Gillespie House Inn

Gillespie House Inn

358 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0 Canada
Some of the original art throughout the house.
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The front porch of the Gillespie House
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Part of the dining area.
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5.0
#3 of 4 B&Bs in Parrsboro
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Gillespie House Inn is an award winning, 41/2 star Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. The Inn offers 7 well appointed guest rooms, all with private ensuite bath. Area activities include hiking, kayaking, gem and fossil collecting, boat tours, fine dining, professional theatre and concerts, golf and horseback riding. Check our many packages for one stop shopping.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Wifi
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

358 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0 Canada
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 39 out of 100
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takenereasy wrote a review Jun 2021
Nova Scotia, Canada46 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this beautiful B&B last night and we can't say enough about it.
Firstly Lori and David are the nicest and most accommodating hosts we've ever experienced.
They went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed during our stay.
The grounds were perfectly manicured with a huge verandah to sit around having a glass of wine.
The inside was immaculate! The rooms were spacious, updated and they even had working windows for fresh air.
The breakfast was to die for with fruits, coffee, fresh baked goods and the best homemade multigrain toast we've ever eaten.
If you're visiting Parrsboro then you really shouldn't miss out on staying here..
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are good!
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Response from David Beattie, Owner at Gillespie House Inn
Responded 7 Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Gillespie House Inn and look forward to seeing you again some day.
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fffearless wrote a review Aug 2021
Halifax, Canada29 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely, beautifully maintained inn is not just the best place to stay in the area but also one of the nicest place we have stayed in Nova Scotia. The hosts are friendly and very warm and welcoming. The rooms all seem lovely - we stayed in one overlooking the back garden and it was really nice, bed comfy, beautiful linens, lovely, elegant, antique decor. Be sure to eat at The Wild Caraway when you are in the area. We come to this area most summers to kayak with Nova Shore Adventures and to eat at this DELICIOUS restaurant.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from David Beattie, Owner at Gillespie House Inn
Responded 25 Feb 2022
Thank you for posting this lovely review, glad you enjoyed your stay at our Inn and your time in the Parrsboro area.
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Mechele55 wrote a review Feb 2022
Truro, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A group of friends recently stayed a night at Gillespie House and although it was off-season we were treated to an amazing experience of gourmet food, yoga, craft beer and access to the entire Inn for our group! David and Lori were amazing hosts and paid attention to every detail - we received exceptional service and within arriving and getting settled into our rooms we all agreed that this needs to be a regular get-away. If you are looking to reconnect with friends or family in a relaxed and comfortable environment and yet be spoiled with delicious homemade food and the warm hospitality, Gillespie House will not disappoint. We will definitely be back and are looking forward to enjoying more of what Parssboro and area has to offer.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from David Beattie, Owner at Gillespie House Inn
Responded 25 Feb 2022
Hi Mechele, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are very pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at Gillespie House Inn. We would be happy to host your group again
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NHjo wrote a review Jun 2023
Saco, Maine12,033 contributions1,081 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Gillespie House Inn is an 1890 Queen Anne Revival farmhouse. I had the Huntley room, named for the merchant/shipbuilder who built the house., and it's beautiful -- olive green with a queen mahogany sleigh bed, a marble fireplace, an antique desk and dresser, a nice bathroom, a double window facing the front lawn, and several framed prints of old sailing ships. The rest of the house is also beautiful, with a few sitting rooms for guests that include a library. The breakfast area is is very attractive. There's original contemporary and classic art throughout the house. The front porch and backyard were great to relax in and enjoy the peace and quiet. There's even a small church adjacent to the back of the property. Lori and David were friendly and gracious hosts and the dog 'greeters' Abby and Piper were wonderful. Breakfast was great, with a lot of the items homemade by David (granola, bread, jams). It's only a few minutes' walk to town, and it's close to so many activities. I'd definitely stay here again if I'm in the vicinity.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Michelle C wrote a review Sept 2021
9 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly host, very well kept and clean property. Large room with lots of counter space but not enough plug locations. Tight shower with not great shower head. Decent hot breakfast with granola, yogurt and fruit, muffins, and options of eggs and toast, pancakes, etc.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan Macdonald wrote a review Aug 2021
Halifax, Canada32 contributions6 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our weekend in the Parrsboro-Five Island-Advocate Harbour area, and especially our stay at the Gillespie House Inn.
The Gillespie House Inn is an elegant, comfortable and welcoming inn on beautiful grounds.
Our second visit to the Inn, back for the great hospitality and amazing breakfasts.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location from which to explore, hike, bike the Five Island and Advocate Harbour...
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Response from David Beattie, Owner at Gillespie House Inn
Responded 3 Aug 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host your stay in Parrsboro.
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Angela G wrote a review Aug 2022
Rochester, New York34 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Honestly the best place we stayed on our summer vacation to NS. Beautiful and sparkling clean house and room. Amenities were great, the grounds are beautiful and its a great location from which to explore this part of NS. The hosts are really sweet and friendly and provide a great breakfast. What a gem! Stay here!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andrew Macdonald wrote a review Jul 2022
Lincoln, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just got back from Nova Scotia. There is a reason that Gillespie House gets great reviews. Everything about it is excellent. Its a charming building, full of character, and completely spotless with regards to cleanliness. But I could say that about several places i have been. But what makes it really very special are the charming couple that run it. The home-made breakfasts are also treat. Parrsboro is a unique place and this is a unique Inn to stay in. I cant recommend it strongly enough.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lori Lynch, Owner at Gillespie House Inn
Responded 17 Jul 2022
Hello Andy, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for this wonderful review. We certainly enjoyed meeting you and our chats.
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lovemusic wrote a review Aug 2005
Baltimore MD2 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Handsome house, conveniently located -- but. Greeted at the door by a gentleman who said "The owner is out." Showed us to our room, gave us the key, and said, "Here is your room." That was it. (Most places we've stayed will provide a cup of tea, a brief chat and offer to answer any questions). Room decor rather "cutesy." Extremely slippery floors, furnished with scatter rugs! (Senior citizens and others with balance problems, beware!!) Nice breakfast. Overall atmosphere rather stiff and remote. We were uncomfortable. Maybe we caught them at a bad time.
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Date of stay: August 2004
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Lilygrl wrote a review Jun 2007
Maritime Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at the Gillespie House Inn. The house is beautiful and decorated very tastefully. The hosts were very accomadating, certainly very friendly and were eager to share information and their affection for the Parrsboro area. Our room was comfortable with a perfect bed and high quality linens. Also, I might add spotlessly clean.

In the past we have had bad experiences with other B&Bs but our stay at the Gillespie House Inn certainly restored our faith in this type of accomadation.
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Date of stay: June 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Cindy
Parrsboro, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Thank you for your inquiry. All rooms are on the 2nd floor except the Whitehall Room which is on the ground floor. The rooms away from the front of the house are the Gillespie Room, the McGilvary Room, the Chignecto Room and the Davison Room. Hope this helps, let us know if you have any other questions. David
Susan M wrote a tip Jun 2022
Alma, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms looked great but you can choose the early morning sunny side of the house-or not-and a queen bed or two twins."
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Dan Macdonald wrote a tip Aug 2021
Halifax, Canada32 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location from which to explore, hike, bike the Five Island and Advocate Harbour areas. Dinner at the Wild Caraway Restaurant a must"
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takenereasy wrote a tip Jun 2021
Nova Scotia, Canada46 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good!"
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Joey R wrote a tip Sept 2019
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms I saw were wonderful for any couples"
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BATGBT wrote a tip Aug 2019
Fredericton, NB, Canada39 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the Davison room, overlooking the gardens. A beautiful sunrise welcomed us in the morning."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 601 - RM 648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaParrsboro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gillespie House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Gillespie House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fundy Geological Museum (1.0 km), Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum (3.7 km), and Partridge Island (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gillespie House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Gillespie House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gillespie House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gillespie House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include BlackRock Bistro & Bar, Harbour View Restaurant, and Glooscap Restaurant&Lounge.
Is Gillespie House Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Parrsboro.
Are pets allowed at Gillespie House Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Gillespie House Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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