If there is anything anyone knows about Newfoundland, it’s that we get more than our fair share of fog, especially on the Avalon Peninsula. I was stoked when I was invited to spend a night in Bay Bulls at the gorgeous Bread and Cheese Country Inn, to get out on the nearby East Coast Trail and to curl up in a blanket by the campfire. Well, friends, my plans got rained (and fogged) out.
I won’t lie, the weather conditions had me down. I headed at The Inn with not much to look forward to. Or so I thought.
The bright, vibrant red building was almost like a light within the fog as we pulled into the driveway. All around was nothing but white mist, but the red siding and colorful garden made it not really matter anymore.
We headed through the front door and were shown around the lovely common area and dining room and then to our room. #5, Sleepy Point. This is the mid-range room that The Inn offers. It was a good size, with large windows and a spacious bathroom. There is a wardrobe and two comfy chairs, a mini fridge, and a big, comfy bed.
My favorite part of the room was the little nook with a chair, it was perfect for letting in natural light and curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.
Before we settled away, we braved the wind and rain once more and headed over to the O’Brien’s dining room for a couple drinks and a bite, which was deadly. You may remember a while back I wrote an article about O’Brien’s Puffin Tours. This year, O’Brien’s and The Bread and Cheese Country Inn have partnered up to offer a promotional package in which you can stay at The Inn and take a tour (and much, much more!!) for discounted prices. Be sure to check that out!
After supper we settled away in our room. By this time, thunder was booming, the rain was pelting, and the power was threatening to go out (thankfully it never!). No fire for us. We enjoyed ourselves nonetheless, as The Inn has several board games, cards, movies, a few snacks, and unlimited cups of tea available to their guests. And after all of that, I dozed off into one of the best sleeps of my life.
I was very reluctant to roll out of bed the following morning for breakfast, which is included with your stay and served between 8:30 and 9:30 in the dining room. Although 9:00 was a little earlier than I would have liked to get up on a Sunday morning, it was worth it. Breakfast was served quick and it was hot. We were offered an omelette, sausage, bacon, toast, beans, and fruit along with tea or coffee and juice. It was delicious and more than enough food! I noticed some Tripadvisor reviews saying that the meals were skimpy, which is not true at all in my opinion and goes to show that reviews online can be misleading or outdated.
Luckily, by breakfast was over most of the fog had lifted, so we strolled around the grounds and enjoyed the breathtaking views of the Bay. We even saw an O’Brien’s Boat Tour headed out! Bay Bulls is a very pretty community and The Bread and Cheese Country Inn is it’s hidden gem.
Despite the wind, rain, thunder, and fog, my stay at The Bread and Cheese Country Inn was nothing short of relaxing. I felt truly able to unwind and feel okay with doing nothing. It was refreshing. It was everything I needed.
Thank you to the folks at The Inn for having us! Be sure to check them out on Instagram (@breadandcheesecountryinn) and Facebook.
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