Amherst Shore Country Inn

***Gourmet Dining and Accommodation By the Sea***
— Open Year Round —

The inn is located on the Northumberland Strait near Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Set back from the water on a knoll the views are outstanding.  There are spacious lawns to explore, sprawling vegetable gardens which supply the dining room and a freshwater pond.  The property features 1000+ feet of waterfront where you can walk for miles at low tide on the exposed tidal flats.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update.

The Inn is continuing to  adapt to the new business environment and protocols.
As of  March 7th 2022

Our Chalets, Suites and Guest Rooms are open.
Advance reservations are required. Online availability.

  • There is a 2 night minimum stay for chalet bookings.
  • The suites and guest rooms are available nightly.

Masks are still required in all indoor common areas.
(except when you are dining and seated)

Dining Room 

  • Dining by advance reservation is available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • The dining room is closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Fresh baked breads, scones and cheesecake bites continue to be available for pre-order with Tuesday and Friday pick-up days.
More About Baking,…

Welcoming Guests Since 1980

Ocean views and a walk on the beach,…
just minutes from the New Brunswick border

The Amherst Shore Country Inn is located in the coastal cottage community of Lorneville on the Northumberland Strait.

It is about halfway between the town of Amherst (30 km) and the village of Pugwash (33 km).

We’re close to the New Brunswick border. (7.5km)

Confederation Bridge to PEI is just 45 km away.

We’re a great stop on the way to/from Cape Breton. It’s 250 km.  About 3 hours driving.

Spacious grounds
with a beach.

There are acres of lawns and gardens to explore.

We have lots of outdoor space.

There is a seaside gazebo adjacent to the beach with loungers for relaxing.
A fresh water pond to walkabout, wildflowers and more.

A walk on the ocean floor at low tide is a must do while in Nova Scotia.

Ocean View Accommodation

Guest Rooms, Suites and Chalets

There is a 2 night minimum stay for the chalets.  Suites and guest rooms are available for 1 night. Each unit has air conditioning/individual heat control,  LCD TV, WIFI, coffee maker, mini-fridge, a telephone (connected to the front desk) and ensuite bathroom.  Discounts for two or more night stays.  Weekly rates.  Online availability.

Dining – By Reservation

Great food makes for a great getaway!

Since being purchased by the Laceby family in 1980, the inn has served regionally inspired cuisine.  Dinners are a 3 course prix fixe offering with everything being made and baked in house.  They are available Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.  The menu itself changes each evening to reflect diversity and what’s in season locally. Advance reservations are required.


A touch of the inn for home.

Bread, Cheesecake Bites, Scones

Scratch baked on site and available for pickup until sold out.
Order online or by phone.

Pre Order up to Monday for pick up on Tuesday.

Pre Order up to Thursday for pick up on Friday.

Need a dessert for a special occasion?
Whole cheesecakes are available as well. Order 3 days ahead.
Double Chocolate, Chocolate Chunk, Lemon with Lemon Curd,…

Oceanfront Cottages
(Seasonal – mid May to Oct)

We have 3 ocean front housekeeping cottages for rent.

They each have a 1 week minimum stay.  The inn cottage is located here onsite.  The Ketchum and CMTR cottages are located about 4 km away.  They are adjacent to the Tidnish Dock Provincial Beach Park.  Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher. Each unit has laundry facilities. Linens and towels are provided.  These cottages are available seasonally from mid-May to mid-October. 

Gift Certificates

The gift of a night away or a dinner out makes a great present.

They are easy to order online with the order form or by phone.
Just let us know who it is for and what you would like to give.
We will take care of the rest.

We will prepare them and have them ready for you to pick up at the front desk or we can send them to you by email, fax or express post.

Contact Information

Telephone us at:

1 (800) 661-2724
1 (902) 661-4800

Our Mailing Address:

5091 Route 366, Lorneville,
Nova Scotia, Canada
B4H 3X9

Our Email Address is:

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