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The Keeper's Kitchen Inn

Where the LIGHT Finds You!

We invite you to take an adventure on the Irish Loop by immersing yourself in an authentic maritime experience. Feast in our kitchen, hear shipwreck stories on the barrens and enjoy a front-row seat to traditional and original live music.


With generations of our light-keeper knowledge behind us, helping you navigate all there is to see and do in the region comes naturally for us.


Come catch a sunset over the Atlantic at the end of your daily adventures. Then enjoy a gourmet-style evening meal before sinking into a restorative sleep in one of our suites.


You'll feel a special kind of light— both inside and out—when you stay at the Keeper's Kitchen Inn.

Important to Know

We are located mid-way on the Irish Loop which makes us an ideal home base for exploring the south easterly tip of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

Our home was 100% renovated in 2021-22, so everything is brand new! We feature five rooms (three of which are ensuites). A complimentary full cooked breakfast is included with your stay.


We offer a set menu, gourmet-style evening meal to our room guests as well as a limited number of seats for non room guests.



  • When you stay with us, we require at least 1 week advance notice of food allergies or dietary restrictions 

  • Although we are fully licensed, we do NOT have hours of operation like most other restaurants.

  • Breakfast is included with your stay.

  • We do NOT serve lunch. A packed lunch can be provided for guests if given 1 week advance notice 

  • Evening meals MUST be reserved when making reservation or at least 1 week in advance


These restrictions exist because we live in a beautiful, but remote, part of Newfoundland. We drive to St. John's for our groceries only once a week. There are no other amenities located in St. Shotts - no gas station, grocery or convenience store, restaurant or take-out.  

What our Guests say:
Eating Lunch

They put their hearts and souls in the food and took us on a journey as they shared what each dish was, plus how they were inspired to make it. 

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Cheryl, USA

There’s a special kind of energy here. Even though I feel more relaxed, I’m also more energized. I somehow feel lighter, but also fulfilled. 

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Lupinus, China

Unbelievable experience! This is a MUST! Their rooms are clean and comfortable. The valley’s view from our back window is amazing! 

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Judy, NL

If you like hospitality, delicious foods, music and song then you won't be disappointed if you book a night or a time with them.

Jocelyn, NL

We Look Forward to Welcoming You

As your hosts, adventure guides, chefs, artists, entertainers and storytellers, we're excited to introduce you to a place that feels authentic and untouched.


Here you'll feel the wind tickle your cheek, you'll taste the salt on your lips and smell the mystical scent of the barrens beneath your feet. It's a place unlike anywhere else.


You'll take away a sense of revitalization through connecting deeply with the land, the sea and the people. You'll re-ignite your inner light.


This place looks, feels, sounds and smells different at every turn. You'll experience this on our stage, on the barrens and on your plate.  


The best way to learn about a place and its people is through their food, their stories and their music so that's what we serve up every chance we can.


We can't wait to meet you and to introduce you to this very special place.

Michelle & Reidar

Explore and Discover the Light

There's a special kind of light here that has an unmistakable energy. It's difficult to describe in words, and is best felt in your spirit and through your senses.

We invite you to take an adventure with us where the first light of dawn hits North America and the last golden glow of sunset sinks into the Atlantic at the end of every day. 

We'll help you Navigate

Being new to an area and having limited time to explore can bring up a load of questions. We get it! That's why we're dedicated to helping you navigate the unknown. When you stay at The Keeper's Kitchen Inn, you'll get an inside track on how to best spend your time.


Our history of lighthouse keeping (6 generations in Michelle's family) and a 40+ yrs in the Maritime industry (Reidar's profession of choice), means that helping you chart the best course of action is something that comes very naturally to us.

There is so much to explore along the Irish Loop. If you'd like to get a jump start, click below to see a small sampling of attractions that might interest you.

Our Experiences

Shipwreck Heroes

Take a Deep Dive into The Graveyard of the Atlantic without even getting wet!

See remnants of one of the 70+ ships that wrecked off our coastline and learn about the heroic first-responders of St. Shotts

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Foraging Feast

Our Foraging Feast and Culinary Art experience showcases nature, folklore, history, culture, tradition, food, art and music - this one has it all! 

If you're a foodie, this one is for you! It's a special curated experience you won't soon forget!

Want to be 'in-the-know' about special activities and events? Sign up for our newsletter. Our mail-list members get first dibs for everything.


We promised NOT to fill your inbox. In fact, we only send out 4-5 emails annually at the most. 

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Newfoundland experience.

Let the LIGHT find you.


There are definitely no mistakes in life.
Lots of lessons, but no mistakes.

We never thought we'd be here, in the middle of nowhere, doing what we love, but here we are!

Isn't it true that life always seems to lead you down the exact road you were meant to walk?

We hope your footsteps lead you to our door. It would be our pleasure to share the magic, beauty and light of this place with you.

Michelle & Reidar
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