Canada | Fogo Island Inn
- DETAILS, DETAILS -
TYPE: Luxury lodge, one with the land.
ROOMS: Twenty-nine rooms and suites, all with local accents and modern touches. Each room features floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors with in-floor heating, and locally crafted furniture. Some also have soaking tubs, wood stoves, or other unique amenities.
GYM: Small fitness center, though the real workouts are done outside, on one of the many nearby footpaths and trails.
RESTAURANT: Chef Murray McDonald's award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Featuring North Atlantic-focused cuisine, Fogo's restaurant offers modern interpretations of traditional Newfoundland staples. In keeping with the property's theme, local seasonal items, including foraged plants and berries, are used in abundantly. Plus, the kitchen makes its own bacon, sausage, baked goods, and mustard.
BAR: The property's bar is modern and features signature light fixtures and clean lines, in addition to well-crafted cocktails.
VIBE: A modern take on island tradition.
ARTS: There are four artists studios on the Fogo Island Inn property for the use of the artists-in-residence. Artists are invited to display their work at the Fogo Island Gallery, located inside the Inn, and the program provides an opportunity for connection and enrichment among the community.
WIFI: Complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout.
KIDS: Bring them. There's plenty of kid-friendly outdoor activities on the island for all seasons. Highlights include ocean fishing, rock skipping, bonfire nights, backpacking, biking, caribou watching, and Northern lights spotting. Plus, the best kinds of memories made on this once-in-a-lifetime trip are the ones that involve family.
LOCATION: On Newfoundland's Fogo Island, accessible by private jet; a 30-minute helicopter transfer from Gander; or a 2.5-hour car and ferry combination.
- A few things -
Fogo Island, Newfoundland's largest coastal island, offers some of the best unspoiled vistas left on earth today. The Fogo Island Inn blends perfectly into the vast landscape, but also goes a step further, deeply integrating itself with the spirit of the land and its people.
The property never misses an opportunity to capitalize on the surrounding area: restaurant meals make use of local ingredients, right down to the foraged berries; the artists-in-residence program allows locals to showcase their craft; quilts are made by hand; even the wallpaper is designed with the land in mind, capturing the essence of lessons learned over time.
The simple, clean lines of the interior give way to the rugged landscape outside, where summer activities encompass everything from lobster bakes to whale watching. The winter months offer better snowmobiling and snowshoeing conditions.