Janet Kidston is not your ordinary innkeeper! Opening the doors of her 1822 farmhouse to travellers, she opens the history book of the Kidston family and the land they have owned for generations. A fraction of the original acreage, the remaining land is jealously guarded and protected by Janet, and the garden club that preserves a section of it as an organic teaching garden. The house is full of original furnishings and artifacts, and probably a few friendly spirits as well. Janet regales her visitors with stories from the past, and one leaves with the sense that a part of history has come alive. The most fascinating B&B experience we've had!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1825 family homestead on 4.5 acres, deck, courtyard. Old fashioned hospitality. By car 15 min to downtown Halifax, 25 min to Halifax Airport. 10 minutes to Kidston Lake for swimming and onsite world famous Rockingstone. Geocache site, bird watching. Good location for day trips to Peggy's Cove and South Shore, Annapolis Valley, Truro, etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kidston Heritage House Halifax, Nova Scotia