For too many Americans, their de facto second home is an office, a car, or that one bear trap they keep falling for. Enjoy a home away from home away from home with this Groupon.
$110 for a Two-Night Stay in a Harbour-View Room with a $25 Dining Credit ($242.93 Value)
Harbour-view rooms contain one queen bed, a TV with a DVD player, and an iPod dock, and guests receive daily breakfast. Complimentary snacks, fair-trade coffee, and tea are provided upon request. A $25 dining credit can be used toward the day’s lunch ($9.95) or dinner ($13.95) options.
Fair Haven Retreat
Located on the French Shore of North Central Newfoundland, Fair Haven Retreat sits just a few hundred metres from the frothy waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Cozy harbour-view rooms overlook the majestic seas, which contain minke whales in the summertime as well as an occasional iceberg. Well-maintained walking trails are within a five-minute walk of the bed and breakfast, winding across rocky overlooks and secluded beaches where guests can practice dramatically running into each other’s arms. In the winter, snowmobiling trails open up from La Scie to Springdale, about 143 kilometres south.
Each morning, staffers serve a complimentary breakfast featuring fair-trade Kicking Horse coffees and teas. Guests can choose from four options, such as fresh muffins and preserves or eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast. Lunch and dinner are also available and vary daily. Dinner options may include barbecue, chicken pot pie, or pasta.
The retreat’s artist-in-residence draws inspiration from the sea and the surrounding scenery for knitting and weaving projects. Woven from alpaca wool, silk, and other natural fibres, her rugs incorporate the colours of nearby harbours, rock formations, and spy submarines. Guests can attend an afternoon demonstration to learn more about the process, and some crafts are available for purchase.