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“Amateur historian and archeologist!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kidston Heritage House

Kidston Heritage House
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Kidston Heritage House
Ranked #13 of 22 Halifax B&B and Inns
Cobourg, Canada
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105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Amateur historian and archeologist!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

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!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Ingersoll, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

There is so much history in Halifax it is nice to stay somewhere that brings that history alive. The house, the location and Janet's easy going story telling make this B & B out of the ordinary. If you are looking for the real Halifax with it's proud history I'll find it here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We spent 4 days with Janet, and looked forward to our morning talks at the breakfast table, which came with a bit of history and artifacts. Each evening, we could not wait to tell her of our daily adventures. We spent time on the back deck having dinner with more stories and pleasant private time where you feel you are in the country but you are not. Janet is a wonderful hostess and we can't wait to return on our next trip to Nova Scotia.

Room Tip: Their is no fitness centre or swimming pool but we stayed in both of her rooms and both were awesome...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

A good place to stay if you want to be close to Halifax. Excellent value for the price with very comfortable and clean room, and good breakfast.
Jane, the owner, loves to tell stories of her family every morning and she showed us a lot of old artifacts that the family has been keeping in the house for years.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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New Westminster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Janet is the most amazing person and a wonder hostess. She knows everything about this home as it has been in her family since 1825. She regaled us with so many stories and back up each story with photos and artifacts. It truly was as if we stepped into a living museum. And we saw baby deer just outside our window, not too far from their mom. We were there in the fall and had fresh tomatoes from the garden as a special treat.

Room Tip: We stayed in the large room and had more than enough space. Close to the airport.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kidston Heritage House
Address: 62 Rockingstone Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3R 2C8, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
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Ranked #13 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Halifax
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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Kidston Heritage House Halifax, Nova Scotia

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