Are you looking for a place to lay your head down or are you looking for a true Newfoundland experience. A place where there is music, great food, walking trails,nature and laughter. So much laughter. We decided to get married in 2020. Our plans for a destination wedding were dashed. Our friend recommended woody’s island resort and my goodness it was the best wedding ever. The staff were so kind. The food was out of this world. The other guests helped make our day perfect. Everything was included. All we had to bring was a minister. Our day was perfect thanks to Gary and his wonderful staff who treat you like family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Pierce and Christine
Just got back from our girls weekend. 7 of my friends and myself. It was absolutely awesome. Great company. Great food. Filled up on the peas soup and omg the home made bread better then my grandmother's. We hiked, we laughed, we sang but no dancing because of covid. Never stopped us from tapping our feet. Garry, shirley and Sherri by far were the best host. Be sure to visit the Rock House and talk to Kirk about the history. Then take a hike to sandy beach. Next year we go in summer and swim. It brings you back to the basics and reminds you of how lucky we are to be part of this island. To sum it up. Best time ever.
My first time there and now I know why everybody loves it. The food was delicious and filling. The entertainment was really good. Loved the boat ride around all the little islands and our tour guide Gary has lots of information about the area. The hikes and the tour of the Stone house were awesome. The guy who gives the tour of the Stone house is really good and interesting to listen to. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. The perfect getaway for a girls weekend. Relax or hike at your leisure. Meals prepared for you and no guesswork as to where should we eat tonight? No driving from place to place to sightsee. All around a perfect weekend!
Had a great time. Workers were very accommodating and sweet. Food was amazing entertainment was great. Can't wait to go again. Rooms were perfect weather was good for this time of year. Went to the Rock house which was very interesting. Played washers and horse shoes.
We made the trip to Woody Island Resort this past weekend for a two day-one night stay and it was amazing. The food was all you can eat with heaps of melt-in-your-mouth homemade bread offered at every meal. Lunch and supper was provided the first day, with breakfast and a boil up lunch provided the next day. The kitchen never closed so you could get a cup of tea, a drink, or a sweet snack at any time, you just had to ask. Children’s meal were available if the little ones don’t like pea soup or pan fried cod with vegetables. I have to add you knew it was meal time because our lunch lady made sure to ring the meal bell loud enough for us all to hear. Day 1. We all gathered on the docks at 9:15 waiting for Gary to bring us to the lovely Woody Island. It was quickly noted it would be a great trip as people chatted and familiarities were made about where everyone was from. The boys from the ship came to our cars and made sure we all had a spot to park off the road before leaving. This was great and honestly it was an afterthought for us, we didn’t even think about parking before we left. Everyone was parked so quickly boarded the boat and were promptly given homemade raisin tea buns as a snack. Delicious!!! After a short trip we arrived on the island and left our luggage aboard to be brought up by the crew. We meet Bonnie in the common area/lunch hall and she told us more about what we were in for. Noah and I played horse shoes (well we played in the water close to the horseshoes) and spent our early morning enjoying nature. We heard the sound for lunch and followed the delicious smell of soup inside. Lunch was pea soup and a basket of homemade bread. I had a second bowl of soup but only a half bowl because I was saving room for warm toutons. Heaven!!!! There was no short supply of molasses. After we ate lunch we took a walk to meet a local farmer. There were pigs, chickens, turkeys, and a peacock to see. The farm dogs were friendly and one of them even came along our walk with us, only stopping to take a dip in the pools of water in the ditch to keep cool. After our large after noon, we took a nap and woke up to the meal bell ringing!! Supper time was pan fried cook, mashed turnip, baked potatoes, and carrots. Rum butter cake and a cup of tea finished it off. I don’t know how I walked after that meal, being so full. After supper we took a quick walk along the beach so that Noah could find shells to take home. He tossed rocks and played with seaweed...what else could a little boy want. There was an Old Shoppe there too. I snagged a beautiful back to school photo of Noah sitting at a wooden desk inside (Mom win). We had live entertainment the first night and the young guy even played some Baby Shark for the little ones. He had a young family himself and understood the need to keep the kids happy too. Day 2. We woke up just before the meal bell started to ring. Breakfast was at 8:30 with bacon, eggs and homemade toast. Seconds and thirds were encouraged. Ya knows they don’t want you leaving hungry. We sat inside and enjoyed a second cup of tea before heading outside to chat with the other guests about the time we had last night and then we talked about who we knew in common, typical 🙂. Just before lunch we all made our way down to the docks and boarded the boat for a lovely afternoon tour of the island. The water was calm, Newfie music played in the background, and the guests were chatting away. We couldn’t have asked for better. After a short ride we arrived at our lunch destination for a boil up. Gary gave us a little history lesson and then the men helped carry lunch ashore. Plenty of seating was available so we had a spot to eat our beef-barley-home-soup and sandwiches. Steeped tea with molasses cake and date squares followed. You could walk the beach and toss rocks or sit on the deck and listen to a few well-known Newfie tunes coming from the accordion. Our live entertainment came with us!!! Gary, one of the brothers who own the place, even joined in! Everyone was slow to get up as we knew the end was nearing for our journey. We got back aboard, returned for one of the ladies, and headed back to Garden Cove. The ride home seemed a lot shorter than the ride TO Woody Island. Noah won’t forget it as Gary let him help guide the ship from time to time. Noah was curious and Gary was encouraging. Our trip ended with warm good byes and thank you’s all around for the wonderful adventure. It was our first time to Woody Island and I would recommend it to anyone. It was lovely to see how friendly and warm the staff were. The ladies in the kitchen never made us feel like we were a bother when we asked for another cup of tea or when Noah wanted his 8th cookie. The men were as equally hospitable and thought of everything when our for our boil up. You can tell that they have been entertaining for years because it all went off without a hitch. If you can, book a stay there, you won’t be disappointed…