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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Shelburne is well worth a visit with beautiful harbour which the Coopers Inn overlooks. Its a thoughtfully presented Inn in a really nice period house with a lovely garden. The room had everything we needed and was very tasteful (including a massage chair!). Breakfasts were very nice and location couldn't be bettered.

Date of stay: July 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank seedym02
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a night with my parents, my brother and his wife (each couple had their own room). The rooms were clean, fresh, the perfect temperature, private and comfortable. Ours (the Smith room) had its own door leading to the cute patio/garden in the back of the hotel, where the six of us sat late on Saturday night, drinking a bottle of wine and watching the Parade of Lights on the harbour (lit-up sailboats, part of Shelburne's Founders' Days).

When you arrive in your room on the first night, you're greeted by a complimentary bottle of local wine, chocolates and packaged shortbreads.The soaps in the bathroom are gorgeous. There is a Keurig Coffee maker in every room. The breakfast is delicious and generous, made to order and piled high with fruit. It's always accompanied by a basket of fresh breads or muffins, coffee or tea, and glasses of OJ with cranberry juice. I've had better breakfasts at other B&B's, but this one is in the top 10 for certain.

The innkeepers are friendly, but not overly so; they give you your privacy. I can imagine this would be a very romantic place to holiday for couples, and I would HIGHLY recommend spending two nights, taking a day to explore the town and surrounding area (excellent seaside drives abound), and having a meal at Charlotte Lane restaurant (just a few steps from the Cooper's Inn).

Our only complaint is that they do not allow small dogs - which we completely understand, but in a perfect world, they'd be open to it.

Date of stay: July 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank kmacalpi
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Shelburne could do so much more to attract tourists! The town has a rich history, with many attractive, old buildings. But it is sadly lacking in options for accommodation and restaurants. Coopers Inn is well situated in the heart of that history. But it lacked a truly warm, welcoming feel. The room was small, but clean. Chocolates and wine on arrival was a nice touch. Breakfast was OK (choose from the menu), but was indifferent to food allergies.

Dinner options in town were very disappointing. Note, we stayed Sunday and Monday nights, when Charlotte Lane restaurant was closed (we understand it has an excellent reputation, but were unable to sample this). Two other restaurants/cafes were not opening until July. This left the Seadog Pub (not recommended), Loyalist Inn (not particularly inspiring), the Chinese and the Pizza takeout as our only options.

Date of stay: June 2011
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2011

We at The Cooper's Inn strive to be welcoming and provide comfortable, quality accommodations. You will notice that this is commented on in many of our reviews. Our ample menu caters to most tastes, but it is difficult at times to accomodate multiple food allergies. Our rooms vary in size and price. You chose the least expensive and subsequently the smallest room we have....although The Smith Room is very popular for it's price and first floor location, opening on to our garden. All of our rooms can be viewed at our website [--]
Shelburne is a vibrant community with great restaurants, museums, arts centre and active waterfront. It is steeped in amazing history which comes alive many days a week with 200 year old military drills complete with musket fire and ladies and gents around town in period dress. It is unfortunate that you arrived early in the season and on Sunday and Monday when the town is quieter and Charlotte Lane Cafe is closed. If you should return to Shelburne, please give us an opportunity to show you a really amazing community.

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Reviewed May 17, 2011

It was a pleasure to be greeted by the hostess Pat Dewar who made us instantly feel at home. We stayed in the beautiful and comfortable suite which was very peaceful. Breakfast in the morning was fabulous and we really enjoyed being treated asif we were in a 5 star restaurant. The wine in the room with chocolats was a nice touch and very much appreciated. We had a great experience at the Coopers Inn and enjoyed being introduced by our hostess to the members of the Shelburne Yacht Club. What a hooooot
Love Nova Scotia and hope to return soon......

Room tip: Ask for the suite
Date of stay: May 2011
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Thank Quiawha
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Reviewed November 11, 2010

Not only is the Cooper's Inn just a stunning property with nooks and crannies and courtyards and delightful natural shingles over the 200-plus year structure, but it is an Inn run by extordinary people who care about the town they fell in love with and care about their guests with an honest warmth and detail. My room was across the hall from a delightful sitting room full of books and my view looked down over the meticulously landscaped fenced in back gardens and out to the historic waterfront. It seemed every detail had been taken into consideration: dovetailed dressers, antique lamps, clawfoot tub, beautiful quilts, and the charming touch of a gift of a little bottle of Nova Scotia's Jost wine, labelled specifically for the Cooper's Inn. The dining room is delightful, the food upscale, fresh, prepared with care, and the building full of stories (some of them ghost stories!) and quirky history. Pat and Paul took a special interest in my particular fundraising project which brought me to Shelburne, introduced me to friends, taught me about the area and cared for me like family. They are very special people and perfect ambassadors for the memorable south shore of Nova Scotia.

Date of stay: May 2010
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Thank Emily F
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