Fair Haven Retreat is a bed and breakfast for local travellers and visitors to the French Shore of the Baie Verte Peninsula, located in La Scie, offering creative retreats for artists, as well as overnight, weekly and monthly stays.
CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION
As this pandemic unfolds we will post updates here about our room availability. The incoming travellers must self-isolate for 14 days, so this B&B is now closed until further notice.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have decided that ‘for this year’ IF YOU COME FROM AWAY, YOU MUST STAY AWAY. To come into our province you must have valid Newfoundland and Labrador Driver’s Licence and/or a valid MCP card. Sorry everyone, but my calendar is now closed out until September 1, 2020. At that time only local bookings will be accepted.
Air Canada announcement April 30.
Contact information is located on the ‘Contact Us’ link.
Easily found at the end of Route 414 on the La Scie Highway from the Dorset Trail, Route 410 (Baie Verte Highway Junction).
The address is 8 Don’s Road, La Scie, off Recreation Road, just turn left before you get to the big parking lot for the Cape John Arena. Highest house on the hill. Pink with a black roof. My dog Zoe is happy to greet you upon arrival. She is a medium sized mixed breed and loves just about everybody. If you are afraid of dogs you may want to consider staying elsewhere as she lives in the house with me. If you are allergic to dogs please bring your allergy medicine. I keep the house spotless, and she is not allowed in the guest rooms. Certified service dogs are welcome. If yours is not, then please don’t ask to bring it.
La Scie is on ‘Le Petit Nord’ (the Little Northern Peninsula), which is at the base of the Great Northern Peninsula, right on “Iceberg Alley”. In the late spring and summer months you may see icebergs floating right past the inlet as well as humpback and minke whales coming in to feed on the caplin. In the winter months snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular on the trail network leading from La Scie throughout the Baie Verte Peninsula and along the shorelines. Locally there is a well maintained trail network, including the Basque Lookout, Linewalk Trail, Boone’s Hill Trail, Overfall Trail and Caplin Cove Trail, as well as the trail to the Island Cove Beach.
La Scie is a large outport town with a population of 850 or so, which is served by a town council, our own ambulance service, local fire department, post office, grocery stores, hardware stores and gas stations. We have the Outport Museum and Tea Room, offering traditional Newfoundland cookery (voted one of the ‘Best Places to Eat in Canada’ every year since 2006!!), wonderful kitchen parties and the museum will inform you of our regional and local past. There are also a couple of restaurant/snack bars for meals on the go. As well, we have a large recreation centre / arena for baseball, curling and hockey and where the Crab Fest is held during July most years.