Find your Fall in Trinity, Newfoundland by booking a room, vacation home, or a stay & dine package, for 2 nights or longer between October 15th & October 30th 2021 and receive a $75 Visa Gift Card. BOOK NOW!

How it works:

Book a two night stay (or longer) taking place between October 15th-30th 2021. Should you qualify, you will be automatically upgraded to a FIND YOUR FALL PACKAGE . See details below on what is included depending on the accommodations you book.

Or book a 2 or 3 night Stay and Dine Package including evening meals at the Twine Loft (see details below) taking place between October 15-23rd and receive a $75 pre-paid visa gift card at the end of your stay.

Please note that rooms and the Twine Loft dining room close for the season on the morning of October 24th 2021. Select Vacation Homes and Suites will continue to operate for this package until October 30th.

The fine print:

When you book online your confirmation may not include details regarding the $75 gift card. We will manually review your booking and confirm if it qualifies for the promotion and will then adjust the confirmation to reflect your participation in the FIND YOUR FALL campaign.
Guests must be 25 years or older to book a reservation
The Gift Card will be presented once the stay has been fully paid.
Refunds Cannot be issued once the card has been presented.
The Gift Card is received once guests arrive at the Artisan Inn for their booked stay and cannot be sent to guests prior to their arrival.
Package must be booked by October 23rd 2021.
One Visa Gift Card Per Package Booking
Must be booked directly through our online booking system

Who is providing the Visa Gift Cards:

Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland (LCEN) is Eastern Newfoundland’s regional destination management organization. They have partnered with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce to create a program that incentivizes fall travel to LCEN member businesses.  Artisan Inn & Vacation Homes has been a proud member of LCEN for over 10 years. Gift cards will be presented at the registration office during the booking and after the reservation has been paid in full.

Where can I use the Visa Gift Card?

Gift Cards Only Work in Newfoundland and Labrador until December 2022! It is a pre-paid credit card that can be used anywhere you would use a regular visa credit card in the province.

Visit our book now page and select the room, vacation home or package you wish to book, the desired dates and the number of guests to see the price.

FIND YOUR FALL STAY & DINE PACKAGES Available until October 23rd


  • 2 Nights Accommodation in an Artisan Inn Room or Vacation Home

  • 2 Mornings Hot Breakfast

  • 2 Evenings Dining at the Twine Loft

  • A multi-day Itinerary created by the Artisan Inn with detailed driving directions to the area’s hidden gems and hikes

  • A sampler pack of Aunt Sarah’s Chocolates

  • A #HikeNL Water Bottle


  • Per Package:

  • 3 Nights Accommodation an Artisan Inn Room or Vacation Home

  • 3 Mornings Hot Breakfast

  • 2 Evenings dining at the Twine Loft

  • 1 set of Hike Discovery waterproof, tear proof maps of 7 local trails on the Bonavista Peninsula (1 per package)

  • A multi-day Itinerary created by the Artisan Inn with detailed driving directions to the area’s hidden gems

  • A #HIKENL Water Bottle (1 per package)

  • A Sampler pack of Aunt Sarah’s Chocolates



Two or more nights in an Artisan Inn Room or Suite,
Complimentary hot breakfast each morning
A complimentary bag of Aunt Sarah’s Chocolates
A multi day fall itinerary
A$75 Gift Card (pricing determined by number of guests, length of stay and desired accommodation).

To book the FIND YOUR FALL ROOM OR SUITE PACKAGE: Book a regular two nights stay through our online system and we will be sure to add the package items to the confirmation once we have reviewed the booking to confirm it qualifies.  Must be booked more than 32 hours in advance to qualify for the chocolates and the gift card.

Studio and Campbell Suite can be rented between October 24th and 30th 2021 but will not include a breakfast as the dining room will be closed for the season.



Two or more nights in an Artisan Inn Vacation Home
A complimentary bag of Aunt Sarah’s Chocolates
A complimentary bag of freshly roasted Trinity Mercantile Coffee
A multi day fall itinerary
A $75 Gift Card (pricing determined by number of guests, length of stay and desired accommodation). Book a regular two nights stay through our online system and we will be sure to add the package items to the confirmation once we have reviewed it.  Must be booked more than 32 hours in advance to qualify for the chocolates and the gift card.

To book the FIND YOUR FALL VACATION HOME PACKAGE: Book a regular two nights stay through our online system and we will be sure to add the package items to the confirmation once we have reviewed the booking to confirm it qualifies.  Must be booked more than 32 hours in advance to qualify for the chocolates and the gift card.



Deposit and Cancellation Policies – Artisan Inn & Twine Loft | Trinity Vacations


  • By 10pm Newfoundland time the day after they were made will be fully refunded unless the reservation was made within 8 days of the first booked date.
  • More than 45 days prior to the first reserved date* will be refunded minus a $25 plus tax administration fee Guests can also choose to receive a gift certificate in their name worth 100% of the deposit***.
  • 45 to 30 days prior to the first reserved date* will be refunded 50% or guests can choose to receive a gift certificate in their name worth 100% of the deposit***
  • 29 Days to 14(vacation homes)/9(rooms) Days Prior
    Package Room Bookings: The deposit is non-refundable. We will allow for a gift certificate option in the amount of the deposit up to 9 days prior to the booked date.
    Package Vacation Home Bookings: We will allow for a gift certificate option in the amount of the deposit up to 2 weeks prior to the booked date.
    Gift certificates offered for this cancellation period are valid until the end of the 2021 season.
  • 8 Days Prior The full package amount is charged to the card on file.
  • ADJUSTING A PACKAGE 9 DAYS OR MORE PRIOR TO THE FIRST RESERVED DATEGuests also have until 9 days prior to remove the package options from their booking (if you would like to switch it to a regular booking or remove a portion of the included meals). The invoice will be adjusted to reflect items remaining at regular advertised pricing for that time and season.
    It is not our intention to make clients feel there is no flexibility, however, we make plans and investments in order to honour these reservations that determine how and when we open our season. A shoulder season package guarantees that we will operate our restaurant during your visit even if we have no other guests. This influences our decision to accept additional reservations for that evening, what groceries we buy in preparation for your meals and how we schedule our staff. Credit card processing fees are also incurred for the purchase of the package. If you need to cancel under special circumstances, or need to adjust the dates at any time, please call us to discuss potential options. Should you decide to cancel the package between 8 days to 2 days prior to the reservation, $110 per person booked under the package will be refunded. Within 24 hours of the first booked dinner no portion of the package is refundable.

Bonavista Peninsula Activities

Humpback Whale
Paul Dolk Photography: This photo can be purchased from Paul’s Website

There are many places to visit on the island of Newfoundland, however, few places have the density and diversity of experiences that Trinity Bight and the Bonavista Peninsula offers. Trinity is ideally situated for exploring surrounding communities for half-day and full day trips including Port Rexton, Port Union, Elliston, Bonavista, New Bonaventure, Upper Amherst Cove and more. Use this section to plan your trips and activities while staying in one of the Artisan Inn’s rooms or vacation homes in Trinity.

Evening Dining


Information regarding the following can be found in order on this page

General Information & Price
Sample menus
Making a reservation
Catering to dietary restrictions
Minimum age of guests


We gained valuable experience operating during 2020.   In order to ensure proper social distancing for our guests we will continue to serve dinner on both floors of the Twine Loft with required social distancing between tables maintained. We have shifted from our traditional sitting times of 5:30 and 7:45 to 5:15 and 8:00pm to ensure our staff have enough time to reset the dining room while following necessary Covid-19 protocols and to avoid guests arriving for the second sitting prior to the first sitting guests leaving.

Please do not come to the Twine Loft if you are supposed to be isolating or if you have been in contact with someone who should be isolating.


General information regarding evening dining

The Twine Loft serves as the dining room for the Artisan Inn, however, we are licensed to serve the public and accept reservations for those not staying at the inn.  Our restaurant is recommended by Where to Eat in Canada and is a recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador Restaurateur of the Year Award.  We categorize ourselves as a “casual-fine dining” experience. Our meals are meant to deliver the same satisfied feeling of having a home cooked meal while on the road, highlighted by local flavors, served in a uniquely Newfoundland atmosphere with professional and friendly service that is both attentive and relaxed at the same time.

Price: A 3-course evening meal is $60 plus tax in 2021. Our pricing is based on the cost of ingredients, whether that cost is from employing a gardener to grow our greens and herbs, purchasing from specific local food harvesters or covering the fuel and human resource costs involved in making trips that are sometimes up to 6 hours to procure ingredients.  We also believe in ensuring our staff a livable wage deserving of someone who dedicates themselves to taking care of those who travel to our small corner of the Canada.

Dining Times: May & October 7pm, July through September 5:15 & 8pm.  (Please note that during the should season we run on nights when we have either guests of the inn or our vacation homes with dinner reservations or if we can have a minimum of 6 guests from outside the inn request dinner for that night. ex if a table of 4 then a table 2 requested evening dinner by 12pm that day, we would operate) If you want to dine with us in the shoulder season and do not wish to rely on others to book, we recommend booking a room or vacation home through us.  Stay and Dine packages are also available for certain properties.


The Meal: Because of our small kitchen size, we have decided to focus on a small, but well-prepared menu each night. Guests are served a three-course meal with a choice between 2 appetizers, 2 main courses (usually a meat or fish option), and a dessert. 3 course Vegan, Vegetarian, Celiac and Lactose-free menus can be arranged in advance. Please see the section below regarding dietary restrictions. All guests must pre-select their main course option the morning of the reservation and will be sent their choices the evening prior by email.

Roasted potatoes, cod and asparagus


Please note this may not be your option on the day of your meal


Choice of Cod Chowder or Warmed Spinach and Bacon Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing 

Main Course

Quidi Vidi Honey Brown Beer Braised Lamb Shank served with Roasted Root Vegetables and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes


Fresh Local Cod en Papillote served with Sauteed Asparagus and Roasted Lemon Potatoes


Blueberry Lemon Torte 


Other sample menus: Please note we can only confirm our menu for a certain night by the day prior. When booking you will have the opportunity to let us know if there are any principal proteins you won’t eat to help us plan then menu for that evening.


Catering to your dietary needs

We understand that set menu dining can sometimes be difficult for clients with special diets or allergies.  For this reason, the Twine Loft has developed special gourmet menus for those with such needs.  Because we require our guests to identify any allergies when they book and to contact us the morning of their reservation to pre-select their main course, we are able to have a discussion in advance so that when guests arrive for dinner they can relax and enjoy the experience.  

We do request that when discussing dietary concerns guests clearly identify between a severe dislike, an intolerance and an allergy.  Guests will have the opportunity to provide this information on our online booking form that accompanies dinner reservations made online.

Example of a 3 course Vegan Menu at the Twine Loft

Please note this may not be your option on the day of your meal


Carrot Orange Soup

Main Course

Lentil Ragout on a Bed of Rice


Blueberry Sorbet


Making a Reservation:

Guests can contact the Twine Loft at 1-709-464-3377 to make a dinner reservation request or email You may also use our online booking system to request a reservation.

When emailing please include

1. The primary date you are interested in reserving
and if there are additional dates you would be interested in if we cannot accommodate you for your first choice.

2. Number of people in your party
If you are hoping to book a private reservation for one bubbled group please contact us with as much detail as possible.

3. Dietary restrictions

The Twine Loft is a set menu restaurant and a number of our courses are slow-cooked and prepped throughout the day. Last-minute notifications of dietary restrictions cannot always be accommodated. Please be specific when providing details regarding allergies during the booking process.

If you inform us that you or someone in your party does not eat a specific ingredient let us know if it is because of an allergy or if it is a personal preference.

If someone requires a gluten-free option, please specify if it is because they have Celiac Disease, a strong sensitivity or if gluten is something that is avoided, but eaten sometimes.

If someone in your party is lactose or dairy intolerant/sensitive, please specify if dairy can or cannot be baked into dishes. Specify if the intolerance includes butter as this is an ingredient used in a number of our dishes.

If someone in your party is vegan or vegetarian please use the correct terminology for their diet since vegan and vegetarian meals are prepared differently.

Confirming a request

The Twine Loft will require a minimum of 6 guests to operate on a given evening.  Exceptions may be made for guests staying in Artisan Inn properties.

Once a request is confirmed, a credit card number will be required to hold the reservation. There is a $25 cancellation fee per guest for a reservation cancelled within 22 hours of the reserved dining time and the full meal price is charged when a cancellation is made within 2 hours of the dinner.

sample reservation waiver

A seat at the Twine Loft will range between $60 and $65 plus tax per person.  This means that even if 2 guests request to split a meal, or someone wants to opt-out of a course the price for each seat will remain at full price.


We recommend a minimum age of 12 years old to attend our evening dining experience.  We do make exceptions to the minimum age. More details are available here. Minors are required to eat at our earliest sittin.


Dinner will be served both upstairs and downstairs to maximize the number of people we can safely serve in a night.  Please indicate if someone in the party has mobility concerns and must be seated downstairs.

Like other years, requests for window tables will not be taken.  Accommodating this request for everyone is simply not possible and depending on the table size it could impact our ability to give parties proper distancing from each other.  During these challenging times please respect our staff’s decision on where to seat people and understand that a number of factors are being taken into consideration when deciding this.


The first floor of the Twine Loft (the dining room) is wheelchair accessible. We have 1 wheelchair accessible washroom and the waterside deck is wheelchair accessible as well. If you or someone in your party uses a wheelchair, scooter or walker, please inform us in advance and we will arrange for the closest parking spot possible.  

Because our property uses gravel in accordance with the town heritage laws, we recommend guests with wheeled mobility aids take advantage of our closer parking spots for more direct access to the ramp. The ramp is located to the right of the driveway therefore, we recommend the guest requiring the ramp enter and exit their vehicle on the right hand side.   

Should you or someone you are travelling with have a disability, do not hesitate to discuss ways we can better serve you when you make your reservation, or when you are on the premises.  It is our goal to provide the best dining experience to everyone we serve and continuously educate ourselves on best practices. 


Getting Here

Please be advised that there is a shortage of rental cars during peak season.  Verify that you can rent a car before you commit to reservations.

Public transportation is limited in the area.  There is a taxi system to get you to the Bonavista Peninsula, however, once on the Peninsula, there is no system to get you around the Peninsula.


Please be advised that there are two towns of Trinity in Newfoundland.  Our Trinity is located in the Eastern Region of Newfoundland and Labrador on the Bonavista Peninsula.  This area is also known by its destination route name, The Discovery Trail.  When searching online, please make sure you are searching TRINITY, TRINITY BAY.

The other Trinity is located in Central Newfoundland and is Trinity, Bonavista Bay

Driving Directions:

Trinity is located 1 hour from The Trans Canada Highway/Highway 1

1. Take the exit for Route 230 (near the town of Clarenville)

Drivers have the option of driving directly from Highway 1 to route 230 or they can cut through the town of Clarenville taking Route 230A that eventually meets up with Route 230.  There is little difference in time between these two options, however, the second option is more scenic and more convenient if you plan to stop in Clarenville, which has larger grocery stores and a large NLC (Liquor Store) for supplies.

2. Drive 50.8km along Route 230 and turn right onto Route 239

3. After 3km  you will see a large bay of blue and white buoys (this is a mussel farm)

4. There is a left-hand turn after this bay that leads into the historic town of Trinity.


Once you have reached the Royal Bank you will take a sharp hairpin right turn  The Twine Loft is the second building on the right located behind a green building called the Barbour House.  All guests must register at the Twine Loft (self-check-in is not an option for vacation homes) and our staff will bring you to your reserved room or house.


Performing and Fine Arts


The Bonavista Peninsula is a place where music, theatre and art are sewn into the fabric of our being.  Here are just a few options for where to take in quality art or experience musical or theatrical performances on the Bonavista Peninsula.  Many businesses and not-for-profits announce artistic events throughout the summer season.  If you are interested in what is going on be sure to ask us when you register. 


Photo courtesy of Rising Tide Theatre

There is so much to be said about Rising Tide Theatre located in Trinity that we have created its own page under our Explore Trinity.  2018 marks the 40th year anniversary of the Theatre Company. Its director, Donna Butt, has received the order of Canada for her contribution to the arts in Canada.

Visit our Rising Tide Page to learn about 






Come experience the exceptional beauty and incredible acoustics of St. Paul’s.

Admission: By donation, to be used for maintenance of the church

Upcoming Concert Dates: Wednesday July 7 – 7:00pm – The Scallywags (bluegrass, country / NFLD)

Wednesday July 31st – 7:00pm – Maureen and Friends: A Celebration of Newfoundland Music

Sunday August 4th – 7:30pm – The Ennis Sisters



Art Exhibit at the Twine Loft

The Twine Loft uses its walls to exhibit original Newfoundland art and a majority of the pieces are for sale.  If you are not a guest of the inn or dining with us, you are welcome to come look at the art between 10am and 5:30pm when meal services are not taking place.

View our Art Exhibits page under our Restaurant section to learn more about featured artists.


10 Minutes from Trinity


The Two Whales Coffee Shop doubles as a vegetarian restaurant and gallery space, featuring multiple exhibits, often of Newfoundland artists, throughout their operating season. They also host musical performances multiple times a month.  To find out which artists are being featured or concert schedules, visit their website.

Two Whales Website


Art Exhibits at the Fisher’s Loft Conference Centre

The Fisher’s Loft Conference centre often hosts art exhibits in the main conference room. On occasional evenings throughout the summer authors host book readings.

Fisher’s Loft Website



19 minutes from Trinity

English Harbour Arts Centre


The English Harbour Arts Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of artistic and cultural education and the preservation of historic and cultural spaces. They are committed to operating an economically self-sustaining institution for the arts that provides learning opportunities for people of all ages and levels of artistic experience. Their multidisciplinary program includes art holidays, workshops, residencies, community outreach, special projects and public events. The English Harbour Arts Centre hosts various performances by some of Newfoundland’s most celebrated musicians including The Once, The Fortunate Ones, Matthew Byrne, The Ennis Sisters and many more.  

Additional Links

English Harbour Arts Centre Website


25 minutes from Trinity on Route 239


Visit the Random Passage Summer Events page on their website to find out about live performances at the Random Passage Site and Joe’s Place

Random Passage Website


30 Minutes from Trinity


Art Gallery, Workshops, Screening Room, Artist Residencies, Community Events

Union House Arts (UHA) is a new community artspace operated through the Sir William F. Coaker Heritage Foundation. UHA is committed to supporting work being produced by artists and craftspeople in Newfoundland and Labrador through place-specific dialogues and collaborative programming in Port Union.

Summer hours are 11-5 Thursday – Monday, until the Biennale starts August 17th. Then the schedule changes to 10am-5pm daily.

Union House Arts Website


45 minutes from Trinity

looking out from the stage of the Garrick Theatre. A mic in the centre of the stage, red chairs and the lights are up.


The  Garrick  is  a  multi-use,  200-seat  theatre  and  meeting  space  in  the  Town  of Bonavista.  Owned and  operated  by  the  Bonavista  Historic  Townscape  Foundation, this  year-round  cultural  facility offers comfortable  theatre  seating,  state-of-the-art sound   and   lighting   equipment   including   full   digital cinema,   and   exceptional acoustics.  At The Garrick you can find the best in performing arts and film.

Additional Links

The Garrick Theatre



Two Rooms is a platform for temporary on-site installation projects, exhibitions & events, and an on-going museum of material culture in Duntara, on the Bonavista Peninsula of Newfoundland.

Two Rooms was also one of the principal founders of the Bonavista Biennale Arts Festival which had its debut in August of 2017.  The Bi-annual event has been announced to return in 2019.


An exhibition of contemporary artwork by Indigenous, Canadian and International artists, situated in out port communities along the rugged Noth Atlantic coastline

Biennale Website

A chair is fastened to the rocks being pummeled by the unforgiving Atlantic waves
Bonavista Biennale 2017, One of many exhibits created for the month long festival. Photo by Jimmy Ung

Opening Week

August 17   12:00 p.m.   Longshore, Duntara
Land Acknowledgement
Performance by Meagan Musseau.
Meet at the net-drying grounds

August 17-18   2:00–5:00 p.m.
Meet the artists at their sites.

August 18   12:00 p.m.
Curator’s tour
Location and details TBA

August 18   7:30 p.m.   The Annex, Garrick Theatre, Bonavista
Intersections: Talks and panel discussion with David Liss (MOCA), Jordan Bennett, Camille Turner and East Coast Glow.

August 20   2:00–5:00 p.m.   Tickle Cove (route 235)
Between Land and Sea: Photography workshop with Sylvia Galbraith. Maximum 22 participants. Register here.

Meet at the Arch Hole parking lot in Tickle Cove.

  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Bring a camera (phone will do if needed)
  • Wear proper hiking footwear, no sandals
  • Bring a hat and water bottle
  • Dress for open-country walking and cool weather

Rain date: August 21   2:00–5:00 p.m.

GeoART Symposium

Presented in partnership with Discovery Aspiring Geopark Inc.

Discovery Aspiring Geopark

August 22   1:00–5:00 p.m.   Union House Arts, Port Union

Boulder Kite Workshop: Join artists Meghan Price and Suzanne Nacha for an afternoon of kite making and flying. Maximum 20 participants. Register here.

  • If you can, please bring, scissors, ruler and pencil
  • Part of the workshop will be outdoors. Dress accordingly (hat and/or jacket if needed.)
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

August 23   4:00–6:00 p.m.   Little Catalina
Fossil Hike with geo-enthusiast Don Johnson. Maximum 20 participants. Register here.
Meet at 3:45pm at the gas station in Little Catalina (take the Little Catalina exit from Route 230)

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Entry to coastal area where fossils are present is by interpretive tour only.
  • Wear proper hiking footwear, no sandals.
  • Dress for open-country walking. It could be cool, windy, wet and/or foggy.
  • There are no washroom facilities. If needed, please use washroom at the the gas station before we leave.

August 23   7:00 p.m.   Union House Arts, Port Union
Artist talks and poetry reading with Jennifer Morgan, Meghan Price and Don McKay.

Labour Day Weekend

August 31   10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.   Recreation Centre, Main St., Elliston
Blood From a Stone: Natural dyes workshop with lichen expert Felicity Roberts. This workshop is for participants 12 years and older. Maximum 20 participants. Register here.

Please bring a small ball of wool and small glass jar. Materials can also be purchased at the workshop.

August 30 and 31, September 2
Museum of Newfound Curiosity: Food pop-up truck with chef Bob Blumer. Check this page and daily for times.

September 2   Time TBA   Port Union
Outdoor Kiln Firing with artists Michael Flaherty and Jason Holley.
(weather dependant)


August 21 and 30, September 8   2:00 p.m.   Fisher’s Loft Conference Centre, Port Rexton
Koop, a film by Katherine Knight on artist Wanda Koop. Fisher’s Loft Conference Centre, Port Rexton. Parking at Bishop White School on Rocky Hill Road.
Parking at Bishop White School on Rocky Hill Road.


For more information on Artisan Craft visit our page


For directions to these locations visit




Explore Trinity, Newfoundland

Discover the many reasons why Trinity is the perfect place to stay while exploring Eastern Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula.  Trinity is one of the most walk-able town’s of Newfoundland, taking only 25 minutes to stroll the circumference of the town with various white-picket fence lined streets criss-crossing throughout its centre.   The majority of attractions and activities are located on the opposite end of town to the Artisan Inn’s accommodations, allowing our guests to take advantage of the peace and quiet of an out-port community while being only a few minutes away by foot from Rising Tide Theatre, whale watching, historic sites and shopping.

DOWNLOAD  Map of Trinity, Newfoundland

Puffin Viewing

Atlantic Puffins
Puffins by Paul Dolk: To purchase this print, visit Paul Dolks Website

The Bonavista Peninsula is one of the few places in North America where you can get up close to a puffin colony, without having to get on a boat, although, you can do that too if you wish.  


Bird Island is one of the best places to view Puffins from land in Newfoundland. It’s location is accessible free of cost, but we encourage our visitors to contribute a small amount to the donation box as there is some infrastructure and upkeep required for the site and area.  

Puffin Viewing Donation Box

When you arrive at the Puffin site, there is a 5-minute walk from the road to the cliff that faces the island where to Puffins nest. Depending on the time of the day, their mood and the size of the crowd, the puffins may fly to your side of the cliffs.  

Elliston has become very popular with visitors.  If you would like to experience the puffins in a less crowded environment, we suggest taking a tour with Tuckamore Discovery Tours, or ask the Artisan Inn Staff when you check in where some other, more locally known, spots to view puffins are.

For directions to Elliston from Trinity please visit our page

Communities and Directions

Additional Links

Video: Candice Does Newfoundland: Elliston Puffins and Roots Cellars

Downhome Article about Tuckamore Discoveries Puffin Tours

Matador Network: Elliston Puffins

Information about puffins from Canadian Geographic:

The Atlantic Puffin is a pigeon-sized sea bird, the smallest species of puffin. Their black head, back and wings contrast sharply with their white underside, while their blue, orange and yellow beaks and bright orange feet give them a splash of colour.  

Puffins are poor fliers and evolution has not yet helped them to develop a graceful landing strategy.  While not as useful in the air, their wings make them excellent underwater swimmers.

Puffins live for the majority of the year at sea, but come to land to breed and burrow on the Bonavista Peninsula between late May and late August. Puffins normally keep the same mate and burrow from year to year and, on average, live for up to 20 years.

An Atlantic Puffin flies over Bird Island in Elliston
Puffins by Paul Dolk: To purchase this print, visit Paul Dolk’s Website

Whale and Iceberg Tours


Trinity Bay and Bonavista Bay serve as nature’s playground during the Spring and Summer months in Newfoundland.  

Twenty-two species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises swim the waters along the coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador during the months of May to August. The Bonavista Peninsula is a perfect location to see and appreciate these magnificent creatures of the sea.  

Some species spotted in Trinity Bay and Bonavista Bay include: Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Minke Whales, Pothead Whales and Killer Whales (Orcas).  White-sided dolphins and Bluefin Tuna are frequently spotted during the Fall.  

Boat tours also provide the opportunity to see the many majestic icebergs floating past Trinity during Spring and early Summer.  The prime time to see icebergs is between late May and late June.

Finally, the Peninsula’s unique geological features offer an added bonus on every trip.

A whale shows off during a tour with Sea of Whales Adventures
Marieke Gow Photography

Those who come to visit during the month of June and early July are sometimes lucky enough to spot icebergs, whales and various sea birds, including: the Atlantic Puffin and Bald Eagles all at once!

To see daily records of whale sightings in our area CLICK HERE.  

The two communities that offer boat tours with the focus of seeing wildlife are Trinity and Bonavista.


Three boat tours are located within walking distance of the Artisan Inn

A group of people wearing flotation safety suits sit in a zodiac operated by Sea of Whales adventures
Photo Taken on Sea of Whale Adventure Tours. The #1 boat tour on trip advisor for the town of Trinity

Sea of Whales Adventure  

Vessel Type: Zodiac
Phone: 1-709-464-2200
Address: 1 Ash’s Lane
Walking Distance from the Twine Loft: 2 minutes     


Atlantic Adventures                                                                                                                                  

Vessel Type: Trawller sailer
Phone: 1-709-464-2133
Address: 1 Dock Lane
Walking distance from the Twine Loft: 6 minutes                                           

Trinity Eco Tours   

Vessel Type: Zodiac
Phone: 1-709-464-3712
Address: 1 Stoneman’s Lane
Walking distance from the Twine Loft: 4 minutes


A boat tour returning at sunset to a flock of puffins

Discovery Sea Adventures

Vessel Type: Fast Rescue Craft
Phone: 1-709-470-0322
Address: Roper Street, Bonavista NL
Located in the parking lot of the Matthew Legacy site

Bonavista Puffin and Whale Tours

Vessel Type: Larger vessel type with indoor and outdoor seating and a washroom on board
Phone: 1-709-468-8438
Address: 15 Roper Street, Bonavista NL
Located in the parking lot of the Matthew Legacy site.

Places to Whale Watch From Land in Trinity Bight

While boat tours offer a first class whale watching experience, getting you up close and personal with wildlife, not everyone has the greatest sea legs.  We can never guarantee a whale sighting, however, we can tell you where the locals often go to watch Humpbacks feeding once they have arrived for the season.  Our staff receive updates from local boat tours and summer residents when pods are feeding close to shore in certain area’s.  We do our best to communicate anything exciting that we are aware of when we register guests at the inn or during morning breakfast.

Fort Point Lighthouse and Beach

Watch for humpback whales on the beach of Fort Point, Trinity

We recommend getting a lunch to go from Trinity Mercantile Coffee Shop and heading to Fort Point Lighthouse for a picnic.  Whales are often seen feeding during the month of July just off the point’s beach.

Driving Distance from Trinity: 19 Minutes

English Harbour / Horse Chops

Cliffs of English Harbour
Located 19 minutes from the Artisan Inn

This is the area many locals go to watch whales from the cliffs. The beach in English Harbour is also a popular spot to watch the capelin when they start to roll.  locals are often seen here with buckets to harvest the small silver fish for a meal.

Driving Distance from Trinity: 19 Minutes

Skerwink Trail, Trinity East/Port Rexton

Skerwink Trail
Marieke Gow Photography

Whales often feed below the cliffs, offering hikers a bird’s eye view.  One cannot drive up to these spots, but instead, must hike the outer trail for the best vantage points.

Driving distance from Trinity: 13 minutes

Please note that whales are wild animals and their feeding times and locations can never be guaranteed.

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In the Press

The Artisan Inn’s Twine Loft

 Newspaper and Magazine Articles

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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.

Sorry! Our vacation homes are not pet friendly.