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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Nautical in St. Andrews

Spot whales and walk the ocean floor in New Brunswick’s uncrowded summer resort town.


1. Where to Stay

Kingsbrae Arms was formerly one of the town's lavish private residences.  

Tap into St. Andrews’s origins as a wealthy resort town at Kingsbrae Arms (from $415, breakfast included), a tasteful country manor originally built in 1897 by a prominent Nova Scotia businessman. The five-star Relais & Chateaux property eschews modern distractions like TVs and radios in its toile-accented rooms; all the more reason to enjoy wireless pastimes like pre-dinner drinks in the intimate library and strolls through the organic vegetable garden that supplies the restaurant.

Watch the tide ebb and flow from one of the Adirondack chairs behind Treadwell Inn (from $149, breakfast included), a cozy six-bedroom property that sits directly on the waterfront in the town center. The antique-filled rooms are outfitted with hues of white, blue, and yellow with dark wood accents, but request room two for access to a balcony without having to upgrade to a suite.

Explore 87 wooded acres overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay at the Rossmount Inn (from $85), a three-story Victorian offering eighteen comfortable (if slightly unremarkable) rooms in addition to a new two-bedroom private guest house. In your free time, you can hike up Chamcook Mountain, forage for mushrooms with the chef (through September), or sample single-malt whiskies in the lounge.

Published on Aug 10, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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