The response we got telling friends and family we were off to a remote island in northern Newfoundland for the holidays was hilarious, but this proved to be the best decision ever. The friendly atmosphere of the inn, the community of Joe Batt's arm and the island in general absolutely won us over. During our 3 night stay we did not have a moment to be bored; activities and special events were offered continually (all included in the price of our stay, too). We had a full tour of the inn, and learned its history and that of its parent charity; a full-day, highly informative tour of the 4 artists' studios (which also included some great hiking in the snow & terrific exercise!); a snowmobile trip into a pond "cabin" with gourmet lunch and gorgeous, peaceful snowshoeing; stockings with our names hung "by the chimney with care" on Christmas eve (and filled with treats Christmas morning); and the highlight of all, an authentic/historic "mummering" experience the evening of Boxing Day. Add to that chef Murray's terrific food (lots, and lots of food) and our room with its perfect sea and village views, soaker bath and woodstove - oh, and the private sauna on the roof - plus the fun we had on the transfers to and from Gander - and it was the best of a vacation all rolled up with the best of a "family" Christmas. I would highly recommend a winter, and especially a holiday, stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fogo Island Inn sits on an Island, off an Island, off one of the four corners of the Earth. Every one of our 29 one-of-a-kind guest suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet, located less than 100 feet from your organic natural-fibre dream bed. Most suites have a wood burning fireplace stove; all are furnished with quiet luxuries and handmade furniture and quilts - a stimulating relief from the numbing uniformity of modern times. Built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture, the award-winning Inn belongs to the community. And all surpluses from the operation are reinvested in the community to help secure a long-lasting resilience for Fogo Island, Newfoundland.Accolades: Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award, Culture, 2013.EnRoute Magazine Canada's Best New Restaurants, 2013.TIAC National Cultural Tourism Award, 2013. Tatler Travel Style with Soul Award, 2013.Architectural Digest Ten Daring New Buildings Around the World, 2013.Travel + Leisure It List, 2014. ... more less
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