Published on August 20th, 2013 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
The Inn, located on Fogo Island, off the remote northeast coast of Newfoundland, is perched on the furthest edge of the Earth and surrounded by whales, seabirds, and icebergs. The 29-suite property stands on crooked pilotis on the dramatic and rocky coastline, providing panoramic views through its wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The island’s people and stories are felt throughout the Inn: all suites and public areas hold bespoke furniture and fixtures entirely handmade by local carpenters and artisans; the textiles– quilts, rugs, pillows – are hand-crafted by the island artisans following the centuries-old traditions of “made not bought”. Inn interiors are the result of a collaborative effort among local people and international designers. Most rooms and suites have wood-burning stoves – as do all public areas. The property has a fine-dining restaurant, lounge, bar, gym, conference space, and lecture hall and cinema – all with bold-ocean views and wood-burning fireplaces. And, on the Inn’s rooftop, there are Northern European designed wood-fired saunas and hot tubs – all with star-gazing in mind.