As the East Coast Trail expands (we expect a total length of more than 500 km) and the Trail Connections Hiking Program is becoming increasingly popular, we are constantly adding new partners. Below is information on our major hosts.
Points East Guesthouse Pouch Cove
This century old, renovated, comfortable fishermanís home with hobby farm and garden at the edge of the ocean has the feel of an earlier era. From the doorstep you enjoy a great view of the ocean and dramatic coastline. The house is filled with Newfoundland literature, music and original art. Pouch Cove, a picturesque outport that attracts many artists, is located 25 km north of St. Johnís and your hiking tour normally starts here, at the northern tip of the East Coast Trail. Host Elke Dettmer is one of the founders of the East Coast Trail Association and acts as coordinator of the Trail Connections hiking program.
For more information see www.pointseast.ca
Wild Roses B&B Goulds (near Petty Harbour)
Wild Roses B&B offers traditional Newfoundland hospitality in a genuine country setting. The house features four bright spacious bedrooms, a large family sitting room, wireless internet access, a patio deck with BBQ. You will enjoy the warm and friendly family atmosphere of this home provided by your host Mary Ridgley.
For more information see www.wildroses.ca
Brown Rabbit Cabins Tors Cove
These cabins are clean and cosy, nestled in a private wooded setting near an area famous for whale and seabird boat tours. On hot days visitors can go for a swim from a private beach on Tors Cove Pond. Your friendly hosts Isa and Bill Whalen have been in business since 1992 and will make sure that you get to hike the nearby East Coast Trail.
For more information see www.brownrabbit.nl.ca
Haganís Hospitality Home Aquaforte
Harbour House Petty Harbour
Harbour House is a charming century-old vacation home in the picturesque fishing village of Petty Harbour. Lovingly restored by its owners, Harbour House is a four-star vacation home with three well-appointed self-catering units, each with a full kitchen, living room, dining area, full bathroom and private outdoor area.. Your hosts are Shelley Bryant and Bernard Martin, a lawyer and a fisherman/carpenter, who also host guests in their Saltbox style home perched above the cliffs of Maddox Cove, just 1.5 km from Petty Harbour.
For more information see
Petty Harbour House
Saltwater Moon Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Saltwater Moon is a cedar shake saltbox style home perched above Motion
Bay, in the picturesque fishing village of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, located just 15 minutes from St. John's. Saltwater Moon is a new home with an old feel; it features reclaimed heritage building materials from around Newfoundland. Enjoy an after-hike refreshment and dinner overlooking the ocean with your hosts, Shelley Bryant and Bernard Martin (and their friendly dog and cat).
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