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Event Days at Historic Grates Cove

Food, History & Cultural Adventure Starting June 15th, 2017

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!

Your Hosts Courtney and Terrence Howell

Courtney and Terrence on the Rocks.

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.

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Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller

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

Read about their full experience at their wonderfully interesting foodie blog

Paula from Olivia Canela

"We were starving and the richness and burst of flavours of the etouffe really hit the spot. This was just a small sample of all the delicious food we would be having at the Café the following days."

Read more about Paula's time here at her blog


Candice "Candie" Walsh

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



A splendid meal after a fabulous hike! A breathtaking view along with seeing the pod of whales and the historic rock gardens was a wonderful experience! We look forward to returning soon!

Marion, Brenda and Laura

St. John's and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland


What a gem! We're so happy we came upon this place. Lunch was delicious. An incredible experience!

Dana and Roy

Ottawa, Ontario


First time in Grates Cove, Newfoundland! Had the loveliest, most memorable, and relaxing stay thanks to Terrence and Courtney! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and for introducing us to every lovely aspect of this little town! Great hikes and great scenic view. Hope to come back.

Melody, Jonathan, Jerry and Cathy So

New Jersey, USA


This place is a little piece of heaven. It makes us consider living here. Can’t believe the people here wake up to this view every day. The food here was simply amazing. I’ve eaten Korean pancakes many times before and yours has been one of the best. We will definitely recommend your restaurant and B&B to friends visiting Newfoundland.

Katie & Grant

Ottawa, Ontario


Thank you both so much for the opportunity to experience such a unique part of Newfoundland. Your warm hospitality, amazing home to stay and cooking your unique food- so much to enjoy.

C & P Burt

Felhampton, England


The whole family loved your food and atmosphere. We will keep an eye on your Facebook and watch for special events, etc. We definitely want to keep coming back.

The Newton’s

El Paso, Texas


A diamond in the rough and rugged coast of the Northern Avalon, Grates Cove Studios was well worth the (quick) jaunt from St John’s. The vastness of the place was stunning and beautiful, but most special was Terrence and Courtney who run the very unique and welcoming ‘studios’. After a tour of the area and accommodations, I knew this was a proper gem to be revisited and explored for years to come. The offerings brought out from the kitchen were first-class and there are enough activities, sites and hikes to suit whatever your mood or tendency. Can’t wait to go back for longer than just a day-trip!

Angela Janes

Toronto, Ontario


Congratulations. A touch of class. We enjoyed your hospitality and conversation. The food was superb. Presentation is everything. Keep up the good work and we wish you forever success!

W & F Thomas

Grand Falls Windsor, Newfoundland

Whale watching, bread pudding- long weekend delight!

Kari Short

What a find. Perfect setting and totally delicious. You aced it.

Betty and Chad, Toronto

A marvelous experience. A must-see experience for everyone.

L&D Wentrell Gander, NL

Wonderful ambiance, great food!  A very memorable place- spectacular scenery.

Susan & Tony, Montreal, Quebec

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