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“Needs some TLC”
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Blanchard House
Ranked #3 of 5 Woody Point B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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“Needs some TLC”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This B&B is rated 3 stars by Newfoundland Tourism, but that rating is extremely generous.

The house has clearly seen better days and is in serious need of some repair and updating. The owner does not live on site (no-one does) and in fact we never met the owner, and that may be why the house is more rundown than we expected. For example, the hall light is just a bare light bulb, without a cover. The TV in the main room must be over 30 years old. The whole house smells musty, and my daughter's allergies acted up as a result.

What surprised me the most was the breakfast. This was the last place we stayed in our 2-week trip to Newfoundland, and we knew by then that full breakfast always meant at least two or all three of eggs, bacon, pancakes, with toast often made from home-made bread, but always served with home-made jam. At Blanchard House breakfast was toast from processed bread, with margarine and generic supermarket jams and cold cereal, and the only hot option was a hardboiled egg (or 2 hard-boiled eggs). (There were also bananas and oranges.) It was by far the worst breakfast we had on our trip.

The pluses were the lovely housekeeper, Ruby, who came in to make breakfast and was welcoming and helpful with suggestions as to where to eat, and the fact that guests could, if they wanted, use the kitchen to make their own meals. (And the kitchen was the nicest room in the house.) The house is also situated in a nice quiet neighbourhood and is an easy walk to the main street.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

We spent two nights at Blanchard House on our trip to Newfoundland. at $85/night incl tax it was an excellent value for the money. Woody Point is quieter than Rocky Harbour and Norris Point, where we spent some additional days, and it was a nice change of pace and allowed us to see a different side of the Gros Morne area.

Blanchard House is unlike the typical b&b in that it is no one's primary residence. This was actually a nice break from our other b&b experiences. The house is only inhabited by guests, somewhat like a hotel, with a lovely housekeeper Ruby who comes in the morning to make breakfast, chat with guests and take care of the property. There were few other guests at the time we were there, which made it feel like our own home for our stay! It is an older home, and thus creaky and with thin walls, so the experience may be different when the four rooms are full. A comfortable and quiet place, I would recommend it to anyone.

Also we had a great meal at the Lighthouse Restaurant in "downtown" Woody Point. Excellent fish and chips, and fresh desserts.

Room Tip: The two rooms with private bathrooms - the blue and the green rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blanchard House
Address: South sector of Gros Morne National Park | 12 Blanchard Lane, Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 1P0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Woody Point
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Woody Point
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blanchard House, built in 1904, is an historical dwelling that was designated a Registered Heritage Structure on April 26, 2013 by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador. It housed the first Newfoundland Constabulary Constable posted to patrol the Great Northern Peninsula in the 1930's. Today it has been restored to its early 20th century charm while providing modern amenities for the visitor. ... more   less 
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Blanchard House Woody Point, Newfoundland

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