Hello and Welcome
As your hosts, adventure guides, chefs, artists, entertainers and storytellers, we're excited to introduce you to this place - a place that feels untouched and authentic.
In this place, you'll feel the wind on your cheek, the salt on your lips and the cushion of the barrens and marshlands beneath your feet stirring up mystical scents. It is unlike anywhere else.
You'll rediscover your own essence and your own light through deep connection with the land, the sea and the people.
This place looks, feels, sounds and smells different at every turn, and you'll experience it on our stage, on the barrens or on your plate.
Now, isn’t that just the best way to learn about a place and its people?
We think so and believe you will too. We look forward to welcoming you to our home and 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 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 the day.
Cape Pine Lighthouse
Discover a National Historic Site at the most south-easterly tip of North America
Let us be your guide to exploring the history, culture, and stories of this wild and beautiful coast.
Coming from six generations of lighthouse keepers, Michelle grew up at Cape Pine Lighthouse before moving to St. Shotts in 1972 to the house her father built for their family.
Learn more about the history of the house.
Our B&B is the perfect place to call home while exploring Cape Pine and Cape Race Lighthouse among many other things you can see and do.
When you stay with us, you can feast in our kitchen, hear shipwreck stories on the barrens, and enjoy a front row seat to traditional and original live music.
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What Guests Are Saying
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.
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.
Unbelievable experience! This is a MUST! Their rooms are clean and comfortable. The valley’s view from our back window is amazing!
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.
“From the welcoming smell of baked scones to the ‘I don’t want to leave’ good-bye hugs, THIS was the perfect space to retreat, recharge and reconnect with our inner wisdom and light.”
– Elaine Dunphy, NIA on the Rock Retreat.
Navigation is our Expertise
Being new to an area and having limited time to explore, can bring up a load of questions. We get it! And that's why we're dedicated to helping you navigate the unknown. Rest assured that when you stay at The Keeper's Kitchen B&B, 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 choice of profession), means that helping you to chart the best course of action is something that comes very naturally to us.
There is so much to explore along the Irish Loop and when you book your stay, you’ll receive a link to ongoing attractions and events on the southern Avalon, so you can plan in advance.
If you'd like to get a jump start, here are just a small sampling of attractions which might interest you.
Did you know that just a short drive from The Keeper's Kitchen B&B you can see, touch and walk on some of the oldest fossils in the world?
We're talking 565 million year old fossils!
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve is NOT to be missed.
Be forewarned - your tour MUST be reserved in advance, so be sure to check availability to avoid disappointment.
Want to whale watch without 'rockin' on the water'?
St. Vincent's Beach is THE most spectacular place to shoreline watch humpback whales during their capelin feeding frenzy (tiny silver fish that gather in a deep ocean floor drop just mere feet from the landwash...... and it's just a short drive from The Keeper's Kitchen B&B.
Being in the right place at the right time will give you a front row seat to witness some of nature's most majestic creatures in action.
We can keep you informed on whale activity, so you don't miss the show.
One of the most fun ways to get familiar with a culture is through music, food, art and storytelling.
At the Keeper's Kitchen B&B, we place high priority on curating one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests.
Whether it be a gourmet meal made with locally sourced ingredients, a house concert with local recording artists, an outdoor adventure in foraging, an unfolding of historical shipwreck stories that have never been shared before, or an art workshop with your host Michelle, you'll come face to face with home grown hospitality and talent.
THAT is the stuff that memories are made of and it awaits your visit.