Anytime is a good time to cozy up in an oceanfront cottage or mountainside cabin in Newfoundland. There are plenty of adventure activities to try: hike, ski, watch whales breaching or icebergs floating by. The crisp Maritime air will make you crave one of these cozy cabins to return back to, so choose your ideal adventure base now.

Note: Cost per night is approximate


1. Clean Comfy Home Right on the Water


A hop, skip and a jump to the ocean, this cozy spot is for lovers of the little moments. Come if you’re a calm soul who enjoys a natural environment, BBQ-filled nights, woodsy walks and escaping into a good book.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 3 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths

Location: Lewisporte

Cost: $90 per night


2. High Beach


Bundle up for an adventure along the beautiful Bay of Islands. This ranch-style house is only a 20-minute drive from nearby coves. Or, stay in and enjoy the peaceful sounds of crashing waves from home.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Frenchmans Cove Boi

Cost: $140 per night


3. House on Humber River


With windows facing both the river and mountains, a few days spent in this chalet is exactly the recharge you need. Nearby activities include fishing, golfing, kayaking, snowshoeing, mountain climbing and snowmobiling.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

Location: Pasadena

Cost: $149 per night


4. Salt box house by the sea


Cozy doesn’t even begin to describe this warm home, complete with a wood-burning stove. Take in the breathtaking sea views from each room and snuggle up with your friends and family before getting outside to explore.

Amenities: 5 Guests, 3 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Meadows

Cost: $90 per night


5. Humber Valley Resort


This modern paradise is made for the four-star traveller. After a day hiking Gros Morne National Park, let surround-sound accompany your movie nights in this premium resort designed for guests 30 years and over.

Amenities: 8 Guests, 4 Beds, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths

Location: Little Rapids

Cost: $299 per night


6. No Worries


This rustic-looking chalet has a modern interior to help you relax in style. Let nature surround you as you disconnect from WiFi and unwind in the Jacuzzi.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 3 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths

LocationHumber Valley Resort

Cost: $185 per night


7. By the Bay Cottage


This small space has a big view. It's an affordable stay on the South Shore of the Bay of Islands. Grab your cup of joe and walk to the beach, listening to the waves. There are worse ways to wake up.

Amenities: 4 Guests, 3 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths

Location: Frenchmans Cove Boi

Cost: $75 per night


8. Marble Inn Resort


This two-bedroom condo is perfectly located at the base of the ski hill. After exploring the slopes, make use of the gym, sauna and swimming pool.

Amenities: 5 Guests, 2 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath

Location: Corner Brook

Cost: $246 per night


9. Norder Cove Cottage


This coastal home is an explorer’s dream. With plenty of land to trek on-foot or by boat, you can roam all day, looking for puffins and icebergs.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Location: Elliston

Cost: $125 per night


10. Alder House


Just minutes away from Gros Morne National Park, this vacation home is easily accessible. It’s ideal for adventurers, with skiing nearby at Marble Mountain.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Bonne Bay Pond

Cost: $225 per night


11. Cottage on the Lake


Perfect for a large group, this cottage is a prime destination for a late autumn or early winter trip. Explore the nearby national park, tablelands or Western Brook Fjord and come back to cozy up by the fireplace.

Amenities: 7 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Location: Bonne Bay Pond

Cost: $259 per night


12. Chalet for Rent


Tucked into the trees, this chalet completes your stay with elegantly added touches that make you feel right at home. Enjoy the view from the porch or pull on your hiking boots and take a nature walk.

Amenities: 8 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths

Location: Humber Valley

Cost: $300 per night


13. Beautiful Waterfront Vacation Home


Take a break from city life and head to the great outdoors where you can disconnect from your phone, play in the front yard and enjoy this open-concept chalet.

Amenities: 8 Guests, 6 Beds, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Port Blandford

Cost: $219 per night


14. Wells’ Watch Log Chalet and Retreat


Unplug, unwind and take in the fresh air of Terra Nova National Park. This rustic wooden cabin is close to trout and salmon fishing and a private beach. You’ll wish you had booked more time here.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 3 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Glovertown

Cost: $228 per night


15. Crow Island Lookout


Fully equipped with a rain shower and master loft, this posh A-Frame thinks of everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale or two.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 3 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

Location: Ferryland

Cost: $250 per night


16. Prime Cottage Country


Escape from the busy St. John’s area. A 40-minute drive will bring you to this large cottage. Enjoy morning coffee on the patio, surrounded by nature and silence.

Amenities: 8 Guests, 6 Beds, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Brigus Junction

Cost: $149 per night


17. Whitbourne Chalet


You + your family + this chalet = a beautiful adventure. Nature has so much to offer in this area, from fishing and hiking to cycling. Look out from the large deck and enjoy the waterfront view.

Amenities: 7 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Whitbourne

Cost: $190 per night


18. Flighthouse


This home is appropriately named for its amazing location. If it’s your first time in Newfoundland, don't miss a trip to Fogo Island. Then, visit the town of Twillingate for Iceberg Alley, whale watching and cute cafes.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 3 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Location: Campbellton

Cost: $350 per night


19. Seaglass Cottage


Complete with a deck overlooking the ocean, the Seaglass Cottage is central to all of the amenities located in this adorable town. It's an oasis just begging for you to explore all of its natural beauty.

Amenities: 6 Guests, 2 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Location: Twillingate

Cost: $220 per night


20. New Oceanfront Property


Not only is there an ocean view, but look carefully and you may see whales and icebergs, too! Bird lovers will enjoy this spot for the two bird sanctuaries within driving distance.

Amenities: 5 Guests, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath

Location: Mitchells Brook

Cost: $185 per night



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