Maybe it’s the building’s former life as a seniors’ home, but this upscale 15-room boutique hotel on Newfoundland’s west coast is big on ancestry. I’m in love with Neddies Harbour Inn.
Gorgeous Newfoundland birch floors and furniture provide a light-coloured backdrop just metres from the salt water of Bonne Bay, and the lobby floor stone slabs are from nearby Humber Valley.
Inside the Inn
Even stepping into your room is an engagement with the local surroundings: the welcome truffles are homemade and provide a sensory treat as you sink into your plush bed amid the green or yellow tones and fluffy white duvets that call to you from the doorway.
If you can tear yourself away from the room, there are plenty of other surprises on site. The sunroom at the edge of the property is stocked with games, local books, great sitting spots and windows, windows, windows. On the lower level of the inn is an infrared sauna, a gym and hot tub.
The second-floor restaurant serves up twists on local fare while windows twice your height provide free appetizers of Gros Morne National Park vistas.
Room to Book
The best room in the house is the wheelchair-accessible Deer Arm suite. Room rates start at $180.