An idyllic setting where both rare birds and peace of mind are inevitable.
Our inn at Cape Anguille is a restored century old lightkeepers home in a beautiful corner of western Newfoundland . It has been designated a Registered Heritage Building for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Surrounding the Inn, the Atlantic Ocean provides a temperamental backdrop to the peaceful landscape dotted with horses and sheep wandering the meadows and hills.
Avid birdwatchers will be left speechless by the rare birds. All nature lovers will enjoy the eagles patrolling the cliffs and the silhouette of osprey carrying fish to their young as the sun sets in a limitless sea.
Guests love to hike the hills and coastline around the lighthouse. We’re certain all hikers will find enjoyable terrain and spectacular views. Fortunately for those that aren’t interested in the idea of hiking, the beauty of the sea and the sounds of the birds start at the doorstep and a gentle seaside path starts at our lawn.
For those who would rather hike with golf clubs in hand, St. Andrews na Creige is a nearby jewel of a course.
Lovely white sand beaches at the park will lure you in for a swim and the shopkeepers and craftspeople of the area are warm and welcoming.
Chatting with the lightkeepers is a great way to pass time. The Patrys were the first lightkeepers at Cape Anguille almost a century ago and Leonard carries on the lightkeeping duties (and the storytelling tradition). Born in the house, married in the house, Leonard has a story about every room so get a coffee, take a tour to the top of the light, and invite him to tell a few.
A very rare Beluga whale has recently called the area its summer home and provided company for swimmers and paddlers alike. With luck our friend will return to renew friendships.
Reaching Cape Anguille : Access to the Inn is by car. At just 40 minutes from Port aux Basques, this is the ideal spot to spend a night on your way to or from the ferry to the mainland. This is particularly true if your ferry schedule means you will have to drive at night. Moose and cars don't mix well and as you head north of this area the moose are plentiful at dusk and throughout the night.
Rating : Our Inns offer a chance to get away from 'civilization' so we have eliminated TVs and telephones in the rooms. There is a phone outside on the property. From our point of view the only problem created by our commitment to a relaxing experience is that we are penalized for this ambience by getting a 2 1/2 star rating. Sorry!
Rates: $110 Canadian plus tax for a room facing the ocean, $100 for a room facing the hills. All rates are based on double occupancy and include a continental breakfast. Additional person $10 . Each room has a private bathroom.
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For those interested in exploring the highlights of this region please review our three day tour of the southwestern Newfoundland region.