A wonderful South Shore Retreat
Welcome to our charming seaside Inn on fourteen acres of pasture and woodlands with lovely views over the ocean and islands of Mahone Bay. A peaceful place with comfortable, spacious rooms, ocean views & decks to enjoy.
Eight B & B rooms, two longer stay apartments and The Millett House Cottage. Wi-Fi throughout the Inn.
Launch your kayak from our beach, or sail among the islands, hike the trails, cycle the quiet roads, or simply relax and take in the scenery.
Open May through October. Off-season by chance.
Call Joanna on 902 624 9970 or
Our breakfast menu includes bacon and fresh farm eggs, local blueberries in our pancakes with local maple syrup, french toast, and fresh fruit plates. We make our preserves including Seville orange marmalade.
There are lovely walking trails through the woods, or you can cycle along the quiet coastal road. The Dynamite Trail is close by to walk and cycle. There are picnic tables on our grounds for you to use.
We have a small pebbly beach, a slipway ideal to launch your kayak, SUP or boat. A guest mooring is also available. There is an old apple tree with shade and a picnic table. Storage available for bikes and kayaks.
Voted as one of the best small towns in Canada. Mahone Bay is a peaceful destination and very walkable with spectacular views of the scenic harbour. You’ll find vibrantly painted Victorian homes, charming restaurants, cafes and shops, colourful heritage gardens, and our world-famous three churches, which sit at the water’s edge and form the iconic backdrop for one of Canada’s most picturesque towns.
Lunenburg is less than 15 minutes from Bayview Pines - UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, Communities in Bloom's Most Beautiful Small Town and winner of Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers' Award recipient. Lunenburg is definitely a must-see on the South Shore Nova Scotia while you are staying with us near Mahone Bay; if you are lucky the iconic Bluenose II might even be in port.
Did you miss out on the Oak Island Walking Tours? Don't be disappointed. Join The Curse of Oak Island's very own Tony Sampson, owner of Salty Dog Sea Tours, for an epic Oak Island Adventure! This tour includes a guided boat tour of Oak Island to get a unique perspective of this mysterious island, the site of the world's longest-running treasure hunt.
With 7,600 km of shoreline, it's no secret that Nova Scotia is home to some pretty awesome beaches. There is a beach for everybody, from favourite places to spend a day in the sand to sweet surf spots. Along the South Shore you can find beautiful white sand beaches which look like tropical get-aways. Click on the link and you will find a guide to the 10 best beaches of the South Shore, nine of them within 1-hour drive of River Ridge Lodge, with descriptions and directions on how to get there. Make sure you grab a beach towel from our guest lounge before you head out. Watch the South Shore Nova Scotia Beaches video.
Sensea Northern Spa in Chester
Sensea Nordic Spa offers the first Nordic Spa experience in Nova Scotia. They offer Thermal and Hydro therapies, a unique relaxation experience inspired by the Nordic culture, stimulating all your senses. If you like saunas, hammams or hot tubs this experience is not to be missed. You will find that you can spend hours trying all the different types of saunas, and the hot tubs with a beautiful view of the lake. Enjoy the relaxation yurt with a wood fireplace in the centre and a glimpse over the lake, where you can get food, snacks and even beer and wine. A truly relaxing experience. Make sure you book your day pass since they only let a limited number of people in. Sensea quickly became a very popular spot on the South Shore Nova Scotia.
Pleasant Paddling offers sea kayak tours, rentals, and lessons in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia. They are minutes from Lunenburg and in one of the best kayaking locations in Nova Scotia. Experience the calm, protected, and beautiful water of Blue Rocks. They offer guided kayak tours in the morning, afternoon and relaxing sunset tours. No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome! Ages 4 and up! Stand Up Paddle Board rentals and tours are also available! Watch the Pleasant Paddling video.
“Charming country setting. Lovely host and hostess. Comfortable room with lovely view and private bathroom. A delicious breakfast. Will be my go to place when visiting Mahone Bay.”
Your hosts, Joanna & Chris Grimley, fell in love with Nova Scotia’s South Shore and moved from Staffordshire, England to own and operate the charming
Bayview Pines Country Inn
"What a great decision this has been, enjoying our fourteen acres of pasture and woodland, with fabulous views over the ocean and islands of Mahone Bay and welcoming you to share it with us."
Joanna & Chris
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