Once ensconced at the Shipwright Inn, I soon decided the rain outside was a significant plus, not a minus. Oh well, I suppose I’ll have to stay in then…! And the sight of my room also overrode any supper plans – miss out on a second of this? No way.....
.... Who needs supper anyway when there’s a tantalising selection of muffins, fresh lemonade and hot chocolate to be had? I soaked in a jacuzzi, deciding which essential oil to treat myself to instead. You probably get the picture. This is a joyous, seriously pampering experience, a place to take anyone you feel needs a bit of impressing… like yourself. My room was divine and, despite the grandeur, extremely cosy. With its vast canopied bed, beautiful antiques, heavy silk curtains and wooden floors I felt like I’d stepped into the room of a Victorian nobleman. Judy’s creative touch has rendered every room an aesthetic treat, but what is most appealing about the Shipwright Inn are Jordan and Judy themselves. Psychiatric social worker and occupational therapist respectively, their talent for caring is obvious and there’s absolutely no stuffiness here. They’ll be pouring your coffee at breakfast and serving up French toast, while their black lab Piper keeps everyone entertained with his tricks. If you don’t get round to all that sightseeing, you have been warned! Located in the heart of old Charlottetown.
|Rooms:||9: 5 kings, 3 queens and 1 double; all en/suite full bathrooms, 3 with massage tubs and 2 with whirlpool tubs.|
|Price:|| Please consult the owners for current prices.
|Meals:||Full breakfast included.|
|Directions:||Take Highway 1a from Confederation Bridge into centre of Charlottetown. Turn right onto Fitzroy St, go 1.5 blocks. Shipwright Inn is on the right before Pownal St.|