Harbour Lights Inn
Housed in an attractive pale yellow wooden building dating back to the 1820s, this friendly bed and breakfast has the feel of a family home. Its architecture, including a wraparound porch, is typical of traditional Newfoundland architecture.
The inn directly faces the bay and harbour, offering expansive ocean views from most of its individually styled rooms. Depending on the season, you can watch icebergs and spot whales offshore from your room or out on the deck. Generous breakfasts are served each morning, and many of the town’s shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
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The nine rooms are individually decorated in a traditional style, with pastel shades, patterned quilts and wooden floors. Local artwork and photographs adorn the walls, and two sash windows in each room ensure plenty of natural light. Spread across three floors, each room has a cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and an en suite bathroom with either a shower or a tub with shower.
The two Front View Queens are on the third floor overlooking the bay and harbour, while the two Side View Queens and two Twin Bed rooms overlook the hillside with partial views of the bay. The second-floor Deluxe Queen and Deluxe King rooms feature a sitting area with table, as well as a whirlpool tub. They both look out over the bay and harbour. Meanwhile, the Family Room has space for up to four guests and faces the bay.
The inn is situated on the main road that runs through Twillingate, so many of the town’s restaurants, shops, art galleries and museums are within walking distance. Its slightly elevated position means that all of the guest rooms have at least partial views over the ocean.
Food and Drink
A complimentary breakfast is served each morning in the dining room. You can choose from a selection of fruit juices, hot and cold cereals, breads and muffins, assorted yogurts and fresh fruit, as well as tea and coffee.
Down the road is the inn’s sister restaurant, Annie’s Harbour Restaurant, which offers lunches and dinners with a focus on fresh local seafood, including lobster, mussels, shrimps, scallops and cod; all washed down with an iceberg beer.
The Family Room can accommodate up to four guests, featuring a queen bed, two single beds and has an en suite bathroom with bath tub and shower.
Facilities and Activities
While the property itself lacks facilities, its central location means you’re close to Twillingate’s attractions. Iceberg and whale watching tours depart nearby, and there are many art galleries and museums to explore. Afterwards, you can relax with a book in the inn’s lounge, which has an armchair and a sofa set beside the fireplace.
We’ve found that this historic inn has retained its original character and charm. The friendly service and intimate size makes it feel like you’re staying in someone’s family home, and the ocean views are what a stay in Twillingate is all about.