game of backgammon in our beautiful Parlour Room Cocktail Bar. From this unique location, you can explore Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and Cape Breton Island, then return for DesBarres Manor Inn’s incredible cuisine and service.

Sitting atop six beautiful acres in the centre of this charming seaside Shiretown, you’re just steps away from the sea – and our combined showcase distillery, brewery hopyard, vineyard and apiary! Meander our grounds and gardens, watch the sun set from the gazebo on the back deck, and linger to star gaze and moon watch.

After a day on the trails or paddles out on the water, settle in for a game of cards in the Parlour after dinner and a glass of our Authentic Seacoast Distillery Fortress Rum, Glynnevan Whiskey, or Sea Fever Rum, a pint of cold Rare Bird Craft Beer – or simply a cup of our Full Steam Coffee!
*Please note the DesBarres Manor Inn is pet-free.


Check-in: 2:00 pm/ Check-out: 11:00 am

Contact Us

DesBarres Manor Inn
90 Church St. Guysborough, NS
Phone: (902) 533-2099

Premier Rooms

Wolfe Room

This well-appointed Premier Room envelops you in elegance and comfort, a welcoming oasis after an adventure-filled day.
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Williams Room

This signature Premier Room is quintessentially for hopeless Romantics! Appointed with a King bed, and detailed with a two-person soaker tub, electric fireplace and gleaming oak hardwood floors, it’s an oasis for Honeymooners and our Romance Package!
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Cook Room

Ascend the elegant staircase to the second floor to enjoy our Cook Room, a Premier Room appointed with a romantic four-poster Queen bed.
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Superior Rooms

Sable Room

While you won’t escape to the magnificent Sable Island National Park Reserve when you stay in this room, you’ll honour her reputation as you tuck into this sanctuary on the second floor of our Inn.
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Deluxe Rooms

Tory Room

The only room boasting 2 double beds within our Inn, nestled on our 3rd floor, the Tory Room, a Deluxe Room, is great for those travelling with family – or as friends.
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Intervale Room

Well-appointed, quaint and quiet. Perched on the 3rd storey, this Deluxe Room boasts a Queen bed and is nestled among the dormers of the Inn offering spectacular views – bringing you a little closer to the stars.
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Denys Room

Tucked in among the Inn’s 3rd floor, this Deluxe Room is the perfect room for quality, handcrafted craft beer lovers.
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Canso Room

Honouring our neighbours down the road, this Deluxe Room is a quiet refuge within the Inn featuring a Queen bed and all the comforts you need to relax and rejuvenate.
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Argos Room

Find yourself atop the world nestled within our dormers on the third floor of our Inn. Intimate and featuring a Queen bed and Regency rocker, be sure to bring a book (or borrow one of ours)!
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Romantic Getaway Package

Escape for a romantic getaway filled with eloquent touches like a four-poster bed, fireplace, a chilled bottle of local Nova Scotian wine, our house-made chocolates and a cheese platter, upon arrival. Meals are included and staying up late under the stars on our back patio is recommended.

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Guest Services

It is our pleasure to share the warmth of Maritime hospitality at its finest with you and offer our guests the highest quality service. Enjoy these complimentary comforts during your stay with us.

Free Parking

Complimentary Breakfast

High Speed Internet