Come wish upon our stars

At Le Griffon, we provides our guests with an opportunity to appreciate the past while enjoying the comforts of the present. Our 1895 Acadian B&B has been skillfully restored to preserve the masterful craftsmanship & character of this historic home. We have five separate guest rooms delightfully furnished to reflect the charm of the period, each with private bath & air conditioning.

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L'Émerveille

This beautiful and bright, spacious room, with original oak floors, is comfortable and meticulously decorated. A period writing desk, large windows, ample closet space, a Queen size bed, and a private ensuite bathroom complete the ambiance of this room. (TV, A/C, WiFi). Rates & availabilities

 

La Quadrille

A comfortable and historic room, newly decorated and fitted with Colonial style antique furniture. With a Queen bed, original oak floors, air conditionning, and private bathroom within the room, the room provides a quiet and restful for your stay at Le Griffon. (TV, A/C, WiFi). Rates & availabilities

L'Échiquier

A spacious and comfortable room featuring a fireplace, original oak flooring, a Victorian writing desk, Queen size bed, and private ensuite bathroom. This room offers all the comforts and warmth that you would expect to find in a Victorian masterpiece. (TV, A/C, WiFi). Rates & availabilities

La Cheshire

This attractive room, with its beautifully sculptured windows and original oak flooring, showcases the pride and craftsmanship of the 1800s to its guests. Creature comforts of this room include an armoire, a writing desk, a Queen size bed, and a private bath down the hall (TV, A/C, WiFi). Rates & availabilities

 

Our Comforts

A bed & breakfast is much more than just a bed and a breakfast. But we know that these two things are crucially important. Our mattresses are high-end, with quilted top protectors and super soft, professionally cleaned linens, and our guests never leave the table hungry after our scrumptious breakfasts.

In addition to their bedroom and private bathroom, guests have access to the lobby, the guest parlour, and the guest kitchen/dining room. The lobby, with its grand staircase and parlour organ, is a great workspace for guests. The parlour is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and a Mason & Rich upright grand piano.

There are two full kitchens in the villa, and one is reserved for the use of our clients. The guest kitchen is air conditioned and well-appointed, with a refrigerator reserved for guest use, a full-size oven and range, a microwave, a toaster, coffee maker, kettle, and everything else that's needed for preparing most meals. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare lunch and supper. 

Wifi is available throughout the house and to most parts of the property. The yard is surrounded by beautiful centenarian trees and offers a mix of sunny and shaded spots. The screened veranda is the perfect place to have an afternoon cocktail before heading out to the beach! 

History of the house at 426 Main Street

1881: Mr. Dominique Richard (nicknamed "Baratte") arrived from the United States and purchased the property on the corner of Main and Vautour streets (today named Gallagher) from Mr. Edward MacDonald. Mr. Richard established a thriving shoe manufacturing business in Shédiac.

1896: Mr. Richard had his home built with plans he had brought with him.

1914: After his shoe manufacturing plant was destroyed by two disastrous fires, Mr. Richard had no alternatives but to sell his home to Albert Webster. Mr. Webster stayed in the house until 1921.

1921: Mr. Webster sold the property to Mr. John Kelly, Mayor of Shediac. The Kelly Family occupied the residence for 27 years.

1948: Nora and Mary Kelly sold the home to Miss Lelianne Doiron, who in turn sold it to Léo Vienneau in 1949.

1949: The Vienneau family made this house their home for the next 67 years.

1997: Norbert Vienneau (Léo's son) and his family began operating the house as a four-star Inn and B&B, under the name "Maison Vienneau."

2017: La Maison Vienneau is acquired by the Després family and rebranded as "Le Griffon" after the character in Alice in Wonderland (which was written in the same year that the oldest part of the house was built). It's while meeting the Griffin and the Mock Turtle that Alice learns "The Lobster Quadrille" (as the Lobster Capital of the World, Shédiac is a great place to come learn all about this!). 

Planning a holiday in Shediac? There’s tons to see and do while on vacation in our area, such as Le Pays de la Sagouine, the Rocks at Hopewell Cape, the Magic Mountain waterpark, Parlee Beach, and the Irving Dune and Ecocentre! And no trip to Shédiac would be complete without a lobster supper at one of the many fine restaurants in the town! When looking for accommodations, look no further than Le Griffon B&B. We offer fantastic breakfasts, the privacy and comforts of a hotel, the functionality of a guest house, and all the warmth of a country bed and breakfast.