Welcome to the Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn

Experience another age, centuries away when you step inside the Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn in Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, English Harbour Antigua. Located in the heart of a World Heritage Site, the historic inn is a beautiful intimate boutique Hotel where the laid back culture and charm of the Caribbean melds with the colonial history of Antigua creating a romantic and unique setting. Modern Elegance Meets History Our unparalleled historic boutique hotel in Antigua and Barbuda combines elegance with its fascinating naval history. The hotel consists of 14 suites or studios, each named after one of Lord Nelson’s ships or their Commanders. All are superbly furnished in time-period furniture and fittings inviting guests to enjoy a self-catering Antiguan vacation experience. For our guests that prefer to dine out and experience the culinary delights that Antigua has to offer there exists a wide choice of bars and restaurants nearby within walking distance. Our History This intimate Antiguan boutique Hotel is situated at the centre of the historic Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour, in one of the original buildings constructed by the British Navy during the period 1783. It was used to store the copper sheets and lumber for ship building and maintenance. The process of authentic restoration and conversion of the property into a Georgian Inn was completed between 1982 and 1988. With its intricate and authentic architecture, Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn is the perfect boutique hotel for travellers looking to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Celebrate your big wedding day here with us or book our suites for the perfect honeymoon getaway!

Closed for Renovation

The Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn will be temporarily closed from June 1st to allow us to carry out some loving restoration on the old building. During the coming summer months, we will be working on improving our rooms and beautifying our lobby so that when we reopen on October 11th we can welcome you back to an upgraded and improved environment. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may have caused you and look forward to seeing all our friends and faithful guests next winter.  
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Our Rooms

The hotel consists of 14 suites or studios, each named after one of Lord Nelson’s ships or their Commanders. All are superbly furnished in time-period furniture and fittings inviting guests to enjoy a self-catering Antiguan vacation experience.
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The Mainbrace Restaurant

The Mainbrace Restaurant is a modern day masterpiece of restoration. Its stony architecture, held together by huge wooden beams, keep the inside fresh, cozy and relaxing, perfect for breakfast and lunch time dining.
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Getting Married

Discover the perfect place for couples to exchange their nuptial vows. The Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn is a prized location in romantic Antigua to provide all the necessary services for your magical day.

Our Rooms

  • star rating  This is situated in Nelson’s dockyard which is worth a visit in itself. We had a lovely lunch here. Good food, good service and in a wonderful location. Definitely would... read more

    felixthecatisme
    3/03/2020

    star rating  We went to stay in the Copper and Lumber after a few nights staying with family on a boat in English Harbour. The rooms are lovely - lots and lots... read more

    923elliec
    1/10/2020

    star rating  We loved sleeping in the historic Copper and Lumber Store. This is part of the National Park and it met all of our expectations. It was clean, spacious,... read more

    7wonderstraveler
    1/05/2020
  • star rating  It was an amazing evening the atmosphere was lively with the harbor in the background.The inn was very intimate ,attention was on point guest lacked for nothing food and beverage... read more

    Margaret S
    8/21/2019

    star rating  When we booked this of my 3 hotels on the trip it was the one I looked forward to the least. But if all of them, it’s the one i’d... read more

    ferretbanana
    6/28/2019

    star rating  When we booked this of my 3 hotels on the trip it was the one I looked forward to the least. But if all of them, it’s the one i’d... read more

    ferretbanana
    6/28/2019
  • star rating  Only stayed a night before Antigua Sailing Week. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food and drinks on premises were good value. The historical significance of the... read more

    717mischal
    5/22/2019

    star rating  The Copper and Lumber Store Inn is one of the historic buildings, which together make up Nelson's Dockyard. Since during the day this place gets much visited, it is recommended... read more

    saronic
    3/30/2019

    star rating  This place exceeded my expectations, partly because it is affordably priced. The hotel is a historical landmark, but the rooms are big, breezy and comfortable. there are lots of places... read more

    BalmyBeach
    3/15/2019
  • star rating  I don't see how it is possible to beat the Copper and Lumber Store for its location. The beautiful marina with spectacular yachts directly outside, the historic restoration of... read more

    speedy45rpm
    2/27/2019

    star rating  Stayed for 1 night. The room was perfectly ok. Clean and comfortable. The staff where very unfriendly and rude. It felt like they really couldn’t be bothered. The continental breakfast... read more

    jenniferbJ3290MV
    2/23/2019