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Wolf Cove Retreat House in Upper Amherst Cove Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland

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The following Land and Sea episode was aired on February 3rd 2013. The video highlights both the Paterson family and Bonavista Social Club in Upper Amherst Cove.

Wolf Cove Retreat House in Upper Amherst Cove (once called Wolf Cove) overlooks both the gardens of Upper Amherst Cove and the open Atlantic waters of BlackHead Bay. Located just a short distance from historic Bonavista, Elliston and Trinity, Wolf Cove Retreat House is is an excellent homebase for all your Discovery Trail Adventures and is the ideal house for couples getaways, family vacations or personal retreats.

Wolf Cove Retreat House is located in Upper Amherst Cove just off Highway 235. From the Trans-Canada Highway take the Bonavista exit (Exit 26) and follow Highway 230 for 42 km toward Trinity and Bonavista then turn left onto Route 235. You will travel 50 km through the communities of Southern Bay, Princeton, Summerville, Plate Cove East, Kings Cove, Stock Cove, Knights Cove until you see the left hand turn for Upper Amherst Cove. Follow the road into Amherst Cove around to the right and you will find Wolf Cove Retreat House.

Wolf Cove Retreat House
2 Browns Road on corner of Browns road and long shore rd, NFLD

Our oceanfront location provides a quiet private setting with panoramic views where you can witness spectacular sunsets. Access to the beach is just a short walk away and also provides an ideal launch area for kayaks. The Cove has the most spectacular scenery and breathtaking views of both the ocean and rugged coastline that Newfoundland has to offer and just minutes walk from the award winning Bonavista Social Club Restaurant.

Wolf Cove Retreat House offers:
Guided Kayaking trips in Elliston $50 per person ( Bird Island B&B, Wolf Cove and Home from Away guests only) Explore sea caves and the rugged beauty of the rugged North Atlantic. Whales and Puffins in season. Weather and sea conditions pending. Kayaks are not available for rental.

Check in is 3pm... check out 10:am.


  • May to October $175.00 per night. $1000 per week plus applicable taxes.
  • Three bedrooms:
    double, double, & two twins. Living room, ocean view dining area newly renovated, ocean view bathroom. Open Concept fully equipped kitchen, BBQ

    Small appliances:
    Microwave,coffeemaker, toaster, kettle. Dishes, glasses, cutlery, wine glasses for 10.

    Basics like coffee, tea, flour, sugar and spices are provided. All linens provided. washer, dryer and clothes line,large deck overlooking the cove and rugged north Atlantic.

  • Chopped wood ( Pacific Energy Wood Sove) in winter
  • Satellite TV
  • Accommodates: 1 to 6 persons

    Read Emily Urquhart blogs...Wolf Cove Retreat House in Upper Amherst Cove 2011 Summer occupant

  • The Selling of Rural Newfoundland  Emily Urquhart 2011
  • Every house has a story part 1  Emily Urquhart
  • Every house has a story part 2  Emily Urquhart


    Amenities & Attractions, Wolf Cove Retreat House in Upper Amherst Cove


  • Wolf Cove Retreat House in Upper Amherst Cove, features one shared newly renovated bathroom
  • Washing machine and traditional Newfoundland clothesline provided
  • Kitchen (all amenities and cooking tools provided)
  • Unobstructed Ocean views
  • Ocean side deck
  • Hiking on local seashore and wooded inland trails,
  • Local beach perfect for beach-combing