Located in the quaint village of Granville Ferry and overlooking the historic town of Annapolis Royal, this beautiful 1881 registered heritage property was home to Sea Captain, Ship Builder, and Merchant, Captain Joseph Hall.
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”.
Principal Rooms . . .
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.
Policies & Restrictions
A Seafaring Maiden Pet Friendly Policy
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