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Kingsbrae Arms for sale

The Kingsbrae Arms inn is for sale.

Kingsbrae Arms in the resort town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea offers 14 individually designed guest rooms that feature antiques, luxurious fabrics, and original artwork. Rooms and suites vary in size and offerings depending on the accommodation category of your choice. Whether you choose a cozy pet friendly cottage room or a spacious premium suite in the main house with expansive balcony commanding lush garden and sea views, you’ll enjoy all of the special amenities Kingsbrae Arms offers.  Choose from a variety of unique accommodations including rooms with a view to king suites with additional sleeping space. Book the inn exclusively to host your friends and family for a wedding. Take over the entire property for business conferences or reunions.

All rates include complimentary breakfast buffet and our 24-hour coffee, tea and baked goods station. All rooms are air conditioned, enhanced with billowy bedding, fine linens, refreshing bath & body care products, waffle-weave robes, bottled water, Satellite TV and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Kingsbrae Arms is located in the dazzling Maritimes, kissed by the Bay of Fundy in the North Atlantic boasting the world’s highest tides. We are located just across the St. Croix River from the Maine coast. The celebrated inn combines the luxury of a five star property with storied Canadian hospitality.

Saint Andrews New Brunswick has become increasingly popular among world travellers seeking alternative destinations. The 1783 historic port town of St. Andrews offers shops, galleries, and period homes along the waterfront. Local attractions and wellness activities include world-class golf, award winning gardens, whale watching, biking, sea kayaking, Ministers Island and the nearby Campobello Island Summer Estate of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Our Inn is situated in the town of St. Andrews, but enjoys being a world apart abutting the unparalleled beauty of Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural garden.  Andrew Harper has tapped us as one of the top 100 hideaways in the world. A vast array of local dining options is just steps away. Everything in the historic resort town of Saint Andrews is within walking distance. We suggest meandering through town and our own private garden to get the full experience of a property in a sophisticated playground by the sea. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook and read our Kingsbrae Blog-blog-by-the-Sea.

The Story Behind Kingsbrae Arms

Kingsbrae Arms Country House Inn in St. Andrews By-The-Sea New Brunswick. Welcome to Kingsbrae Arms. It was our dream to create a property that would provide the experience of staying among friends in a private home. Our purchase of this venerable turn-of-the-century house in 1996 was something of a rescue effort. The building had been abandoned, and sorely neglected for nearly ten years before we came along and were captivated by its charm. Now after extensive restorations, this family home is once again receiving and entertaining guests. Our goal is to provide the ultimate country house experience.

Kingsbrae Arms Hotel located in beautiful St. Andrews By-The-Sea. Featuring luxury accommodations with 14 individually designed guest rooms and suites with ocean and garden views on our beautiful 5-star property.

At the turn of the century, St. Andrews had become something of a spa. Because of its location on a peninsula surrounded by trade winds and the sea, it offered relief from hay fever. William Van Horn himself, the man responsible for connecting the Canadian coasts via rail, built a spur from the main line to St. Andrews. There he built himself a palatial home where he spent some of the happiest years of his life. Soon wealthy families were booking parlour cars transporting whole households to St. Andrews for the summer months. Back then, locals would gather at the train station to watch the “swells” get off.

We are proud and pleased to be the trustees of this lovely property. During renovations, we took pains to preserve the historic charms of this house, and at the same time update its comforts to twenty-first century tastes without intruding. We invite our guests to enjoy this house as if it were their own home…and hope they find that same spirit here which so many have enjoyed for so many years. We invite you to book with us now.

Premiers re-open “National Treasure” Historic Algonquin Golf Course following two-year renovation

St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick  – – Canada’s premiers helped kick off a new chapter for one of Canada’s oldest and most celebrated golf courses following the annual Council of the Federation summer meeting in Saint Andrews, N.B.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, joined by fellow premiers from across the country, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official re-opening of the Algonquin Golf Course following a two-year, $3 million renovation designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Rod Whitman.

“The Algonquin Golf Course is a national treasure which has earned a reputation of being one of Canada’s most impressive courses,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “This redesign will help maintain that well-deserved reputation and draw more visitors to Saint Andrews, one of New Brunswick’s most scenic and historic communities.”

“The Algonquin played an early and significant role in the birth of Canada’s golf culture,” said Jim Spatz, executive chairman of Southwest Properties which owns the resort with New Castle Hotels & Resorts. “Taking part in the reimagination of one of our country’s premier golf resorts and helping to bring it back to its roots as an ocean course is a responsibility that we embraced.  We are honoured to have so many of our country’s leaders join us to celebrate this legacy and enjoy our latest achievement.”

The first Algonquin Golf Club opened in 1894 on pastureland that once belonged to Sir Leonard Tilley, a Father of the Confederation. The clubhouse, opened in 1896 near the current 17th green, is recognized as the oldest in Canada.

“The rich history and seaside setting at the Algonquin combine for a unique golfing experience that generations of players have enjoyed,” said Jeremy Buffam, vice president of New Castle Hotels & Resorts which also operates the resort and golf course. “With his latest effort, Rod Whitman has built on this history by taking a step back to the natural terrain and landforms emblematic of the world’s best courses.  His attention to subtle details, mastery of green complexes and knowledge of the game are evident in the final product.  Players of all levels will appreciate and enjoy the new challenges the redesigned course presents.”

Whitman’s work on Cape Breton’s Cabot Links earned recognition as one of the world’s 100 greatest courses, and one of the world’s eight most beautiful courses.

“Rod Whitman re-imagined an award-winning course by showcasing the incredible vistas that surround it,” noted Matthew MacKenzie, general manager of the Algonquin Resort.  “Our team, led by new chief superintendent, Steve Williams, has brought Rod’s vision to life through expert agronomy and exceptional turf management.   I dare say it’s a true national treasure, shaped by the hands of Canadians who love the game.”

In addition to the Algonquin Resort, over its nearly 40-year history, New Castle Hotels & Resorts has managed some of eastern Canada’s most renowned golf resorts including Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, and Keltic Lodge at the famous Highlands Links in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa in Digby, Nova Scotia is part of the company’s present portfolio.

The Algonquin Golf Course is open to the public from April to October.

Nova Scotia small luxury hotel rates as top 10 in Canada

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia counts among the winners of BedandBreakfast.com’s 11th Annual Awards for Canadian B&Bs and inns. Finalists were chosen based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis of traveler reviews on BedandBreakfast.com from the past year, and winners were selected by an independent panel of guest judges:
Caroline Morse, senior editor for SmarterTravel
Stirling Kelso, freelance travel writer and editor
Jessica Plautz, travel editor for Mashable
Laura Motta, director of publishing for ShermansTravel
Jo Piazza, managing editor for Yahoo Travel
The list of winner can be viewed at: http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/info/travelers/awards/regional-awards/top-10-canada-bbs-of-2015 Other Nova Scotia winners include Hillsdale House and the Queene Anne Inn, both in Annapolis Royal. Trout Point Lodge is located in Yarmouth County, adjacent to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area.
Both Nova Scotia and Britich Columbia scored highly in the competition in terms of the number of properties honoured. Trout Point had previously won the honour in 2012 and 2013, but that was before the professional media panel started scoring the entries.

BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 12,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 80,000 rooms. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals.

Algonquin gets 4 diamonds

Officials with the Algonquin Resort  have announced that the hotel was awarded the Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA) prestigious Four-diamond designation. The Algonquin is a member of Marriott’s distinguished Autograph Collection of hotels and is only the third hotel in the province to earn the designation.

Fewer than six percent of the 29,000 hotels in North America that are rated four diamonds by CAA/AAA inspectors. According to CAA, four-diamond hotels are “refined and stylish with upscale physical
attributes that reflect enhanced quality throughout. Fundamental hallmarks include extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” CAA inspectors rate
hotels on a scale of one to five diamonds.

“The Algonquin reopened only a few months ago following an extensive, 18-month renovation,” said Denise Bradbury, Director of Sales & Marketing. “CAA diamond ranking is  recognized the world over as a reliable gauge of quality, so it is very gratifying to see everyone’s hard work pay off with such an important, international certification.”

The 233-room Algonquin Resort overlooks the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay from St. Andrews-by-the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. Each guest room and suite was carefully renovated to reflect The Algonquin’s original Victorian style.  Modern conveniences and amenities include luxurious pillow-top mattresses, plush bathrobes, MP3 players, 32-inch flat screen televisions, in-room coffee and complimentary, in-room movies and WiFi. The 17 suites provide a separate, private seating area, and select guestrooms and suites feature a spacious balcony or patio.

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia shortlisted for luxury hotel award

Trout Point Lodge has been shortlisted by the Luxury Travel Guide for its 2015 Luxury Hotel Awards.

Luxury Travel Guide hotel awards

Over the last 12 months Luxury Travel Guide invited and encouraged its affluent subscriber base to cast their vote on hotels who they believe have excelled. Additionally the Luxury Travel Guide’s extensive research team have put forward a selection of hotels who have excelled within their region.

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards is an international awards programme in recognition of all accommodation options from large hotel & resorts to small luxury hotels. An announcement of winners will be released shortly.

Located in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Trout Point Lodge offers authentic Canadian wilderness experiences in a luxury setting. The Lodge has earned 5 stars from Canada Select, the accommodation rating agency, and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It has 12 guest rooms & suites, as well as a 2-bedroom cottage.

Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn Named One of Top Three in Air Canada EnRoute’s 2013 “Canada’s Best New Restaurants”

Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada, has been selected as #3 of Canada’s Best New Restaurants for 2013 by enRoute, Air Canada’s award-winning in-flight magazine.

“The Fogo Island Inn is absolutely delighted by this recognition”, says Murray McDonald, Executive Chef of the newly-opened Fogo Island Inn. “With only four months behind us, we are honoured to be in the stellar company of our urban colleagues.”

The culinary team at Fogo Island Inn – led by Chef McDonald – is devoted to the use of local ingredients. The kitchen’s motto, “to find new ways with old things”, celebrates all that can be locally foraged, fished, hunted, and grown on Fogo Island.

During this past year, enRoute sought out newly opened restaurants instrumental in advancing Canada’s culinary identity. During a month-long gastronomic odyssey, 35 restaurants were visited and judged anonymously by international food and wine writer, Andrew Braithwaite.

“This year’s search wasn’t just about what was on the plate,” explains Braithwaite. “We went looking for good people who’ve dedicated themselves to delivering memorable experiences. There’s a terrific survivalist spirit bursting out of Chef McDonald’s kitchen, where most everything is made from scratch.

From chefs to sommeliers, these are talented people we want to champion. I think readers will be intrigued by the diversity in our 2013 Top 10 list.

The Top 10 restaurants are:

  1. Bar Isabel, Toronto
  2. Shoto, Toronto
  3. Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland
  4. Supply and Demand, Ottawa
  5. Pidgin, Vancouver
  6. Carino Japanese Bistro, Calgary
  7. Maison Publique, Montreal
  8. Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu, Quebec City
  9. The Acorn, Vancouver
  10. Electric Mud, Toronto

“We’re very proud of the strong regional representation from coast to coast this year,” said Ilana Weitzman, the editor-in-chief of enRoute.

The Algonquin Resort Launches New Bi-Lingual Website — St. Andrews-by-the Sea Destination Prominently Featured

The Algonquin Resort

The Algonquin Resort has not only re-launched the storied New Brunswick resort hotel,  but also inaugurated a brand-new web site that captures the hotel’s  multi-million dollar renovation and entry into Marriott’s exclusive Autograph Collection of hotels.

“It’s an interesting challenge to reflect the charm and old world elegance of a 19th century hotel while using 21st century technology,” said Mark Gascoigne, president Trampoline branding
of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who developed the site. “Today’s guests expect to be able to thoroughly explore a resort via its website and book a vacation, but we didn’t want technology to overshadow the hotel’s unique qualities. I think we’ve threaded that needle pretty well.”
In addition to the expected elements like descriptions and photos of every room category,  restaurant menus and direct booking capabilities, www.algonquinresort.ca enables guests to plan their stay by offering full- and multiple-day itinerary suggestions and direct links to area attractions, such as Kingsbrae Gardens, Off-Kilter Bike Tours and Fundy Tide Runners, a local whale watching operation. Guests also can book tee times at The Algonquin’s top rated golf course and enroll in Marriott Rewards.

“The Algonquin is a Canadian landmark and a vital part of the St. Andrews-by-the Sea community,” said Tim Ostrem, general manager. “We felt it was important to use our website, and the incredible reach that comes from our affiliation with Marriott and the Autograph
Collection, to market the entire destination. “St. Andrews and The Algonquin have a very symbiotic relationship, not only from the
standpoint of the guest experience, but also from a business standpoint,” Ostrem continued.

“What’s good for one is good for all, which is why we were very careful to showcase the entire town on our site.”
The site also will showcase the hotel’s Twitter feed, a regularly updated blog and curated TripAdvisor reviews. Guests will be able to post to their own Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels directly from the website and the hotel’s Facebook and Pinterest pages will be used to celebrate all things St. Andrews for further showcase the destination.

For additional information about The Algonquin Resort, please visit the website at www.algonquinresort.ca.

The Algonquin in St. Andrews, New Brunswick re-opens with an offer of luxury

Algonquin Resort guest room

A Maritime tradition in its second century of impeccable service, The Algonquin Resort is a Canadian landmark evoking the sensibilities of a distant past and offering a respite from contemporary life.

Overlooking the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay, in St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, the 234-room Tudor-style “Castle-by-the-Sea” has been welcoming guests including heads of state, royalty and vacation and business travelers since 1889.

One of the first chefs at The Algonquin Resort, in the late 1800s, was the brilliant and respected Chef George F. Braxton. The Algonquin Resort is looking to honour the culinary great and learn more about the gastronomic history of the iconic resort.

“To piece together the history of The Algonquin Resort, we’re launching the Chef George Braxton Challenge,” Says General Manager, Tim Ostrem. “We’d love to connect with the ancestors of Braxton’s culinary team and fellow staff members who served our first generation of guests.”

Braxton is believed to be the first African-American man to lead a luxury resort kitchen and publish a cookbook. His philosophy of providing uncompromising quality continues to inspire the resort to this day, so much so, that The Algonquin named their new fine dining room Braxton’s Restaurant and Bar in his honour.

As The Algonquin Resort reopens in 2014, the resort is proud to honour and pay-respect to one of the legends of their seaside resort. They’re looking forward to inviting the descendants of Braxton and his co-workers to the grand opening.

If individuals have any information on George Braxton and/or the history of the Algonquin Resort, connect with the Algonquin Resort on Facebook {link} and Twitter {link}, or e-mail information to
socialmedia@algonquinresort.com.

Cabot Links named among top 100 by Golf magazine

Being named among GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World is an honour that everyone involved in a golf course dreams of. We at Cabot Links are proud to be part of this list and it really speaks to the amazing work of our entire team including our visionary architect Rod Whitman, and all of our extraordinary Cabot staff. We hope this means more people come to Nova Scotia to experience the product, which we believe in so strongly.

Trout Point Lodge among world’s best hotel culinary schools

Trout Point Lodge has announced that it has placed number 5 on a list of the world’s top 10 hotel culinary schools just published by Fox News in the United States and curated by Gayot.com.

“Both globetrotting gourmets and rookie cooks should check out the world’s top 10 hotel culinary schools where everyone can take lessons while on holiday,” stated the article.

This Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, wilderness lodge was singled out as embodying cutting edge offerings for savvy tourists: “Rugged wilderness, sustainable food practices and cozy quarters that include freestanding cottages make this Atlantic Canada lodge one of our favorites.” The commentary authored by the food-oriented guide Gayot also praised Trout Point’s “innovative French Acadian cuisine.” The Lodge was the only hotel on the list representing Canada.

The online version of the article can be found at http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/11/08/top-10-hotel-culinary-schools/.
Other hotels among the top 10 include Villa Giona of Verona, Italy, and the Sazon Cooking School at Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Trout Point Lodge has earned 5 stars in the Inn category from Canada Select and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Gayot was founded by André & Alain Gayot. André Gayot, who with his friends

Henri Gault and Christian Millau coined and promoted the term “Nouvelle Cuisine” in the early 1970s, has been directing sophisticated travelers to the world’s best restaurants, hotels, shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions for more than 45 years. His expertise provided a foundation for Gayot guides in the United States, beginning in 1981.

Alain Gayot, André’s son, participated in the launch of the American guide book series and began researching ways to distribute the content electronically, initially with Minitel technology in the early ’90s, later with partners of the Prodigy network, and finally on the web with AOL and other media companies.