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About the Inn

Tattingstone Inn offers two suites and twelve beautifully appointed rooms, five are in The Main House and another nine in The Carriage House. If you are just looking for a place to lay your head or the ultimate luxurious experience we have the room to suite your needs with standard, deluxe and premium rooms and suites.   Nestled on an acre and a half in the heart of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada and minutes to Acadia University.

The grounds have been beautifully landscaped into a park-like setting with several mature trees including rare butternut trees, peach and pear trees, and numerous herb gardens.
Tattingstone innkeepers

Our Story

Welcome to Nova Scotia. We are Randy and Erika, the Innkeepers at Tattingstone Inn. Bringing several years in the hospitality business along with our passion for customer service and meeting new people we moved to this wonderful town and purchased the Inn.

After visiting the Annapolis Valley some twenty years ago we fell in love with the area and Wolfville in particular.  With a desire to be close to family and friends and continue working in hospitality, we felt that Wolfville was the place we truly wanted to be and by good fortune the previous owners agreed to sell us Tattingstone Inn.
We have a strong and proven resume in hospitality and are eager to add our own personality to the storied history and traditional charm this Inn has a reputation for.

History of the Inn

Originally known as Thompson House this Italianate-style home was built in 1874 as a farm house and home to an early Mayor of Wolfville, George Thompson, who served as mayor from 1897-1902. This registered historic landmark’s most noted occupant was Leslie R. Fairn, an outstanding Canadian architect who designed many public buildings in Nova Scotia and Wolfville. He lived in the house for over 35 years and during that time he supervised the construction of Acadia’s University Hall as well as many other buildings in the community such as McConnell Dining Hall, and Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital. He kept his office and workshop in the Carriage House and raised his family in the Main House.
In 1987 the property was purchased by a known Halifax restaurateur, Betsy Harwood.  After extensive renovations the property was transformed into this elegant Inn. The name Tattingstone was a small village in England derived from Betsy’s family tree, where an ancestor had resided in the late fifteenth century.

Tattingstone Amenities

The Amenities

Whether your stay at Tattingstone Inn is brief or extended the Inn boasts several amenities to enhance your stay. 

During the summer relax on our newly renovated outdoor space where you can indulge in a nice glass of local wine, spirits or craft beer from our bar menu.

On cooler days relax in our cozy living room in front of the fireplace with your favourite book or choose one from our library and savour a warm cup of tea from our selection of regular and herbal flavours.

Changes for our Housekeeping Services for 2020: For your comfort, we want your stay to be as undisturbed as possible. Room refreshes will be postponed for the season however additional amenities like toiletries and towels are available upon request, delivered in protective packaging and placed at the guest rooms door. Arrangements can be made by calling the front desk. 
We've also removed High Touch items: travel magazines, pens, note pads, paper, cotton ball and Q-tip holders in all our rooms.

Room Amenities

All of our rooms are tastefully decorated combining victorian antiques and modern touches to include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Scan/ Printing Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper In Lobby
  • Jacuzzi tub in select rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Baggage Hold
  • Private Bath/Shower for every room
  • Complimentary Gourmet Breakfast
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • In-room Hair Dryers
  • Ironing Board
  • Children Welcome
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre

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