The Cooper's Inn B&B

Shelburne, NS   Offered for sale at 649,000 CAD

The Cooper’s Inn is well-established and highly respected Inn B&B in Shelburne, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. A Registered Provincial Heritage Property, it’s located on Shelburne Harbour on Historic Dock Street.

Original construction of the property took place c1785. Originally it was a Mercantile Business and private residence for owner George Gracie. It served as a private home, a rental and when it became an Inn in the mid 1980’s and was also run as a respected Restaurant. Meal inquiries are not uncommon, even after 17 years.

Rooms are named for previous owners and the years of ownership is displayed on the entry doors. In 1996 the attic of the Inn was architecturally redesigned into the present day Harbour Suite. Its Award Winning Architect Design is represented as an efficient, self-contained and comfortable apartment. Currently, owners or managers accommodations are on the main level.

Each of the 8 rooms has an ensuite bath, private entry, flat screen TV, WiFi, coffee makers, comfortable seating and recently acquired quality bedding. Each room enjoys Shelburne Harbour views. The Breakfast Room comfortably seats 14 guests simultaneously. There is sleeping accommodation for up to 18 guests. Free off street parking is situated directly beside the enclosed garden area. Numerous eateries and attractions are located in a very comfortable walking area. The Cooper’s Inn is ‘where history meets hospitality’. New Innkeepers will benefit from the established confidence. Trust takes years to build and as a buyer/innkeeper you’ll appreciate the value of goodwill, especially as it relates to the accommodation industry.
Improvements and maintenance are ongoing, as one would expect of a 236+ year old home. New cedar wood shingles and improved insulation have been added (2016/2017) to north and south facing walls. Dormers, newly shingled in 2018. The roof has been replaced (2018, approved by Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia) with a recycled automotive automotive tire product that resembles cedar shakes (some suggest slate tiles). The Cooperage had a new shingled front installed in 2019. Several rooms have been thoughtfully redecorated and all new kitchen appliances added. An extra laundry set was added in 2020. A new Garden Shed and a new Garden Fence enclosure completed in 2017, raised wood walkway in 2020 and deck upgrades in 2021. Both superior and deluxe rooms benefit from redecorating in 2021.

The owner maintained website has been simplified in 2021 and upgraded for greater Mobile access as a subsequent benefit of the changes.

The Inn’s Garden and Patio area draws the awe of new and returning guests from year to year. The Inn’s off street parking is assured by a long-term agreement with the Town of Shelburne.

Guests appreciate that B&B is not simply defined by its Beds; the Breakfasts are every bit as important. A traditional menu selection offers something for virtually every need and desire. Local ingredients are used as much as reasonably possible.

Short walks take guests to many local highlights including 3 museums, numerous restaurants and a world-class harbour. Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club is one of only 3 in Nova Scotia that is open year round. There is also a very popular sailing school in the summer months for all interest and age levels.

Shelburne is the proud home of the ‘most original pre-1800 wooden structures’ of any town in Canada and arguably North America.

The Inn’s Garden and Patio area draws the awe of new and returning guests from year to year. The Inn’s off street parking is assured by a long-term agreement with the Town of Shelburne.

Though it’s the only Inn B&B in the community, nothing is taken for granted. Care is taken to assure the highest reasonable standards.

Property Details
  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • 8 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1785
  • Last Renovated in 2019
  • Opened in 1986
  • Lot is 0.15 Acres
  • Photo Gallery
  • Property Website
Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at 649,000 CAD
  • Occupancy Rate: Seasonal
  • Annual revenue is 150,000 CAD
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