Tickle Inn is a little off the beaten track (watch out for moose particularly during the last ten kilometres) but as you come over the crest of the hill in your final kilometre and see the house and the tickle before you, there is no doubt in one's mind that you have made absolutely the right decision to stay there. The setting is spectacular and when you add to that how much at home the owners make you instantly feel it's almost impossible not to wish that you could stay here for the rest of your trip.
We stayed in the Skipper's Room (queen bed) which was larger than it appeared to be on the website with dual aspect windows and plenty of room for all our bags. The bed was very comfortable and the view over the tickle was lovely. Although shared bathrooms are not something we usually go for on holidays, don't be put off by this; it's just a feature of the age of the house and was never a problem.
Evening meals (with wine or beer, if wanted) are excellent, as are breakfasts, and there is also tea, coffee and cookies available in the lounge during the day.
It is possible to walk from the house and we saw icebergs and whales from the cliffs five minutes walk from the picket fence, as well as beautiful sunsets over Labrador.
The house has been fully restored by the current owners and it is wonderful that they have managed to retain a house that feels warm, comfortable and historical.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Registered Heritage Home on oceanfront property. Original home of successful inshore fishing family from the late 1800s to mid 1900s, now lovingly restored by family. Expansive meadows and hiking trails offering spectacular vistas. Recommended in many travel guides. Winner of several tourism awards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tickle Inn At Cape Onion Newfoundland