Includes FREE dining room breakfast each morning of your stay!
Blackwood's Bread & Roses has a rich history steeped in folklore that starts around 1880.
Local legend has it that the house was built by showy dentist Arthur Burpee Cunningham in an effort to upstage the house built two doors down by rival Dr Augustus Robinson.
Mr Cunningham's son, William, grew up to serve Annapolis Royal as mayor from 1923-1924.
In the early 20's the house was purchased by one of Annapolis Royal's most colourful historical figures -Judge Dan Owen, who fashioned an eye patch and drove the biggest car in town. He loved to throw wild lavish parties at the home until he sold it in the early 40's. We believe the joyous energy experienced so many generations ago still lingers in this space...
This rare Victorian Revival gem has seen 16 owners since then, yet most original wood and architectural finishes miraculously remain well preserved.
Blackwood's Bread & Roses Inn received its Provincial Heritage Designation in October of 1993
The house was built with 'patterned masonry' & 'half timbered' groups- the rarest of Queen Anne Revival categories. This style is considered rare and unique in Nova Scotia.
It's hard to believe this restful Bed & Breakfast was named after a labour strike, but its true! In 1912 over 30,000 women in the textile sector of New England made headlines when they walked out of textile mills and brought the local industry to a screeching halt. They were fighting for shortened work hours.
The protest slogan was "We want bread, but we want roses too!"
As the walk-out raged, protesters chanted "Bread & Roses!" until textile mill owners caved to their demands.
We like to think that our name reminds our guests that it's important to make time to 'stop & smell the roses.' In fact, those women, demanded it!