Surrounded by six acres of landscaped gardens, away from the bustle of city, DesBarres Manor Inn provides a secluded setting for executive meetings, retreats and events. Here, in the fresh oceanside air at the head of the Atlantic Coast's largest bay, guests indulge in deluxe amenities and gracious maritime service far removed from urban distractions, yet only 25 minutes off the Trans Canada highway.
Built in 1837 for Supreme Court Justice W.F. DesBarres, our boutique property offers meeting planners and executives a delightful alternative to a typical hotel setting. DesBarres Manor Inn's elegant Hearth Room can accommodate meetings and events of up to 40, with the French doors opening onto the Grand Deck. The private dining room accommodates meetings and events of up to 8.
A member of Authentic Seacoast™ Company, DesBarres Manor Inn guests also have access to the meeting and event venue at the Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery. Located on a 60 acre peninsula extending into Guysborough Harbour, the Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery is located on a magnificent point of land which was owned by former Lieutenant-Governor James Cranswick Tory. The venue features a private board room with AV that can accommodate 12 guests as well as a spectacular tasting room with towering pine timbers for special events. Outdoor events are also available in the summer months. Osprey Shores also has a 10 room guest lodge.
DesBarres Manor Inn’s award-winning cuisine and wine are available at every meeting venue in the Authentic Seacoast group. The culinary and catering team will work with meeting planners to create individual menus that reflect the fish, game and produce available from local suppliers and the Manor gardens at the time you are planning to host your meeting or special event.
Business travellers may also take advantage of complimentary high speed WiFi throughout the inn and in the Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery.
Known for our luxurious rooms with chiropractic mattresses, 600 thread count sheets and spa bath products, DesBarres Manor Inn offers the perfect venue for intimate meeting and retreats. Our expert staff will ensure your meeting or retreat is a highly productive and memorable event.