We are located in the historic town of Digby, Nova Scotia, which is the Scallop Capital of the World.
My name is Joe and I am the owner and manager of Come From Away Inn. We are the ONLY waterfront Bed and Breakfast in Digby.
Originally I am from South Africa and arrived in Canada many years ago as an Accountant and Artist. As time has passed I looked for something to keep me occupied and in touch with a wide variety of people and interests. Opening a bed and breakfast seemed like the ideal occupation for me and has been for several years now. I enjoy meeting new people and exchanging ideas. My goal is to make Come From Away Inn the most comfortable and memorable stop on your visit to Nova Scotia. We welcome people from every country, every background and with varied interests. We hope you will stop by and visit with us soon.
Digby and area was settled in June 1783 by the United Empire Loyalists under the leadership of Sir Robert Digby.
The town developed a sizable shipping fleet in the 19th century. One famous Digby vessel was the brigantine Dei Gratia, which discovered the famous mystery ship Mary Celeste in 1872. The town became an important regional transportation centre in the 1890s with the arrival of the Dominion Atlantic Railway. Trains connected with a series of steamships such as the City of Monticello and later the SS Princess Helene.
The town's history is preserved and interpreted by the Admiral Digby Museum, located in a historic home facing the harbour and across the street from Come From Away.
You can read about our annual events and festivals by clicking on Things To Do.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us. Come in, Relax, Unwind and Enjoy our little corner of paradise.