The Lionstone Inn

Motel and Cottages









Welcome to The Lionstone Inn

Motel & Cottages

241 West River Road, Pictou, Nova Scotia Canada












Fall Rates From $69


Clean and comfortable rooms at very reasonable rates.  It's what we all look for when we are vacationing or travelling and its what we provide to all our guests at The Lionstone Inn, as well as top notch customer service and free Wi-Fi.  Nine of our rooms are now air conditioned during the summer for your comfort.


We are located on a three acre, well maintained property in the beautiful town of Pictou.  We are the closest motel to the PEI Ferry (only 5 minutes from the PEI ferry terminal), minutes to New Glasgow and a short walk to the deCoste Centre.  For sports teams looking for an inexpensive alternative to the hotels in New Glasgow, we are only 15 minutes from the new Pictou County Wellness Centre.


All of our rooms and cottages are smoke-free, (guests are free to smoke outside and ashtrays and benches are provided for this purpose) and all are equipped with bar fridges, cable televisions, full baths and all have microwaves.


There are 15 motel rooms, including 2 suites (the largest motel rooms in Pictou) and 6 rooms with kitchenettes.  One of these is a 600 square foot two bedroom deluxe barrier-free suite, complete with a full living-room and kitchen, for those with special requirements or for those looking for something really special.



During the summer months, we also have 13 cottages with private baths and a few with kitchens or kitchenettes. These units are ideal for those seeking economy lodging.  Some of our cottages are two bedroom units, and can accommodate as many as five guests. 


We are conveniently located within walking distance to all amenities/attractions, including the historic downtown Pictou and Hector Heritage Quay, the Pictou Legion is at our back door, genealogy research around the corner, a grocery store, a liquor store and a drugstore are all adjacent to the property, as well as Tim Horton's imagine--you can walk to Tim Horton's in the morning for your coffee!  Again, we are the closest motel to the PEI ferry and a great choice for those looking for very affordable and clean accommodations near New Glasgow, yet in the beautiful historic setting of Pictou.


We even have a complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection (reaches most rooms).


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Motel History



Our name is representative of a 100 year old carved stone lion sculpture on the property, which was carved by John Wilson--who carved many sculptures and monuments throughout Canada & the US.  He went on to become a professor at Harvard University.


We accept; VISA, M/C, INTERAC and CASH





Our motel units are three star rated with Canada Select and are recognized as having met

the provincial guidelines as set forth in

The Nova Scotia Approved - Quality First Accommodations Program.







Pets Allowed (in cottages)

(motel buildings are pet free)

Maximum 2 Small Dogs or 1 Large Dog ($20 one-time charge)


**Please note our facility is not a campground and we do not permit campfires or BBQ'S anywhere on the premises.  Fireworks of any kind are also strictly prohibited.


The Lionstone Inn

241 West River Road

Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0K 1H0

Tel: (902) 485-4157, Toll Free: 1-866-785-4157, Facsimile: 1-866-394-1117

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