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     A full view of the Tickle Inn, showing the vivid blue ocean and bright blue sky.


Experience "Top of the Rock" hospitality

at a Registered Heritage Home

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Tickle Inn logo - featuring nearby islands and whale,  inside a ship's wheel.




David & Barbara Adams


Sophie Bessey


Open June through September 


For reservations and additional information please contact us at:



Toll-free phone no:




In Season

Phone: (709) 452-4321 

Fax: (709) 452- 2030


Off Season

Phone: (709) 739-5503

Fax: (709) 739-6115


Tickle Inn at Cape Onion

RR#1, Box 62

Cape Onion, NL

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The Tickle Inn offers more than accommodation,

it is a vacation experience!


The Tickle Inn at Cape Onion is a typical old Newfoundland outport home that has been designated a Registered Heritage Structure. It has been attractively restored to near it's original state by David, a fourth generation member of the original Adams family. The ocean is "at the doorstep" in Cape Onion, a picturesque cove at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. This bed & breakfast is surrounded by 9 acres of incredibly beautiful meadows and hills that provide great opportunities for beachcombing, hiking or taking leisurely strolls through the meadows.


Cape Onion is an ideal base for day trips to L'Anse aux Meadows to experience Viking history and to St. Anthony to learn more about the amazing humanitarian work of the medical missionary, Dr. Wilfred Grenfell. Be sure to also plan time to see other highlights of the area including a boat trip to experience the northern waters and marine attractions (whales, icebergs); a trip to Burnt Cape botanical ecological reserve; drives through picturesque rural communities; visits to craft and carving shops, and hikes and walks on spectacular scenic trails.


The Tickle Inn is probably the most northerly residence on the island of Newfoundland. At Cape Onion, one can relive the tranquility of yesteryear. A busy day of sightseeing can be followed by relaxing with a delicious home-cooked meal, seasoned with lively conversation around the large guest table frequently followed by a cultural evening of stories and songs. A friendly "home away from home" atmosphere should truly relax and rejuvenate those on holiday.


Star signifying the award winning Bed and Breakfast.Awards and Distinctions Star signifying the award winning Bed and Breakfast.


The Tickle Inn has received three awards from the Provincial Tourism Industry Association - the Golden Orchid Award for esthetic beauty and fitting into the natural and cultural surroundings; the Norman Parsons Memorial Award for excellence and outstanding service and quality; and the PRIDE Award for raising the standard and profile of the B & B industry in the province. The Tickle Inn is also the recipient of the Southcott Award from the Newfoundland Historic Trust for excellence in preservation of architectural heritage. The Tickle Inn is pleased to be recommended in many travel guides including Fodor's, Lonely Planet, Frommer's, Rough Guide to Canada, Trip Advisor and Where to Eat in Canada. 


Tickle Inn at Cape Onion, Cape Onion, Newfoundland and Labrador