It wouldn’t be accurate to say that the Fogo Island InnÂ is in the middle of nowhere.Â Actually, it isÂ on the outskirts of nowhere,Â closer toÂ far away from far away.Â Fogo Island sits off the northÂ coast of Newfoundland. Flat earth believers say it marked one of the four corners of theÂ earth. They weren’t that wrong, Fogo isÂ one of the most beautiful endÂ of the world places anyone can find anywhere.
The 29 room FogoÂ Island Inn is perched on a rockyÂ piece of land overlooking the powerful North Atlantic Ocean.Â The hotel is the brain child of brainy child, Zita Cobb, a high-tech multi millionaire whoÂ found success on the mainlandÂ only to returnÂ offÂ shore with a desire to encourage more people to explore this wildÂ and beautiful island.
CobbÂ enlisted the design gravitas of fellow Newfoundlander Todd Saunders to craft the modern architectural skin &Â bonesÂ of the award winningÂ Inn. Then sheÂ pulled from local artisans toÂ embellish itÂ with bespoke furniture, soft goods and art. Her vision for the retreat was further realized with the return ofÂ Newfoundland Chef, Murray McDonald, who created aÂ trendsetting Nordic Canadian menu.
While the floor to ceiling windows offer unrestrained views of theÂ unflinching tides, the building vistas are supportedÂ by the Inn’s interiorÂ rustic glamour and amenities; wood burning stoves en suite, heated floors, heated towel warmers, heated toilet seats,Â organic king sized beds, wireless internet, 24 hour room service, evenÂ beerÂ brewed with water from a 25,000 year old iceberg. TheÂ Inn was featured in the mostÂ recent edition ofÂ boring rodÂ .