Fairholm Boutique Inns is a five star National Historic property in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With 32 uniquely decoratedsuites among four diligently restored heritage buildings, Fairholm ensures a relaxing and unforgettable experience.
Fairholm was built in 1838 by Thomas H. Haviland, a politician and Father of Confederation. The Haviland family sold the property in 1855 and the estate changed hands several times until it was purchased by Benjamin Rogers. The Rogers family owned the property for almost 120 years until in 1999 whenwe purchased the private home and converted it into a seven room Inn.
The property was steeped in history and required a year of meticulous restoration to bring the building back to its original character. In 2013, we builtthe Carriage House which offers six modern style apartment suites giving our guests more options for their stay.
The two neighboring properties operated as independent inns until 2015 when we saw the opportunity for expansion and purchased both adjacent buildings with a new vision in mind. The successful renovation of Hillhurst Inn (built in 1897) allowed for a new lobby and check-in area. Our dining area was increased by the addition of an outdoor covered deck patio which led to a PEI Heritage Award. The renovation of Cranford House gave the property larger gardens and green space. Eventually, we purchased three more surrounding buildings and made a downtown Charlottetown city block into one impressive boutique hotel property.
While working as a full-time pharmacist, Gina’s keen interest and ability in interior design modernized these historic properties and established Fairholm as one of Charlottetown's most prominent boutique hotel properties. We are constantly growing here at Fairholm Boutique Inns and now have over 20 fulltime employees in the summer including our four children Ben, Sam, Tess and Jake. All four play a unique and integral part to help making Fairholm Boutique Inns what it is today.