Newfoundland’s luxury destination retreat delivers down to earth hospitality and wide-open spaces.
Overview: With a modern, upscale take on the fishing-village leitmotif, this renowned 29-room resort marries homespun luxury to community-oriented hospitality. As a charitable business, the inn reinvests all profits in the Fogo Island community.
Crowd: Fairly well-heeled, guests are special-occasion celebrants who have “come from away” to spend $2,000 a night (meals included).
Agenda: Though you will not want to leave your room, excursions include a range of natural, cultural, marine and artistic activities—geological hikes, jam-making, fishing, snowmobiling, bike rides and bonfire nights.
Essential: This northern tip of Newfoundland is famous for parading icebergs, cavorting whales, wild storms and the northern lights.
Timing: June will net you icebergs, but there are seven seasons here—winter, pack ice, spring, trap berth, summer, berry, late fall. Take your pick.