The Experience

Fogo Island Inn

Come inside. We are open all year-round. Every object that you touch, see and experience fortifies our culture. That is because homes here are not just constructed, they are created from what is inside us.

When a man builds a home for his family on Fogo Island, he does it with love and he gives the very best of himself. Homes here have a soul, which is given to them by the people who made them.

Our Inn is the heart of our community—a place to gather, socialize and enjoy life. From the moment you come inside, our journey of creation is with you.

Step outside and discover our seven seasons on Fogo Island. You’ll find yourself engulfed in a rugged northern landscape. Only the ghostly silhouette of a white building interrupts our untouched horizons. Amongst the ancient rocks of the Back Western Shore is where the Fogo Island Inn stands proud like a lighthouse, overlooking the Labrador Current.

 From afar this bold X-shaped building perched on stilts seems intriguingly out of place—and yet strangely familiar.

 Its sharp angles and rough contours feel at home amidst jagged and uneven land. Contemporary in design, it still speaks the language of the outports.

We bring together a rich culture, history and people. We let the past intermingle with the future. We let our traditions inspire new forms of architecture. Outside—far beyond the mainlands—is where culture and nature come together.

Somewhere in-between land and sea is where you’ll find our vision for a better future. More than a place, the Fogo Island Inn is part of a groundbreaking model for community innovation and cultural resilience.

 Somewhere in-between this home and its people, is where our strength of character resides. Every decision we make is imbued with integrity.

Every stranger we meet is a welcome guest in our home. Every challenge we face is a source of creative inspiration. This is who we are.

We have a way of doing things here. We find new ways with deep-rooted traditions. We lead with the arts. We seek out new ways of thinking. We are making ourselves home to a new generation.

Getting Here: Fogo Island is a remote, accessible island located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, Canada – just over halfway between the equator and the North Pole. Its climate features seven seasons. It is the largest of an archipelago of islands at the very eastern edge of the North American continent; Far, far away yet close enough for short getaways.

To plan your visit on your own, simply find your way to the island of Newfoundland by regular commercial air links, and come by car to the Fogo Island ferry dock at the aptly named Farewell. You can either drive yourself to the ferry dock or we would be happy to pick you up at the airport. After a short scenic ferry ride over to the island, you are here. Or you can come by small charter plane from Newfoundland to Fogo Island.

Dining: Our culinary team, recently selected for Air Canada’s highly-acclaimed enRoute award for “Best New Restaurants of Canada,” is taking Newfoundland cuisine in a new direction. We find inspiration in where we live, ingredients grown on the island and time-honoured traditions learned from our ancestors. The provenance of this food is local and regional. The execution is both traditional and modern.

Our menu is focused on seasonal produce. From a rich bounty of fish and crustaceans to diverse harvests of berries and mushrooms foraged from the bogs. We work with produce found right off the land of our 400 million year old home.

Our relaxed fine dining experience lets guests taste Fogo Island’s seven seasons through the food. “Finding a new way with old things” is our kitchen motto.

Our dining room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and supper.  Should guests arrive outside of these meal periods, our chef is certain to find something to satisfy your appetite.

Things To Do: We are open all year-round. During Fogo Island’s seven seasons, you can find what you’re looking for even if it’s been with you all along. Here, life moves to the rhythm of the natural world. Here, if you slow down and listen for it, you’ll be surprised by its power to move you.

Through these Fogo Island Experiences we hope you’ll find time to dream and give back to yourself. These creative adventures are an opportunity to connect deeply with a way of living rooted in the natural world.

Give yourself time to explore here and who knows what you might find. You might be welcomed into a home for supper, enlightened while hiking rugged coastal trails, amazed while fishing for cod in the traditional way, or inspired through an art workshop. You might even leave with a fresh perspective on the world. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $120 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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