The Cooper’s Inn is a 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 it was also home to a respected Restaurant. Meal inquiries are not uncommon, even after 18 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.
All 8 rooms have ensuite bath, private entry, flat screen TV, WiFi, coffee makers, comfortable seating and quality bedding. Each room enjoys varying Shelburne Harbour views. The Breakfast Rooms comfortably seat up to 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 within a very comfortable (less than 7 Minutes) walking distance. The Cooper’s Inn is ‘where history meets hospitality’. New Innkeepers will benefit from the established confidence. Trust takes years to build. The value of goodwill, especially as it relates to the accommodation industry and this property bodes well for the future.
Improvements and maintenance are ongoing, as one would expect of a c236 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). Several rooms have been thoughtfully redecorated and all new kitchen appliances added. A new Garden Shed and a new Garden Fence enclosure completed in 2017.
The Inn’s Garden and Patio area draws the awe of new and returning guests from year to year. 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. Our reviews will assure new owners that the attention to detail and cleaning are beyond expectations.
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 dietary 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.
• 4.5 Star Canada Select
• Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, plus in 2018 & 2019 the coveted Hall of Fame Award,and 2020 & 2021 Traveler's Choice Award (Top 10% of Inns/B&Bs)
• Booking.com guest rating 9.7
• AAA Approved
The Cooper’s Inn B&B is a turnkey opportunity. Subject to negotiation, current Innkeepers will initiate and coach new operator/s on a short-term basis.
Negotiable Owner financing OAC, with minimum, unencumbered 67% down.
$629,000 CDN. Approximately $522,000 US Funds, 427,000 euros, 368,000 pounds sterling