|"Marigold bed and breakfast an artists domain from the entry to the working studio"|
Your host Artist Joan Doherty invites you to enjoy her unique home which has been welcoming Maritime visitors and family alike for the last 100 years.
"Marigold Mansion" as it was affectionely named by Joan's Mother Ruth was always filled with a steady stream of friends and family that her Irish grandfather Tom and her father Mike ran into and invited back for a meal and some stories of Halifax and its history, which often concluded in guided tour of Halifax. Following in her parents footsteps wasn't hard for Joan as her Irish Heritage took her to Dublin where she stayed in a B&B for several months then returned to Halifax where she continued to nuture her artistic and adventurous spirit until finally concentrating on what she loves best.
Marigold Bed and Breakfast has now become a very different spot for tourists and travellers who have a love of the arts and want to get up close to an artist at work at the same time relaxing in this warm and friendly atmosphere. All of Joans canvas floor mats are for sale, they make wonderful gifts and Joan can custom design these mats to suit any room.
Marigold is in a quiet safe neighbourhood close to the centre of town. Downtown is mins away by car and can by reached by a pleasant 20 min walk through the many tree lined streets of Halifax. A few blocks away is the ever popular Quinpool road area with restaurants, banks, shops, and a lovely old Movie House. Dalhousie and QEW Hospital are also an easy walk.
We encourage our guests to leave their car with us, as we are steps away from metro transit. Jump on a bus to downtown (a 10 min ride) or take a free transfer between bus and ferry on the oldest salt water ferry in North America to Dartmouth. The ferry offers a unique view from the water across Halifax harbour or take a walking tour of our friendly downtown streets with its mix of historic sites: The Citadel, Maritime museum, Pier 21. Followed by a night out at one of our many restaurants, theatres or pubs with live music. Whatever your reason for visiting Halifax we will be happy to help you with planning your next days journey or day trip.