Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
Fogo Island Inn, a luxurious hotel with eye-catching design, is set in an austere landscape hundreds of millions of years old off the northeastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Fogo Island is a remote yet accessible outport community, along “Iceberg Alley” of the Labrador Strait. The Island is bounded by the rugged shores of the wild North Atlantic Ocean. This luxury hotel in an ultra-modern building is perched on stilts atop jagged rocks, with its stilts and angles, contrasting fascinatingly with the rough slabs of ancient granite and crashing waves that surround it. This is a lodge with a soul, filled with the handiwork of the local people: traditional outport furniture, handcrafted quilts, and woven rugs—once-disappearing arts now given new life and purpose. It’s 13 km from Fogo Island Airstrip and 27 km from ferry services.
Facilities & Activities:
Fogo Island Inn is a serene retreat amid nature’s wild glory, offering guests the opportunity to integrate into the local community. Guests can hike along coastal trails or go whale-watching; forage for wild berries or cruise out into “Iceberg Alley” to get up close to the ice that floats south from Greenland. Other amenities include a vaulted-ceiling dining room and adjacent lounge offering exceptional gastronomic experiences. Enjoy a film in the cinema or experience the rooftop deck which houses wood-fired saunas and outdoor hot tubs with unparalleled vistas of the ocean by day and breath taking starry skies by night.
Rooms & Suites:
Situated along Iceberg Alley, Featuring just 29 exclusive guest suites, all with floor to ceiling windows offering fantastic views of the iceberg-littered Atlantic Ocean. Most suites have a wood-burning fireplace stove; all are furnished with quiet luxuries and handmade furniture and quilts. The beds are custom made. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. The bathrooms feature heated towel racks and heated toilet seats with built-in bidet.
The dining area offers unparalleled vistas, swanky sea-view through floor-to-ceiling windows of sunsets, storms, and the iceberg-littered Atlantic. The dining team also takes care of on- and off-site catering with creativity and thoughtfulness. Everything coming out of the Inn’s kitchen is house made like caribou sausages, pickled quail eggs, grainy mustards, and berry-jewelled breakfast scones.
Hotel Rating: ******
Hotel Address: 210 Main Road, Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland, Canada, A0G 2XO