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The Inn at Bay Fortune


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Website: The Inn at Bay Fortune
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Bay Fortune
PEI C0A 2B0

Local telephone: 902-687-3745
Innkeeper:
David Wilmer

 
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The Inn At Bay Fortune is ideally located on 46 acres in Eastern PEI, the home of some of the best beaches on the Island. Known throughout Canada for our innovative use of Island products, home of television’s cooking show “The Inn Chef,” and recognized by Where to Eat in Canada as “the best place to stay on the Island, and certainly the most exciting place to eat,” the Inn provides a relaxed, casual atmosphere in unforgettable surroundings.
Built in 1910, the Inn’s distinctive architecture is reflective of its Maritime setting. Weathered shingles, sloped roofs and traditional details characterize its charm. Bay Fortune is a constant companion as you wander our grounds. The view is an ever present reminder of the ocean and its many moods.

We offer 17 bedrooms and beautiful suites to choose from, all wonderful no matter your tastes. From the spacious North Tower suites, to the main house Rose and Green rooms, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with any of our rooms just as soon as you walk in the door!
The Inn sits on a rise overlooking the mouth of the Fortune River (more commonly known as Bay Fortune), the harbour and the Northumberland Strait beyond. The top rooms of the tower provide a view all the way to Cape Breton, N.S.

The Inn At Bay Fortune was originally the private summer home of Broadway playwright Elmer Harris who bought the property in 1908 and built what is now the Inn as his summer home in 1910. It was also owned by actress Colleen Dewhurst (Marilla, Anne of Green Gables). In 1988, the property was purchased and renovated into an Inn and restaurant.

The “Inn Chef” television series with host and Chef Michael Smith filmed 65 episodes at The Inn at Bay Fortune from 1998 – 2000. Michael still calls Bay Fortune his home and the launch of his career.

The Kitchen Gardens and grounds at The Inn At Bay Fortune have become a destination of their own. Our gardeners have created some of the most unique and productive gardens in Maritime Canada. Their distinguishing approach combines time-honoured organic gardening traditions with contemporary techniques. When you visit the Inn be sure to take the time to stroll around the property enjoying the vast variety of native and imported species that comprise our gardens. There are numerous other gardens sprinkled around the lush grounds of the Inn including Mrs. Harris’ garden, a recreation of a turn-of-the-century garden that once graced Bay Fortune.
Our dining room is one of the highest rated in Maritime Canada and recognized as one of Canada’s best. Our contemporary creative cuisine is recognized for its lively combinations and detailed methods. The Inn’s emphasis on Island products is reflected in an intensely regional cooking style that captures the essence of Prince Edward Island. The Inn At Bay Fortune was awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in August 2008 (the first on PEI) and again in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

There are four ways to dine at the Inn: a three course Table d’hôte menu; an à la carte menu; our Chef’s five course Tasting Menu; and our Chef’s Table, a room within the kitchen available to only one party each evening (seating from 2 to 8 guests). The first three will have you dining on the verandah overlooking the water and the Chef’s Table gives you all of the show and action of a restaurant kitchen, but the comfort of a private dining room with lots of interaction with the chef and kitchen crew.
We are on the scenic Points East Coastal Drive in the eastern part of Kings County, about 45 minutes east of Charlottetown and the Confederation Theatre, one half hour from the Links at Crowbush Cove, Dundarave, and Brudenell River golf courses and about ten minutes to the west of Souris. Greenwich National Park is about twenty minutes’ drive and we are minutes away from PEI’s first distillery making PEI moonshine, vodka, and gin. Fishing ports for lobster, tuna, and deep sea fishing are all over the eastern end of PEI and beaches are as close as two minutes away.
The Inn is graced with 17 unique rooms that range from cozy to among the most spacious suites on the Island; 14 have fireplace sitting areas and all have private baths. In addition, five rooms have balconies and two have a private porch. Our rooms are uniquely furnished with a lively combination of Island antiques and the efforts of local craftspeople. All rooms have air conditioning and LCD television.
We offer a variety of romantic, golf and outdoor getaway packages, plus “The Inn Chef Experience.” We can also customize menus and details for your wedding, business meeting or other special event.