Originally built in 1846, the hotel was remodeled in 1854 for more luxurious accommodations. In 1864, the hotel housed the Charlottetown Conference where Prince Edward Island became the Birthplace of Confederation. Over the course of a hundred years, the properties were renovated and repaired while maintaining its roots.
Prized dearly for its Second Empire Architecture. Although it was originally built as a private residence in 1869 by William Ritchie as a wedding gift, the hotel was vacant for several years after they decided to open in up for tenants. In 1897, it was used as a local church and a private school until 1906. It was again repurposed as a hotel but only until the Roaring Twenties did the hotel gain a steady influx of travellers. Due to the budding tourism in Annapolis Royal, the vintage architecture became popular and sought-after to travellers and history-lovers alike.
In 1787, Prince William visited Nova Scotia and met the ambitious Frances Wentworth. Succumbing to Mrs. Wentworth's charms, the young prince returned again in 1788. After years of scandal and distance, their friendship was mended when the prince displayed great support to Frances' husband as the Governor of Nova Scotia during the American Revolution. When the young prince ascended the throne in 1830, Dr. Bolman constructed the home to commemorate the coronation. The house was later purchased by John Zwicker to take advantage of the booming West Indian Trade. Under the Zwicker family's ownership, the hotel underwent renovations transforming it to a Georgian-Victorian blend of architecture until 1953.
In the early years of Vancouver, the house was built to keep up with the growing Canadian economy thanks to the Klondike gold rush of 1896. Construction finished in 1906 and it served as a home for the Edwards family of Belleville Ontario.
The property dates back to 19th century Montréal. It was originally used by merchants for flour trading and dry goods. It was then used as wholesaler saddlery and shoe trade. Around the 1940s, the building was used as a warehouse for Potato Distributors Ltd. and then was transferred over to a furniture warehouse in the '60s. Thanks to an excellent view of the Old Port, it was transformed into a 45-room hotel in the '90s.
Kingsbrae Cottage Inn is one of the prime destinations for all travellers who want to experience the historic side of Canada in combination with all the natural beauty that it offers. For no extra cost at all, guests are allowed to bring their four-legged friends along, as long as they are well-behaved and they do not disturb the other guests. A gift basket, special treats, dog beds and food and water bowls are also offered, in order to ensure your pup's comfort and utmost enjoyment. Gift Basket for Dogs Dog Play Area Dogs Stay Free More details...