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...Specialize your Stay

Custom and Ongoing Offers

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, cooking classes, sushi making workshops and more! Terrence and Courtney will help you create an experience in Grates Cove you will never forget.

Grates Cove Studios can also be booked for small events, and we will work with you to organize your intimate wedding, small conference and family reunions. The original stage has a complete sound system, making it a perfect location for intimate concerts.

Summer and Fall Packages

Picnics, Petrels and Porpoises

Located at the "beginning" of the Baccalieu Trail, the heart of the walled landscapes of the National Historic Site and next door to Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve, Grates Cove Studios is a naturalists, hikers and history buffs paradise. Our eco-friendly picnic backpacks are filled with goodies from The Open Studio Restaurant, perfect to take along as you explore, discover and marvel at the sheer beauty of what surrounds you. We even provide a blanket and berry-bucket (in season)! $35

Valid 4 Jul - 30 Sep 2018. Picnics are based on two people, additional persons add $20. Children's menu $10. Price includes HST. $20 deposit required on rucksack, which comes complete with cutlery, glasses, plates and a blanket. Out of respect for our environment items are reusable, please ensure no waste is left on trails.

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Valid from the 4th July to the 30th September, 2018

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Food, Art & Adventure in Historic Grates Cove, NL

A scenic two hour drive from St. John's, Grates Cove Studios is in the heart of the National Historic Site and delivers spectacular views of the rock walls, Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve and North Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a complementary seaweed bath in our large ensuite rooms after a day hiking, participate in one of our popular workshops, or watch the comings and goings of ocean activity from the large patio on our newly renovated Harbour House B&B

  • 2 nights at recently renovated large ensuite rooms at Harbour House B&B
  • Breakfast of fresh scones and fruit, tea/coffee overlooking ocean
  • Complementary seaweed bath, including our best selling Seaweed Face & Body Lotion
  • Miles of hiking, spectacular scenery and fascinating history
  • Workshops extra (Woodworking and Culinary)
  • Taxes & Gratuity not included.

Starting at
Based on double occupancy

Valid until September 30th, 2018

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Workshops are also available separately!
Cooking Classes $99/per person
Woodblock Printing Workshop $199/per person

* All workshops include a four course lunch and run approximately six hours. Group rates available


WiFi Available

Art of Place

Grates Cove Studios five day workshop with artist in residence Terrence Howell invites you to explore ‘Art of Place’. Amidst spectacular views of the North Atlantic coastline experience this remote place. From our studio at the edge of the world explore how sense of place colours our perception of ourselves and our world. Discover the Art of Place, and your place within it, at Grates Cove Studios.

Explore 150 acres of the Walled Landscape of Grates Cove National Historic Site and hike the trail that leads to the Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve. Ramble centuries old footpaths surrounding Grates Cove, Daniels Cove and Red Head Cove and discover diverse inhabitants from rare orchids, plentiful berries and ‘tuckamore’ to seabirds nesting in Newfoundlands largest seabird nesting site. Watch whales feed on capelin, a small bait fish that fuels the North Atlantic’s largest and most majestic ambassadors, while relaxing on the deck (or ‘bridge’ as they are known here) of our cozy Harbour House B&B. Learn the history of this community from families that have lived and welcomed people to this shore for hundreds of years.

Discover how tenacity, hope and deep respect for the land and sea are the cornerstone of this settlement as you walk among rock walls that define the landscape as much as the community that built them.

Grates Cove Studios artist in residence Terrence Howell (BFA), a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland Grenville College Visual Arts program, grew up exploring the wild beauty surrounding Grates Cove. Since returning to Grates Cove with his family and establishing Grates Cove Studios in 2011, Terrence continues to explore and expand his mediums to include woodworking, pottery and printmaking, and his work continues to draw international attention. Terrence Howell represented by Christina Parker Gallery, in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Visit to and view Swedish artists Karl Chilcott and Christine Chilcott’s experiences at Grates Cove Studios.

  • 5 night stay at our recently renovated, large ensuite rooms at Harbour House B&B
  • 5 days Breakfast & Lunch included (please advise of allergies/ dietary restrictions upon booking)
  • Access to Open Studio, including equipment (call for details and full inventory).
  • Individual artists can discuss additional requirements upon booking. Supplies not included ,though arrangements made to procure where possible)
  • 35hr with artist in residence Terrence Howell to assist with development of your project.
  • Miles of hiking, spectacular scenery and incredible history of this unique, centuries old community.
  • Participation in any of our Culinary Workshops
  • Group rates available.
  • Transpiration to Grates Cove not included, though arrangements can be made. Call for details.
  • Taxes, Gratuities not included.

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Valid until September 30th, 2018

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Food Themed

Learn how to cook in the Creole or Cajun style with your host Courtney Howell. If Sushi is your calling, Terrence Howell will teach you how to prepare and make excellent looking (and tasting!) Sushi with fresh, local ingredients.

Custom Menu with your Stay

After a long day exploring, come over and enjoy a custom dish that you asked for! Work with Courtney and Terrence beforehand to create a delicious assortment from their menu for your entire stay.

*Season Dependent, get in touch to know exactly what's possible!

Corporate Retreats

We will work with you ahead of time to create a menu that can include Sushi, Creole and Cajun, more traditional dishes, or a combination of everything. Our restaurant has a space for meetings and presentations, as well as a sound system and projectors. In between functions everyone can enjoy beautiful Grates Cove and everything it has to offer!

Nature Themed

Looking for that great next adventure? With icebergs, whales, dolphins, seabirds, five hundred years of history 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 or whatever else we can do to make your stay unforgettable.

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!