In the 1880s, the original story and a half log house was built. By the early 1900s, it was being used as an annex to the Manhattan Hotel as it was the home and office of the hotel owners. A third floor and extension were added to accommodate more guests.
Digby's longest continuously operating accommodation
Whether it was called the Salvia House Hotel, Admiral's Landing Bed and Breakfast or Bayside Inn, this house has been welcoming guests from all over the world for generations.
The house that became Bayside Inn can be seen at the far right of this picture. The large building on the left was the Manhattan Hotel and the Harmony Lodge can be seen between the two.
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It was named the Salvia House and kept that name until 1989 when it became the Admiral's Landing Bed and Breakfast. It underwent one more name change in the 1990s and has been the Bayside Inn ever since.
Over the years it has been a stagecoach stop, livery stable and hotel annex. It has billetd troops during the war and been a boarding house. For more than a century people have been coming through the door to enjoy some maritime hospitality.
Admiral Digby Library and Historical Society. Historic Walking Tour from the Loyalists to the Victorians
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Hebb, Sue. "Salvia House Gets a New Name". The Digby Courier. Wednesday, September 6, 1989. p 13.
Parker, Mike. Historic Digby- Images of our Past. Nimbus. 2000. p 20.
Before becoming the Salvia House, a third floor and extension were added to the house.