By “middle of nowhere” we actually mean the Fogo Island Inn. Located in Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island is an ideal location for anyone wanting to escape the chokehold of city life. You won’t find a single chain or brand name store on the island. Home to only 2,000 inhabitants, the island seems eerily quiet, empty and untouched. Fogo Islanders are known for their generous hospitality, so it is no surprise that this luxury inn is run by cheery staff that deliver 5-star guest reviews.Designed by architect Todd Saunders, Fogo Island Inn is perched on a rocky shore under a partly cloudy sky. It’s so close to the Atlantic that you can actually hear the waves crashing against the rocks. Saunders built the hotel using local materials and local labour — the hotel’s bold white lumber comes from the island, the textiles are deigned by locals and the furniture is built by them.
Fogo Island Inn’s contemporary design might look a bit severe on the outside, but the hotel’s interior is warm and inviting. Equipped with a lounge, library, gallery, cinema and sauna, you will never want to leave.
But if you stay here without exploring the island, you’ll miss out on herds of wild caribou, hikes through hills that overlook the ocean and photogenic art studios.