A Victorian mansion with an expansive view of Lunenburg
Jonathan and Judy Rawdon have owned The gorgeous Boscawen Inn for about two years and are warm, welcoming hosts.
Above, upon entering in to the expansive foyer of this heritage home, usually the window to the office would be open (photo took in off hours), and a warm welcome would be immediately issued. To the left, you see French Doors which leads into two lovely rooms completely accessible for all guests, that also connects to the doors leading out onto the deck. The stairs to the right lead up to more rooms. The stairs going down lead to the breakfast room and an incredible bar area used for special occasions. Our room was straight down the long hall in front of you, to the left.
Turning back, and I had to, it was just so pretty, is the door where we entered into the Inn, and below, the guest book.
The two rooms that opened from the foyer are before you. The games table is set and ready. Such majestic splendor with a view from the hill the Inn is perched on, out over the harbour.
You can see the deck through the windows. Who wouldn’t want to lounge in this room. Where are the dress up clothes?
You can order a glass of wine or a drink and sit out on the deck or in either of these rooms. A gentleman is reading the morning paper in the next room.
Vanja helps himself to an icy glass of water from a gorgeous buffet.
How I would love to have this little ditty come home with me. Yet, just seeing it was gratifying, and it was the perfect buffet centrepiece.
Just to the left, above, are the doors to the deck.
There charm of the Victorian fireplace in each room had me imagine cold winter days with them lit throughout.
And, back to the foyer where we came in.
Our room was small, but with a private bath and the same lovely view as the one off of the deck.
The door leads back into that gorgeous blue room where the gentleman was reading his paper. Stairs go down two levels as the Inn is built on a hill. The breakfast room which is often a wedding banquet room is directly under the deck.
Ships coming into the harbour can be watched from this perch.
One of the towns 4 white churches is next door.
View below and out our window.
Stairs to the breakfast room.
Past the bar and lounge area.
The elegance of the presentation coupled with the planked floors and morning light streaming through the windows was edifying enough.
I could absolutely picture a lovely intimate wedding here. It is the perfect place for one. Halifax and Nova Scotia residents, consider this location for your next destination wedding! Guests could all stay here, too.
Presentation is everything, isn’t it?
Who wouldn’t just have to have a slice?
And the view from this level, just under the deck….
Shoulder season, remember? There was one other couple there – and guess from where? Edmonton, well, St. Alberta! Unbeknownst to them, we spied them in Cape Breton having a walk in Baddeck and Vanja recalled seeing them initially at The Waverley Inn.
Judy dropped down for a little visit before we left. We were only in Lunenburg for the one night, but, oh, how lovely it truly was.
This Victorian mansion was built in 1888 by Senator H.A.N. Kaulbach, one of the most influential figures in Lunenburg’s history, as a wedding present for his daughter, Edna, and son-in-law, James R. Rudolf. The mansion was designed by architect Henry Bush of Halifax and built on the Queen Anne style. It is Lunenburg’s best example of the Queen Anne style of architecture. The photo below is from the Inn’s website taken from the water with the Inn overlooking the landscape and the seascape.