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Jenny's Runestone House

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Route 436 L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0 Canada
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#60 of 297 B&Bs / Inns in Newfoundland
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heathermci wrote a review Oct. 2019
California418 contributions49 helpful votes
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We spent three nights at Jenny’s Runestone House. We stayed in the downstairs bedroom, (#4), which had ensuite bathroom. The room was quiet, clean, and the bed comfortable. We were able to control the thermostat to give us more warmth in the bedroom and bathroom when needed. The shower was a bit tricky to use and the décor a bit dated, but the B&B met all of our basic needs. Wendy was incredibly welcoming, and offered the use of the washer & dryer one night, when we were the only guests, which we greatly appreciated. There was a fridge on the main floor which we could use if we needed, and there were a number of locally crafted gifts and photos for sale. Hay Cove is a small, rural village, about a 5 minute drive from L’anse aux Meadows Viking settlement, and a re-enactment Viking settlement down the road. Lots of hiking trails near by. We were thankful that we came when we did (the end of September), as local restaurants began closing for the season in early October. Apparently in May, there are icebergs that come down from Greenland. Many thanks to Wendy for your lovely hospitality and welcoming us to your home.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Biker75 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Toronto, Canada29 contributions6 helpful votes
We had reserved this room both because of the location near the Parks Canada site and the superb prior reviews of Jenny and her partner. But Jenny has taken the year off and Wendy, a professional photographer, runs the place; she's also made it into a place to sell her photographs at the same time. The location is still great, but be aware of some differences from the past: 1. The breakfast is now basically cold cereal (Cheerios, Rice Krispies), a plain baked/scrambled egg or oatmeal. With white or raisin toast (no whole wheat, no muffins as before). See menu photo - it's not the same as before. 2. There are no stories or songs as Jenny had. The host seems well-meaning but disorganized. 3. While the current host will give some guidance about the area if asked, local knowledge does not seem at the same level as described before. 4. Although she is probably a very good photographer, we didn't feel the same level of enthusiasm for running the B&B as hosts have at other places. It felt as if the B&B were a distraction from what she really wants to do - sell her photographs. Not that selling photographs is bad - it's just not the same set of skills required as running a top level B&B. On the other hand, she was understanding when we had to change plans due to an Air Canada schedule change. So it's still a very good location and clean, and nothing bad about the place. And if you are into photographs, all the ones on the wall seem well done and are for sale. But it's probably a little more like a middle level small hotel (think Comfort Inn) with limited breakfast rather than the rich experience you'll read about in prior reviews.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Sandra L wrote a review Jul. 2019
Ingersoll, Canada25 contributions4 helpful votes
Wendy was wonderful host offering to wake us up if we wanted to see the rolling of the capelin. Unfortunately we were too early. Had a lovely room with a view of the ocean and a delicious breakfast with a number of different jams. Wendy even baked cookies the night before..
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Allison C wrote a review Jul. 2019
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Wendy was a wonderful host. Her place was very comfortable and she added such thoughtful touches to her home. There were binoculars and flashlights so we could explore the nearby wilderness. Breakfast was homemade, delicious, filling and she provided so many great options! Would definitely be the place I choose to stay when I return to the area - would also want to stay longer here!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Family_Tripster_05 wrote a review May 2019
Alberta, Canada128 contributions32 helpful votes
Jenny’s was a great stop. Located on a small bay, the views and hikes were amazing. We had a nice sized room with private bathroom. Jenny and Dave are wonderful hosts. We spent the evening talking and watching an incredible sunset. Breakfast the next morning was a multi-course feast. We started with oatmeal, then had a beautiful fruit plate with kiwi and nectarines. Homemade partridge berry muffins followed next, warm out of the oven. We only stayed one night but enjoyed the lively breakfast company with the other guests, and Jenny's answers to all of our accumulated Newfoundland questions! If it was a good ice-berg year, this would be a fantastic location to watch them as you eat breakfast. Ice-bergs were slim all around when we were in Newfoundland, but there were some way out at a distance. There are walking trails nearby, but you have to drive up the road to have a meal in one of the nearby villages, but you don't have to go all the way back to St. Anthony. This is a great place to stay when visiting L'Ans aux Meadows
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Date of stay: July 2018
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USD 128 - USD 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNewfoundland and LabradorNewfoundland
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jenny's Runestone House
Which popular attractions are close to Jenny's Runestone House?
Nearby attractions include L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site (1.3 km) and Heritage Shop L'Anse aux Meadows (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jenny's Runestone House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Jenny's Runestone House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Jenny's Runestone House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jenny's Runestone House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Norseman Restaurant in L'Anse aux meadows, Northern Delight, and Skipper Hot's Bar & Lounge.
Are there any historical sites close to Jenny's Runestone House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site (1.3 km).