The Whale House is a great place to get away. All suites are private with their own private entrance and some have private hot tubs on a private secluded deck overlooking the ocean. Self check-in is available 24 hours a day and everything you need to have a great time is inside your suite. You can do your thing without having to feel like you need to meet anyone else. If you’re looking to plan the perfect date night or ultimate couples retreat, Whale House Guest House is a great fit. Because the guest house is located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and outside the hustle and bustle of the capital city, the night sky is free of light pollution, which means you can enjoy stars and strips of constellations in the night sky – stars like you’ve never seen before.
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 at fork restaurant 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 or how you’re going to get home. 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.
Everything is possible. If you want something special like chilled white wine, a cheese plate, or flowers in the room, just let Whale House know and they’ll do their very best to make your desire a reality. They just want you to be happy.
Yes, Whale House offers free early check-in and late check-out to all returning guests or anyone with a VIP upgrade pass. If you need an early check-in or late check-out just let Whale House know when making your reservations and they will do their very best to accommodate your request.
There are always lots of things to see and do near Whale 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. You can also sign out free snowshoes during your stay, making it easy to explore the East Coast Trail and surrounding snowshoe paths in the area. Whale watching and puffin viewing tours departing daily between June and September from the wharf at the end of the Whale House Guest House lane. The outdoor fire pit and BBQ at Whale House is open year-round and is a fun place to roast marshmallows while having a fireside chat and putting on your chef’s hat while showcasing your impressive BBQ skills. 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 Suite and Humpback Whale Hot Tub 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 Suite 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 Whale House is located next to the Witless Bay 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.
Bonus: Summer 2020 Dining Options near the Whale House now include outdoor dining at Fork Restaurant, delivery from The Captain’s Table, home cooking from The Jigger, and Tinker’s Express ice cream from Pond House Restaurant. As always, the Whale House Guesthouse outdoor BBQ is open year-round for all your grilling needs.