We travelled to Newfoundland last August, but when I posted my reviews of other places we stayed at, I was unable to do so for Mountain Range Cottages. I am delighted that TripAdvisor now has an entry for this place.
We stayed at Mountain Range twice in the same vacation, both before and after our (gruelling) backpacking trip to the top of Western Brook Pond and along the Long Range Traverse. [I've included a photo fron the top of the Pond. It took about 7 hours to get to this spot from the boat dock, which is just barely visible (tiny square at the most inland portion of the fjord).]
Although the cottages are not located on the water, they seemed to be brand new and were sparkling clean. We stayed in cottages 5 and 6, which are mirror images of each other and located in the same building.
This was the perfect place to base ourselves for a few days of exploration in Gros Morne. The staff are incredibly friendly (but then again, so was everyone we met in Newfoundland!), and the units are spacious. And did I say clean?? After our 4-day trek, we were covered in mud and dared not trample our hiking boots all over the squeaky clean floor. We appreciated the front porch and private yard where we were able to sort and dry out all our camping gear. Each unit also has a barbecue, which we did not take advantage of this time. Laundry facilities are available to all guests. There are no phones in the units, but a pay phone is available. The units do have cable TV.
It is an easy walk to town, and we enjoyed meals at Fisherman's Landing (with the biggest partridgeberry pancakes I've ever seen) and the Ocean View Motel.
If we had had any energy left after our trek, we would have liked to jog from the Cottages to Lobster Head Cove at the other end of town, which would have been quite pleasant along the waterfront.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Range Cottages Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland