Staying at Noah’s on the Point in Glovertown, Newfoundland
After almost three hours on the road I turned off the highway toward Glovertown, NL making turns down progressively smaller roads until I reached Noah’s on the Point, my home for the next two nights.
I’m not quite sure how to classify it as none of the usual titles: hotel, motel, or inn seem to fit. Rooms are grouped into three clusters, each room/suite with its own external door, parking space, cheery yellow deck chairs and bbq. There are a couple picnic tables and two communal fire pits where you can watch the sun set over Alexander Bay and roast marshmallows. I felt like I had stumbled onto a little cottage community.
When I opened the door to my suite it was, if anything, upscale cottage. I must admit that I hadn’t been expecting this level of accommodations in a small town. The room was very tastefully decorated and was immediately inviting and cozy. The main room was divided into a sleeping area and a sitting area with a comfy loveseat and large flatscreen tv. There was also a fully stocked, but small, kitchen. My room had A/C as well as two ceiling fans and what I thought was a backdoor led to a private screened-in sunroom so no matter the temperature you could be comfortable.
The bathroom had a nice deep soaker tub which I totally took advantage of. I’m a sucker for a soak. Because of the angle of the tub and the location of the shower head, rinsing my hair while showering was a touch awkward but since it was detachable I went handheld. Unlike some chains I’ve stayed at where I had to make do with just one or two towels for everything, there had to be at least 10 towels plus robes in the suite. I’m as much of a tree hugging environmentalist as the next person but I hate using a still damp towel in the morning. No worries here.
I was a little disappointed to find only Coffee Mate packets to go with my morning coffee. It’s pretty standard but I hate that it’s that way with most North American accommodations. The attached restaurant has creamers available and I would’ve loved it if a couple of creamers had been kept in the fridge, especially given Newfoundland’s tea culture. The staff at Noah’s on the Point were so incredibly friendly though maybe I should’ve just asked. I seriously felt like I was staying with extended family or friend.
On the first morning I finally managed to haul myself out from under the feather duvet after much snoozing. I hauled my butt over to the restaurant for the breakfast buffet and was thrilled to find that they included toutons – a Newfoundland specialty of pan-fried bread dough which you top with molasses. If you’re a late eater when it comes to supper, be warned that the restaurant closes at 8pm (9pm on weekends). The pizza place in town is shuttered by 10pm and even the convenience stores are closed by 11pm. You have to make your own nightlife in Glovertown it seems.
Glovertown is close to both Terra Nova National Park and the Eastport Peninsula and its sandy beaches. The drive between Glovertown and Eastport is particularly pretty so it felt like no time at all each time I made the trip. I would recommend Noah’s on the Point to any family or friends who were looking to visit the region. You can’t go wrong with cute, cozy rooms and super friendly staff.
- Where: 19 Randell’s Road, Glovertown, NL – turn down the road across from the Irving Station and follow the signs to the point by the boat launch
- Cost: Rooms range from $125-$298/night. Weekly, shoulder and off season rates are available.
- Number of rooms: 10
- Amenities: free wifi, kitchen, on-site restaurant
- Rating: TripAdvisor 3.5 stars, Canada Select 4 star
My stay at Noah’s on the Point was provided by Adventure Central.