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CapeRace CULINARY & Fisher's Loft Inn - 8 Days

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Hare’s Ears Cottage- Outer Battery Village, St. John’s

Conde Nast Traveler, Feb 2016, calls the Outer Battery Village "Most Beautiful Place in Canada..."

Stay at the most Easterly Guest House in North America

  • Property owned and managed by CapeRace Cultural Adventures
  • Outer Battery Village in the cliffs directly on the Signal Hill trail system
  • Ten minute walk from St. John's downtown core
  • Shares property line with Signal Hill National Park
  • Contemporary decor in an artisan craftsman atmosphere
  • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. 2 queens + 2 twins
  • Expansive kitchen with bar + deck and barbecue
  • Ground floor studio with separate entrance; 3rd bed, 2nd bath with shower, 2nd full kitchen
  • Fully equipped with Internet, cable TV and laundry facilities
  • Featured in Romantic Homes Magazine and over ten times in HOUZZ, leading magazine for design enthusiasts and architects
  • Sweeping views of the city and harbour​

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"Sunny yellow, cherry red, turquoise blue—St. Johns’ pop-art-colored houses, collectively known as Jellybean Row, look especially awe-inspiring clustered in the cliffs of this atmosphere-drenched coastal neighborhood just outside downtown..."  Condé Nast Traveller, February 2016, profiling the Battery Village, St. John's.

This coastal home on St. John's harbour is the most easterly guest house in North America. It shares the property line with Signal Hill national park and has door-step access to the Signal Hill hiking and walking trails. Nestled in the cliffs of the popular Outer Battery Village, the house is just 30 feet from the ocean and one minute from the park, three minutes from downtown by car and twelve minutes by foot. It has a deck with gas bbq, panoramic views of the harbour & city skyline, and a southern exposure. The Outer Battery is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and still maintains the look and feel of a small fishing village. Bald Eagles nesting near property. With an independent ground floor studio, it is configured for the multi-generational traveller and great for those who want the option of indepedence from their travelling companions. 

  • 2 minute walk to Fort Waldegrave Lookout
  • 7 minute walk to downtown Sheraton Hotel
  • 7 minute walk to Duckworth St. Restaurants
  • 15 minute walk to Water St Shopping
  • 15 minute walk to Duke of Duckworth Pub
  • Ultra-comfortable beds, premium pillow top mattress
  • 400+ thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linens
  • Premium brand small kitchen appliances
  • Fully-equiped laundry
  • Professional pre-arrival cleaning

"We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Hare’s Ears Cottage! It is a beautifully appointed cottage with such a charming ambience. It has so much natural light and stunning views with the long wall of windows. The beds were super comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful and clean. We loved this cottage and it’s very unique setting. Watching huge ships up close through the lovely length of windows travel into and out of the harbour through the narrows was amazing. Hiking the Signal Hill Trail which starts steps away from the cottage was great, with its stunning panoramic views of the area. We also hiked some other trails near St. John’s, including the one at Cape Spear early one morning to catch the awesome sunrise. We enjoyed many fantastic meals in St. John’s, and found it very easy to get around. We will forever cherish memories of our stay at Hare’s Ears Cottage and would be thrilled to be able to visit again..."

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Seafair

SEAFAIR... Our newest and best property...

The Adam Mouland House was built in 1913 in Mockbeggar, the oldest district of Bonavista. The house is a two-and-a-half-storeyed, steep, gabled-roof structure. It is a fine example of nineteenth and early twentieth-century architecture in the Bonavista area.  The simple, yet decorative window and door trim reflect the builder’s expressive style and craftsmanship and local carpenters recreated the exact specification when restoring the windows. Historically, this property is important because it is representative of an era when the people of Bonavista relied heavily on the inshore fishery for survival. At the time when this house was constructed it was common for residents to have a number of fishery-related outbuildings on their property.

  • Property owned and managed by CapeRace Cultural Adventures
  • 8 minute walk to pubs and restaurants along the Old Days Boardwalk
  • 2 minute walk to oceanfront Bonavista Bicycle Cafe
  • Private yard
  • Contemporary decor in an artisan craftsman atmosphere
  • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. 3 queens
  • Expansive kitchen with bar
  • Deck & BBQ
  • Laundry facilities

...A stylish yet traditional Newfoundland home with everything a guest should need. The location is ideal and the property itself is lovely. Would love to return!...

Fishers Loft Inn- Port Rexton, Bonavista Peninsula

... Part forest and part meadow crowned by a ridge some 300 ft above sea level...

The Inn is situated on a hillside, part forest and part meadow crowned by a ridge some 300 ft above sea level. Toward the east the Inn overlooks Ship Cove, the vast expanse of Trinity Bay and approaches to the North Atlantic. In the west guests experience golden sunsets over Trinity Harbour. Blueberry bushes border the web of footpaths connecting six buildings on the inn's 14 acre hillside property. Chairs are strategically located for quiet moments to contemplate the panorama of seascapes. The Inn's buildings reflect traditional architecture in this rural region The rooms and suites have views of forest and ocean through the mullions and muntins of locally made traditional wooden windows. Furniture in rooms, suites and public areas is handcrafted by a local prize winning artisan, Mike Paterson. The buildings and interiors reflect the tangible and aesthetic heritage of Newfoundland. The Inn is surrounded by many attractions (more than in any other region of rural Newfoundland) including whale watching, professional theater, movie sets, boat tour of deserted communities, craft shops, art galleries, historic sites, small fishing communities, friendly people and panoramic seascapes at every turn in the road.

 

Family Owned & Operated

The Fisher family manages the Inn. Sons Luke and Gabriel, partners Molly and Rhiannon and grandkids are taking over John and Peggy's innkeeper responsibilities though they both can be found greeting old friends and new guests. The Inn is a collection of indigenous Trinity Bay Houses (third generation saltbox design and a Mansard) accompanied by a French kitchen garden and operating greenhouse. Fisher's Loft Inn is "Where to Eat in Canada" top ranked rural restaurant in Newfoundland, with the restaurant looking over the kitchen garden, out across Trinity Bay to the North Atlantic. While dining you will experience sun rises and sun sets, icebergs and whales in season. The culinary approach emphasizes fresh, local ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. Attractive yet not pretentious plating makes for a relaxed meal.

 

On the windswept coast of Newfoundland, a clever, contemporary Zone 3 garden feels right at home in its magical surroundings

Paths meander among curved beds filled with lettuce, garlic, strawberries, beets and other essentials that grace the dishes of the hotel’s restaurant each day, while tender tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and basil reside in the greenhouse built in 2009. The garden thrives thanks to the careful handling of son Gabe, who oversees it, much to the benefit of the guests of the inn, who dine on fresh, simple fare like partridgeberry French toast, carrot soup and locally sourced fish. It’s an elemental way of life, but one that remains vital to putting down roots on the Rock.

 

The Rooms

The rooms are casually elegant, bright and spacious, several with cathedral ceilings, and have ocean views through traditional windows. Your room, along with all others including public spaces throughout the Inn, display the Fisher Loft art collection. It is the largest collection in the province. Rooms you will stay in are equipped with a queen bed. They are furnished with an armoire, table and chair, down duvet and pillows, original artwork and ensuite full bathroom. All rooms have cable television, a telephone with free local calling and complimentary wireless internet. All houses have close-proximity parking. The inn has a modest library of books, journals, studies, periodicals intended to illuminate both history and current affairs of the province. A magazine rack has the best of the world's periodicals covering international affairs, fashion, the arts, economics, travel and more.

 

Staff

Finally, the staff is the heart and soul of the Inn. They are all local first generation descendants of rural fishing families. There is a no-uniform policy at the Inn and the staff is encouraged to be themselves rather than the typical homogenized hospitality industry worker. This dovetails into the friendly inviting atmosphere, making your experience with the local community a highlight of your trip.