Unparalleled History

Uncompromising Luxury

An unforgettable stay at Canada's Most Historic Inn



In honour of HRH Prince Edward of the United Kingdom, our first royal visitor in 1794, and namesake of the Province of Prince Edward Island.

Sea view
Private ensuite
320 sq ft
Queen size bed



Honouring HRH Princess Louise, 4th daughter of Queen Victoria and namesake of the Province of Alberta. Her husband, the Duke of Argyll, visited alone in 1881 as the Princess was unable to visit due to ill health.

Sea view
Private ensuite
310 sq ft
King size bed



Honouring Dame Marie Saint Étienne de la Tour de Belleisle. The daughter, stepdaughter, daughter-in-law and wife of four French Royal governors of Acadia. We believe that she lived here in the predecessor of the Bailey House with her daughter Anne and her son-in-law, Jean-Baptiste Rodrique from around 1690 after her first house at the back of our garden was destroyed during the Nine Years War (1688-1697).  She was the Lady or Seigneuresse of Port Royal and Les Mines and once owned the whole of western Nova Scotia from Digby to Wolfville

Garden view
Private ensuite
250 sq ft
Queen size bed



This room honours the German and Dutch relations of King George III, who was the reigning monarch when the Bailey House was built in 1770. He is also the namesake of the Province of New Brunswick.

Garden view
Private ensuite
230 sq ft
Queen size bed


During your stay at the Bailey House you will have exclusive access to the Governor’s Waterfront. Relax with a refreshment to watch the natural world wonder of Annapolis Royal’s 8 meter (26 feet) tide and let the views of the North Mountain embrace you. It’s easy to see why the Governors of Acadia and Seigneurs of Port Royal chose this spot to rule Acadia. From here take the seafront walkway and visit Fort Anne – the oldest remaining fort in North America and the first National Historic Site in Canada.

Granville Ferry


Our Georgian parlour was the scene of Prince Edward’s ball in 1794. Today, we recreate the atmosphere of that time, filling the room with Georgian English, Scottish Baronial period antique furniture.

The principal painting in the room is the 1688 wedding portrait of Princess Ludwika Radziwill attributed to Michael Dahl, the portrait painter to Queen Anne. The Princess’s wedding had a unique part to play in the future fate of Annapolis Royal and the Bailey House. Several other museum quality paintings are on display.

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At the Bailey House, we believe breakfast is an event in itself. Each morning we serve our guests a three course breakfast in our historic dining room.  Our breakfast features locally sourced ingredients so you know it is fresh and delicious.

The room is furnished with antiques dating from the first two centuries of Annapolis Royal. Also here is our 1705 pair of portraits of Queen Anne of Great Britain and her husband, Prince George of Denmark.

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The mission of the Bailey House is to provide guests with an unparalleled historic and luxury experience. At over 250 years old, the inn is possibly the oldest un-altered and original accommodation in North America.  In fact, the foundations of the inn may be closer to 400 years old. As part of this unique experience, we strive to have furniture and amenities in harmony with the important historic nature of the Bailey House – most of the furniture is over 200 years old, and some pieces are over 400 years old. We ask for your support to help us maintain the Bailey House for future generations.

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Bailey House
150 Saint George Street,
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 0A8


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