Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland and Labrador
Perched on the rocky foreshore of a very small island off Newfoundland, with little fishing areas and striking artists’ studios (a spin-off of this resort) scattered around along with the iceberg-spangled North Atlantic outside in front; magnificent.
Style & personality
It manages to be equally ‘designer’ and ‘trad’: the furniture and fabrics were created on the island, to designs by leading designers in Canada and Europe that were subsequently inspired by local customs. The outcome is a modern spin on the outport aesthetic of Newfoundland fishing villages: uncluttered, understated and quite trendy.
Service & amenities
It is staffed by natives who are equally friendly and educated: nothing is too much problem. There is a library, art gallery, theater and sauna on the premises and lots to do outdoors, from walking into stargazing, seeing neighborhood boat-builders into sea-fishing. The resort is also a focus for a flourishing local artistic community — there will be no shortage of stimulating dialogue from the pub.
Each suite features floor-to-ceiling sea views and many have wood burning stoves, with hardwood flooring (underfloor heating), handmade quilts and seats and fashionable wallpaper layouts – from 350 sq feet around 1,100 sq feet for your top-floor Flat Earth Suite (price on request!) . You will find walk-in showers along with the toilet seats are heated (just as well since it’s open yearlong, such as snowbound deep-winter)!
Food & beverage
Chef Murray McDonald presents advanced Newfoundland cuisine with seasonal ingredients, especially locally foraged berries, greens and mushrooms, and freshly caught fish and fish — such as the neighborhood staple, cod, in a variety of guises. Everything is home made, from bread into mustard.
Value for cash
Double rooms (using a two-night minimum stay) are in C$875 (#431) excluding breakfast, or C$1275 (#629) for full board, and a 13 percent taxation. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
All public spaces and 2 chambers are wheelchair-accessible.
It is quite a grown-up resort but there’s plenty for kids to do together the coastline, from stone unturned to skimming stones, along with the icebergs in May are magnificent. Kids under 12 go free.
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