Somewhere between a boutique Inn and a gracious home sits the Bluenose Lodge offering elegant hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere. Celebrating 75 years of continuous service in the UNESCO World Heritage designated town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Our Inn offers 12 beautiful guest rooms of the highest standard in comfort and cleanliness and is open for guests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although our front-desk may close overnight, please call us at us at anytime so we may welcome you, in person, at your convenience. Our friendly staff are available to address your requirements 24/7.
History of Bluenose Lodge
In 1863, William Morash built a gracious home at 10 Falkland Street in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was the height of current fashion: a Victorian Gothic building with a central tower, gables, peaked windows, and the first home in town to have a “widow’s walk”. Twenty-three years later, in 1886, William sold the home to Charles Morash, a prominent merchant and builder who owned the home and lived here with his family. Captain Carl Kohler purchased the home in 1921, prior to becoming a member of the Bluenose racing crew in the 1930s.
Following World War II, pleasure travel resumed, was encouraged, and expected to grow. Lunenburg had little to offer in the way of overnight accommodation. The provincial government ran newspaper ads suggesting that individuals open their homes to tourists. In 1946, the same year that its namesake sunk off the coast of Haiti, the Kohler family sold the property to Claude Vincent, a Halifax tailor, who added the kitchen and dining room, and the Bluenose Lodge was born.
Now under new ownership, the Bluenose Lodge is celebrating both its 75 years of providing exceptional hospitality and the 100th anniversary of the launch of its namesake, the undefeated world champion, pride of Nova Scotia, the Bluenose Schooner.
Bluenose Lodge is located in the UNESCO World Heritage designated town of Lunenburg on Nova Scotia's South Shore. The inn is a short 5 minute walk to the harbour and the historic old town where guests might see the inn's namesake, the Bluenose II, in its home port located beside the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Lunenburg town is a breath-taking array of architecture and colours that is a delight to stroll through and admire. A range of shops and stores can be found throughout the town selling beautiful handcrafted décor and quirky gifts and art. The town boasts a wide variety of restaurants offering delicious food in atmospheric settings. With activities, museums, distillery’s, and more. We are confident you will have the trip of a lifetime!
Nova Scotia South Shore
Bluenose Lodge is a spectacular base for discovering the entire South Shore of Nova Scotia - a short drive to Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, Chester, many beaches, golf courses, and a wide array of other outdoor activities.
Mark Trask acquired Bluenose Lodge in 2020 and is slowly working through the process of creating an Inn of the highest standard.