About the Inn
The Queen Anne Inn offers first class service in bed and breakfast accommodations. Located on the Evangeline Trail, in historic Annapolis Royal, this 1865 Heritage property is beautifully set amongst stately Elm and Maple trees and is one of the finest properties in the Maritimes. This beautiful Victoria Mansion is close to Fort Anne, Kejimkujik National Park, Bay of Fundy whale watching and minutes from the town centre. Experience this treasure for yourself, our scrumptious breakfast, relaxing atmosphere and exceptional service. Recommended by Trip Advisor, Bed and Breakfast.com and numerous travel publications including Frommer’s and Fodor’s, and Moon Travel Guides.
The Queen Anne Inn recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural and heritage resources for all Nova Scotians.
The Queen Anne Inn was built in 1865 as a private residence for William Ritchie and Fanny Foster. In the Victorian style of the day, the Ritchie house featured everything on a grand scale: the ceilings were tall, the staircase large, the mouldings heavy. William and Fanny had only one child, Norman, and they operated the home as a boarding house for many years. After all three passed on, the house had several owners until it fell vacant in the late 19th century. In 1897 it became St. Andrew’s School, a private school attended by boys from across Canada. The school operated for about a decade and then it
was purchased and converted into the Queen Hotel and now as the Queen Anne Inn.
The Queen Anne was fully restored in 1989 paying special attention to the fine craftsmanship of a period that has past. The woodwork throughout the house includes ash, oak, and mahogany. The house appears today almost exactly as it did in 1865.