My wife and I spent 3 nights of our honey moon, in the small but beautiful village of Woody Point and had the privalege of staying at Seaside Suites. The owners of this propery are Ken and Darlene, and they go all out to make sure you feel welcomed and accomodated. In fact, a few weeks before we arrived, I received an email from Darlene, asking if we had any special requests or questions about the area, and then a second email wishing us good luck at our wedding the weekend before we arrived. How often does a hotel put so much effort into making your stay feel appreciated, even before you arrive?
When we arrived, Darlene showed us to our suite, which was a gorgeous modern and open-concept unit built right onto the water and is also surrounded by the tablelands and Long range mountains of Gros Morne National Park. The unit also had a huge deck on Bonne Bay which included muskoka chairs, and BBQ to conjure up some of your own cooking. From the deck, we sat out on the last night and watched some Minke whales swim in and out of the bay. One came up about 20 feet from the deck!
As it was still May and Ken and Darlene were in prep mode for the upcomming season, they made special considerations for us and were able to open up the restaurant they owned (across the street) a couple of days earlier. During the day, Ken gave us a menu, and asked us to what we wanted to eat, so it can be prepared by his staff when we visited the restuarant later that evening.
The location of woody point is in close proximity to numerous hiking trails in the souther portion of Gros Morne, as well as a discovery centre explaining the natural features of the park. Although its a bit of a drive (about an hour) from Western Brook Pond or Gros Morne Mountain there is still a tonne of things to do, as well as breathtaking scenery. I would recommend this as place to stay to anyone visiting Gros Morne, whether just passing through for a day or longer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaside Suites is a four-star waterfront accommodation in the quaint, historic seaside village of Woody Point. We are located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park with views of the Tableland Mountains, Gros Morne Mountain and the ocean waters of Bonne Bay. There is nothing more soothing and scenic as the views and sounds of the ocean. We have two properties across the street from each other, over the water and across the street from the water; the Over the Water Building (which IS over the water) is home to the Gros Morne, Tablelands and Lighthouse Suites. The Wharfside Building is newly opened and has the Sandollar and Starfish Suites as well as Seaside Souvenirs and our Seaside Deli & Dairy Bar, located directly across from the town wharf, where you can try fishing, take in the scenic views with your morning coffee, or catch the water taxi to Norris Point for an outing. We have five well appointed suites. The waterfront of Woody Point has recently been designated a Heritage District for its historic significance on the West Coast of Newfoundland and also for its' restoration of the many historic buildings along the water. When you settle in at Seaside Suites, you can stroll and enjoy our quaint, scenic village. Be sure to choose Seaside Suites for your Gros Morne adventure. You won't want to leave! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaside Suites Gros Morne Newfoundland Woody Point