Sep 14th 2017

Fall is a “SPECIAL” time on the Southern Avalon where there is still so much to do …

Guided berry picking with locals. Bread making demonstrations with Linda at the Inn. Hike to Mistaken Point to view 565 million year old fossils. Kayak the secluded and well protected harbour of Trepassey. Take our guided hike with storyteller Tony Power on the Ghost Ship and Fairy Tale outing on the lower coast. Fall harvest festivals, music concerts, and paint night (coming soon). With dinner and breakfast included all you have to do to is pack a bag and decide what you will do when you #comestaywithus 

Use PROMO code FALL to book this special offer. Book now at 

Have questions? Give us a ring at 438-6323 and ask for Genny.


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 May 7th 2017

Our mom’s do so much for us now its time to show them just how much it means. As a mom myself not having to


Harbour View

cook is one of the best gifts of all!  We are located two hours from St. John’s on the Irish Loop which is well known for its stunning scenery; perfect for a Sunday drive.  Make this a day your mom will remember. Come celebrate with us this Mother’s Day at Edge of the Avalon Inn, Trepassey, NL.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Phone (709)438-2934 or email

Mother’s Day Menu (3)
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 Apr 28th 2017

Cape Race, Powles Head, & Cape Pine Lighthouse Deluxe Suites

When you think of the east coast, the lighthouse is one of the quintessential images that comes to mind. So if you love lighthouses you have come to the right spot. We have three for you, and all within an hours drive of each other. Lighthouses have played pivotal roles in keeping those that sail the sea’s safe by calling them home for many a year in these parts so it was decided to dedicate our new suites to all three of our local lighthouses.

This season, under the direction of John Devereaux, our local carpenters have been working hard to create three mini oasis’s for our guests to enjoy when they stay with us. Completion of the suites is only a couple of weeks away but in the meantime here are a few sneak peaks.


Cape Race lighthouse is a 30 minute drive from the community of Portugal Cove South. Located on a maintained gravel road, the staggering cliffs and the imposing lighthouse will greet you when you arrive. This is the site of the last wireless transmission to the Titanic, which sunk off the coast of Newfoundland, 105 years ago. There is a museum that has, amongst other things, the replica of the wireless device that received the first and the last words from the sinking Titanic. On site there is a guide to answer any of your questions (in season June to September). Fees do apply to enter the museum. New this season we have added an experience around this lighthouse and its connection to the Titanic.

This suite has character features like exposed brick, pine ceilings, walk in shower with a large shower head, plank flooring, and a little dining nook. You will find a king size bed to welcome you after all your adventures.


Powles Head Lighthouse is Trepassey’s own beacon of light. Traveling over the lower coast road and down through barren land, you will arrive to the beautiful vista of Trepassey on one side and the wide open Atlantic on the other. Keep your eye’s open on the horizon for some of the ghosts ships rumored to have been seen off the shores of our town. Want to learn more about this? Take our ghost and fairy tour; if you dare!

Our Powles head suite boasts an ocean view, exposed brick, nook area, walk-in shower, large desk, and a king size bed.


The Cape Pine Lighthouse is the last gem in the tri factor lighthouses in our area and it can be found in St. Shott’s.  In 1974 it became a National Historical site. It was the first landfall lighthouse built on the dangerous south coast of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula to guide shipping through the Cabot Strait to the St. Lawrence River.

Last but not least is our Cape Pine suite. With special built in features like exposed beams over the large soaker tub, walk in shower with over sized shower head, ocean views, and a king size bed, you may never want to leave!



All of our suites have added amenities including flat screen TV, WIFI, Indigena foot soaks, soap, shampoo, hairdryer, and local artwork. Hospitality is free of charge.

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 Apr 14th 2017

105 years ago, on her maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic crossed the Atlantic ocean to meet her fate in Newfoundland’s iceberg alley. Immerse yourself in all things Titanic with this experience. You will be treated to five star service as you enjoy your Titanic themed gourmet dinner at the Inn. The table will be set with all the finery that one would expect as a first class passenger on the Titanic. Our chef has specially selected items out of the 10 course menu that the first class passengers would have dined from. After dinner you will have the option of viewing the blockbuster movie “Titanic” in our viewing lounge or you may opt for an evening by the fire out back of the Inn. On a special night we may just be able to wrangle up some of our local crew to have a good ole ceili just like they would have had most nights, below deck. Or you can simply retire to your “cabin” with a complimentary bottle of local Newfoundland wine. Before you do though we will provide you both with the chance to become an honorary Newfoundlander. All you have to do is kiss a cod, eat some bologna, and drink some Newfoundland rum  while reciting a few words and you will officially become one of us. You will receive a certificate to bring home with you to prove it too!
Your adventure also includes a visit to historic Cape Race, the home of the Marconi wireless station which received the ship’s last transmission before sinking. The museum* holds artifacts and memorabilia from that era including a new Titanic themed exhibit.

This experience is specially designed for the history buffs or those that want to be.
The Cape Race Titanic Story


Two day/One night Titanic Experience

Day 1

~ One night for two in one of our deluxe Lighthouse suites
~ Indigena foot soaks for two
~ Gourmet dinner for two featuring menu items from the Titanic

~ Bottle Newfoundland wine for two
~ Evening viewing of Titanic in our conference/viewing room or
~ East Coast Kitchen Party (depending on availability)
~ Screech in for two. Become an honourary Newfoundlander

Day 2

~ Breakfast for two
~ Visit Cape Race for a chance to walk on historical ground

Your two day/one night Titanic Experience ~ $299



Want to upgrade to a two night stay? Want to add on another experience? Mistaken Point UNESCO World heritage site hike or our Ghost/Fairy Tour? No problem. Contact Genevieve at and we can discuss more adventures to enjoy when you spend time with us in Trepassey  ~ you may never want to leave …

Fine Print

*All experiences are based on double occupancy, availability, and include an additional 15% HST. Gratuities are not included in pricing. Dinner does not include beverages other than tea or coffee. Cape Race Museum is open seasonally from June to September. We take care of entrance fee’s for you.
**We can be flexible with the scheduling of the activities listed here as we specialize in the laid back feel that rural Newfoundland is known for. Drop Genevieve a line and she will make all the arrangements for you:
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 Apr 12th 2017

Edge of the Avalon Inn is looking forward to partnering up with Jared Clarke of Bird the Rock this summer. Jared is a passionate and enthusiastic guide that will take you on an experience like no other. Our region is teaming with wildlife and Jared knows just where to look. Sign up soon for this small and intimate tour right in our backyard.

Bird⋅The⋅Rock is pleased to announce a brand new tour this summer: Birding on the Edge!

July 30-31, 2017 (or on special request pending availability)

edge_banner1DID YOU KNOW that Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula is home to one of the world’s southernmost sub-arctic habitats? The “Hyper-Oceanic Barrens” of the southern Avalon are a rare and unique place, consisting of rocky coastlines, towering cliffs, barren heathlands and vast bogs. Life on these barrens is reflective of northern tundra – including Woodland Caribou, Willow Ptarmigan, Short-eared Owls and Horned Larks among many others. Alpine-arctic wildflowers and carnivorous pitcher plants dot the landscape. The rugged coasts provide valuable nesting habitat for seabirds such as Atlantic Puffin, Common Murre, Razorbill and several species of gull. And the rocks themselves hold ancient secrets, including fossils of the oldest complex life-forms found anywhere on Earth.

Willow Ptarmigan ... just because I figured I HAD to have a bird photo in here somewhere (Not to mention, they're delicious!).

Willow Ptarmigan … just one of the special birds we will be searching for during our exploration!













Come visit the “Edge of the Avalon” with us, for a two-day bird and nature tour like no other! We’ll explore Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve – seeing fossil evidence of the creatures that lived here 565 million years ago, as well as those that call it home today. Horned Larks twittering on the open barrens, Willow Ptarmigan hiding in plain sight, Whimbrel feasting on berries, and shorebirds foraging on wave-lashed beaches. With luck we may even spot the world’s southernmost Woodland Caribou, a lumbering Moose or Humpback Whales frolicking in the ocean. And no doubt we’ll stop to admire the region’s subtle beauty – sweeping landscapes, dainty orchids and carpets of fresh berries. We’ll also visit two of the island’s most iconic lighthouses, including Cape Race which has appeared on maps since 1502 and figured prominently in the final hours of the doomed Titanic.

Starting and ending in St. John’s, we’ll spend one night in beautiful Trepassey.



  • Two days exploring one of Newfoundland’s rarest and most special habitats – the eastern hyper-oceanic barrens. This amazing landscape can be eye-opening for visitors and residents alike!
  • A guided visit of Newfoundland’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site – Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve (including a short hike to see its famous fossils).
  • Leisurely birding against beautiful backdrops of ocean, tundra and coastal “tuckamore”.
  • Opportunities to see other natural highlights of the area – including caribou, whales and unique wildflowers.
  • Comfortable accommodations and wonderful food at the Edge of Avalon Inn (Trepassey).
  • A bird list will be provided, and we will review and discuss all our sightings at the end of each day.

$450 /person (taxes included)
Single occupancy supplement (private hotel room): $60


  • Transportation throughout the tour, starting and ending in St. John’s
  • One night accommodations at the Edge of Avalon Inn
  • Two picnic lunches and one breakfast (evening meal not included, but we will dine together at the excellent Edge of Avalon Inn)
  • Expert guiding services
  • Guided hike to Mistaken Point fossil site with a local interpreter

** This tour can be combined with other small group tours on July 28 & 29 **

Contact Bird⋅The⋅Rock for more information or to REGISTER FOR THIS TOUR now!

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 Apr 11th 2017

This past weekend our town and Edge of the Avalon Inn played host to teams of basketball players from all over the province. They came to play in the annual Ed Brown over 35 master’s tournament. The competition was fierce on the court. Off the court the players enjoyed a steak dinner prepared by our chef, Norm Sooley, at the Inn. With some after hours jamming taking place a good time was had by all. The final game featured Conception Bay North’s Black Horse crew and Trepassey’s own Edge of the Avalon Inn. It was a great showdown that saw the home crowd take the title as this years tournament winners. Congratulations goes out to all the teams that participated. See you on the court next year!

Edge of the Avalon Inn’s winning team


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 Feb 12th 2017

The Edge of the Avalon Inn and Trepassey were in the spotlight today on CBC’s Land and Sea. Tune in using the link below to hear all about the Inn see some beautiful scenery from Trepassey and Mistaken Point. Take a step further and book a night with us. Come explore the area and experience life at the Edge of the Avalon.

CBC Land and Sea Special

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 Dec 9th 2016

Christmas 2016We will be open for a few days over the holidays. December 23 we have ‘Neither Name Nor Nuttin’ in the house for a pre-Christmas social gathering.  Cover will be $10. The World Junior Hockey tournament is nothing short of a Christmas tradition for many Canadian families. We will have the game on in HD at Earharts Pub, plus will have a selection of pub grub available if you want to pop in for a visit. The restaurant will also be open from 12-7pm.  December 27th we will be entertained by Sean Sullivan and Sheldon Thornhill as they play a selection of Irish and Newfoundland favourites. Always a great time. $10 cover charge, 9pm-1am.

See you over the holidays.

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 Aug 10th 2016
Labour Day Fest 2016

Labour Day Fest 2016

The summer certainly went by quickly. We welcome the end of summer since we plan to celebrate it once again with the second annual Labour Day Fest on September 3. Many made the scenic trek along the Irish Loop Drive last September to participate in this unique event at the Edge of the Avalon Inn Trepassey. We had a great lineup of bands and a time was had by all. This year will prove to be no different. Here is a look at this years entertainment:

Trepassey’s Own ‘The Scallywags’: 6:00 – 7:30
The Irish Descendents: 7:30 – 9:30
Rum Ragged: 9:30 – 11:30
The Navigators: 11:30 – 1:30

Tickets are limited so buy your tickets now before they are all gone. You can purchase online by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button below. You can also call 709.438.2934 if you have any questions.

Campgrounds are available next to the Inn and venue so bring along your tent or trailer.

Check out ‘The Navigators’ at Labour Day Fest 2015

Here’s a look at ‘The Irish Descendents’ at Labour Day Fest 2015:

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 Aug 8th 2016

cbdc celticThe CBDC Celtic Team will stop by the Edge of the Avalon Inn on Tuesday, August 9th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Take advantage of this great opportunity to meet the team and learn about business support programs in and around the region.

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

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