Built in 1893 by master stonemason, Alexander H. Dyas, for he and his family of 10, the house has undergone many transformations over the past 130 years. A private residence for decades, the main house was donated by Edith Hatfield to Cumberland County in 1947 for the development of the South Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
For nearly 30 years after, South Cumberland Memorial Hospital was a place of health and healing with hallways filled with caring doctors and nurses, with many precious, newborn babies (thus, the Delivery Room remains even today!).
By 1975, Parrsboro had outgrown the hospital in this location and built a new facility. The hospital was sold to the Levy family who turned the property back into a private residence, and who used what is now the dining room as a beautiful flower shop.
In the mid-1980s, the house was purchased by the Boles family who dreamed of turning the already-historic property into a multi-room inn. They turned the main house into a 5-bedroom facility and built a large residence off the back of the kitchen as an innkeeper's quarters.
All the while, the Boles were also in conversation to purchase the historic house next door - a former Methodist parsonage, and what had been the Tupper and Canning family home for more than 40 years - and the two houses were merged together. The Boles converted the former parsonage into four additional guest suites and joined the two properties together with the addition of a bright and airy sunroom that bathed the centre of the house with light. The newly conjoined houses opened in the late 1980s as The Maple Inn.
Since the opening of The Maple Inn, there have only been four owner/operators who have lived & worked here. Each family has meticulously curated the property, maintaining the building's historic integrity as best as possible, while lovingly and carefully updating it in order to meet the needs of today's traveler. Because of their dedication, the Maple Inn will continue to be a landmark destination for generations to come, and will continue to be a place of provincial pride for the people of Parrsboro.