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Reviewed 1 September 2019

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.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

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..

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

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!

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Allison C
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

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

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Jenny's Runestone House is a wonderful place to stay! Jenny and David are amazing hosts welcoming you into their home with open arms. The knowledge they have of the area is second to none. Our room was spotless with a great view of the ocean. The breakfast Jenny and David serve is out of this world and gives the feeling of a family breakfast. I suggest checking this place out if you are in the area. Our only regret is we couldn't stay longer.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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