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36 Dock Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0 Canada
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Escape your Ordinary Close your eyes. Imagine arriving on Shelburne’s Harbour front. You may not recognize it at first, yet somehow there’s the sensation of having stepped back in time. Gentle breezes, salt air, the snap of full sails, a loon’s call, the music of laughter, seductive sunsets and moonlit skies, peaceful walks by lantern light, a refreshed awakening, the allure of fresh cooked bacon and aromas of The Cooper’s inn-spired kitchen traditions…people that care... …Experience it every day. The Cooper's Inn B&B is a 7 room and 1 suite ensuite Inn on Historic Dock Street on Nova Scotia, Canada's Shelburne Harbour. Many points of interest are within easy walking distance of the Inn. Museums, restaurants, landmark properties, hiking, biking, trails, parks, Kayaking and more. All rooms have private entries, Flat Screen TVs, Free WiFi, Free off street parking, keurig coffee makers, hair dryers, harbour views and easy access to our delightful Garden oasis. Breakfast is included. Traditional food choices are available from a diverse menu. Dietary needs and personal eating requirements are addressed for most Guests. The Museums on Dock Street draw much attention. Loyalist History is a popular interest. The nearby Black Loyalist Heritage Museum is a world class facility. Escape the ordinary, where history meets hospitality and Memories are made!
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muensterma wrote a review Oct. 2022
Tenerife, Spain7 contributions4 helpful votes
As we turned onto Dock Street, I threw my arms wide and exclaimed, "THIS is what I came for in Shelburne!" to which my husband replied, "This is where we're staying!" Upon entering, we were met by the most charming innkeeper, Amanda, who checked us in and took our breakfast order for the following morning. Showing us to our room, I asked if I might photograph the empty suites and she generously allowed me to step in. Shelburne, along this historic district, is a photographer's dream location! I stepped into the gated garden and was met by a magnificent Tuxedo Kitty, complete with thumbs, most likely of "ship's cats" lineage (also known as Hemingway Cats, or Polydactyl!) His name is Henry, but "he belongs to everyone-and-no one", is well-fed, and lives life of his own making. I digress, but a cat-lover will appreciate knowing this! Our stay was late in the season, so the many museums had closed. Had they been open, I would have had even more photos, though I came home with many, seen through the fog-shrouded stay. Those made for exceptional period images of the 1700's homes that seemed to have taken that further step back in time. Would we hope to return on a sunny summer day? In an instant! But I'm grateful not to have been distracted from exceptional photography moments of boats disappearing into fog, pearl-laced spider webs, and oak leaves lending framework to rivulets and stone buildings. Perhaps you can understand why our friends and I can't recommend this Inn highly enough! 5 Stars +++!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nicholas C wrote a review Jul. 2021
Nova Scotia, Canada40 contributions16 helpful votes
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Although this Inn is hundreds of years old it has been lovingly restored and provides a warm and friendly environment. The bedrooms are fully equipped with all amenities including free wifi and supremely comfortable beds. Every room has a bathroom en suite. Your hosts David and Pat ensure that any and all requests are met cheerfully and they welcome their guests to a happy hour each evening in the garden of the Inn. One of the highlights at Coopers Inn is the complete hot breakfast, superbly cooked by David, which includes a generous selection of menu choices. With prior arrangement Dinner may be provided on some nights - if the opportunity presents seize it - you will not be disappointed - the food served at dinner is world class.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: A visit to the Black Loyalist centre in Birchtown nearby is an absolute must, call in advance and...
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Response from David Chute, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Jul. 10, 2021
A 'world class' endorsement is high praise. Thank you so much. Our caterers at Nova Scotia Rollies continue to rise into a world that are simply remarkable. We feel very privileged to welcome amazing Guests to he Cooper's Inn and the Town of Shelburne and area. We feel that special places are those that touch our hearts in special and often exceptional ways. We're truly proud to be part of that story and to share some of that history.
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Andrew L wrote a review Oct. 2022
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Delightful visit! The new owner was a gracious host and answered all my questions with a smile. Hopping for the opportunity to return to see how she puts her own style and spin to the 200+ year old building. Thank you very much for accommodating our needs.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: In the off season (May & October) the shops and restaurants tend to close earlier or only on...
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BillWheeler wrote a review Sep. 2022
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Having never been to Shelborne before my wife and I were overwhelmed by friendliness of all the locals we met. Amanda was at the top of the list! She made our stay at the Cooper’s Inn one of those experiences you never forget. We highly recommend you consider this as a destination stay over. Our room more than accommodating, was well kept and was right off the landscaped garden. Amanda serves all her guests a complimentary glass of wine at five. A time to meet with other guests and share some experiences you’ve had during your travels. A must see is the Cooper's Shop right across the street. George will be happy to explain the construction method used to make barrels. You will love his workshop and the smell of the lumber. Another must see is the Dory Shop just a short walk down the street. Brian gave us an amazing tour on the main floor of the different types of Dory’s and how the fisherman would use them. Be sure to venture upstairs to meet with Milford the Master Dory Builder. You may be fortunate enough to be there when he’s building a craft and if you’re eager he may allow you to assist him in someway and sign the boat. We highly recommend this area and a stay at the Cooper’s Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Cooper's Inn, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here in Shelburne! There's certainly plenty to see and do in our town. It was great meeting you both, grateful to have been a part of your travels through Nova Scotia!
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Mike H wrote a review Aug. 2022
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Very favourable on all counts but one. Enjoyed our stay but for the description below. Certainly one of the best if not the best breafasts we've enountered anywhere. Inn and its rooms are quaint and comfortable. Lovely sitting area in the garden, tough it rained during our visit to the area. The only thing we would caution future visitors not entirely the innkeepers fault. We are light sleepers and the room above was annoyingly noisy. It seemed that the annex rooms were not soundproofed and the neighbour above was some sort of compulsive organizer who opened and closed drawers and moved suitcases until the wee hours. We could hear every movment and bedspring.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from The Cooper's Inn, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words, and I am so sorry to hear about your experience sleeping in the Cooperage building. Thank you for sharing.
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Sophie P wrote a review Aug. 2022
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The Cooper’s inn bed and breakfast surpassed all of our expectations. It’s located right on the Shelburne harbour waterfront, right by the visitor information centre, popular restaurants, shelburne’s museums by the sea - all easily walkable. We stayed in the McLean room, which overlooked the infamous Cooper inn garden and also had a view of the Shelburne waterfront. We felt so welcomed by the inn’s new owner, who was able to give some suggestions for dinner, and hosted a social hour for guests in the garden with a glass of wine on the house. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the inn has so much history itself for those history buffs - the whole experience was immaculate. Breakfast was absolutely delicious - using local and fresh ingredients, and always left us feeling full to start our day. When we find ourselves back in the Shelburne area, without hesitation would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Cooper's Inn, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at the inn! We so enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again the next time you're along the south shore.
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Patty F wrote a review Aug. 2022
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The property is beautiful but the hostess, Amanda, was amazing and very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious each and every morning with options available if you want something else. She also hosts a social hour with wine every evening for guests who want to meet others. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Cooper's Inn, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2022
Thanks so much for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the inn and in the town, and hope to meet again!
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Jim M wrote a review Aug. 2022
Dartmouth, Canada7 contributions
I've stayed at The Cooper's Inn a number of times over the past couple of decades and have always enjoyed my stay. When I learned of new management, weeks after I had made my 7-day booking for end-July, I wondered if the quality and comfort would be affected with this change. However, I needn’t have worried. The new proprietor, Amanda, is simply an amazing, affable and energetic host! Her breakfasts were very good, with no skimping on the portions, and wine hour provided a great opportunity to meet the fellow guests. The Inn lived up to my expectations and more. Looking forward to a stay in 2023!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Sep. 3, 2022
Thanks so much Jim for taking the time to share your experience! We loved having you here once again and look forward to seeing you next season!
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Jane P wrote a review Aug. 2022
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The owner is very welcoming and goes above a beyond to make your stay the best. Between 5-6 there was a a glass of wine and chat in the lovely garden. It is right by the water and the sunset was beautiful. The breakfast was yummy and was happy to accommodate our wants. Would highly recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Cooper's Inn, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2022
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Shelburne, and we agree - those sunsets over the water are just gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, hope to meet again!
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Jim C wrote a review Aug. 2022
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This b&b is the perfect stop on the lighthouse trail. We felt truly welcome, and a glass of rosé was the perfect excuse to chat with the owner. The rooms are beautifully decorated. Breakfast is home-made and just great. Thank you also for pro-actively making our dinner reservation.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Cooper's Inn, Owner at The Cooper's Inn
Responded Sep. 3, 2022
Happy to help! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and loved having the opportunity to chat with you during our social hour in the garden. Hope to meet again!
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US$169 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaSouthwest Nova ScotiaShelburne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cooper's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Cooper's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Black Loyalist Heritage Centre (5.0 km), Dory Shop Museum (0.2 km), and Shelburne's Museums By The Sea (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cooper's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Cooper's Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Cooper's Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cooper's Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cooper's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts, The Ship's Galley Pub and Eatery, and The Beandock.
Does The Cooper's Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Cooper's Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Cooper's Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Shelburne.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cooper's Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Black Loyalist Heritage Centre (5.0 km).
Does The Cooper's Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.