A Historical and Welcoming Bed & Breakfast Inn in Dorchester

Our goal is to provide our guests with an experience that they will remember.  Comfort and luxury are what we want people to think of when they think of Maplehurst Manor.  Our home has been described by guests as having “the warmth and comfort of my Grandmother’s house, combined with a subtle elegance”

The Front Porch

A large, house-width front porch and a grand entrance door welcome you to an original elegant three-story walnut staircase, ten-foot ceilings, original ornate plaster medallions, and moldings.

The Grand Living Room

These continue to the grand living room, which is thirty feet by fifteen feet.  Period furniture and décor invite you to enjoy the restored slate and natural gas fireplace or just relax with some solitude or a game.

The Dining Room

A formal dining room that is intimate enough for two and large enough for twelve is where the breakfasts will be served. Our gourmet breakfasts include locally grown ingredients, including fresh farm eggs.
Some of the features are a large bay window overlooking our sister home, “Swisscot”, a working original slate natural gas fireplace, period furniture, and décor. This room and a few other spots in the house are also going to be home to fresh baked cookies and treats for the guests to enjoy.

Meals and Treats

The meals and treats will be prepared in our professional/commercial-style kitchen. The kitchen has a nice blend of full-size commercial appliances that can handle the needs of a large group of people for a full multi-course meal. This, combined with quartz countertops, a farmhouse sink, and the warmth of custom cabinetry is a wonderful combination of vintage elegance and modern functionality. Further connections to the history of the home can also be found in the kitchen. There are two sets of stairs to the servant’s quarters, a couple of quaint pantries, and an exposed brick section of a chimney that comes off of the original bread oven used to warm the kitchen in the winter.

The Powder Room

There is also a quaint, tastefully decorated powder room on the main floor. This is unique, as an original farmhouse-style sink from the early years of the house has been restored and repurposed on a cupboard from the 1800s. The room is further complemented by artwork/prints from the 1800s in their original frames. These features go very well with the exposed brick from one of the three chimneys in the home

The Patio

One of our most exceptional features is our generous third-floor patio. This year-round space has one of the best views in the village. The hills of Westmorland County to the East, or Shepody Mountain and the Bay of Fundy to the West. Morning coffee at sunrise is stunning. Stargazing at night is spectacular as well.
This space can be enjoyed in the winter with a heater, hot chocolate, and blankets for two, or in the summer with a refreshing drink. There is never a bad view or time of year to enjoy the peace and solitude this space can provide.

If you would prefer a shadier spot, the front porch is a great place where you can unwind, shaded by one of the largest oak trees in the province. For even more privacy, the patio area off of the kitchen may hit the spot. It is nestled by a large gully shaded by many 100-year-old trees.

The comfortable, large private deck is also a nice spot to enjoy a meal or drink. The tranquillity and peacefulness the area provides can be enjoyed on the deck, or you can take the exit to explore the acres of beautiful countryside

Guest Comments

Amazing stay! 6 Stars!
Beautifully restored building with modern touches to make it feel incredibly homey. The hospitality
Was unbelievable and we got more than we could have ever asked for, comfortable beds, luxurious
Bathrooms and a breakfast beyond belief. Everyone should stay here, and we will be sure to spread the word! Thanks again!

Morgan & Jade

Dear Jeff & Marisca

Wow! We are at a loss for words. So glad we listened to our intuition and booked two nights instead of one – we only wish we had time to stay longer now! This is by far the best place we have stayed on our entire road trip through the Maritimes.

The house is stunning, and it is so nice to be surrounded by such beautiful and serene scenery. We really enjoyed hearing about the history and renovations of the home. The room was incredibly comfortable, and I already miss the bathtub – ha-ha! Thank you for the delicious breakfasts and possibly the best chocolate chip cookies we’ve ever had. I can’t think of a single suggestion for improvement. We can tell a lot of thought and effort has gone into making this a memorable experience for your guests and we can’t express enough how much we appreciate your hospitality and attention to detail. We can’t wait to return!

All the best,

Tabitha and Violet

Newmarket, ON

Dear Marisca and Jeff

You know I expected to love my stay here and I did! The house is gorgeous- thank you again for seeing its potential and restoring it so beautifully. As I said, I love that third storey balcony more than most people, so I love where your ideas have taken this house. As for our B&B experience, our stay was probably the best B&B I have ever had – beautiful room, comfy bed, luxurious bathroom, lovely amenities, delicious breakfast! We will definitely be back and wish you every success!

Cathryn, Andrew and James

Absolutely amazing! This place is absolutely gorgeous from top to bottom. Everything was amazing. The food was wonderful and so are the people. We loved our stay here. Best decision of our trip was to stay here. Most definitely a huge highlight of our vacation. Thanks again for everything!

Melissa, Gab and Emilie

Cambridge, ON

Fantastic stay! The rooms have great décor, and the bathrooms are glorious. The food for breakfast was amazing. But we must say the thing we enjoyed the most was the hospitality of our hosts, who made us always feel incredibly welcome. We would love to stay again if we are in the area and sincerely wish the best for both of you running the bed and breakfast going forward. Thanks for everything!

Jeevan, Greg and Glenn

Brampton & Waterloo, ON

We could not have asked for a better place to stay on our honeymoon! We had our best nights rest in nearly a week. My husband enthusiastically enjoyed the bath. We loved every inch of décor throughout the home, you are so talented!! Your vision and determination in taking on this renovation and seeing it come to fruition is inspiring. Your spirit and hospitality will certainly be one of the most discussed/shared with our friends and family upon our return home. The food was excellent!! We really appreciated your recommendation for nearby restaurants. Perhaps our only recommendation would be providing a list of places you recommend eating, for entertainment and sight seeing nearby. We also loved “Winston Churchill”

Thank you truly

Ann and Larry

Jeff and Marisca

From the beautifully appointed rooms, the delicious breakfasts and interesting conversations, the Maplehurst Manor was the favourite in our 5-week vacation! Marisca your talent is obvious, and we are very impressed with the renovations! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will highly recommend your B&B!! Ta Ta for now

Dale and Kerry

Prince George, BC

PS We fell in love with Winston!

Dear Jeff and Marisca

I was delighted to make your acquaintance and to spend such a lovely time in your “mansion”. Renovations are spectacular and the attention to details was very impressive. Apart from your beautiful company (and that of Winston), the comfort of the bed, the luxury of the bathroom, I enjoyed your generous breakfast and our Saturday night game. You turned this work stay into a wonderful vacation memory. I am most grateful for your kindness and generosity. I can’t think of anything else that would have made my stay more perfect.

Claire

Montreal, QC

Jeff, Marisca (not forgetting Winston and Cassie)

We’ve had a wonderful time here. The suite is gorgeous, bed super comfy, loved the shower too. You made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived, always smiling and so kind. We wish you all the best with your lovely B&B. We will definitely recommend it!

Lawrence and David

Thank you so much for a magnificent stay! I expected at most a cozy bed with tasteful décor, instead I was transported into a Jane Austen novel, slept on a cloud, and was completely spoiled with delicious cookies and breakfast. This stay has made me question my life choices and consider a home in the “countryside”. All this to say you’ve done an amazing job at restoring this home to (likely better than) its former glory and we cannot wait to return! WE wish you prosperous and peaceful years ahead in the meantime.

Sadie and Luke

Montreal & South Africa