Inn

Covid Policy:

Our Inn is open, but in an effort to keep our staff and our guests safe, we are operating at half capacity to allow for proper social distancing and additional Sanitation procedures. Hand Sanitizing is required by guests upon entry into the building and masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Covid Protocols:

  • All Guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon entering The Flying Apron. Inability to provide proof of vaccination will result in refusal to enter and cancellation of your booking. In this event, the full cost of the reservation will be charged to the card on file.
  • All Guests are required to wear a mask while moving about The Flying Apron building.
  • We ask that you also be cognizant of Social Distancing while moving throughout the building and that you follow all posted signage within the building.
  • Guests are also required to sanitize their hands each time upon entering The Flying Apron.
Where Rural Nova Scotia Meets the Bay of Fundy

Take yourself on a getaway to the heart of Nova Scotia’s farming country. Our 4-Star Inn is newly renovated and updated throughout. The Inn includes five well-appointed guest rooms, a Common Room lounge and private Inn entrances. Guests may enjoy the onsite restaurant, cooking school, art gallery, gourmet food & gift shop and used book store with cozy seating area by the wood stove. Enjoy the view of the gardens and frog pond from our licensed patio.

Our room rates start at $130/night, plus applicable taxes. Your accommodation includes a hot breakfast served in our restaurant. We also offer accommodation packages including meals, cooking school classes and other unique culinary experiences.

We have a variety of room arrangements available with either 1 King or 1 Queen bed. We have two rooms that may be made up to have 2 Twin beds for a $20 fee. Room 5 is our largest room and has a King bed and seating area, or may be made up to have 2 Twin beds and also has a Double pull-out (both options available at an extra charge). All of our rooms have ensuite bathrooms and plush linens. *Covid Note: At this time we are not offering the separation of beds to Twins beds at this time and Room 5 is only available for double Occupancy.

Our property is the perfect location for a private getaway or group retreat. Contact us to discuss options for your family gathering, corporate event or club meeting.
We invite you to visit for a night or stay for your whole vacation!

The Flying Apron Inn

Packages

Bed & Breakfast

Escape to the Rising Tides Shore for a night

Our Bed & Breakfast Package includes accommodations in one room of our beautiful Inn, Locally sourced Charcuterie Box and a fresh, hot breakfast for two guests in the morning accompanied by Just Us! Organic & Fair Trade coffee & tea. You are welcome to explore the gardens and charming common areas during your stay. Browse the gourmet food shop for treats to take home and the used book store for your next great read.Add a reservation in our dining room and there’s nothing to do but relax and enjoy your stay.

Includes:
• Overnight accommodation for two
• Breakfast for two
• Charcuterie Box for 2 (Locally sourced Meats, Artisanal Cheeses, House Crackers & Bread, Pickled Veggies, Chutneys & Mustard, Nuts & More)

Details: Package includes accommodation for two guests for one night (1 room), Charcuterie Box for two and breakfast for two. Available year round, subject to room availability. Call to book: 902-633-2300, 1-844-633-2300.

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Romantic Getaway
Romantic Getaway

Escape to the Rising Tide Shore for a night (or More) with the one you love. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just taking a night away, The Flying Apron is the perfect spot for a Romantic Getaway. When you arrive, you will select a bottle of Nova Scotia wine to enjoy in your beautiful room and NS Chocolates complete the package. Add a reservation in our dining room and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a Romantic Getaway.

Includes:
• Overnight accommodation for two
• Breakfast for two
• Bottle of Nova Scotia Wine
• Hand Made NS Chocolates
• Charcuterie Box for 2 (Locally sourced Meats, Artisanal Cheeses, House Crackers & Bread, Pickled Veggies, Chutneys & Mustard, Nuts & More)

Details: Package includes accommodation for two for one night (1 room), Charcuterie Box for two, breakfast for two, a bottle of local wine and Local Chocolates in your room. Available year round, subject to room availability. Multiple night bookings are available. Call to book 902-633-2300, 1-844-633-2300

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Trio of Taste
Trio of Taste Package

The Trio of Taste is a food, beer and wine tasting adventure to The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, Avondale Sky Winery and Meander River Farm & Brewery. Our Trio of Taste package offers the chance to sample products from these Award-winning businesses.

Spend a night at the Charming Flying Apron Inn and enjoy a hot, fresh breakfast in the morning. Spend your days touring the local area and visiting Meander River Farm & Brewery and Avondale Sky Winery for tastings. Book a Lunch at Avondale Sky for a full Trio of Taste experience or catch one of the many fun events at Meander River Brewery. Browse the retail shops at each location for something special to take home.

Includes:
• 1 nights accommodation for two
• Charcuterie Box for 2 (Locally sourced Meats, Artisanal Cheeses, House Crackers & Bread, Pickled Veggies, Chutneys & Mustard, Nuts & More)
• Fresh Hot Breakfast for two in the morning
• Certificate for a Wine Tasting for two at Avondale Sky Winery
• Certificate for a Beer Tasting for two at Meander River Farm & Brewery

Details: Package includes 1 nights’ accommodation for two (1 room), Charcuterie Box for two, breakfast for two, certificate for a wine tasting for two at Avondale Sky, certificate for a beer tasting for two at Meander River. Seasonally Available, subject to room availability and availability of tasting times. Call to book: 902-633-2300, 1-844-633-2300

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Cook with Chef
Cook with the Chef Exclusive Culinary Getaway

This exclusive experience is the perfect gift for the gourmand in your life. The adventure starts with a private cooking class with Chef Chris Velden. Guests get to choose a seasonal menu for this hands-on class and work with Chef Chris to create an amazing 4-course meal from the freshest local ingredients. In addition to copies of the recipes to take home, each participant gets their very own Flying Apron apron. After the class, retire to your lovely Inn room for the night and start the next morning with a fresh, hot breakfast in our Restaurant. Before you leave, browse our Gourmet Food Shop for treats to take home and look for your next favorite cookbook in the Used Book Store.

Includes:
• Overnight accommodation for two
• Breakfast for two
• Private Hands-on Cookery School Class with Chef Chris Velden (includes instruction, a 4-course meal, 2 Flying Apron aprons and copies of the recipes to take home)

**We generally book private classes at least a season ahead as these dates fill quickly. Contact us to secure your date.**

Details: Package includes accommodation for two people (1 room), breakfast for two guests, a private hands-on cooking class (includes a full meal), and 2 Flying Apron aprons. Available year round, subject to room and Cookery School availability. Additional accommodations nights available. Call to book: 902-633-2300, 1-844-633-2300

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‘Bubble’ Group Culinary Getaway Package

The Flying Apron offers private group cooking classes in our gorgeous Cookery School. Assemble a group of 6-10 friends and family, select a class from our extensive seasonal Class menus and we will provide all the ingredients for a fun group getaway! You simply show up and enjoy the class! Choose a Demo class where Chef Chris Velden prepares the menu or a Hands-on class where you work together to prepare the feast. Both class options include a full meal (4 courses) and copies of the recipes to take home. Our cooking classes are led by Chef Chris Velden. Chef Chris is a European trained Master Chef with a passion for culinary education. Our classroom is licensed so you may order something from our well-curated beverage list to enjoy during class. A minimum of six participants is required (or pay the equivalent class fee for six) and the maximum is ten guests.

This group getaway includes overnight accommodations in our charming inn. Accommodations include a hot, fresh breakfast in our restaurant the next morning. Our 4-star inn offers five guest rooms and each room has its own ensuite bathroom. Available room arrangements include two rooms with a queen bed and three rooms with a king bed.

Our private cooking classes are perfect for celebrations, bachelorette parties, a weekend getaway with friends or a unique corporate event.

Includes:
• Overnight accommodation for six – ten ( 3 – 5 Rooms)
• A fresh hot Breakfast in the restaurant in the morning.
• Private Cookery School Class with Chef Chris Velden (includes instruction, a 4-course meal and copies of the recipes to take home)

**We generally book private classes at least a season ahead as these dates fill quickly. Contact us to secure your date.**

Details: Package includes accommodation for six – 10 guests (Double Occupancy), Fresh Hot breakfast, a private cooking class (includes a 4-course meal). Rates depend on class type (demo or hands-on) and seasonal room rates. Available year round, subject to room and Cookery School availability. Additional accommodations nights available.

Call to book: 902-633-2300, 1-844-633-2300.

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Guests love our Inn!

Stayed at this lovely establishment for two nights, taking in the wineries and breweries tour.
The owners are hands on and did everything they could to enhance the stay. The staff are attentive, polite and linger for a friendly chat.
Couple this with very comfortable beds and rooms well appointed, together with a generous variety of quality locally sourced food and it’s easy to see why so popular.
Well done. We will return when next visiting from UK.

A little gem. Reviewed byJandBRare47 September 2019

The Flying Apron is, hands down, our families favorite place to dine out and stay in Nova Scotia! The food is excellent; high quality, locally sourced ingredients, a creative and diverse menu built with integrity and it is beautiful! The management and staff are lovely and exceptionally hospitable. We had an incredible dinner (catering to a range of dietary restrictions and children), enjoyed a relaxing stay in the Inn, and spent time perusing the used books and sitting by the fire. It was all finished off with a delicious breakfast and coffee! How lucky to have this in rural Nova Scotia! A perfect winter (or anytime) treat.

Rural Nova Scotian treat! Reviewed by Cambottle January 2021

I have found very few places in NS that offer the combination of both excellent accommodations and extraordinary meals – and at a more than reasonable price! – but the Flying Apron did it all with flying colours! Add in the warm hospitality and the creative venue – we will definitely be back.

The perfect getaway Reviewed by Genevieve February 2021

What a gem of a place. Of course the place itself was made much better by the people. Melissa the friendly hostess was attentive to every detail. She even got us last minute tickets to a local variety show in support of the local health centre. There are some phenomenally talented musicians and very funny people in Hants County. The meal itself that we had at the B & B before the event could not have been better. Service was excellent. My wife had a fish chowder and I had a spring garden vegetable salad with prawns. Everything is sourced locally or from sustainable growers.The hearty breakfast included bacon, eggs in whatever fashion, toast with homemade jam, fruit juice from Terra Beata, yogurt and fruit as well as delicious and plentiful Just Us coffee. The homemade jam (especially the blueberry/vanilla , real vanilla bean) was so good we had to bring a bottle home with us. The place is a bit out of the way but well worth the drive in the country. We will definitely be back!

Great Getaway and fantastic time, one of the best. Reviewed by brian154974 on TripAdvisor, May 2018

Our Flying Apron stay was a fantastic part of our journey. The family and staff so welcoming and accommodating and the establishment itself is a really cool inn. Our room was decent size and everything was updated nicely. The food was all prepared excellently including the desserts and (if you stay) the breakfast. The inn is also centrally located so you can make several quick day trips to see the various scenic sites available in Nova Scotia.

Great Hospitality Reviewed by Jonathan F. on TripAdvisor, Aug 2018

Owners Chris and Melissa Velden whip up excellent fare, including the breakfast included with the room! Chef Chris was Director of Culinary Arts for three years at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. Melissa, a baker and former restaurant manager, brings her expertise and recipes to the inn. Rooms are cozy and comfortable. Thank you for a delightful stay!

Wonderful Stay! Reviewed by travelbyfork on TripAdvisor, Dec 2018
Inn Policies

For the comfort and safety of all our guests, we have the following policies in place.

• No Peanuts: The Flying Apron is a Peanut-Free facility due to a severe anaphylactic allergy within our staff. Do not bring any peanut-containing products into the building. We appreciate your help in keeping our staff and family safe.
• No Pets: Pets are not permitted in the building or on the patio, except registered service animals.
• Alcohol: The Flying Apron Restaurant, Patio and Cookery School are licensed with a full list of NS beer, wine, & cider available for purchase. Guests are welcome to enjoy their own alcohol in the Inn, but not in areas that are licensed (restaurant, patio, cookery school). Alcohol is not permitted in the bookstore.
• No Smoking/Vaping: Smoking and vaping are not permitted in the guest rooms or on the patios. If smoking is detected in a guest room, a cleaning fee of $200 will be applied to the credit card on record.
• Check In/Out: Check in time is between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm and check our time is before 11:00 am. Exceptions to this time may be available with advanced notice, depending on availability.
• Quiet Please: For the comfort of all guests, quiet hours start at 11:00 pm.
• Breakfast: A made-to-order hot breakfast is included with your accommodations. Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 8:30 – 10:30 am & 8:30 – 10 am Sundays unless prior arrangements are made.
• Need Anything? If you’ve forgotten anything, there is an amenities basket in your room with common toiletries items. We are also happy to bring you extra towels or other items to make your stay comfortable, simply ask our staff. Unless there is an emergency, it is our policy to not enter your room without your express permission. If you need anything or would like the room made up, simply ask.
• After-hours Access: The Inn entrance on the side of the building is your after-hours access. If you will be returning after hours, please take your keys. Please keep the door locked when not in use.
• Common Areas: Feel free to use the common areas including the lounge on the second floor and the bookstore space on the main floor. Please enjoy the gardens and outdoor spaces during your stay.
• Room Damages: Any damages to a guest room or other Inn property by a guest during their stay or removal of items from the Inn will be the responsibility of the guest. Repairs and/or replacement will be charged to the credit card on record.
• Lost Keys: There is a $200 fee for lost room keys as we are required to change the room lock and outside entrance lock when a key is lost. This fee will be charged to the credit card on record if the room key is not returned.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Chris & Melissa Velden and The Flying Apron Team

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