Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

Price Information

$120.00 - $165.00


3 Summerville Wharf Road, Summerville, B0N 2A0, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley


Chris & Melissa Velden

T: 902-633-2300

T: 844-633-2300




Take yourself on a getaway to the heart of Nova Scotia’s farming country to this one-of-a-kind culinary destination. This renovated historic building features a charming 4-star inn and many on-site amenities for guests to enjoy, including an award-winning licensed restaurant, stunning cookery school, art gallery, gourmet food shop and used book store.


The Flying Apron is located just an hour from Halifax, Truro, Chester and the Annapolis Valley, where rural Nova Scotia meets the Bay of Fundy. Guests looking for outdoor activities will be delighted with the hiking and snowshoeing trails around the Avondale Loop and Irishman’s Settlement or the West Hants swimming quarry. Local attractions include Burntcoat Head Park (site of the world’s highest recorded tides), Avondale Sky Winery, Meander River Farm & Brewery, the Walton Lighthouse, the Cheverie Marsh Trail and Avondale Heritage Museum.  


Our Inn


Our five charming guest rooms have been fully updated and are well-appointed. Each room provides an ensuite washroom, a shared TV lounge, a cozy common room with wood stove and private Inn entrances. 


Room 1 has a 4-piece bath and is available with either two twin beds or one king bed. Rooms 2 & 3 each have a queen bed and a 3-piece bathroom with shower (room 2) or 4-piece bathroom (room 3). Rooms 2 & 3 share a second-floor deck. Room 4 has a king bed and a 4 pc bath. Room 5 is our largest room and is available with either three twin beds or a twin bed and a king bed. Room 5 includes a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. 


All of our guest rooms have access to free wireless internet, hair dryers and clock radios. Some of our rooms are equipped with air conditioning. Family-friendly accommodations. 


Our room rates change seasonally. Your accommodations include a fresh, made-to-order hot breakfast served in our restaurant. Major credit cards and debit are accepted. 


Our Inn, Cookery School and Restaurant are open year-round and in the warmer seasons you can enjoy the view of the gardens, frog pond and the escapades of the resident chickens from our licensed patio.


Our Restaurant 


At The Flying Apron, we do local! Our menu changes weekly to feature the season’s best local ingredients. It’s not uncommon to see producers walk through the front door with baskets of produce fresh from the field. 


Pair your meal with a glass of Nova Scotia’s best wine or local craft beer. And don’t forget to try one of our decadent house-made desserts, perfect with a Just Us! Organic fair-trade coffee. 


On Sundays we feature our brunch menu from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. 


We happily accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets for our guests.


Our Cookery School


We offer a variety of classes in our beautiful cooking school kitchen. Classes are taught by our Chef, Chris Velden. Chef Chris has been cooking and teaching for more than 40 years across Canada, the United States and in his home country of Germany. As a Certified European Master Chef and Culinary Instructor, his expert qualifications match his passion for teaching. Chris loves to provide culinary education to the food-inspired public at The Flying Apron Cookery School. Turn your cooking class into a getaway; cooking class participants receive a 10% discount on their room.


We offer many accommodation packages and culinary getaway packages including cooking classes and more. Our property is the perfect location for a private getaway or group retreat. Contact us to discuss options for your family gathering, corporate event or bachelor/bachelorette group. We offer group packages including accommodations, catering, venue rental, cooking classes, meals and more.


 “You don’t have to travel to Tuscany for an amazing culinary experience; it’s all available at The Flying Apron.” ~ Nicole Robinson, host of Nova Scotia’s BEST


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 / 2017


Taste of Nova Scotia 2015 Prestige Award Winner – Restaurant of the Year Chef-Inspired Casual Dining


Eastlink Magazine – Nova Scotia’s Best Inn 2015


More Details

Facilities / Services

Picnic tables
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
Internet access
Pets not welcome

Accommodation Types



Cable TV

Detailed Information

This property accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
Cancellation policy: 72 hours
Off-season rates available