Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada (Prices & Photos)
Fogo Island is located off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, accessible by ferry from Farewell. It offers an other-worldly experience in a place that’s sometimes referred as the edge of the Earth – in fact, the Flat Earth Society considers Fogo as one of the four corners of a flat earth. It not only offers practically endless sources of inspiration for visiting artists and anyone else who wants to get far off the beaten path, but it’s home to the world famous Fogo Island Inn. Set along the rocky shores of Joe Batt’s Arm, the 29-room, all-inclusive resort is an escapist’s fantasy come true, with expansive ocean views from every room.
Each room at the inn boasts handmade Scandinavian-inspired furniture, a wood stove or fireplace and giant soaking tub. If that’s not enough, the property also features three rooftop hot tubs for soaking up the amazing surrounding scenery. Watch for blue-hued icebergs and passing whales with the in-room binoculars, and when you want to get out and explore you’ll find a network of 14 marked hiking trails that span over 120-miles of ancient, empty footpaths across the island, along high rocky cliffs, inland and down to the water’s edge. Cycling, fishing, kayaking and rowing punts (local traditional watercraft) are just a few of the activities available during the warmer months, while Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are winter options. Visit between late autumn and early spring, and you’ll have the ultimate front row seat for watching the Northern Lights.