The Doctor’s House Inn and Spa Exposé

    The Doctor’s House Inn & Spa: A Hidden Jewel Uncovered

    Tucked away between the trees and the water’s edge in a tiny little seaside town in Newfoundland lies a place even those ‘in the know’ never knew about. Until now.

    Recently opened as a luxury oceanfront retreat called The Doctor’s House Inn and Spa, this stunning 100-acre property was first envisioned over half a century ago by a young doctor of psychiatry that recently emigrated from Ireland. He worked at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s and built his country hideaway bit by bit over several decades.

    For close to 50 years the property’s beautiful Tudor-style mansion was under construction while the doctor, his wife, and family lived in a tiny section of it. Outside, they created beautiful gardens and exquisite landscaping including a large number of maple trees and a stunning selection of flowering trees and shrubs that Newfoundland had never seen before. They had a soft spot for animals, especially the hearty Newfoundland Pony so they added barns, chicken coops and outbuildings, and had ponies, cows, sheep, hens, and several different kinds of birds roaming the property.

    Now, 50 years after the first stone was laid, the doctor’s sanctuary has finally been completed. The property features twelve luxuriously appointed guest rooms spread out over two floors, each with en suite bathroom, lush furnishings, and a balcony with ocean or garden view. The on-site Aveda Spa has five spa rooms with private showers, including a double room designed for side-by-side couples’ massage.

    An elegant dining room boasts a roaring fireplace and sun-filled solarium, with walkouts to natural stone patios reminiscent of old world country inns. Newly added greenhouses provide the kitchen with organic ingredients for world-class dining under the direction of esteemed Executive Chef Christopher Chafe, Competitor on Food Network’s Top Chef Canada and silver medal winner at Gold Plates St. John’s 2011.

    With a nod to meetings and events, the original livestock barn has been recreated as an elegant 200-seat wedding and event venue overlooking the sparkling waters of Trinity bay. Newfoundland ponies graze side by side with sheep and goats. Geese, ducks, and birds roam freely over more than 100 acres of gardens and meadows. And tree-lined trails to the ocean energize both body and mind.

    This previously hidden jewel in the charming seaside town of Green’s Harbour is now open to the public for romantic getaways or retreats, meetings and events, and fine dining by reservation. And, at just an hour’s drive from St. John’s, it’s a jewel many are discovering is ‘just what the doctor ordered’.

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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