Usually when we travel we either stay in hotels or book self catered accommodations. One thing we have never done is stay at a Bed & Breakfast. That was, until our recent road trip around Newfoundland in Canada.
We always enjoy meeting locals while we travel. It’s a great to learn about the area and the locals always have the best stories. The locals of Newfoundland quickly became our one our favourite from all our travels. This is why we wanted to stay in b&b’s during our week road trip around Newfoundland.
About Fair Haven Retreat
One of our stops saw us heading to the outport town of La Scie where we stayed at the charming Fair Haven Retreat. The bed and breakfast is run by Celeste and her dog Zoe, both of whom are very welcoming.
Celeste was a great host who really looked after us during our stay. We arrived later than planned and worried that the restaurants may close before we got there she quickly phoned one of them and made sure we’d be able to eat.
Zoe is a medium sized mixed breed who loves to welcome new arrivals. I love dogs so was very happy to be greeted by her. Although I must admit I was quite jealous that she seemed to take more of a liking to Danik.
The Room at Fair Haven Retreat
Fair Haven retreat has three rooms available. We stayed in the Garden View Room which has a queen bed and a 4 piece ensuite. As soon as I walked through the door I fell in love with the place. The room was decorated in such a homely way that you instantly feel comfortable and at home there.
The ensuite was fully equipped with everything you should need. We were provided with the basics you would expect to find such as shampoo, conditioner, soap and a hair dryer. We also had a few little extras you don’t always get such as cotton buds, cotton pads and even make up remover.
The other two rooms available at Fair Haven Retreat are Ocean View Room with a twin bed and Harbour View Room with a queen bed. Both of these room have a shared bathroom. Each of the rooms are all decorated beautifully and all have that cosy charm to them.
Breakfast at Fair Haven Retreat
Celeste has breakfast menus printed out for guests to select what they would like to have and at what time. We simply ticked our chosen meal and wrote a time we would like to have it. Then all we had to do was leave it downstairs for Celeste and when we woke up the next morning our breakfast was ready for the time we requested. Perfect!
Breakfast is served in the dining room and guests have the choice of a continental breakfast, an egg dish, french toast, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or a protein smoothie that can be made with water to make it suitable for vegans. As tempted as I was for the healthy smoothie, I just couldn’t resist ordering pancakes and they were delicious!
How to Book at Fair Haven Retreat
If you haven’t booked in advance you’re always welcome to knock on the door and see if a room is available but it’s best to plan in advance and prebook a room. You can call in advance (contact details here) or book online
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As you can see we loved our stay at Fair Haven Retreat. Do you like bed & breakfasts?
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