Fog Island Inn, Canada
Fogo Island Inn was designed by Newfoundland-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders. The 43,000 square-foot Inn is perched on stilts and hugs the North Atlantic coastline, affording all 29 suites with floor-to-ceiling views of sea and sky. All guest rooms face the ocean with the bed placed directly in front of the view of the Little Fogo Islands in the distance with the North Atlantic beyond. The Inn’s architecture is bold, optimistic, and distinctly of this place.
Two floors of guest suites sit atop the Inn’s stilts, a distinct nod to traditional outport fishing stages. These stilts, or “shores,” underpin many of the buildings on Fogo Island due to the rocky, undulating topography. They support the Inn while also minimizing the overall building footprint and impact on the adjacent rocks, lichens, and berries.
The smallest side of the building contains a series of public facilities, including an art gallery, a library dedicated to local history, a cinema, a gym and various meeting and dining areas.
The four-storey structure runs parallel to the seafront and accommodates the 29 guest suites. The majority of these come with their own wood-burning stoves, plus three of the rooms feature a mezzanine floor.
A deck on the roof of the building offers saunas and outdoor hot tubs. One of the Inn’s most iconic spaces, the dining room features a dramatic vaulted ceiling and looks out over the ocean with views of the community of Barr’d Islands in the distance.
The lounge and bar areas feature a signature line of new Newfoundland cocktails which play off of longstanding traditions and combine them with new techniques. The Inn’s beverage team are constantly dreaming up new creations using the flavors of the Island: garnishes such as Fogo Island berries, juniper-infused syrup, and dried wildflower petals are often ready at hand.
Fog Island Inn
210 Main Road
Joe Batt’s Arm
International Reservations: +1 709 658 3444
US & Canada Reservations: +1 855 268 9277
Rates start $699 USD