Welcome to Murphy’s Inn

Murphy’s Inn, Bed and Breakfast, is located by the river in the Acadian fishing village of Larry’s River, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

We have been closed for two of our regularly scheduled operating months but will now accept reservations from July 1st onward. 

Abiding by recommended protocols regarding Covid-19 safety, we have prepared all guest environments and amenities accordingly. 

We are looking forward to being back in business for 2020 on Canada’s 153rd birthday! Stay safe and explore Nova Scotia! – Bob and Mary

TWO, THREE OR FOUR WHEELS: ALL WELCOME

Murphy’s Inn is housed in a classic American Four-Square wooden structure built about 1915.  

A Brief History of the House: Our current understanding is that for a short time prior to 1928 the house was owned by Benjamin and Mary Alice Gerrior (spelled Girior on deed). In December of 1928 they sold the house to Benjamin Avery, formally of Larry’s River but then living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His intent was to retire and move back home and live there. He never did get to live in it. We do know that he wanted another family member to move in with him but none were interested. It sat unoccupied for a many years.

In March of 1938 Benjamin Avery sold the house to William and Jennie Murphy. As far as we know, William and Jennie did not live in the house either but it remained with the Murphy family of Larry’s River.

We have found markings on door and closet trim with the name of a local builder by the name of George Martell. Due to his age and the age of the house we doubt that he was the original builder. Maybe the trim was put on later by Martell for the Murphys. Because of the style and type of wood used in construction, we are speculating that the original house was a ‘kit house’ of the sort sold by Sears and Roebuck prior to, during and shortly after World War One.

The origin of the house remains a great source of local debate. Come and explore this house with the fascinating local history!

William died in 1951 and in July of 1955 Jennie donated the house to the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame as a residence for them while they taught at the local schools in Larry’s River and Charlos Cove. The Sisters were also involved in numerous other activities in these two communities. This house became the Mount Carmel Convent and the Sisters remained in this house until 2006. Our main hallway is decorated with memorabilia regarding that history.

Locally this house, our inn, has been known as “The Convent“.

In November of 2018 we purchased the house from the Murphy family. In honour of Jennie Murphy’s donation and the subsequent fifty years of service provided to Larry’s River and Charlos Cove, we named our bed and breakfast Murphy’s Inn.

A substantial nine-month renovation was undertaken to transform the house into a four-bedroom Bed and Breakfast. All guest rooms feature queen size beds, satellite flat screen TVs and complimentary free Wi-Fi. Our first-floor guest room has a full private bath. On the second floor, one guest-room has a full private bath and two guest-rooms have half-baths with access to full shower facilities on the same floor.

Rates include a full home style hot breakfast and free parking. We also have a small garage on-site with a selection of tools available to the traveling motorcyclist and bicyclist.  Access to our scenic river provides the opportunity to use your canoe, kayak, paddle board or rowboat. 

Entrance and Hallways:

FRONT ENTRANCE TO SITTING ROOM (to left), DINING AREA (down hall to left), BATHROOM (straight down hallway), AVERY ROOM (to right) AND THE SECOND FLOOR
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY

Sitting Room:

Dining Room:

Front Porch:

Kitchen:

Second Floor Full Bath: