About Us

your home away
from home in Cobourg, Ontario

Enjoy the anticipation of sleeping in fine linens underneath down duvets or beautiful quilts. Our spacious rooms are equipped with queen size beds, plenty of seating and breakfast tables should you wish to enjoy breakfast in your room.

Amherst House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located just minutes from Hwy 401, the Waterfront Trail and Cobourg’s beautiful waterfront.  It is nestled in the community of New Amherst – a quaint cottage feel with pristine streetscapes and surrounded by parks and trails.

the loft suite

Enjoy our suite with private bedroom and bath and large sitting room with TV and sofa bed, coffee and amenities. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts served in the dining room.

cottage cove suite

Suite located in lower level of home. It is a large bed sitting room with queen size bed, additional comfy sofa and wing back chairs Fireplace and TV. Large walk-in shower in bathroom. 

garden terrace

Our garden terrace is a place for peace and tranquility. You will love taking a quiet moment here in the morning or sharing a laugh at the end of the day.

relaxing sitting rooms

Whether you are here visiting the area, to see family or for a conference it’s important to have a space to relax after a long day out.

little extras

We like to do everything we can to make you feel welcome and comfortable in our home. It’s the little details that go a long way.

a nice pause midst life’s rush


what our guests are saying

I stayed one week in Ruth Ann’s loft suite and it was absolutely lovely. Very clean, newish & impeccable private bathroom, authentic heritage feeling in this modern home. Gracious host who accommodated my schedule; helpful & great communicator. Excellent location in Cobourg and for accessing nature all around it. Would gladly stay here again.


The Amherst House Bed and Breakfast is a glorious and magical place to stay. A gorgeous and whimsical home, garden and outdoor patio…a Garden of Eden. Not a single detail is overlooked. I can’t imagine a better place to stay and a better host and hostess anywhere! We loved it. Thank you so much for your hospitality. What a charming location…can’t wait to visit again.

Ruth should be promoted from a “super host” to a “super super host”. She is so kind and respectful, we arrived late and she and her amazing husband Wayne have welcomed us so nicely. Although our stay was only a one night we enjoyed every moment and definitely will come back to stay longer. Thanks Ruth and Wayne, you made our stay unforgettable. P.S: we loved your French toast for breakfast.


From the moment we arrived, Ruth-Ann and Wayne made us feel at home. And what a home they have! Our suite, Cottage Cove, located in the lower level, came fully equipped, was comfortable, cozy, and wonderfully cool despite the warm to hot weather outside. We lacked for nothing. But the best part of our stay was getting to know our hosts. Ruth-Ann and Wayne are the kindest, most considerate people you will ever meet and it shows through in their hospitality. Highly recommended.

What you Get

amenities & services

Free WiFi
In-Suite Fridge/Microwave
Coffee Maker
Bike Storage
Free Parking
Long-term Stays
Visit The Feel Good Town

we have vacancies!

There are plenty of places to settle in and relax – in your suite or on the patio.

contact us


804 Hudson Street
Cobourg, Ontario


Cell: (647) 234-0166