In the Press

The Artisan Inn’s Twine Loft

 Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Travel + Leisure 12 Best Small Towns in Canada That Deliver Adventure, Charm and Hospitality

Lonely Planet: In Cod’s CountryLonely Planet In Cod’s Country PDF I Survived the Newfoundland Cod Wars

The Australian: Natural Selections  PDF

Conde Nast Traveler: A Four-Day Foodie Road Trip Through Rugged Newfoundland, Canada

The Culture Trip: 10 Best Restaurants in Newfoundland & Labrador

Urban Guides Canada: 15 Amazing Newfoundland Restaurant to Make Your Mouth Do A Jig

Trips to Discover: 7 Best Places to Stay in Newfoundland 

The New York Times: Ghost Towns, Puffins and Unspoiled Views

National Geographic Traveler Australia: Taking Stock PDF

Downhome Magazine: The Charm of Campbell House 

Harrowsmith: Rock Steady PDF

Zoomer Magazine Canada: Newfoundland Revisited PDF

Walk Magazine: North Atlantic Drifts PDF

Out Magazine: Road Trip, One Week in Newfoundland


Adventurous Kate: Travel to Newfoundland And You Will Never Want To Leave

Suitcase and Heels: The Beauty of Visiting Trinity in the Fall

Out of Office: Falling In Love With Trinity (Article in German)

Free Candie: Why You Should Visit Trinity In The Fall

Canada By Design: Road Trip In Newfoundland: A Travel Expert’s Guide

Simple Bites Blog: Family Travel in Newfoundland Canada

Sara Monika: Top 5 Things to Do in Newfoundland

Katie Goldie: The Wild Newfoundland and Labrador

Edible Road Trip: Capelin and Cod Tongues

Edible Road Trip: A Second Stay in Our Dream Town

Alex in Wanderland: A Newfoundland Baycation in Trinity

Free Candie: Thing to do in Trinity and Beyond

Uncharted: Road Trip Through Canada’s Best Kept Secret: Newfoundland





Vacation Homes

Find Your Home Away From Home in Trinity.

It has become commonplace that a guest of the Artisan Inn falls so in love with Trinity they purchase a property of their own after one or two visits. Numerous guests have asked the Artisan Inn to manage their properties as vacation home rentals, allowing more visitors the opportunity to stay in one of Newfoundland’s most stunning communities.  These vacation homes, all located within walking distance of our main building the Twine Loft, provide guests with private spaces and catering facilities while also receiving the attentive customer service the Artisan Inn is known for.

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Rooms and Suites

Find The Perfect Room for Your Perfect Stay

Since 1991 the Artisan Inn has been providing unique experiences for travellers visiting Trinity on the Bonavista Peninsula of Eastern Newfoundland. The Inn, described in the New York Times as a “diffused hotel”, offers rooms throughout 3 buildings in the village: Campbell House, Lighthouse View and Barbour House. Each house and room offers a unique experience.  For those travelling with families, other couples, or enjoy more private accommodations, you may wish to consider our vacation home options.

About Artisan Inn

Traditional houses of Trinity Newfoundland
Some of the multiple buildings that fall under the Artisan Inn umbrella

The Artisan Inn is not confined to a single designated building, but instead occupies a collection of buildings woven into the fabric of the historic Town of Trinity.  A New York Times article once credited Tineke as a pioneer in the concept of the Diffused Hotel. To the extent that they wish to do so, this allows guests to interact with other travelers and to integrate into the community. Solitude in a beautiful natural setting is also an option.

John and Tineke Gow

John and Tineke Gow

How did this come about? John and Tineke Gow first visited the town approximately 40 years ago. They purchased one of the oldest houses in Trinity, noted for its architectural style, featuring pierced-eve dormer windows. Because the town did not have street addresses by which homes could be identified, the Gow’s called it Gover House after the family of the previous owner. It had been unoccupied for several years, so time was of the essence to save the structure. Gover House received the first Scouthcott Award given for a restoration in Trinity.

Gover House after the first round of renovations in the late 1980s by John and Tineke Gow

The Gow’s later purchased an adjacent property. The building also required extensive renovation, but a friend informed them that they now owned 2 of the 5 oldest houses in the community and that it was also of historic value. With the help of talented local carpenters, renovations were completed and Campbell House, named for the navigational teacher who once lived there, was designated as a Registered Heritage Structure. Campbell House became one of the town’s first B&Bs when Tineke opened the doors to visitors in 1992.

In 1997 Tineke purchased a nearby waterfront property that had, at one time, been owned by Captain Stanley Barbour, a close relative of the Barbour family of Newtown, NL. The newly acquired property is designated the Barbour premises.

At the time, dining options were limited in the area and many of Tineke’s guests were seeking opportunities to enjoy casual fine-dining, featuring local flavours.  In 2000, Tineke restored Captain Barbour’s waterfront fishing room, once used to repair and store nets, and called it the Twine Loft restaurant. She wished to offer simple, yet well-prepared, setmenu, 3 course-meals served in a licensed establishment. This required changing from the B&B status to that of an Inn. The name Artisan Inn was chosen to represent all aspects of the business.

Photo Credit Sara Monika

From the moment Tineke began welcoming visitors to the area, various guests also became enamoured with the community and purchased homes for summer retreats.  Some only used their houses for a few weeks of the year and approached Tineke to manage them as vacation homes.  This began Tineke’s Vacation Home management program which today includes 6 additional homes. These homes are located within the historic center of Trinity and each has an excellent salt-water view. All are within a ten-minute walk of the Twine Loft restaurant where meals, drink service, itinerary planning and socializing happens.

Watch the video: Artisan Inn Trinity By Explore Canada 

Learn more about the HISTORY OF TRINITY HARBOUR in our Explore Trinity section.

If you are a member of the press looking to write or produce a story in our area, please visit our INFORMATION FOR MEDIA page.



Our Inn

Rooms, Vacation Homes and Fine Dining In Trinity, Newfoundland
Open for the 2021 season May 5 -Oct 23rd (Rooms & Dining) Oct 30th Vacation Homes

**Non-essential travel shut downs are difficult to predict, find our detailed deposit and cancellation policy for both standard cancellations and pandemic related shut downs here*** 

We are accepting reservations from guests who fall under the NL government re-opening plan.
Proof of double vaccination will be required starting October 22 2021 to enter the Twine Loft


Since 1991, the Artisan Inn has been providing unique experiences to travellers to the Bonavista Peninsula in Eastern Newfoundland. The Inn, described in the New York Times as a “diffused hotel”, offers both rooms and self-catering vacation homes throughout various 4 and 4.5 star buildings in the heart of the cosy, historic outport town of Trinity, Trinity Bay.