Located in the quaint village of Granville Ferry and overlooking the historic town of Annapolis Royal, this beautiful award winning 1881 registered heritage property and 4 star Canada Select B&B was home to Sea Captain, Ship Builder, and Merchant, Captain Joseph Hall. A Seafaring Maiden was named after one of Captain Joseph Hall’s daughters, Elizabeth Pritchard Hall. In March of 1870, 20-year-old Elizabeth sailed with her father out of Saint John on the 1444 ton full-rigged ship Rothesay. On the fourth day out of New Orleans with a cargo of cotton for Liverpool, England, the first mate and then nine days later Captain Hall fell ill. Sailing in squally weather, Captain Hall set storm canvas, placed Bessie in command and promoted the carpenter to first mate. Depending upon the basic navigational skills which she had learned from her father on previous voyages, Bessie and the depleted crew of six sailed across the Atlantic arriving in Liverpool on May 11. Bessie received the respect and admiration of her crew for her accomplishment known to be unique in nautical history. Elizabeth Pritchard Hall died on June 30, 1930, but lives on in local legend as “The Seafaring Maiden of Granville”.
5 on July 24, 2013
The Seafaring Maiden B&B was truly a home away from home & all thanks to Ann-Marie & Bill. Ann-Marie & Bill are 2 of the friendliest people we've ever met. You feel like you're visiting friends not staying at a B&B! This place definitely made our "go to" place the next time we're in the area & we will be recommending it to everyone! They constantly went out of their way to make sure your stay was perfect. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. We slept like logs the 2 nights we stayed there. The fresh coffee that was put out around 7am each morning was the perfect way to start the day, curled up on the armchair by the window on the 2nd floor. The breakfasts were nothing short of amazing and very filling. I've been craving Ann-Marie's frittata with sausage & her freshly baked homemade biscuits that just melt in your mouth and pair up perfectly with the most amazing carrot jam ever (it really does taste like carrot cake). We all had so much fun chatting with Bill during breakfast that it was hard to get up & get on with the day (on top of being so full of good food as well) we could have just stayed there all day. The house is a gorgeous historic property in Grenville Ferry, with a great view of Annapolis Royal across the river. It's a very short drive to Annapolis Royal (under 5min) & there's plenty of free parking throughout the town so don't let location stop you from booking this amazing B&B for your stay.
5 on December 09, 2012
We stayed two nights at "A Seafaring Maiden" in Granville Ferry, NS. Our hosts were lovely and gave us a lot of information on the area and what was happening during our stay which we appreciated. We arrived late on the first day of our stay...just in time to drop our luggage and get to the graveyard for an evening "Graveyard Tour" which included lanterns to light our way...a very interesting tour!! Our hosts were great and the breakfasts were wonderful. Thank you to Bill and AnnMarie for opening their home to us.
5 on August 20, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Anne Marie and Bill and felt very much at home in their beautiful, historic home. We had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed the company at the breakfast table. All-in-all a perfect bed & breakfast in a beautiful spot.
5 on July 24, 2012
Our stay at A Seafaring Maiden was a trip"highlight." Our accommodations were superb and hosts : Bill & Anne Marie Monk were very helpful. Bill called me prior to our departure to offer travel tips. Take his advice. We highly recommend a stay at A Seafaring Maiden and would return ourselves.
5 on June 20, 2012
On July 31st, 2011, after having cycled approximately 119km (Liverpool to Granville Ferry), we were met by two of the friendliest people, namely Anne Marie and Bill, the owners/operators of the Seafaring Maiden. We were promptly provided with our very well decorated and immaculate room. After a well deserved shower, we conversed with the owners in the kitchen area and learned about what the area had to offer in terms of what to visit and also of the history surrounding the Annapolis Royal area. As luck has it, on this very day, the Village of Annapolis Royal were having a celebration and part of the celebration included fireworks, which we were able to enjoy while sitting on the front veranda of the Seafaring Maiden, sipping on a homemade brew. The delicious breakfast provided us with ample carbs, according us with the required energy to continue on our cycling journey. We definitely recommend that you stay at the Seafaring Maiden whenever you are in the Annapolis Royal area. Claude & Wanda Ottawa, ON
5 on December 01, 2011
This one is a gem that I will go back to again and again. The minute I left I wanted to go back and sleep in those soft comby beds, eat some more of that amazing breakfast, and get to know the charming and friendly hosts. Bill and Anne Marie go to great lengths to ensure your stay will be perfect. Thanks so much guys!
5 on October 22, 2011
Simply the best B&B in Nova Scotia. Leagues ahead of all the competition, even those double the price. Bill and Anne-Marie obviously love the business as from the moment we arrived to walking us out to our car, we felt at home. Great local advise, fabulous rooms and décor and our breakfast was a treat of harvest apple crumble and pancakes to die for. Dont travel to Nova Scotia without a stay at the Seafaring Maiden
5 on October 05, 2011
From their warm and open-hearted greeting to their helpfulness with all aspects of our stay, Ann Marie and Bill Monk were the epitome of gracious, knowledgeable B&B hosts. They accommodated my gluten-free request for breakfast, suggested a place for dinner in Annapolis Royal, and shared their stories about their connection to the house and the area. We stayed in 'The Bessie' room which was spacious, beautifully and tastefully furnished (not overloaded with Victorian doo-dads) and extremely comfortable. The separate bathroom was pristine. This is one of the best B&B's we've stayed in anywhere - Ann Marie and Bill set a very high standard both for the accommodations and as hosts - and we would highly recommend 'A Seafaring Maiden' for exploring the Annapolis Royal area!
4.6 on October 05, 2011
The three nights at the Seafaring Maiden was the highlight of our two week trip to the Maritime Province. Bill and Anne Marie certainly know Southern hospitality from their Southern roots. From the best breakfasts of our trip to the things to do and places to eat recommendations from Bill, this was a wonderful stay.
5 on September 19, 2011
My husband and I have stayed in B&Bs all over Canada, England,Wales,Denmark,and Norway, and this is one of our favourites. This is due to not only top notch hosts, but we love the spacious bedrooms and the wonderful breakfasts. Bill and Anne Marie use local foods when possible and our stay last weekend was no exception. Blueberry french bread with maple syrup. Both the blueberries and the maple syrup were from the surrounding area. Also, we love the quaint village of Granville Ferry with its wonderful view of Annapolis Royal across the river.
This room is named after ‘The Seafaring Maiden’ herself, Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Pritchard Hall. The beautiful birch furnishings include a king size sleigh bed, armoire, two bedside night stands, dresser, and writing desk. The elegant wallpapering, window treatments, and lighting add to the room’s warmth and richness. This accommodation includes a private three piece bath offering the use of luxurious and comfortable ‘signature’ bath robes. We invite you to enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapolis River from The Bessie.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 89 - $CAD 119
This room is named for Captain Joseph Hall, the builder and original owner of this home. An early 1900's solid oak queen bed, dresser, and oak chest provide a warm and relaxing evening’s rest. This room includes a three piece ensuite bath with luxurious oversized ‘signature’ bath towels for your added comfort. Appointed with a tasteful ‘nautical’ theme, we invite you to gaze out the large front window with unobstructed views of the Annapolis River, Annapolis Royal, and historic Fort Anne from The Captain.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 89 - $CAD 119
This room is named after Captain Joseph Hall’s second wife, Abigail Litch, for whom this home was built. The charm of The Abigail come from the lovely lace window treatments, hand quilted bed cover, warm oak double bed, dresser and bedside nightstand, and early 1900’s armoire. The three beautiful matching wool oriental rugs add to the room’s warmth and comfort. With a three piece ensuite bath, including luxurious oversized ‘signature’ bath towels, this room provides the complete restorative travel experience.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 89 - $CAD 119
Historic, Known for the Bay of Fundy Tides, Riverfront, Sightseers Dream, Popular for Whale Watching, Known for best views of Annapolis Royal, Wine country
Halifax, NS, Canada (YHZ) 125 miles
From the airport take Hwy 102 westbound towards Yarmouth. Stay right taking Exit 4 for Hwy 101 westbound towards the Annapolis Valley and Lower Sackville. Stay on Hwy 101 and Exit 20 for Bridgetown. Turn right to drive through Bridgetown continuing for 15 to 20 minutes. Take the right towards Port Royal and continue on this road for approximately 1 mile. A Seafaring Maiden will be on the right hand side, 5287 Granville Road. Please park in front to check in.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Tidal power station, Historic Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano, Radio, Videos, Washer/dryer , Storage available for outdoor gear
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian