It's hard to plan ahead with travel restrictions uncertain, so we're going to stick with the things that worked well in the Summer of 2020. Our Restaurant will remain closed to the public but we have a delicious, nutritious menu for Room Service for our guests.
Although we'll miss greeting you, for safety we'll have your outside door unlocked and the keys in your room. We'll be leaving rooms vacant for 1 day between guests. We're avid cleaners here and we'll be taking every precaution to protect our customers and ourselves, cleaning and sanitizing thoroughly. And we're just a call, text or email away if there's anything at all you need.
Our Gallery & Gift Shop is open by appointment; masks are required.
We have one wheelchair accessible room, Big Land Lodge. Our Gallery & Gift Shop and Public Washrooms are accessible too (including Adult Change Tables). Some doorways may be small for some chairs at 32" & 36"). We don't have automatic doors yet.
We've got lots of great information about our area to help you find all the hidden treasures and see all the spectacular sites. We have a list of wheelchair accessible businesses on the Peninsula and tourist info in both English and French.
Our Room Service Menu has delicious, healthy meals from mid-May until late September from 8am until 7pm.
We've got something for everyone! Along with traditional Newfoundland fare we specialize in WFPB (whole food plant based), vegetarian, vegan and we have gluten-free options too!
Check out our menu below.
We carry prints by Chris Ricketts in different sizes, along with work by other artists.
We sell lots of artisan products like East Coast Glow, Newfoundland Salt Company, Random Island Soapery and more.
We have lots of great locally-made products that will make great souvenirs and gifts.
Drop by and see all the interesting crafts, books, wooden bowls and more.
Our Peninsula is full of fascinating geological wonders! The Sea Arch in Tickle Cove, just 20 minutes away, is one of many Discovery Geopark sites. There's lots of great information here: discoverygeopark.com and an informative ap you can download called Discovery!Geological Tour
There are eight beautiful hiking trails in our area maintained by Hike Discovery. Brook Point, pictured here, is part of King's Cove Lighthouse Trail and also one of our Geopark sites.
Get more information about our trails here: www.hikediscovery.com
There are lots of different boat tours offered on our Peninsula:
Sea of Whales - zodiac whale tours
Rugged Beauty Boat Tour - cultural boat tours
Trinity Eco Tours - zodiac whale tours
Bonavista Puffin and Whale Boat Tours - indoor and outdoor seating with a tour around Bonavista and Trinity Bays.
Discovery Sea Adventure - zodiac whale tours
Seas the Day Boat Tours - whale tours
There are lots ways to explore:
Bonavista is a great town to explore by bicycle - you can rent them here:
www.bonavistapicnicscafe.com You can get a delicious picnic lunch to pop in the basket of your bicycle there too.
Bonavista Adventure Tours have guided hiking tours, beach boil-ups, puffin hikes and more - check them out at: www.bonavistaadventuretours.
Fun and informative walking tours are available in Trinity with Kevin Toope; find out more: www.trinityhistoricalwalkingtours
Enjoy live theatre every day through the summer at Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity. Check their website at www.risingtidetheatre.com for their schedule.
The Garrick Theatre in Bonavista has live music every Saturday through the summer at their beautiful and comfortable theatre, and outdoor concerts through the weeks too. Check www.garricktheatre.ca for more information.
Joe's Place, part of the Random Passage site, has kitchen parties and concerts through the summer.
English Harbour Arts Centre has concerts, art events and other programs through the summer. You can see what's happening at englishharbourartassociation
One of our hobbies is seaglass hunting. The colorful treasures wash up on our shores after tumbling in the ocean - it takes about 40 years to make them smooth. There are lots of green, white and brown pieces and we find rare colors too - pink, purples, teal blue, yellow and even red now and then.
If you like to stroll on little beaches looking for treasures, you'll be happy here along our shores.
We even have Seaglass Treasure Maps to share with you so you can easily find the best spots.
Come and find your treasure!
Just down the road in Plate Cove East, this ocean-side pool is fed by water from the brook! If you don't mind the cold, this is a great place for a dip in the ocean too. The beach there is a great place to look for seaglass.
Champney's West Aquarium is a fun and relaxed interactive place to learn about our sea life. They have a touch tank where you can hold some of the sea creatures.
Random Passage, in New Bonaventure, is a great place for kids to run freely and learn about what life was like here hundreds of years ago. They have guided tours there during the day.
The Matthew Legacy in Bonavista is a replica of the ship that John Cabot sailed on. You can board the ship and hear the interesting story.
Random Passage, pictured above, is one of our favorite historic spots. There are tours all through the day to tell you about what it was like to settle here on the edge of the sea.
The Ryan Premises, Cape Bonavista Lighthouse and Mockbegger Plantation in Bonavista all have tours during the summer months.
Tour The Factory in Port Union to hear the story of the first union-built town in North America. You'll see the big print presses they used to produce their newspaper and other interesting antiques.
Trinity has done a great job preserving their history and have 7 historic sites to visit there. Start at the Visitor Centre to get admission to all of these sites.
Random Beauty Boat Tours is a great way to learn about the Resettlement and see some of the communities that were once bustling fishing communities, now with only remnants of the town. Check here for more info: www.randombeautyboattours.com
A tour of our inn around 2015.