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  • Welcome to the Braeside Inn
    Your Home-Away-From-Home in Pictou, Nova Scotia
  • Enjoy the Ambiance of our Traditional Country Inn
  • Your Comfort Is Our Priority
  • Relax And Make Yourself At Home
  • Experience Warmth And Hospitality

Welcome to the Braeside Inn

The Braeside Country Inn, located in historic Pictou, Nova Scotia, is a Beautifully Appointed Four-star Heritage Property with a park-like setting overlooking the Pictou Harbour. Originally constructed in 1938, the Inn has been renovated and upgraded to keep pace with the amenities travelers require, whilst retaining many of its grand historic features. Braeside Country Inn is a very quaint and unique jem in Nova Scotia! If you are looking for a place with both history and character, Braeside Inn is a great place to stay. Each guest receives our warmest hospitality and attentive care.

We continue to upgrade our facilities
to ensure you have a wonderful experience

Our facilities include:

  • 18 Comfortable, Air-conditioned Rooms & Suites, each with Private Bath and fridge, mini-fridge or bar fridge. 
  • Most room have Habour View
  • Phone & TV
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Free Wifi & Guest Computer Station
  • On Site Laundry Facility
  • Full Conference Facility
  • Free Ample Parking
  • We speak English, French, Chinese and Japanese

We are only 5 minutes walking distance to the downtown waterfront, which features the Fisheries Museum and the Hector Heritage Quay. You are able to see live music show on the waterfront in the evenings , the DeCoste center for live venues and entertainment., many options for dining and local pubs are nearby as well. It is also very convenient to go to Sobeys, Tim Hortons, Subway, Liquor store and local banks.

We are just a 10 minute drive from the PEI ferry and 90 minutes from the Halifax International Airport.

The Historic Town of Pictou will keep you entranced as you enjoy the heritage and experience true Nova Scotia culture. centrally located, it is an easy drive to many nearby attractions, including Halifax, the Annapolis Valley, Acadian Shore, Prince Edward Island and beautiful Cape Breton.

The Braeside Country Inn is OPEN from April 15th until November 30th. During the off-season, our conference facilities remain available to book your meeting or for wedding photography. Please call for more information.

You may call to book a room in the Pre-open period of April(15th-30th) and November(16th-30th), but there is no full service, just ideal rate.

What Our Guests Have To Say


Linda was an exceptional host. She went above and beyond to make our stay very comfortable. Our room was a great space - beds were the most comfortable we’ve slept on in years of travel. Breakfast was delicious.

~ Eillen, October 2022 (USA)

This property is one of the top best of all the ones we’ve stayed at on our 2,500 miles (plus) road trip. It is beautiful & well-kept inside & out. The friendly, honest & helpful owners anticipate & provide for all their guests’ needs & more in order to make them feel comfortable & right at home. It is well-situated, with a great view of the harbor & ships, & conveniently located close to great restaurants, shops & all the amenities you want. It’s also quite close & convenient to catch the ferry to & from Prince Edward Island, only 10 minutes away. We highly recommend it!

~ Marybeth, October 2022 (USA)

The inn's lobby & dining areas are lovely & nicely furnished. The room was clean & comfortable. Continental breakfast was excellent. The owner was very kind, friendly, & attentive. She would offer to help with luggage, if she saw someone having difficulty. She works hard to provide a clean, safe environment for her guests. 

~ Joseph, August 2022 (USA)

I love seeing older buildings continue to be useful. So much character and history. Gorgeous location and view here, we loved our quick stay. Beautiful little town!Beautiful property. Loved the old world feel and the attention that the owner paid to the guests. She had genuine interest in making your stay a great experience. The entire place was spotless.

~ Candace, May 2022 (CA)

What a great old inn by the water. Host was exceptional and accommodating for our early departure. Wish we could stay longer and hang out in the parlor. Overall a very comfortable stay.

~ Rebecca, October 2021 (USA)

We booked last minute as we wanted a place close to PEI ferry. We were late but Linda was there to check us in. We thought we’d miss breakfast as we wanted to catch the first ferry. They let us start breakfast early. The breakfast room is big and classic. Also one of our best breakfasts on our trip. Nice view of harbour.

~ Marilyn, August 2021 (CA)

Excellent service. Les lits sont confortables. Salle de bain propre. Comme bien des vieilles auberges, petite odeur de vieux tapis et pourrait bénéficier d’une attention plus particulière quant à la déco (je crois que les couvre-lits sont des rideaux). Le petit-déjeuner pourrait mettre plus l’emphase sur les produits locaux. La salle à manger est spectaculaire. Somme toute un arrêt d’une nuit bien. 

~ Annie, September 2021 (CA)

The Inn is well maintained and is very clean and comfortable. The host was friendly and welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area. The complimentary continental breakfast is a bonus.

~ Peter & Lesley, Septembner 2021 (CA)

Feels like home: I didn't stay long as my plane was delayed by 3 hours but the hostess was very kind and thoughtful and had my room all warmed up and ready for me at 230 a.m. I called from the plane before take off to tell her I would be very late and she was very understanding. The room was very clean and comfortable and had all the comforts of home. Breakfast was delicious. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you for a terrific stay

~ ED, November 2019 

Charming old style Country Inn: The Braeside Country Inn is a very nice old style hotel. It was built in the late 1930s and its owners have maintained it very well. It has kept a lot of its original touches and charm, while still being modernized for today's travelers. The rooms are not very large, but they are very clean and comfortable. A good buffet-style breakfast is serve in the morning in a beautiful dining room. The owner is very friendly and helpful, providing many restaurant suggestions around town. We enjoyed our stay very much.

~ September 2019

Calm and peaceful: Quaint Inn from the early 1930's. It was what we expected from an inn from that time. Comfortable, clean, hospitality was all good. Continental breakfast incl.I really enjoyed my stay. It reminded me of a country B&B in the UK. It was a pleasant change from the modern. I highly recommend it.

~ Mary, November 2019

Beautiful old building, fine location, room is clean and quite. Amazing service, great breakfast. The view of the harbour was incredible. It is our most comfortable stay in two weeks travel on the road.

~ Jim, August 2019 

I would stay there again. The location is awesome - close to a walking trail and town. I had the smallest single room good for one person in a pinch - i was working the whole time so it was fine. The woman who owns the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful. It is a cosy atmosphere - i met other people who were staying there and we had supper together. The place is very inviting to spwak to other guests unlike a big hotel.

~ Patty, October 2019

It was like going back in time in the best way possible yet still having the conveniences of now. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The common areas were amazing. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Will go back again.!

- Soca B., October 2017

Such a quaint inn and one I stayed in 14 years ago with my mother. I found our entries in the guest book! The "continental" breakfast was hot and cold cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt, juices, pasty ,cheese,maffin and hard boiled eggs. Very filling! The beds were so comfortable, view to harbor, very clean.

- Jo-Ann, August 2017

Our stay at the Braeside Country Inn was excellent in all respects. Excellent hospitality!! The owner is awesome!! She is hard working, warm, considering, caring and helpful. Our family would love to stay in the Braeside Country Inn if we visit Pictou again. It is definitely worth visiting Pictou, and I highly recommend the Braeside Country Inn.

- The Lawrence Family, July 2017