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Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast

7544 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1J4 Canada
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#2 of 4 B&Bs in Louisbourg
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Beautifully appointed house (c. 1886) with generous sized guestrooms each with its own balcony/veranda. Situated in the very center of town and close walking distance to restaurants and the Louisbourg Playhouse (music hall). Access to kitchen (non-cooking) with refrigerator, tea/coffee, ice etc. Breakfast served at our sister property, the Louisbourg Harbour Inn.
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David B wrote a review Sep 2023
St. John's, Canada1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay in historic Louisbourg. Fortress Louisbourg is a must visit for a day. The scenery of the coastline at Louisbourg Lighthouse and the local coves is a photographer's dream. The main thing that made our trip so memorable was the great accommodations and meals that we enjoyed during our stay. The rooms at the Heritage House are large, luxurious and super comfortable, without compromising the character of the era. The breakfast meals served at its sister property, the Harbour Inn, a short 2-minute walk, were delicious. We loved the beautiful antiques and nostalgia found in both properties and will definitely make a return trip to Louisbourg and stay at the Heritage House once again. Also, I'd recommend dining at the nearby Foggy Hermit restaurant... the halibut is excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mona p wrote a review Sep 2023
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Beautiful home, great bedroom but never met the owner, couldn't be bothered to make an appearance. We requested a cancelation on our second night to travel ahead of Hurricane Lee but he said the weather wasn't his problem. Louisburg is a remote location with minimal services so we didn't want to get stuck with no food, no kitchen, no help.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Parker Bagnell, Innkeeper at Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Sep 17, 2023
Total fabrication. Innkeeper personally prepared breakfast for you 2 days in a row. All local restaurants were open, with no power outages. We had nearly full occupancy and a happy and satisfied group they were. You wanted to leave early and that was your decision. You are grinding your axe and that's all.
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NorthVanPat wrote a review Jun 2023
North Vancouver, Canada78 contributions60 helpful votes
First appearances can certainly be deceiving! We stayed in the one house just off Main Street and weren’t too sure if the place was open upon arrival outside. After getting organized through the phone by calling the host, we found our room and were absolutely delighted with the inside of the beautiful house. Our room was airy, lovely and comfortable, there was a spotless kitchen to make coffee or tea on the main floor, and the house was very tastefully decorated throughout. Breakfast was served at the sister house a short walk away and it was home prepared, fresh and delicious. What a treat! We were sorry to have to leave only after one night - a real gem on our trip. Thank you Karen and Parker!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Parker Bagnell, Innkeeper at Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jun 14, 2023
Thanks very much NorthVanPat! So nice to hear you found the Heritage House to your liking. It has a genuine charm . You will be pleased to know that we started on a face-lift on her today. Hurricane Fiona roughed things up a but here in Louisbourg. You are always welcome in Cape Breton! Parker
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ljrobertson wrote a review Oct 2022
Calgary23 contributions26 helpful votes
We chose the Louisbourg Heritage House because we love historical homes, and it did not disappoint. It really is as pretty as the photographs, well and thoughtfully furnished in period specific furniture and art. We found most everything to be fresh and functional despite the age. A few niggles: we were a little late arriving due to road construction, and the hosts were not there - our registration instructions consisted of post-it notes. However, with the assistance of some fellow guests, we sorted out rooms, keys, etc. and settled in. Note for the owner – none of the fans worked. Breakfast was served in another heritage B&B across the street (at this time of the season, having two chefs for reduced crowds would be logistically crazy) and was a pleasant surprise. Although it appeared to be far too large, we were presented with assorted fresh fruit (including wild blueberries) crepe, sausages and fresh cheddar scones. The crepe proved to be light, with a delicious fruit reduction sauce and was exactly the right portion to start the day. The server was a friendly Cape Bretoner, who was happy to share culinary secrets and sent us on our way with the rest of the fresh scones for lunch - very kind. We would stay again when we have more time to appreciate the amenities and location.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Jacqueline W wrote a review Sep 2022
Montreal, Canada332 contributions172 helpful votes
The Louisbourg Heritage House bnb is well situated right in the middle of the small town in a lovely old house just minutes from the harbour. We stayed in the Logan room which was clean and comfortable if not as big as some of the other rooms we noticed. I liked that we were able to make ourselves pots of tea in the kitchen next door. Pretty much the only restaurant in town (the very delicious Spoondrift) is right across the street and both the fort and lighthouse are a short drive away. A few things which would improve peoples' stay at this bnb: as many people have mentioned in their reviews, when one checks in you don't actually meet the hosts, but a key and letter is left for you. We would have appreciated a phone number or way to actually get in touch with the hosts in case of need (eg at one point we had trouble with the door of our room ). Also, although some visitors have enjoyed the pop omelette with sausage breakfast, we (who, like some others, did not) would have appreciated having some choice, even if just toast or eggs, Breakfast hours were 8-9 am with check out by 10:30, so for those who might want to sleep in the breakfast hours were also quite restrictive. Overall a good stay with tweaks needed to make it perfect!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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mark h wrote a review Sep 2019
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We stayed here for 3 nights, the last to weather hurricane Dorian. We had the “Matthew” loft suite which was enormous. Parker is a wonderful host and is very accommodating. Breakfasts were served in the other b&b and were large & delicious. We were glad to be in this old house through the hurricane as it weathered it well. We loved our stay and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thunderbird12 wrote a review Sep 2019
Henderson, Nevada561 contributions257 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable two-night stay here in August. The two breakfasts we had were truly outstanding. We're still thinking about the fabulous scones and creative egg dishes Parker and his team put out. Our server, Veronica, was terrific and completed the trifecta package: accommodation, food and service.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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MichaelL19712014 wrote a review Aug 2019
Belfast, United Kingdom168 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed for 1 night in the pretty village of Louisbourg. The Good. 1. Great location on the middle of town and easy walk to restaurants and the Playhouse. 2. The building looks pretty. 3. The rooms are actually good. The beds are comfortable and it was clean. There is a seating area and we had a great verandah. 4. The owner was pleasant and helpful at check in The Bad. 1. No-one lives in the house and it feels a bit soulless. Breakfast is also served in the other property the owners have down the street. 2. Everything feels a little tired. The pain is flaking off the building and the bathroom was very dated although the shower worked ok. The garden was also a bit overgrown. 3. The Wi-Fi was pretty slow and there was no TV. The sitting room seemed more dated than period. 4. The breakfast was disappointing and a bit chaotic. It is only served between 8 and 9am in the next property and serves for both hotels. The result was a long wait for breakfast as they ran out of tables. There was also no-one to greet me and so I ended up having to going into the kitchen find someone. It would make sense to have a more extended period for breakfast. The food was slow coming. There was a cranberry scone-ok and a pop over with 2 sausages. It looked pretty and the fruit and sausages were good but I am not a big fan of sweet and savoury combos. The coffee was pretty bland too. Overall The place was fine for the night but not overly inspiring. It looks like it is a bit faded and could do with a makeover as it could be great. I would probably choose somewhere else if returning to the area
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amy D wrote a review Aug 2019
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The Louisbourg Heritage Inn blew my expectations out of the water! Our room, the Draper, was larger than expected with a sweet sitting area, super comfortable queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and shower (great water pressure too!) the balcony off our room offered a stunning view of Louisbourg and it’s harbour. Ice, coffee, many tea options, as well as milk and cream were available on site. Breakfast took the cake! Today was fresh baked cranberry cheddar scones and coffee or tea when you first arrived (located at their sister property, Louisbourg Harbourview Inn) followed by a peach blueberry popover with breakfast sausages! Breakfast fir for a king! I would stay here again based on breakfast alone! Just minutes away from all their is in Louisbourg. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephane L wrote a review Jul 2019
Berlin, Germany56 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed three nights in this very lovely Victorian-era house. Parker was a wonderful host and cooked a superb breakfast for us. Naturally the fortress is an inevitable must...but don't miss out on the wonderful trail at the lighthouse and some very nice dining...ask Parker, he can give you some good tips. Our room was fantastic, with a huge bed and small seating area (useful in case it rained...but it didn't!) and a small deck in front.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandLouisbourg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (2.9 km), Louisbourg Lighthouse (1.1 km), and Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spoondrift Cafe, The Bothy, and Foggy Hermit Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Louisbourg Heritage House Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (2.9 km).