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About the Inn

The Queen Anne Inn offers the first-class service in bed & breakfast accommodation. 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 Atlantic Canada. This beautiful Victorian mansion invites guests to experience a bygone era of elegant architecture & charm complete with fine hospitality, comfort & relaxation. Recommended by Trip Advisor, Bed and Breakfast.com and numerous travel publications including Frommer's and Fodor's, Lonley Planet 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.
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History

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 moldings heavy. William and Fanny had only one child, Norman, and they operated the home as a boarding house for many years. As time passed on, the house had several owners until it fell vacant in the late 19th century. In 1897 it became St. Andrew's School,  the first private  school in Nova
Scotia 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.