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“A beautiful place to visit to experience Newfoundland culture.”

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Woody Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Woody Island
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“A beautiful place to visit to experience Newfoundland culture.”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We arrived on Woody Island around 11 am to the smell of freshly baked bread and pea soup! We had already made friends on the dock and on the boat trip over! People came from all over! One of our travellers was from Australia! We were shown to our room, a quaint, clean, airy room with homemade quilts and our own bathroom! We spent the day wandering the island and rowing a dory around the bay! The latter part of the afternoon we took advantage of the shady deck and kitchen bar where we opted for icy cold beers!!! We chatted the time away with our fellow travellers until the aroma from the kitchen drew us inside for a feast of fresh fish, vegetables and cottage pudding for dessert! Seconds were always available and noone left hungry! The dance/kitchen party started at 9:00 and included some fine traditional music!!!

After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast ( more homemade bread) the boat picked us up and we travelled to a cove for a boil up!!! Homemade soup, fresh bread, sandwiches and baked goods completed our meal!!! Onward then to Garden Cove where we bid our farewell to our new friends.

This was truly a fabulous trip! The entire experience was amazing, mostly so I think because of the exceptional employees of the place!

Upon arrival, the captain commented, "Make yourself at home" and that says it all! We were welcomed and made to feel at home from start to finish!

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, young or old!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Loyola P, Owner at Woody Island Resort, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hi JRobere. Thanks for the fabulous review! I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. Though we mostly host guests from the island of Newfoundland, we are always happy to entertain guests from other parts of the world like Australia (and we often do!) I will pass on your comments to all the staff on the island. We hope to see you again soon!

Loyola
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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We traveled to Woody Island Resort during their first trip of the year for 2013. We had an excellent time during our full weekend. The weather we had was ideal so that didn't hurt! We stayed in the large building to the left of the main house. Our room was plain but very comfortable and clean. We kept busy during our trip as we walked from our home location both directions from the business. Many other people took advantage of the weather and a few of them joined us on our walk. We found a few of the island's geochaches while we visited as well. The food was amazing. The staff was delightful. Highly recommended! We want to get our friends together for a trip in the summer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Having been to Woody Island Resort three times now its a great place to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle. If you haven't been there before as you begin your journey you will start off with a boat ride to get to the resort and when you arrive as you approach you will get a wonderful smell of home made bread that has just being baked so you can eat it with along with the homemade pea soup. Then you will familiarize yourself how life was and how the people lived on the Island before it was resettled and the rest you will have to make the journey yourselves to experience a wonderful get away. Enjoy, We are planning to go back this summer with a group of family and friends from home and away.
FFY

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is an excellent way to experience authentic Newfoundland!
Boat rides, short hikes/trails, amazing food and service from local people as well as the ability to do other activities was wonderful. A bit of a scoff and scuff in the evening with Newfoundland music and mummers was awesome! A real slice of Newfoundland ways and hospitality.
Clean and comfortable rooms and bathrooms (warning for the bigger folks: the showers are quite small!) and no televisions or telephones in the rooms to bother you - fantastic! Newfie boilup on the way home back to Garden Cove was a great way to cap off a lovely two days.

The most stand out thing of this resort is the sense of home. You are invited to treat the homestead just as you would your own home and I really enjoyed that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thorold, Canada
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

what a place - we were a group of more than 20, adults, teenagers & kids. we had our own building which was great-the centre of the building was our play cards,games, chat and have a beverage meeting place. the bedrooms were all off this area and some on the second floor. the food, well let's first start with the homemade bread-outstanding-the soups the,fish-and if you didn't like fish they had chicken and for kids who don't like that they'll cook you kraft dinner, hot dogs, chicken fingers or whatever they have-dessert was delicious, as was breakfast.you can go into the kitchen any time to have a cup of tea or coffee or have a cookie. the entertainment at night at the main house was fabulous,one man band who told jokes and could sing-everyone was up dancing and singing(not just our group) along with him. the next day around 11 you board the boat to take you back to your vehicle - but along the way you have a great tour of the area and then they stop where you get off the boat and have delicious soup, sandwiches, and tea. the entire 2 days is so enjoyable, you can walk, paddle boat, canoe, swim or just sit and enjoy the scenery and peace and quiet. keep in mind it's not a 5 star hotel but you'll have had an experience that you won't forget easily.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Orillia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We went with friends and enjoyed stepping back in time. Starting with the boat ride to the island, playing horseshoes, hiking,enjoying the fresh bread, loving the kitchen party it was just the best. The other guest and the wonderful staff made this a high light of our time in Newfoundland. Would definitely recommend this experience to all.

Laura p
Oriillia int

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Shearstown
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

If you are looking for a relaxing, enjoyable and inexpensive couple of days away from the hustle and bustle....away from telephones etc., Woody Island is the place to go! This is a getaway where you get a taste of real Newfoundland food and experience hospitality that Newfoundlanders are famous for...kitchen parties where you may dance to the music of local musicians, boat rides and old fashioned Newfie boilups etc. See the Woody Island Resort advertisement for more information. It's a place to meet new people and make new friends!

Woody Island is approximately a 2-hour drive from St. John's to Garden Cove where you will board a boat owned and operated by Loyola Pomroy. The approximately 45 minute boat ride will take you to a tourist lodge on Woody Island - one of the islands that was resettled in the 1950s and 60s.

Over the years, I've spent 5 Labor Day weekends at this resort and looking forward to more visits!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Woody Island Resort
Address: Woody Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Woody Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Woody Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Resort is located on Woody Island in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland on the Avalon Peninsula. Woody Island Resort's uniqueness lies in the fact that you can experience just about every attraction that Newfoundland has to offer - all at one location. This quaint outport fishing village once boasted a population of 400 before government resettlement forces residents to relocate elsewhere in the province. Today Woody Island is home to mainly summer residents and their families who come back to pursue the fishery and relax in their former home village. Tourists also visit the island to take part in the many attractions that Woody Island has to offer including, breathtaking scenery, comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, Newfoundland "kitchen party", boat tour with beach picnic, and a wide variety of activities. ... more   less 
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