A Seafaring Maiden Bed and Breakfast in Granville Ferry, was recognized recently for 2012 as one of the top 25 bed and breakfast venues in Canada of the more than 5,200 in the country. It placed No. 15. TripAdvisor.com is a travel website that assists customers in gathering travel information, posting reviews and opinions of travel-related content, and engaging in interactive travel forums.
This highly coveted award is based on reviews posted by the traveling public. Guest's ratings/reviews posted on TripAdvisor are based on a rating system that includes value, location, rooms, cleanliness, sleep quality, and service -- along with a brief narrative of the travelers experience.
"It's a true honor to be selected for the Travelers Choice Award for 2012, and we thank our guests for the positive reviews that resulted in this award, “ said A Seafaring Maiden innkeeper Bill Monk. "It is gratifying that our guests took the time to share their opinions and comments about our hospitality, accommodations, breakfasts, and attention to the details here at A Seafaring Maiden."
Following is an excerpt from one guest’s review:
“We recently spent two nights at A Seafaring Maiden, and had we not planned other destinations in Nova Scotia and PEI, we would have been content to spend our entire holiday at this beautiful home. Not only was it a beautiful place, but it was extremely comfortable as well. Bill and Ann Marie were gracious hosts, and provided many small details that added to the pleasure of our stay, such as coffee just outside our room each morning,” said the reviewer.
“The breakfasts were fresh and delicious, as well as well-prepared. We hope to return to Nova Scotia soon, and we will certainly plan to be in the Annapolis Royal area when there is room at this inn.”
In addition to this most prestigious award, Bill and Ann Marie recently (November 29, 2011) accepted a Pineapple Award for hospitality as awarded by TIANS (Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia). Bill and Ann Marie were present to receive this honor at the 2011 Tourism Summit hosted by TIANS this past November.
About A Seafaring Maiden B&B
Located in the quaint village of Granville Ferry and overlooking the historic town of Annapolis Royal, this beautiful 1881 registered heritage property and 4-star Canada Select B&B was home to sea captain, ship builder, and merchant, Captain Joseph Hall.
A Seafaring Maiden was named after one of Captain Joseph Hallís daughters, Elizabeth Pritchard Hall. In March of 1870, 20-year-old Elizabeth sailed with her father out of Saint John on the 1444-ton full-rigged ship Rothesay. On the fourth day out of New Orleans with a cargo of cotton for Liverpool, England, the first mate and then nine days later Captain Hall fell ill. Sailing in squally weather, Captain Hall set storm canvas, placed Bessie in command and promoted the carpenter to first mate. Depending upon the basic navigational skills which she had learned from her father on previous voyages, Bessie and the depleted crew of six sailed across the Atlantic arriving in Liverpool on May 11. Bessie received the respect and admiration of her crew for her accomplishment known to be unique in nautical history. Elizabeth Pritchard Hall died on June 30, 1930, but lives on in local legend as ‘The Seafaring Maiden of Granville.’