About Us

Welcome to the Shipwright Inn, an elegant Victorian home built in 1865 by Charlottetown shipbuilder, Mr. James Phillips Douse. Centrally located in the old Historic District of the City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – The ‘Gentle Island’

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The Award-Winning 5 Star Shipwright Inn B&B, located in Olde Charlottetown, PEI, “The Gentle Island”, has been rated as the “Best Bed and Breakfast on Prince Edward Island” and one of the “Top Ten B and B’s” in Canada by Frommer’s Travel Guides and is now ranked as the top 5-star accommodation on Prince Edward Island by TravelMyth. We offer warm, Island hospitality and attentive service.

Our accommodation is well appointed but not intimidating and has all the benefits of a hotel and so much more. Quiet and safe. Convenient location, walk to everything in town — fine dining, shopping, the boardwalk, waterfront activities and the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Walking and biking trails nearby.

We provide off street parking and a smoke free home. There are 30-plus courses here (starting only a matter of minutes away) so, given PEI’s small size, you can play a round and still have plenty of time for touring, dining, beaches, Anne of Green Gables attractions, lighthouses, seal watching, Provincial and National Parks, heritage roads, historic villages, antique and craft shopping.

Now an award-winning heritage breakfast inn, the Shipwright Inn respects its ship building heritage by emphasizing a nautical theme.

Unique period antiques and artwork have been collected for your enjoyment. While savouring breakfast beneath the dining room chandelier, you might imagine how the rope insignia china (circa 1810) must have originally looked at the Captain’s table of a clipper ship.

After a “busy” day of golf, swimming or shopping, you may wish to sip a glass of your wine┬áin the quiet atmosphere of the parlor, the rustic games room or under the old oak tree.

If you have time to browse, you will discover old books and artifacts related to the sea and be introduced to the unique experience of the Victorian “whimsy”.

Experience the enjoyment of staying in Historic Olde Charlottetown whilst being pampered at the Shipwright Inn with warm Island hospitality and attentive service.