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The Innkeepers at Hillsdale House Inn - Val and Paul StackhousePaul and Val Stackhouse purchased the Hillsdale House Inn in May 2006 making them the 9th owners of the property since 1859.

Paul spent his early years growing up in Chester, Nova Scotia, before moving to Dartmouth. He started his career in the hotel industry while working his way through university and has gone from Bellman to General Manager of a large hotel to Innkeeper of a Historic Inn.

Val grew up in Edmonton Alberta and spent most of her life on the prairies before moving to Annapolis Royal in 2001. Becoming an Innkeeper was an entirely new experience after a career in Banking and Information Technology.

Operating an Inn is the most wonderful experience. Where else can you meet new people every day from all over the world, spend time cooking and gardening and having a career where we can work together as a couple, it’s a great life!

Our Resident Cat, Mr. Carson
We rescued Mr. Carson in April 2015 after he spent 3 years as a street cat in nearby Granville Ferry.

Thanks to the kindness of the local residents he was fed, but had limited human contact. During the very hard winter of 2015, a kind Granville Ferry artisan invited him into his studio during the day to curl up by the fire. Val spent a month getting to know him and much to her delight he turned out to be very affectionate and was just waiting for a proper home.

Mr. Carson is permitted outdoors should he make the request!
Hillsdale House Inn  |  519 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada  |  877.839.2821  |  902.532.2345  |