Cresthaven By The Sea
A waterfront bed and breakfast in Maitland, Nova Scotia.
Constructed for the most part by the master carpenters of the local ship building industry, the homes of Maitland provide a extraordinary exhibition of unique 19th century architecture. Cresthaven was built in the Classical Revival Style for Captain John Macomber in 1865. The roof eaves are enhanced with dense bracketry and dentils, and the corners of the house are tastefully framed with wide, finely moulded pilasters.
Located at the waters edge with a commanding view of the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest recorded tides in the world, Cresthaven By The Sea has been carefully restored to showcase this 19'th century Greek Gothic Revival Shipbuilders masterpiece. Featuring four luxurious suites all with fireplace, ensuite bath, A/C and more. Enjoy Maritime flavours in our dining room, Macombers, as recognized by Where To Eat In Canada. Explore the village of Maitland and discover antiques, scrimshaw, glassworks and more. Visit the Lawrence House Museum, home of W.D. Lawrence, the builder of the largest wooden sailing vessel in the country's history. All within walking distance!
Situated high atop a bank overlooking the river we are just steps away from what was the original wharf, where residents would board a small ferry to be carried across the Shubenacadie river. You can still see the posts from the original wharf if you venture onto the beach for a walk or perhaps a bit of rock hounding.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Experience the Power of Fundy and go Tidal Bore rafting. View the eco system of the Bay Of Fundy from the water.
Take walking tours of Maitland village, Nova Scotia's first Heritage Conservation District.
Revisit the Golden Age of Shipbuilding at the Lawrence House Museum. (seen in Flash Movie at left).
Visit Riverview Herbs Nova Scotia's leader in the production of local and exotic herbs.
Visit local artist at work Ben McLellan as he transforms a rustic burl of wood into a beautiful piece of handcrafted art.
At the village antique store you can choose a beautiful piece of hand carved ivory or a whale tooth as artist Kevin Neil performs his age old art of Scrimshaw
Take in the original designs created in glass of local artist Sharon Laska at "Studio Glass".
Many other craft and antique shops in the area.
Attractions Less Than an Hour Away
Visit the East Hants Historical Museum in Lower Selma, an excellent site to start a genealogical search. See the antique medical table used during the aftermath of the Titanic.
Enjoy the beaches of Anthony Park, whether enjoying the sun or swimming in beautiful Cobequid Bay.
Visit Burntcoat Head Park, the reproduction of the Burntcoat Head lighthouse (the sight of the world's highest recorded tides) and walk amongst the Bay of Fundy "Flower pots" (wave-sculpted sandstone formations).
Go golfing at the nine-hole golf cliff side course in Cambidge.
Visit the Walton Lighthouse and look-off with unparalleled views of Cape Blomidon.
Day trips are always a favorite. Cresthaven is within an hour of the city of Halifax, The International Airport, The Annapolis Valley.
Visit the Studio Gallery of world renowned artist Joy Laking.
Visit the studio and gardens of Rasberry Bay Stone, as master stone mason "Heather Lawson" creates timeless accents for the home and garden from natural stone. Located in Bass River.
Visit the Studio of Canadian artist Ken Spearing. After viewing the collection of Spearing's works at Cresthaven, head to Summerville to his gallery.
Always a fun day when you visit the Provincial Wildlife Park & Environmental Centre.
Explore the fossil cliffs of Cambridge with Ken Branchard. Ken offers tours of the beach and fossils. Enjoy a walking tour with interpretive displays showing the forming of the cliffs and the layers of fossils over millions of years.
Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island are both just two hours away
Cresthaven By The Sea19 Ferry Lane,
Telephone: (+001) 902-261-2001
Toll Free: (+001) 866-870-2001