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Stayed July 2019 A very comfortable B&B … everything that we read about The Manor was very positive, so we arranged to stay in their G&F Blackmore Room; cozy room, 2 single beds + ensuite … allowed for quiet and restful sleeps. Staying at The Manor allowed us to explore the Bonavista Peninsula easily! Every night we had homework, we needed to select what we would like prepared for breakfast and at what time they should expect us. In a wonderfully civilized move, each of our 3 nights found us sitting in the dining room enjoying a cuppa and a shared plate of fruit, cheese & crackers and tasty squares – along with all of the other Manor guests plus our hosts. WOW! What an incredible experience, as we share the wonders of the area, plus travelling tips, enjoying each other’s company plus having Gary & Shelly’s vast knowledge of the peninsula! (this is also when we handed in our homework) Every morning around 7:00 a.m. Gary would make morning coffees available outside our rooms! Breakfasts were delicious, and magnificently prepared. Afterwards being excused from the table, you could take your cuppa to the sitting room by the water or outside on the deck – a wonderful way to start the day! From the moment you walk through the door until you leave you are made to feel absolutely welcome. Our hosts encouraged us to use their laundry facilities (and supplies) if we had the need – we accepted. A person could get very used to staying here, as everything exceeded our expectations!

- Marg & Chris Henderson, from London, Ontario, Canada 14 August 2019

Hands down the best B&B we booked in NFLD. Garry provides the highest level of service imaginable going well beyond what you will see elsewhere. The hosts also provide an evening chat for those guests interested in sharing their experiences with other guests. The breakfasts choices were flexible and always very well prepared. They will help you learn the best siteseeing in the area and if they don't know an answer to a question you ask they will research the answer. Nothing less than first class about this B&B. Prepare to be impressed!

- Steve, from Ridgeway, Ontario 14 July 2019

Highly recommended for overall excellence - one night is not enough. This B&B is open year-round - unusual for the area. To say that the hospitality is stellar is an understatement. We arrived late and Garry called the resto up the street (great cod!) and they stayed open late to serve us - we were so grateful! Captain Blackmore's Heritage Manor B&B is lovingly restored to it's Victorian plan and sits on the harbour in Port Union. Enjoy the harbour-view lounge room. Don't miss their evening tea mixer - where it's a welcoming and wonderful scene each evening - with treats on gorgeous china. We had the small G&F Blackmore room and giggled since it was like having a kids' sleep-over. Though small, the room is well organized and very comfortable with crisp linens and comfortable pillows. WIFI, in-room heat control, plush towels and nice amenities. Loud but very effective fan in bathroom - no noise from other rooms since they've sound proofed the walls. This is a passion-project by the proprietors who rebuilt this with great attention to detail and kept the proud family history alive.

The breakfast is customized for you (unheard of!) and fantastic. They even accommodated some gluten-free guests. Delish coffee!

Port Union is a more industrialized corner of Bonavista peninsula - so it is perhaps not as 'quaint' as some other nooks but don't discount it. It is a perfect base for all your explorations of nearby Trinity, Bonavista, Elliston, and the amazing hiking trails offered in the region (I'll add some reviews). Besides, it's also the home of Iceberg Vodka.

Do not miss an opportunity to stay here and enjoy the unparalleled hospitality from Garry and Shelly. Grab the suite - it's lovely. Of the 9 places we stayed in Newfoundland (Aug'16), this was unreservedly the best.

- Natasha, from Ontario, Canada 30 August 2016

A beautiful restored home with a lovely view of the bay. Really appreciated the laundry privileges as well as the evening "mug up". The hosts are so gracious and friendly, full of history of the area and their work on the home.

- K. McDaniel, from Calgary, Alberta 8 July 2016

Wonderful experience from start to end. Garry emailed my booking confirmation as soon as we got off the phone. He was there upon our arrival and greeted me by name. I spent a couple nights with my grandmother; he made us both feel at home and treated us like family. He helped bring our bags to our room and gave us a tour of the house right away. He gave us some maps and pointed out local attractions which were sure to delight. The house itself was clean and well furnished. The breakfast and evening treats felt like they were made by a first class chef at a five star restaurant. Shelly was just as kind and caring when we had the opportunity to talk with her. I would certainly go back in a heartbeat and recommend Captain Blackmore's to anyone headed out to the Bonavista area. Couldn't have dreamed of a better experience!

- Anonymous, 1 August 2015

This was one of the best b&b's during our several trips in Canada. The owner restored with patience and savour the Victorian house of his grandfather. Every evening all the guests are invited for a drink and a snack: this is no anonymous hotel, here you meet the other guests and deal their livestories. Thanks Garry and Shelly, greetings from the other site of the atlantic.

- Paul, Ria and Karel Reynders, from Flanders, Belgium 20 October 2014

my wife and I stayed at this grand place for two days in mid September. It's one of the best kept secrets on the Bonavista Pen! We used this B and B as a place close enough to Bonavista and Elliston only 10/15 minutes max. The rooms, service and breakfast was exceptional. Beautiful deck off the bedrooms to st out and view the harbour and wildlife. AND......you have a 3 minute walk to an amazing historical site William Coaker's - Port Union. The tour in the factory of the old printing press and carpenter shop was the high light of our trip. The staff there are wonderful. I can't say enough about this B and B. The owners are great and adjacent to a site everyone in NL should visit. AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

- Bob and Carol Ann Ryan, from Renews, Southern Shore 28 September 2013

Excellent B&B for service, amenities and hosts! We totally enjoyed our stay at Captain Blackmores. Our hosts were very welcoming and responsive to any of our questions regarding sites to tour, restaurants and other things to do. The breakfasts were fantastic!! We definitely will return one day and will recommend to others!

- Tom Kahnert, from Ilderton, Ontario 1 August 2013

If you've been to Newfoundland and haven't stayed here, you've missed one of the best places on this island. This historic house has been completely restored into a beautiful B&B. It's right on the bay and so pleasant that it's difficult to leave to explore the surrounding area. You'll not meet a more friendly and accommodating host and hostess. A stay here is a must for your schedule!

- Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Quist, from Arkansas, USA 6 June 2010

This was one of our best B and B experiences! The location on the water is wonderful, the views from our room and the dining room are gorgeous, and the food and hospitality were splendid. Gary and Shelley were very helpful to help plan our days, and even arranged a tour of Trinity though the site was still closed for the season!

- Heather, from Calgary 10 May 2010

We wanted a B&B in the Trinity area but had trouble finding the right one until we came across Captain Blackmore's Heritage Manor. What a find! This was definitely our favourite B&B in Newfoundland (and we stayed in many). The room, with a view of the harbour and a balcony where we spent a lovely morning, was great. The coffee first thing in the morning was an added bonus. The breakfasts were tasty with lots of choice and homemade "extras". Snacks and conversation with our hosts and the other guests in the evening were fun and, for us, the only B&B where this happened. A nice touch. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone travelling in the Trinity-Bonavista area. A real jewel!

- Jamie and Heather, from Ottawa, Ontario 9 August 2009

This B&B was a delightful discovery, right on the harbour in Port Union, between Bonavista and Brigus. The owner, Gary Blackmore, grew up in this spacious lovely house, and he and his wife Shelly have restored it lovingly to its former glory. Everything is spanking clean and up to date. The rooms are homey and very comfortable (I slept like a baby), and it really felt like a well lived in and loved family home . Shelly's food is all homemade and delicious, and the dining room and living area have a beautiful view over the water. Fresh coffee is served every morning right outside each bedroom! The owners are warm, interesting and full of information about the area, and the conversation was always lively with the guests as well. I loved this place! I give it five stars!

- Penny Bell, from Toronto, Ontario 24 July 2009

Definitly a 5 star B&B. We could not have asked for more. The house has been lovingly restored to perfection. The hosts are so friendly and generous. We were served tea in the evening together with the other guests. What fun that was! Definitly the best in NL. Thanks Gary and Shelly

- Carmen and Dave, from North Carolina 31 July 2008

My husband and I stayed in the J.H. Blackmore room and it was exceptional - just like the rest of the home. It has hardwood flooring throughout with ceramic tiles in the bathroom. It felt like being at a spa with luxurious bedding / towels and beautiful details. The owners were very friendly and hospitable. We loved that we could choose what we wanted for breakfast. We would highly recommend this B&B and were disappointed that our plans only allowed us to stay the 1 night.

- Anonymous, 25 July 2008


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