A free online encyclopedia about bed and breakfasts created and edited by travel writers
The Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Canning, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada. Only a five-minute drive from the ocean, the property is surrounded by trees and other greenery. The house is over 150 years old and was originally the home of a shipbuilder. It has been operating as a bed and breakfast since 1988 and is currently owned by Lynn and Rod Eisener. There are six unique suites available for guests to stay in on the property, split amongst the main house and a carriage house. The Farmhouse Inn prides itself on its breakfast, and it's something many guests appreciate, where they serve a three-course homemade meal that changes day-to-day.
In the furthest eastern reaches of Canada's territory lay the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Canning, which sits in the center of Nova Scotia, though it is nearly on the northern coast of the province, placing it only a few minutes from the beach. A few minutes to the east is the city of Kingsport at the edge of the Minas Basin. This large body of water curves to the northwest and blends into the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to the nearby oceanic features, The Farmhouse Inn BnB is also situated comfortably in the midst of various trees and other greenery. The combination of these nearby attractions and geographic features provides visitors to the inn with an assortment of potential activities and sights.
The Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast has six rooms: the Acadia Suite, the Annapolis Suite, the Apple Blossom Room, the Fundy Suite, the Minas Basin Suite, and the North Mountain Suite. The rooms range from being able to accommodate two to four people. Some amenities and features all six of the units share in common include private bathrooms within the suites themselves, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, high-quality linens, bathrobes, and other essential comforts of home. Additional features vary from suite to suite, such as refrigerators, tea and coffee, common areas, and glasses for beverages. Two of the rooms at Farmhouse Inn BnB are pet-friendly, and all room rates include the inn's breakfast.
The breakfast served at The Farmhouse Inn B&B ranges from seven different available menus, which the innkeepers rotate in order to keep things fresh. If guests stay for longer than just one night, they can expect different breakfasts each day. Regardless of which menu option is served, the breakfast always includes three courses of handmade food made from ingredients of the other local business of the area. Lynn Eisener, who co-owns The Farmhouse Inn with her husband Rod, usually does the baking. Rod himself is known as a decent chef, and as such, they make cooking a team effort between the two of them. Substitute dietary options are available upon request.
As the name of the property suggests, The Farmhouse Inn BnB adopts the look and feel of an authentic antique farmhouse. The rooms are decorated with old relics and knick-knacks from the building's basement. Lynn personally recommends the Annapolis Suite for the most authentic farmhouse experience on the property. It rooms up to four people, and it has a walk-in rain shower. The Farmhouse Inn also has a small store that sells locally-made goods by other members of Canning, Nova Scotia. The property is open year-round, though their busiest months are July to September.
The motto of Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast is to "Feel like you're at home within the first five minutes of walking through the door." Lynn Eisener manages the inn, and she desires for it to be "a home away from home" for anyone visiting. She and her husband Rod pride themselves on hospitality and personalized service to their guests. One thing that they do for each person that passes through is to provide them with a map of the surrounding area, with activities and dining options marked clearly on it. This map includes anything of particular note within a half-hour's drive of the bed and breakfast.
The Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast has received a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award from 2016 to 2020. The property itself, and the surrounding countryside of Canning, can best be described as quaint. There are various historic properties in the nearby area, and in recent years the development has begun to be known for being a "foodie" location. Another notable fact about the region is that the world's highest tides can be found in the Bay of Fundy, which divides New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. This location is only 15 minutes away from Farmhouse Inn BnB and a popular attraction among the property's visitors.
Guests have left positive reviews of the property, and Lynn and Rod are frequently mentioned in those reviews. Most of the time, they are appreciated for being accommodating hosts; specifically, they don't mind changing things around to best please visitors. One guest's review reads, "We've stayed twice at Farm House Inn B&B and very much enjoyed both visits. Rod and Lynn are charming hosts and make you feel very welcome. They are more than happy to provide local maps and information on restaurants, things to see, etc." Many ratings of the bed and breakfast also praise the food served there.
The inn's location places it within relatively close proximity to many of the attractions of the Annapolis Valley. Some of these activities include hiking, wineries, visiting beaches, vineyards, and sightseeing points. Lynn and Rod are willing to help their guests set up reservations for wine tours and other activities if they communicate this desire ahead of time.
The Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast was, in fact, a farmhouse back in the early days of its existence. At first, the building was initially constructed in 1861 by a local shipbuilder as a private residence. At some point between 1870 and 1880, the property was sold to the Lyons family, who then converted it into a farmhouse. The Lyons family maintained ownership of the property for over 100 years until 1988 when they sold the farmhouse to the Clark family, and it was converted into a bed and breakfast.
It is assumed that Farmhouse Inn BnB was one of the first bed and breakfasts in the Nova Scotia region to provide private bathrooms for each suite on the property. An old barn, also located on the premises, was converted into an additional space for housing—now called the Carriage House—where the North Mountain Suite and the Annapolis Suite reside.
The Clarks, who had created the Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast, owned the property from 1988 until 1995. From 1995 to 2005, the farmhouse was under the management of the Bray family and then switched hands again to the Kellys from 2005 to 2015. The current owners of the Farmhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast are Lynn and Rod Eisener, who bought the property in 2016. They'd had strong desires to enter the lodging industry for some time, so they both put a hold on their careers in order to pursue this new dream of theirs. Both Lynn and Rod are native residents of eastern Canada.
Bed and Breakfast
Lynn & Rod Eisener
The Clarks, Bray Family, The Kellys