Peace at the end of the road. . . nestled in the hills on a winding, quiet back lane, Fishers’ Loft, a 4½ star inn, overlooks the old fishing and boat-building harbour of Ship Cove, where small fishing boats still come and go.
Fishers’ Loft is in Port Rexton, one of 12 picturesque fishing outports dotted along the rugged coastline between New Bonaventure and English Harbour on Trinity Bay—the Trinity Bight.
Located an hour’s drive from Terra Nova National Park and Golf Course, Bonavista and only minutes from the bustle of historic Trinity, the famous Pageant and theatre festival, restaurants, gift shops, and boat tours.
Fishers' Loft Inn is on the internationally renowned Skerwink Trail, a 5.3-km coastal, woodland trail (named by Travel & Leisure magazine among the top 10 hiking trails in Canada).
From the Loft, you look across the vast and ever-changing reaches of Trinity Bay. Closer to home and rising from the approaches to Ship Cove is Fox Island, once a fortification. Icebergs and whales, eagles, and osprey are often seen from our shores.
The rooms and suites are casually elegant, bright, and spacious, several with cathedral ceilings. Ocean views through traditional windows. Award-winning, handcrafted furniture made for the Loft by Mike Paterson, a nearby artisan. Comfortable queen-size beds or twins with fluffy down duvets. Ensuite full bathrooms. Colour/cable TV, computer hookup, and telephone in each room. VCR and fax are available. Original art.
There are three entrances to the Bonavista Peninsula from the TransCanada Highway: the west entrance onto Route 233 at Port Blandford, the central entrance near Thorburn Lake onto Route 230, and the eastern entrance onto Route 230A at Clarenville.
From any of the entrances the drive to Fishers' Loft Inn in Port Rexton is between 45 minutes and an hour.
In Port Rexton, turn right at the Trinity East turnoff. Follow the road for nearly a kilometre. Take the first left turn after the 30 km speed limit sign onto Mill Road. Check in at the Reception in the yellow Mansard house with the red roof.
We look forward to meeting you.
The Fisher Family, Owners of Fishers’ Loft
Peggy is from Ottawa, John from England. They met restoring and reconstructing an 1850s courthouse in Toronto—Adelaide Court/Cour Adelaide–to become the bilingual home of three professional theatre companies. Port Rexton was the location of their summer home and year-round residence since 1990. In 1997 they began work on what has become a 21-room/suite inn with an ocean-view restaurant, licensed lounge, and living room/library. With support from John and Peggy, their sons, Luke and Gabriel are assuming the management of the inn—Gabriel developing the greenhouse and surrounding kitchen gardens along with the inn’s various IT requirements and Luke managing and developing the physical assets of the inn and marketing, including special programs and events. Luke selectively works as a First Assistant Director in the film industry and Gabriel, in the off season, pursues his interest in snowboarding and international travel.