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Farm Winery Guestroom, Private Entrance. Tour & Wine Tasting.

(11 Reviews)

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Winery South Side with Shady Canopy & Recliners.


Last updated: 05/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Warm and sunny vineyard, air conditioned guest room. Very private.

MIN. 2 NIGHT STAY. The exchange rate per dollar is in your favor.
$1 USD buys $1.30 CANADIAN. We charge a $20 flat fee for a dog.

Private entrance and parking. Complimentary red or white wine with room plus locally roasted, freshly ground morning coffee.

One minute to Restaurants and many village shops. Art Galleries, Artisan shops, Studios and Grocery.

Free Wifi, and a library of wine videos in your room. (Sideways, BottleShock, Mondovino etc.)

A tour of the cellars and vineyard with a wine tasting is included with your room.

There is private parking and entrance, outdoor deck, BBQ and outdoor seating and tables.
Your room is a comfortable and air conditioned with oak trim, queen bed and slate floor infloor heat... all overlooking the vineyard and tidal valley of Bear River.
Explore the shore or visit the down home or high-end gift shops in the village. There are three restaurants, 2 gas stations, grocery and post office located in our memorable and very photogenic 'Tidal Village on Stilts'.

Watch the changing tides, bask in the vineyard sunshine and enjoy the wine and genuine hospitality!
Stay in our winery guestroom and enjoy the vineyard and wildlife on Tidal Bear River. Our river is connected to The Bay of Fundy with the highest tides in North America!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/04/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size Bed (1) Large, full ensuite bathroom. Infloor heat, 180 degree wrap around vanity mirrors....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Beautiful slate floor with in-floor heat, large custom shower and wrap around vanity mirrors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • In your room you will find freshly roasted coffee and coffee maker, teas, cups, utensils and condiments. Microwave and bar fridge. A seaside cottage with large deck and fireplace is available for daytime use for ensuite guests. Private off street parking. Well behaved pets of any specie welcome....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    Many wine movies: Bottleshock, Mondovino, Sideways etc....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Tidal river cottage. Available for daytime use by guests. Resting, nature trail along river. Watch the highest tides in the world rise and fall in front of the cottage deck. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Bear River:'The Historic Tidal Village on Stilts'...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing


  • Dining:

    Outdoor BBQ, table and chairs in the room and soft seating and recliners with a panoramic vista....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    WI-FI Broadband...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Provided for longer term stays (4 days +)...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Private off-street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Provided for longer term stays (4 days+)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Strong WiFi Connection anywhere in the winery and ensuite guestroom....moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of all dishes and cooking utensis for two....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There is a large bar fridge, all utensils, a microwave, toaster, coffee maker and air conditioner. There is an outdoor BBQ with soft seating with a panoramic vista of the valley and vineyards....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave in the guestroom....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Varitiey of teas, freshly ground and locally roasted coffee, hot chocolate and compimentary wine....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Full size woodstove and oven in the waterfront cottage....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Long deck outside room, Paved 'Precipice' vista and seating overlooking vineyard. Picnic table...moreless

  • Golf:

    20 minutes to Digby Pines or Annapolis golf course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lily pond with frogs turtes and fish....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ gas grill. Soft recliners....moreless



from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/04/2017
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220 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bear River
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 to choose from within 1/2 mile.
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Located at the headwaters of the historic Bear River is the town of Bear River 'Village on Stilts', where the tide rises and falls 25 feet.. twice a day! The restaurants, shops, and galleries are suspended over the tidal river on stilts. The winery is 800 yards from the village and is a historic converted 'working horse' barn from the 19th century. Owned in the last century by the Clarke Bros., it was used to pasture and foal their logging teams in the summer months. The hay mow and 4 story interior held 185 tons of hay providing winter feed for the teams that hauled out timber during the winter months from Lake Jolie to supply the huge Clarke Bros clothes-pin factory and sawmill.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Peggy and I have been operating Bear River Vineyards since 1994. I am the winemaker and vineyard builder and Peggy manages the sales and shop. Together we work in the vineyard, garden and winecellars. Peggy was an art instructor at U Mass., and technical drafting and interior designer for several architectural firms in the USA. I was an antique dealer here in Nova Scotia for 42 years. I finished a second degree at Acadia University in Wolfville Nova Scotia when I was 50. Our winery development is a satisfaction for us both. It was a gentle learning curve.. 22 years of not rushing it. We focussed on the vineyard for the first decade and opened the winery in 2004 when we had proved that we could grow the familiar European grapes that most people recognize: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and this year... Merlot. After 22 years operating a growing winery business, the seasons, vineyard and winery develop a rythm that visitors enjoy as well. We both come from a scottish heritage of homecooking, self reliance and hospitality. We created our environment and our business with an eye to the conservation of natural and environmental resources and responsible winegrowing.

Why the Owner Chose Digby, NS, Canada:
Our vineyard is a famous historical vineyard site with vines first planted here in 1611. The sunshine and the steep south slope are typical of the best vineyards around the world.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Great hospitality and tours every day. Solar powered winery with a 5 star guestroom. Explore the cellars and vineyards. Walk the path along the tidal river at the foot of the vineyard. Outdoor barbecue and table. Microwave and fridge. Complimentary bottle of wine.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/04/2017

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  • Winery South Side with 
Shady Canopy & Recliners.

    Winery South Side with Shady Canopy & Recliners.

  • View of guest room from entrance.

    View of guest room from entrance.

  • Ensuite bathroom.

    Ensuite bathroom.

  • Bear River Winery. Street view entrance.

    Bear River Winery. Street view entrance.

  • Bear River Valley

    Bear River Valley

  • L to R: Merlot, Pinot Noir
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris.

    L to R: Merlot, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Pinot Gris.

  • Spring burning of winter cuttings.

    Spring burning of winter cuttings.

  • Peg with 2011 Fall Figs.

    Peg with 2011 Fall Figs.

  • Historic Tidal Village on Stilts. 
Downtown 'Bear River' at High Tide.

    Historic Tidal Village on Stilts. Downtown 'Bear River' at High Tide.

  • Bear River Winery Sign at the Digby Ferry.

    Bear River Winery Sign at the Digby Ferry.

  • Harvest Sky in Bear River

    Harvest Sky in Bear River

  • Private Guestroom entrance and deck. Welcome.

    Private Guestroom entrance and deck. Welcome.

  •  Big Shower. Nice

    Big Shower. Nice

  • Dining cellar and wine storage.

    Dining cellar and wine storage.

  • Bumper Harvest

    Bumper Harvest

  • Waterfront Cottage for daytime guest use.

    Waterfront Cottage for daytime guest use.

  • Riesling vineyards beside guestroom.

    Riesling vineyards beside guestroom.

  • Highway #1 Sign, Deep Brook.

    Highway #1 Sign, Deep Brook.

  • South Side. Peaceful.. After the Harvest.

    South Side. Peaceful.. After the Harvest.

  • Vineyard Tour

    Vineyard Tour

  • Suguaro Cactus and Crowd

    Suguaro Cactus and Crowd

  • Garden Bug Patrol

    Garden Bug Patrol Constable.

  • Good Hair Day

    Good Hair Day

VRBO #431243

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, May 05, 2017

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