Whatever you do in Newfoundland, please do not miss out on The Fishers Loft Inn. We can’t recommend it enough. My husband and I just returned from a two night stay and I can truly say it was one of the most charming places we’ve ever visited. The rustic rooms are tastefully decorated, spacious, light and extremely cozy. Every wall features beautiful art created by Newfoundlanders; in fact, the home is practically an art gallery in its own right. It is clearly evident that the inn-keepers celebrate Newfoundland art, literature, food and culture. Their extensive collection of local literature is perfect for a rainy day by the fire place, and prior to dinner the Inn hosted a poetry reading by an acclaimed local poet Des Walsh. This free reading was just one of a series or readings that the Inn hosts. Not only was the reading a literary treat for visitors, but residents from as far as St. John’s drove to the Inn that night to celebrate Walsh’s work. The Fisher’s Loft Inn is thoughtfully preserving what is best in Newfoundland food, architecture, literature and art.
Their dining room with waterfront views as well as views of their lovely vegetable garden is otherworldly. And the food is pure delight. We enjoyed pastries and deserts made from fresh blue berries picked from the neighboring Skerwink Trail, just the day before. We found the menu creative and each course was simply delicious. The food is neither pretentious nor decadent, but the chef clearly allows the food to present itself to your palette, rather than overwhelming and drowning out the fresh ingredients with heavy sauces. If the service was slow as one review suggested, we truly did not notice it one little bit. The food was far too enjoyable, the atmosphere far too peaceful, and the servers far too kind to be looking at our watches.
Having worked in the airline industry as well as in hospitality for over 6 years, we’ve stayed in B&B’s, Inns and 5-star Hotels around the world, and The Fisher’s Loft Inn is one of our favorite new getaways. Do not be dissuaded by the last review— it will be your loss. Rather then servers that dote over your every move, we found the service to be welcoming and accommodating. We had extensive conversations with both owners Peggy and John as well as their son, and we found each one helpful, friendly, and hospitable. If you are looking for a peaceful location, fresh and thoughtfully prepared food, friendly service, and amazing and dramatic hikes reminiscent of the Pacific North West Trail, stay at The Fisher’s Loft Inn. It is a dining delight, a lovely atmosphere, a treasure trove of local art and literature, only steps away from some of the most exciting hiking trails you'll find anywhere.
- Also Known As:
- Fishers` Loft Inn By Ship Cove Hotel Port Rexton
- Fishers' Loft Inn By Ship Cove Port Rexton, Newfoundland