Welcome to the Barachois Inn PEI's Definitive 5 Star Bed & Breakfast
The award-winning Barachois Inn is a family owned business which has been welcoming visitors from North America and abroad for more than twenty-five years. Recognized as a "Designated Heritage Place" in May 2011, the Barachois (pronounced Bara-a-shwa) is in the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
At the Barachois Inn, your vacation is our priority: our reputation for personalized service and our commitment to quality, our 5 Star luxury accommodations and our historic locale all contribute to a vacation you won't soon forget. Our family was born and raised on Prince Edward Island and we have an intimate knowledge and feel for the Island at its best which we are eager to share with you.
Come, visit our special place and enjoy the "Barachois Experience".
The Barachois Inn is nestled in the historic Acadian community of Rustico, circa 1763. It is a large, elegant Second Empire building with Georgian influences, with a prominent Mansard roof characteristic of houses of the era, and has been described as a fine example of its architectural style and design. The Inn is furnished with historic and contemporary art, crafts and period antiques.
The Inn consists of two main houses, the Gallant House - built in 1880 by one of the area's most successful merchants, Joseph Gallant - and the MacDonald House, a newer facility offering four large suites that bring a modern feel to a historic era. These two houses provide our guests with the choice of eight different styles of private accommodations from traditional Victorian rooms to luxury suites, with scenic vistas over the Island's north shore, winding waterways and our Victorian Garden.
Our Signature Concierge Service:
Most accommodations offer generic concierge services, but the family run atmosphere at the Barachois Inn takes this convenient service further. We will assist you with formal planning such as dinner reservations, purchasing theatre tickets, reserving golf tee times and transportation but we can also go that extra step to offer suggestions not found in our Island tourism brochures, such as a romantic private beach, some of the more picturesque biking trails or a local event that is popular within the community.
Our Health Centre:
Located on the lower level of the MacDonald House, the Health Centre provides our guests with a wonderful place to work out and relax while on vacation. Equipment includes: Universal gym, treadmill, rowing machine, exercise bikes, weights and sauna.
A full hot breakfast, prepared by Chef Gary MacDonald, is served daily in the dining room, offering guests a choice of seasonal breakfasts and refreshments. Our guests are welcome to use the dining room at their leisure for activities, meals, get-togethers and games.
We also provide a multi-course dining experience in the romantic Barachois Inn with our talented Chef, who specialize in on-site personal catering. Complete your stay at the Barachois Inn with a special evening meal prepared specially for you. (Please allow for a minimum 72 hours notice for in-house Dinners)
We are a short drive from a variety of excellent restaurants for fine dining, lunch, casual dining or traditional lobster suppers. We are happy to help you make your selections.
Rustico is one of the oldest communities established in "La Nouvelle Acadie" following the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and is the oldest Acadian settlement in Prince Edward Island. From the cradle of this contemporary "Acadie de I'Ile", bordering on Rustico Bay and the National Park of Prince Edward Island, visitors may see numerous buildings and dwellings which together serve as a legacy of the past and commemorate the determination and ingenuity of the Acadians. There are eight major historic sites within walking distance of the Barachois Inn including: The Farmers' Bank of Rustico, a national Historic Site housing exhibits of the early days of the Rustico Acadians; the Doucet House 'Museum, circa 1772, an Acadian log construction and the oldest house on the Island; and St. Augustine's Church, the oldest Catholic Church on PEI, built in 1838.
Our convenient location on the dune-lined Green Gables Shore offers a range of activities to explore from the outdoor activities at our north shore beaches, fishing villages and PEI's National Park to theatre, music, galleries, shops and studios. Visit the Green Gables Heritage Place to immerse yourself in the landscape that inspired Anne of Green Gables or visit some of the best golf courses to be found on the Island, all within a 10-15 minute drive of the Inn. We are also within easy driving distance to Charlottetown.
For a truly memorable vacation, visit www.experiencepei.ca and choose from a range of activities most visitors don't get the opportunity to experience.
There are two sitting areas available to all guests of the Barachois Inn. Large wing chairs with footstools allow you to sit back, relax, and perhaps chat with other guests from around the world. Evening snacks or beverages are offered upon request and there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a cup of tea with a biscuit. Books by a variety of authors, including some of the finest PEI literature are available for guests to borrow. If the spirit moves you, feel free to play a tune on our circa 1890 Parlour Grand Piano.
Each house has four units and four different types of rooms; amenities vary by room or suite but can include therapeutic air massage tubs for two, separate showers, Victorian Soaker Tubs, sitting areas, and separate bathroom heaters for bathing comfort. All rooms are furnished in period furniture and one suite is partially accessible with its own parking spot and an accessible bathroom.
Our guests also enjoy: queen size beds with superior mattresses and linens, tri-light bed side lighting, an alarm clock; cable TV/DVD/VCR, AM/FM radio, stereo with CD player, wireless head phones which can be used with the stereo or TV; air conditioning, in room controlled heat, bathrobes, telephones, complimentary high speed wireless internet, ensuite private bathrooms with large and luxurious private baths; a variety of personal bath products, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and luggage rack, daily housekeeping service, full hot breakfast daily, and barbeque. The private balconies and verandas are furnished with ample chairs and coffee tables to serve all guests. For those trips to the beach, we provide beach towels and chairs and complimentary passes to the Prince Edward Island National Park. We also provide umbrellas for inclement weather, and off street parking.
All of our guests have access to the beautiful Victorian gardens found in the courtyard of our property, the expansive verandas that border the two houses, the common sitting areas and the exercise and sauna facilities. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available upon request
We have a business centre which offers the use of a fax, photocopier, laptop and computer.
The MacDonald House also has a large meeting room that will seat 14 at a large boardroom table with comfortable upholstered chairs or can accommodate five round tables of eight.
The meeting room has a white board, a cork board, chart board, Wi Fi, an LCD projector and an overhead projector. There is also a small kitchen for meetings, conferences and small weddings; we are able to provide food and beverage service for all events.
The Barachois Inn offers a variety of unique vacation packages for the romantic, the history buff, the "Anne" fan and the golfer.
In addition, we can provide a beautiful setting for family and wedding photographs in our Victorian Garden and on our verandas. The central location, large dining room, meeting facilities and scenic gardens make it a perfect place for corporate getaways, family reunions and corporate getaways.