Elmwood Heritage Inn

121 North River Road , Charlottetown, PE C1A 3K7 Canada (Show map)


PEI’s 1st Five Star accommodation & a Trip Advisor favourite, the Elmwood provides exceptional comfort and personal service with modern amenities in the elegance of a Victorian mansion. Located in a quiet park-like acre the Inn is within walking distance to historic downtown Charlottetown, birthplace of Canada, or a 20 minute drive to fabulous beaches and golf courses and a scenic 30 minute drive to the Anne of Green Gables house in Cavendish Experience: • The luxurious ambience of candlelit gourmet breakfasts. • Comfortable well appointed rooms & suites with handmade quilts, unique antiques and private baths. • Concierge service for reservations for theatre, restaurants, tours and Maritime travel information. • Guest amenities of Wireless Lan, eclectic movie selection and afternoon tea.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Hidden Historic Jewel in Charlottetown PEI

5 on March 19, 2016

This past visit I stayed in my favorite suite, the Premier Suite. I arrived to freshly made still steaming chocolate chip muffins for my room....yummm!! I spent a decadent Sunday morning.... an hour in my huge Jacuzzi bathtub, then curled up in my perfectly soft yet firm antique king size bed, air drying infront of the fire place with a goblet of fresh squeezed orange juice. Usually I look forward to breakfast downstairs where breakfast is a five star event, but this day I promised myself I was going to luxuriate in my room till noon. I asked for just cereal in my room and "please don't go to any bother". "Would I like some homemade granola, fruit, and juice?" "Yes". The granola was chunky and fabulous, juice fresh and succulent, and a beautifully arranged fruit tray with lime to squeeze on the strawberries and other fruit !! Who knew how good that tastes ! Carol does! Carol tells me she is not a trained Chef but you would never know, every item I have eaten there is exceptional, and beautifully presented. Breakfast downstairs at the Inn is a grand event. I am a serious introvert but I look forward to breakfast at the large table with other guests, chatting about our travels, sitting at a table lit by candles and laid with fine china, silver ware, those delightful tiny antique salt and pepper shakers, and incredible service. This is like stepping back in time, and dining in first class on the Titanic. For those who don't want to join in though there are many small private tables as well. Owners Jay and Carol are consistently kind, welcoming, accommodating, and a wealth of knowledge about the Inn and all the antiques and curios of course; but also about the Island, places of interest, and local events. The restaurant and menu item that Carol suggested was as predicted...out of this world.

back in time on Prince Edward Island

5 on November 12, 2013

On a 16 day trip covering 1600 miles we stayed in several b & b's and this was the best!!!!! The home is beautiful with wonderful antiques. Owners were very helpful in every way and candlelight breakfast was outstanding. Thanks for a wonderful time. Prue and Barry

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Location Type

12 blocks to centre of downtown, On acre outside business district, Urban


Charlottetown, PEI, Canada (YYG) 5 miles

Directions to property:

From the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick: take the Trans Canada Route #1 into Charlottetown, about 45 minutes. While still on the outskirts, you will go through a short bit of construction at a bridge then up and down a hill and pass a new Holiday Inn Express on your right. Turn RIGHT at the light at the bottom of that hill. It is Route 236 and also North River Road. Continue down North River Road, about 3.4 kilometers, through four stop lights, past a sports field, skating rink and high school. That leads to a stop sign at the corner of McGill Ave. Our lane is 1 1/2 blocks after that stop sign. We are on the RIGHT up a long angled driveway with black wrought iron gates at the end. The end of the driveway is directly across from where "Green Street" enters North River Road, between #117 and #115 which is a grey cottage style house. From the Nova Scotia Ferry: Take the Trans Canada Route #1 into town (approximately 45 minutes). Cross the Hillsborough Bridge into town. Turn LEFT at the 1st light at the end of the bridge. This is Water St. Continue along Water to the fourth stop sign which is where Water Street ends at Haviland St. Turn RIGHT. Haviland Street becomes Rochford Street after a few short blocks. Go to the third stop sign which is at Euston St. Turn LEFT. Euston becomes Brighton Road. Take the 3rd RIGHT, it is Route 236 North and also North River Road. Go up past Admiral Street which is the third street on the left. On the LEFT is 113 at the corner, then 115 a grey house set back about 50 feet. Turn LEFT up our lane which has black wrought iron gates at the end. Just opposite our lane is Green Street which comes into North River Road on the Right. .peiferry/route_schedule/

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Anne of Green Gables house - Cavendish, 20 beautiful Island golf courses, Charlottetown harbour boardwalk, Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, Beautiful beaches and nature parks, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Serenity Salon massage services available by apt.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Sight-seeing

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Baby sitters available with previous notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please contact property for details
  • Cancellations: Reservations are cancelable up until two weeks prior to arrival date. In the event of cancellation outside the two week period, we will return the deposit minus a $35 Can. administration fee . Even if a guest needs to cancel at the last minute within the two week period, we will try to re-rent the room and will only charge for vacant nights. At many times of the year we are often able to rent open rooms at short notice. An early checkout is treated like a cancellation and is subject to our ability to re-rent the space.



Carol and Jay Macdonald

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About the innkeepers

Love to cook & enjoy a good wine. We have over 100 cookbooks from fat free to decadent desserts and often create our own recipes. Love to travel and experience new places. Enjoy routing around in antique stores. Are very active in our Anglican church and Cursillo.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: on occasion in the garden or guest's room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Celiac/gluten free, diabetic diet

Signature Dish

Orange French Toast with Grand Marnier Sauce