Captain Hall’s family ties to Annapolis Royal and Granville, Nova Scotia date back to sometime after 1760 when his great, great grandfather, John Hall brought his family from Medford, Massachusetts as English Planters.
A Seafaring Maiden was named after one of Captain Joseph Hall’s daughters, Elizabeth Pritchard Hall. In March of 1870, 20-year-old Elizabeth sailed with her father out of Saint John on the 1444 ton full-rigged ship Rothesay.
On the fourth day out of New Orleans with a cargo of cotton for Liverpool, England the first mate and then nine days later Captain Hall came down with smallpox. Sailing in squally weather, Captain Hall set storm canvas, placed Bessie in command and promoted the carpenter to first mate. Depending upon the basic navigational skills which she had learned from her father on previous voyages, Bessie and the depleted crew of six sailed across the Atlantic arriving in Liverpool on May 11.
Bessie received the respect and admiration of her crew for her accomplishment known to be unique in nautical history. Elizabeth Pritchard Hall died on June 30, 1930, but lives on in local legend as “The Seafaring Maiden of Granville”.
While staying with us at A Seafaring Maiden we invite you to enjoy the principal rooms of our lovely home each with beautiful river views of Annapolis Royal.
The Music Room takes you back in time with the nostalgic pump organ and beautifully restored 1920’s mahagony cabinet grand piano. With warm period lighting and comfortable, true to the period furnishings, you may enjoy making music, sipping a cup of tea, or just daydreaming of days gone by.
The Gentlemen’s Parlour boasts a majestic mahogany library bookcasewith a variety of reading offerings for your perusal and enjoyment during your stay. The leather furnishings and rich coloured décor provide a most inviting respite from a busy day touring the local places of interest.
The Reading Corner provides the perfect spot for any contemplative activity; reading in the overstuffed easy chair and ottoman, writing at the lovely antique desk, or reflecting over the spectacular view of the Annapolis River, Annapolis Royal, and historic Fort Anne.
The Dining Room provides the perfect setting to enjoy the hot and hearty breakfast you will be served each morning. The beautiful pecan furnishings add warmth and beauty to this elegant room. The original tin ceiling, tall bright windows, ‘Wedgwood’ inspired painted walls, and rich, oriental rug set the tone for the enjoyment of a breakfast that will truly prepare you for your exciting day exploring the picturesque and historically rich Annapolis Valley Region.
This room is named after ‘The Seafaring Maiden’ herself, Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Pritchard Hall.
The beautiful birch furnishings include a king size sleigh bed, armoire, two bedside night stands, dresser, and writing desk. The elegant wallpapering, window treatments, and lighting add to the room’s warmth and richness.
This accommodation includes a private three piece bath offering the use of luxurious and comfortable ‘signature’ bath robes. We invite you to enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapolis River from The Bessie.
This room is named for Captain Joseph Hall, the builder and original owner of this home.
An early 1900's solid oak queen bed, dresser, and oak chest provide a warm and relaxing evening’s rest. This room includes a three piece ensuite bath with luxurious oversized ‘signature’ bath towels for your added comfort.
Appointed with a tasteful ‘nautical’ theme, we invite you to gaze out the large front window with unobstructed views of the Annapolis River, Annapolis Royal, and historic Fort Anne from The Captain.
This room is named after Captain Joseph Hall’s second wife, Abigail Litch, for whom this home was built.
The charm of The Abigail come from the lovely lace window treatments, hand quilted bed cover, warm oak double bed, dresser and bedside nightstand, and early 1900’s armoire.
The three beautiful matching wool oriental rugs add to the room’s warmth and comfort. With a three piece ensuite bath, including luxurious oversized ‘signature’ bath towels, this room provides the complete restorative travel experience.
Be sure to take some time to sit by the window and enjoy the view of the Annapolis River from The Abigail.
19 inch flat screen TV's w/cable in all rooms
DVD player and in-house DVD library
High-speed internet service and complimentary printing
In-room telephones with complimentary local calls
Iron and Ironing boards in each room
Hairdryers provided in all rooms
Personal toiletries provided
A Seafaring Maiden happily accommodates your pet(s) to ensure you, your pet(s), and other guests a safe and comfortable stay with us by agreeing to the following guidelines:
Advanced notice of pet(s) stay to accommodate both you and your pet(s) with some size/breed and other exclusions applicable
Pets should be ‘house broken’ and/or litter box trained as well quiet and amenable to the consideration of other guests
2 pets per room maximum
$20 additional cleaning charge per stay
Pet(s )should be leashed when in public areas
Thank you for not leaving your pet(s) unattended in room unless absolutely necessary with prior notification and your contact information provided
Pet owner will be charged for damages/replacement of room/home furnishings
Food service restrictions do not permit pet(s) in food service areas (dining room)
‘Scooping’ after your pet(s) is greatly appreciated
Pet Services Information Provided for Additional Pet Travel/Care Needs
Goshe Pet Care Grooming & Boarding
Bridgetown, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1C0
Telephone : 902-526-0081
Port Royal Animal Hospital
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
Telephone : 902-532-7387
May 15th through June 14th $99.00
June 15th through Sept. 15th $109.00
Sept. 16th through Oct. 15th $99.00
Oct. 16th through May 14th $79.00
From the airport take Hwy 102 westbound towards Yarmouth. Stay right taking Exit 4 for Hwy 101 westbound towards the Annapolis Valley and Lower Sackville. Stay on Hwy 101 and Exit 20 for Bridgetown. Turn right to drive through Bridgetown continuing for 15 to 20 minutes. Take the right towards Port Royal and continue on this road for approximately 1 mile. A Seafaring Maiden will be on the right hand side, 5287 Granville Road. Please park in front to check in.
From the Bar Harbour, Maine ferry at Yarmouth
After leaving the ferry terminal, turn left on Main Street (Hwy 1) and take it to Starrs Road where you will make a right. Turn left onto Hwy 101 east bound toward Digby. Stay on Hwy 101 to Exit22 for Annapolis Royal and Hwy. 8. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Hwy 8 to the traffic light in Annapolis Royal. Turn right at the traffic light and cross over the causeway over the Annapolis River. Make a left at sign for Port Royal onto Granville Road and continue on this road for approximately 1 mile. A Seafaring Maiden will be on the right hand side, 5287 Granville Road. Please park in front to check in.
From the Saint John ferry at Digby
From the ferry terminal follow the Shore Road (Hwy 303) lading toward Digby. Follow the signs to Hwy 101 going east towards Annapolis Royal. Take Hwy 101 to exit 22 for Annapolis Royal and Hwy 8. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Hwy 8 towards Annapolis Royal. Make a right at the traffic light in Annapolis Royal, crossing over the causeway and the Annapolis River. Make a left at the Port Royal sign on to Granville Road and continue approximately 1 mile. A Seafaring Maiden will be on the right hand side, 5287 Granville Road. Please park in front to check in.
Deep Brook Bed & Breakfast
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - This beautiful B&B is conveniently located between the fishing port of Digby and Canada's oldest town, Annapolis Royal, overlooking the beautiful Annapolis Basin. ...
Croft House Bed and Breakfast
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - Share with us the simple pleasures of our eco-friendly century farmhouse - casual comfort, home-grown bounty, countryside tranquility. A warm welcome awaits!...
Bailey House Bed & Breakfast
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - Indulge in a uniquely Canadian experience, year round, in this historic c1770 Georgian home. On the oldest streetscape in North America, the Bailey House is the only guest house in Annapolis Royal on the water. Luxurious rooms, eclectic art and music...
Lakefront Peace & Serenity at Tranquil Times B&B
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - Scenic lakefront getaway;open year-round;reasonable rates;3 spacious rooms;private baths;full cooked breakfast;canoeing,evening bonfires;BBQ & kitchen facilities available;close to Annapolis Royal,Digby, Kejimkujik Nat. Park,Upper Clements Theme Park...
Suncatcher Bed & Breakfast
Truro, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - 2 rooms available, Chignecto room has a queen bed and single day bed with 4 piece ensuite, Cobequid has a queen bed with 4 piece ensuite. We are 5 minutes from downtown Truro the "hub" of Nova Scotia....
Back In Thyme Bed & Breakfast
Taylor Head Provincial Park, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - A home away from home with a taste of Maritime hospitality! 3 separate bedrooms to choose from with a selection ranging from queen size to double sized beds. Located right between Cape Breton and Halifax which makes it a great stopover....
Murray Manor B&B
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - Unique heritage home within blocks to the International Ferry Terminal. Manicured grounds make a peaceful setting yet within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and museums. ...
Alicion Bed & Breakfast
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - Eco-Friendly * Spacious Comfort*Historic Charm Alicion B&B promotes the preservation of this gracious and historic estate while embracing green products and practices. All 4 rooms are spacious and well-appointed, all with large private en suites....
St. Mary's River Lodge
Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - 3 1/2 Star Bed and Breakfast in Sherbrooke NS Next to Historic Sherbrooke Village...
Hospitality plus at The Flying Dutchman B & B
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfasts - A home away from home offering relaxation by the ocean with a chance to see magnificent sunsets. Savor some of the best breakfast in town. 8.5 Kilometers ( 5 miles ) from the icon of Peggy's Cove. Make us your home base for day trips....
Scott Walking Adventures
South Shore, Nova Scotia Hiking & Trekking - Walking and Hiking adventures throughout Canada, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Bermuda & Australia. Experience glorious coastal vistas, picturesque fishing villages, sumptuous picnics, charming country inns, friendly local guides....
Walking & Hiking for the Inquisitive Traveller
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Hiking & Trekking - Walking and Hiking adventures in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Quebec, PEI and Bermuda featuring glorious coastal vistas, picturesque fishing villages, sumptuous picnics, charming country inns, friendly local guides....
Halifax, Nova Scotia Scuba & Snorkeling - Divers World is an ISO 9001:2000 registered scuba dive shop located in Halifax Nova Scotia. We offer full sales and service on recreational as well as commercial scuba diving equipment....
Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours
Digby, Nova Scotia Whale Watching - Whale watching adventure tours into the magnificent Bay of Fundy. See humpback, fin, minke and right whales. Variety of seabirds including puffins. All tours naturalist guided, washroom and wheelchair accessable. Come join us for a Bay of FunDay!...
Keltic Express Zodiac Adventures
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Whale Watching - Zodiac Whale watching near the shores of Northern Cape Breton. ...
Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway
Digby, Nova Scotia Birdwatching - Very private post and beam cottage on Sissiboo River 560 ft of water frontage walking trails, kayaks and canoe with cottage. Great romantic getaway. Cottage sleeps 6, full kitchen, full bath. Canada Select rating 4 star, pets welcome....
Renowned culinary vacations in Nova Scotia, Canada
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Cooking Schools - Savor the experience of courses in seafood cookery, wine, Mediterranean cuisine, and cheeses & cheesemaking while staying at luxurious Trout Point wilderness lodge. These classes have been recommended by Food & Wine, USA Today, and Condé-Nast....
Truro, Nova Scotia Sight-Seeing Tours - Experiential Travel - Tour Company specializing in unique experiences along roads less travelled. Meet local experts as you immerse yourself in the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of your destination....
Halifax, Nova Scotia Sight-Seeing Tours - We make touring Nova Scotia truly comfortable and enjoyable. Tours to Peggy`s Cove, Halifax Then & Now, Luneneburg, Mahone Bay, Bay of Fundy, Cultural Tours.Black /Jewish Heritage Tours. Bus and Van Tours for all groups and sizes. Relax and enjoy...
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Sight-Seeing Tours - CAPE BRETON IN THE FALL! PERFECTION!!! CAN IT BE BETTER? ……. YES “CELTIC COLOURS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL” and BRUCE GUTHRO FOR THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!!!! ...