We were exploring the Minas Basin area,especially the Prescott House Museum and the Grand Pre site, and Carwarden looked to be the best choice. It was. The house is beautiful, and our hostess Mary has kept it in its original condition. She even uses a wood-burning stove rather than alter the authenticity of the place. We stayed for 2 nights, and our breakfasts were outstanding. Our room on the second floor was large, quiet, and comfortable with a queen bed and an en-suite bath. The Inn is only a few minutes from Wolfville, home to Acadia University, and the location of a number of good restaurants. The Grand Pre Acadian Site is just on the other side of Wolfville, and the Prescott House Museum is even closer, just down the road from Carwarden. This is also the heart of the Nova Scotia wine country, with several vineyards located nearby.
We very much enjoyed chatting with Mary as she and my wife shared stories of the teaching profession (Mary is a retired teacher), and I learned much of the history of the house and the area. Mary's hospitality is without fault, and anything we needed, such as a recommendation for a restaurant (which came with a discount coupon) was quickly provided. One note for guests. If you find you will not arrive at the time you first agreed upon, please give Mary a call. She runs the place by herself, with only one part-time helper, and will need to run out for errands during the day. If she has to wait for a late arriving guest, she might not be able to get the supplies she needs for the next day's breakfast. If you give the courtesy of a call, she will greatly appreciate it.