Fogo Island Inn

A stunning feat of architecture in the wild North Atlantic

Located off the coast of Newfoundland in ‘Iceberg Alley’, this striking feat of contemporary architecture has been designed as a unique and modern take on a traditional Atlantic Canadian outpost - with its stilts and angles, contrasting fascinatingly with the rough slabs of ancient granite and crashing waves that surround it.

While stark and jagged angles dominate the outside design, inside the Inn combines modern architecture with traditional furnishings – which are all locally produced. Featuring just 29 exclusive guest suites, all with floor to ceiling windows offering fantastic views of the iceberg-littered Atlantic Ocean.

Other amenities include a vaulted-ceiling dining room and adjacent lounge offering exceptional gastronomic experiences and crafted cocktails ‘shaken or stirred’ over Atlantic iceberg ice. Enjoy a film in the ‘Magic Picture Box’ cinema or experience the rooftop deck which houses wood-fired saunas and outdoor hot tubs with unparalleled vistas of the ocean by day and breath taking starry skies by night.

A stay here means you are a guest of the whole island and are encouraged to become part it’s culture - whether you spend your days out on the water viewing migrating whales and icebergs in spring, exploring the forests in search of local wildlife during berry season and hiking along the raw and beautiful coastline, or soaking up the unique, centuries-old culture by visiting local art galleries and studios - any experience here is enhanced by the vibrant culture the inn was built to protect.

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Away from it all
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Hotel highlights

  • Stunning contemporary architecture
  • Inn featured on BBC's 'Amazing Hotels' documentary
  • Remote location on Newfoundland's north Atlantic coast
  • Incredible adventures: hiking, whale watching and iceberg viewing
  • Stargaze in the Inn's rooftop hot tubs with panoramic views

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 29 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Library
  • Cinema
  • Rooftop Hot Tubs

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Fogo Island Inn

  • Away from it all
  • Take a boat cruise out to spot migrating icebergs
  • Hike along the sweeping and unspoilt landscape
  • Learn to fish or pick berries during berry season
  • Visit the contemporary art galleries dotted around the island
  • Soak up the welcoming and friendly nature of the local residents
505 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

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  • Very Good 21
  • Average 13
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Oct 12, 2019

Go go to Fogo!

After returning from our honeymoon in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, we are left with life long memories of pure amazement and bliss. Planning for over a year- we embarked on our east coast adventure. We were awe inspired at the intensity of the fall colours and warm sunshine for the drive from Gander to Farewell ferry. Our arrival at the Fogo Island inn was like visiting grandma’s house for a celebration. Colleen greeted us with open arms- the smells of fresh baked bread and ginger cookies lingered in the welcome area. The Atlantic Ocean was pounding outside the glass walls, creating surges of spray upon the shore. Multiple meet and greet conversations with the staff were so welcoming. Our room was incredible. The architectural design of the Inn and locally created furniture and art were stunning. Nova Scotian sparkling wine and delicious snacks of fresh bread, butter and molasses set the tone for three days of being perfectly spoiled in the most subtle way. Embodied by the passion of Fogo emanates from the land, sea and people. We had done extensive research about the Shorefast foundation and vision of Zita Cobb. In a nutshell- to create opportunities for Newfoundlanders to return home and take pride in their history, art, design and lifestyle. Todd Saunders architectural design of the Inn and artist cottages is so unique and puts a smile upon your face. We were lucky to meet both Todd and Zita, who welcomed us and our many questions about all things Fogo. Tracey, Sandy , Brie, Dacha, Mike and all staff went out of their way to make our experience so special. To be a guest at the Inn is private and a privilege. From the hot tubs out looking the ocean, to the stunning saunas and sitting areas- you really feel like the place is all yours. Guests are friendly, locals happy, and support staff at the wood shop went out of their way to accommodate us. The food is amazing. I can’t sum up what three days of eating creative, beautiful and complex simplicity. It looks and tastes like a very unique culinary experience. Thank you Fogo island - it was worth every penny and more. Can’t wait to return to see you all again. We loved being “come from away’s” are very happy customers.
Oct 11, 2019

Literally the Dictionary definition of Sublime

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The New Oxford American Dictionary defines “sublime” as “of such excellence, grandeur or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.” Fogo Island Inn is sublime in every respect. The location is starkly beautiful, perched atop rocks at the very edge of the ocean. The architecture is stunningly unique, juxtaposing modern and historical aspects into a satisfyingly functional masterpiece. The food is adventurous, locally inspired, delicious, and plentiful. Special shout out to the amazing molasses cookies and top quality lattes (a very rare find in Newfoundland). All the furnishings and textiles in the Inn are made by local artisans. The care and attention to every detail makes for a very elegant yet completely comfortable stay. But what truly makes this place a one of a kind absolutely worth the investment (more $$$ than I have ever spent on a hotel, or likely ever will) is the genuinely welcoming embrace of each and every one of the staff and the opportunity to really get to know the people of the island and it’s history and culture. We had the extreme pleasure of having Aubrey, a local fisherman, show us around the island, telling us stories about his family, the history of the area, fishing, and what the Inn has meant for the locals. The entire time we spent there was awe inspiring. Go if you can. You will remember it forever.
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Fogo Island is all about its incredible experiences during your stay. With plenty to see and do whether you're heading out into the surrounding wilderness to explore or simply want to kick back and indulge in the inn's comforts. 

Newfoundland's incredible seven seasons consist of warm summers, snowy winters, a spectacular ice season, hopeful spring, June's trap berth season, bountiful wild berry picking in fall's berry season, and a temperamental late fall - all lending to unique and fascinating adventures to be enjoyed.

Outdoor Adventures

Discover adventure unlike anywhere else in Canada. Newfoundland & Labrador's diverse and striking landscapes are the perfect backdrop for heading out and exploring. Enjoy a hike to watch the floating icebergs in early Spring, head out on a traditional working fishing boat and spot migrating whales or take a guided walk along the rocky shores, stopping at the unique small galleries dotted around the island. With so many unique experiences to be had - the only problem will be finding the time to enjoy them all.

Rooftop Sauna & Hot Tubs

Relax after a long day of exploring the Island by visiting the fourth floor rooftop deck - which houses the Inn’s wood-fired saunas and two outdoor hot tubs. Whether you choose the south-facing saunas with their direct sunlight and inland views over the rocks or chose the north which has views of the sea and is a great way to take in the landscape or to stargaze. After the sauna, cool off and maybe head outside to the hot tubs to watch the sea by day and at night, the incredible display of stars.


Located on the first floor of the Inn, the Inn's cozy and comfortable library features an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction pertaining to the fascinating history and culture of Newfoundland and Canada and is available for use by Inn guests as well as the general public of Fogo Island. With six public wood-burning fireplaces, this space is quiet and intimate and perfect for putting your feet up and relaxing after a busy day's exploring.


Designed by Nick Herder, Fogo Island Inn’s 37-seat 'Magic Picture Box” cinema is an independent box that sits within the greater building, and features a state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system. The cinema doubles as lecture theatre, and presents daily scheduled programming as well as impromptu special film showings and presentations. The program schedule will typically include documentaries chronicling resettlement, rural life, craftsmanship, and culture. The Inn’s collection includes classic documentaries, films about Fogo Island, as well as a healthy collection of crowd-pleasing contemporary blockbusters and cult classics.

Fogo Island Inn

Room Types

Fogo Island Inn features 29 guest suites and five suite types that showcase the richness of their locality and express a modern take on the traditional Newfoundland outport design and décor that makes the Inn famous. All rooms are light and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the wild North Atlantic Ocean.

Included in every stay is a half day orientation with the Inn's Community Host, full use of all facilities within the Inn: Cinema screenings, Sauna, contemporary Art Gallery, Gym, and Heritage Library as well as bicycles for independent exploration and use of storm weather gear and rubber boots.

Labrador Suite

Intimate nests for up to two guests are on either the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors; each offering different magnificent views of the rocky coastline and Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature bold, contemporary and handmade furnishings, wood stoves, heated wooden floors as well as walk-in showers, robes, slippers, books, locally sourced toiletries and free included Wi-Fi. Also included are binoculars, so you can make the most of the view and even spot a migrating whale or two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Newfoundland Suite

These suites are for up to two guests and are located on either the 3rd and 4th floors; each offering different magnificent views of the rocky coastline and Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature bold, contemporary and handmade furnishings, wood stoves, heated wooden floors as well as walk-in showers (4th floor) or shower and bath (3rd floor), robes, slippers, books, locally sourced toiletries and free included Wi-Fi. Also included are binoculars, so you can make the most of the view and even spot a migrating whale or two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Fogo Island Family Suite

Fogo Island Family Suites are perfect for families of up to four guests. Each suite is as spectacular and varied as Fogo Island itself and offers panoramic views of the dramatic coastline and Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature bold, contemporary and handmade furnishings, wood stoves, heated wooden floors as well as a bath tub, walk-in shower, robes, slippers, books, locally sourced toiletries and free included Wi-Fi. Also included are binoculars, so you can make the most of the view and even spot a migrating whale or two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Fogo Island Inn

Food & Drink

Dining at Fogo Island is truly a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience, with an ever-changing menu depending on the seven distinct seasons and is consistently a celebration of the island.

The Kitchen Collective take inspiration from traditional outport cuisine and work around the clock to create inspired dishes with local ingredients harvested from island’s peaty soils, salt-sprayed shorelines and wild-berry patches. Everything coming out of the Inn’s first-floor kitchen is house made: from caribou sausages and pickled quail eggs, to grainy mustards, and berry-jewelled breakfast scones.

The Inn is a non-tipping social enterprise with pricing for rooms, food, and alcohol all being inclusive of a 15% contribution to the staff bonus pool.

Dining Room Restaurant

One of the Inn’s most iconic spaces, the Dining Room features a dramatic vaulted ceiling, distinctive chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows with unparalleled vistas of sunsets and storms, icebergs bobbing in the waves or even front-row views of whales breaching offshore. It is the perfect setting to enjoy the exceptionally creative dishes created by the Kitchen using only the finest locally-sourced ingredients.

Bar & Lounge

Gather in lounge’s intimate and cosy space, with wood-burning fires, ideal for catching up and sharing tales with other guests before and after dinner. The bar features a signature line of new Newfoundland cocktails which play off of longstanding traditions and combine them with new techniques. The Inn’s beverage team are constantly dreaming up new creations using the flavours of the Island: garnishes such as Fogo Island berries, juniper-infused syrup, and dried wildflower petals are often ready at hand. The bar carries almost any spirit you can imagine, including Newfoundland Screech, and cocktails can often be found shaken or stirred over iceberg ice depending on the season.