Yes, if you’re looking for a couples retreat, Whale House Guest House offers private entrance suites on the East Coast Trail, private oceanside decks with outdoor hot tubs, and an atmosphere free of light pollution where you can enjoy stars in the night sky and experience nature.
Whale House Guest House is just a 2 min walk from the famous Fork Restaurant, rated as one of the top places to eat in Newfoundland. As far as atmosphere goes, The Fork offers an unparalleled experience. The food and drinks are five star and their reviews are consistently excellent. The Fork offers a mix of small and large plate offerings along with cocktails, wine, craft beer, and the best desserts this side of France. Because you can walk to The Fork Restaurant from Whale House Guest House, it’s easy to have that extra drink without worrying about who is going to drive. Be sure to make a reservation since The Fork is almost always booked well in advance. You can also go there just for dessert and a nightcap. Another great choice close to Whale House Guest House is The Captain’s Table Restaurant which is specialized in gluten-free options and world-famous fish and chips.
Yes, we take special requests all the time and we would be happy to help you with yours. Do you have a special request like chilled white wine, a cheese plate, or flowers in the room on arrival? Are you celebrating a special occasion and need to have a cake waiting? Let us know about any special requests when making your booking and we will work with you to make them a reality. We just want you to be happy.
Yes, we offer automatic free early check-in and late check-out to all our returning guests. If you need an early check-in or late check-out please let us know when making reservations and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
There are always lots of things to see and do near the Guest House. The East Coast Trail is open year-round and features great nature viewing, whale watching from land, and sightseeing opportunities throughout the year. Fall colors hiking is popular throughout the autumn months and snowshoeing is always a hit after any snowfall (ask us about our free snowshoe rentals). You can also enjoy whale watching and puffin viewing tours departing daily between June and September from the wharf at the end of our lane. The outdoor fire pit at Whale House is open year-round and is a fun place to roast marshmallows while having a fireside chat. You can visit the town of Tors Cove, check out the printing press at Running the Goat Press, mingle with the locals at one of the many community events that frequently happen in the area, go for a lighthouse picnic in Ferryland, and explore a section or two of the Irish Loop drive. Downtown St. John’s is only 30 minutes from Whale House Guest House which means visiting the capital city for a day of shopping or a night on the town is easier than you think.
The Blue Whale Hot Tub Super Loft and Humpback Whale Suite are the most popular date night suites since each has a private hot tub overlooking the ocean and Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve. The Humpback Whale Suite has a soaker style eco hot tub on a covered deck overlooking the ocean and the Blue Whale Super Loft features an oversized hydrotherapy hot tub on a large outdoor private deck overlooking humpback whale feeding grounds and an organic garden. Don’t want to get wet? Plan an escape in the Orca Whale tiny home eco-apartment located right on the East Coast Trail, moments away from whale watching tours, the Tinkers Point Path trailhead, Fork Restaurant, wine shop, and more.
Because we are located next to the marine ecological reserve where lights at night can interfere with migrating Atlantic Puffins, light pollution at Whale House is kept to a minimum. Located on the edge of the Atlantic, the sky out here has a chance to get dark. On a clear night, you can watch for stars and meteors in the night sky from your private hot tub overlooking the ocean and from the sundeck next to the organic garden. You can also stargaze from coastal meadows near the start of the Tinker’s Point Path. If you come from a larger urban center or have lots of light pollution where you spend most of your time, you may be surprised at just how alive the night sky is out here.