Welcome to Grates Cove Studios

Discover what awaits you in Grates Cove


Open year-round in historic Grates Cove.


At Grates Cove Studios restaurant,
Expect the Unexpected.


At Grates Cove Studios there is no
Off Season.

About our little Studio on the Edge of the World

Grates Cove Studios is a place where you can eat, explore and create in the beautiful, rugged coastal landscapes of Newfoundland’s historic Grates Cove and the scenic Baccalieu Trail. Stay overnight in one of the two three-bedroom vacation homes offering stunning views of icebergs, whales, and the Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve.

Located on the Baccalieu Trail at the most northerly point of the Avalon Peninsula, the town of Grates Cove is a national historic site boasting hiking trails, dry stone rock walls and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Grates Cove Studios are a home away from home for artists, writers, and travelers alike. Just a scenic two-hour drive from the city of St. John’s, and open year round. Come and see what awaits you in Grates Cove!


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"This was the experience I was looking forward to the most, and it didn’t disappoint."

Stay With Us

Watch whales, icebergs and the comings and goings of ocean activity from your bed and the kitchen table. Enjoy Cajun, Newfoundland and Fusion cuisine at our restaurant after a day of exploration and relaxation. Harbor View B&B offers two bedrooms, each with their own private bath and ample space for privacy.

Inquire about our unique package/retreats. We offer individual packages suited to your needs which could range from guided art hikes, rock wall exploration, art making, a Cajun cooking class, a sushi making workshop and more! Terrence and Courtney will help you create an experience in Grates Cove you will never forget.

The Old School House can also be booked for small events. Courtney and Terrence will work with you to organize your intimate wedding, small conference and family reunions. The original stage has a complete sound system, which makes the School House a perfect location for intimate concerts.

Dine and Cook With Us

We love teaching as much as eating! Get in touch for personal or group cooking classes in Creole, Cajun, and Sushi. We will work with you to create a truly unique experience that you can bring home with you, and share with your family and friends...or bring them along with you!

Our locally sourced sushi is one of our most popular dishes, and you can come and learn all about it! If you wanted to come early (and weather permitting) we can go and harvest seaweed for our sushi and learn about the process of preparing it as well. Then we will learn the basics of sushi rice and how to make sushi rolls. After that we start on preparing the ingredients for the rolls. Terrence incorporates local ingredients such as candied scrunchions, locally dried seaweed, minced dried capelin and of course seafood.

"The last thing I expected to find in a remote, seaside Newfoundland village was authentic Cajun and fusion food."

Feast An Edible Road Trip

Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller

Explore With Us

Looking for that great next adventure? With icebergs, whales, dolphins and more amazing nature walks than you can shake your walking stick at, look no further than Grates Cove. We can provide guided tours of our lovely little area, set up boat rides and whatever else we can do to make your stay unforgettable.

The Rock Walls in Grates Cove were designated a National Historic Monument in 1995. Built in the 1700’s, these walls were used to create gardens, fields and to keep the livestock out! The hills surrounding the cove are covered in sprawling rock walls making the scenery even more spectacular. They're spread across almost 150 acres of landscape and are a rare surviving example of communal land unique to Newfoundland.

A Little About Us

Grates Cove Studios is owned and operated by Artist/Designer Terrence Howell and Courtney Howell, Newfoundland and South Louisiana natives, who met in, traveled around and ate their way through South Korea. In 2009, they pitched their family in the historic site of Grates Cove, the birthplace of Terrence's father, grandmother and many ancestors.

Soon after, they bought the old school house in Grates Cove and in 2011 started Grates Cove Studios.

What's At Grates Cove Studios?

Seaweed Baths with your Stay

We are excited to be offering Saltwater Seaweed Baths! Relax like never before and let your stress melt away in the warm embrace of the sea. More info coming soon, but don't hesitate to contact us now to find out more!

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