Fisher’s Loft Inn
Fisher’s Loft Inn in Newfoundland has one many accolades for its classic, understated style. Its location probably doesn’t hurt either. Port Rexton, a fishing outpost on Trinity Bay, is along the renowned Skerwink Trail, a coastal and woodland trail named by Travel & Leisure among the top 10 hiking trails in Canada. At the right time of year, look out your hotel window and you might spot a passing whale – or even an iceberg.
The Loft is owned by John and Peggy Fisher, who expanded their summer residence into a hotel with five separate buildings, and an extremely personal touch. The restaurant uses locally-produced seafood and vegetables from its own garden.
Each of the 21 en-suite guest rooms is simply but individually decorated, with picture windows overlooking Trinity Bay, and some even have cathedral ceilings. Art found all over the house is by local artists and visitors, and is available for purchase.
The Rough Guide to Canada (2004) describes the hotel as ‘an extraordinarily successful ensemble. The interiors are simply superb, a well-conceived balance of the intimate and the smart from the wooden floors through to the handmade furniture and the large and comfortable beds. The views over Ship Cove and out across Trinity Bay are similarly delightful and breakfasts, which feature local ingredients, are tasty and filling.’ RM