We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay at the Fisher’s Loft Inn while visiting the Bonavista Peninsula.
The Inn is comprised of several buildings located on a hillside. We stayed in a Loft Suite, which was located on the 3rd floor in a building mid-way up the hill. When booking the room, I was advised to select a top floor room if I wanted to avoid the risk of hearing people walking above us (and if we didn’t mind climbing stairs to the 3rd floor.)
Our suite was very comfortable, spacious, quiet and charming with lovely views of the water. Our bedroom had a queen bed. The sitting room had a couch, chair, desk and armoire with small TV. Robes were provided along with a walking stick, binoculars and trail mix. Wi-fi was fast.
We ate two dinners at the Inn. Both were very good. Dinner is a fixed menu and consists of amuse bouche, soup, salad, fish entrée (salmon our first night and baked cod with ratatouille the next) and dessert. Portion sizes were appropriate so that we did not feel stuffed afterward. I am still dreaming about the yogurt panna cotta dessert!! With a day’s notice, other alternatives can be provided. I believe the cost was $69 pp with tax.
Dinner has two seatings (5:15 pm and 7:30 pm). The first seating works well when going to see a performance at the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity and those with children under 8 (who are not allowed at the later seating). Most people went to the 7:30 pm seating during our stay.
Casual attire is fine for dinner. Some people were in hiking attire, most were in casual or business casual clothing and only a few were dressed up.
Breakfast is served starting at 8 am and costs $18. I can’t recall how late it is served. Breakfast includes cold cereals, oatmeal, fruit, bread and a choice between two hot items (waffles or poached eggs for instance). You can get coffee and tea earlier, at least by 7 am. I think it will even be delivered to your room for free if you partake in the breakfast.
Bottom line: We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Fisher Loft Inn. We enjoyed our accommodations and the meals. If we are ever in the area again, I would stay here again without hesitation.
Finally, as for some things to do around the Inn, we enjoyed:
1. Hiking the 5-6 km Skerwink Trail, which takes about 2 hours with photo stops.
2. Taking the Historical Walking Tour of Trinity. It occurs daily during the summer at 10 am in Trinity, which is about a 15-minute drive from the Inn. It is hosted by a professor who informative and entertaining. Cost is $15 pp. While the tour is 2.5 hours long, the time flies. The starting point of the tour was not easy for us to find, so I recommend driving to Trinity and asking a merchant to direct you to the starting point if you can’t find it. Everyone in the small town seems to know of the tour. This tour gave us great insights into the history of Trinity and the struggles facing small fishing communities on the peninsula.
3. Catching a play by the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity. We saw a two-person drama, “Birthday Balloon”, that was excellent. Fabulous acting. Great script. Performance was at 8 pm. On this evening, we ate dinner at Fisher's Loft at the 5:30 seating and had plenty of time to get to the theatre.
4. Heading up to Elliston to see the Puffin Colony and root cellars.
- Also Known As:
- Fishers` Loft Inn By Ship Cove Hotel Port Rexton