The Story of The Carriage House Inn
At the intersection of comfort and convenience lies The Carriage House Inn, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. At this bed and breakfast you can take full advantage of numerous amenities and services that are guaranteed to make your stay with us a memorable one.
Conveniently located minutes from a world class salmon fishing river and direct connection to the Newfoundland trail system makes this location the perfect stay for snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Our extensive grounds provide for beautiful scenery, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to access our onsite walking trails (perfect for winter snowshoeing), enjoy a quiet campfire, or simply relax in our spacious rooms, The Carriage House Inn has what you are looking for.
From guest services to tour deals, we seek to provide you with the attention and luxury you deserve. Featuring impeccable accommodations and an attentive staff, we guarantee you’ll have a pleasant experience here. Explore our site to see what this bed and breakfast has to offer, and don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.
The Carriage House Inn is located on Grenfell Heights which was originally “Botwood Highway” built in the early 1900s to connect the Abitibi-Price paper company, the world’s largest producer of newsprint, in Grand Falls to the shipping port of Botwood. Around that time a large grant was given to Edward Flood who developed a vegetable farm which supplied vegetables to the growing town of Grand Falls. The Carriage House Inn sits on an original piece of the Flood’s Farm.
In 1979, Dennis Flood a grandson of Edward,, obtained a section of the farm from his father Thomas. At the age of twenty three he purchased a house from the Salvation Army, the Captain’s Quarters and moved the house from its location on Union Street to Grenfell Heights. Dennis is from a family of ten children and was the only one who remained in Grand Falls to raise his family of two sons; Darryl and Dennis with his wife Paula. Paula kept a private stable and horses and in 1988 plans were made to develop their 6.5 acres of land into a vacation farm with an equestrian facility and a bed and breakfast and fox fur farm. The remains of the fox farm can be found, hidden by the trees in the back acres of the land.
In 1990 the Carriage House Inn opened for guests and the Flood’s Stable, the second largest equestrian facility in Newfoundland was open for business. The stable offered residential riding camps, boarding, training and carriage rides. The facility boasted an indoor riding area, large stalls, shower stall, two tack rooms and a large lounge. Tragically in March 2000, the stable was destroyed by fire and with it, 9 horses. What remains of that era is the Equestrian Show room, located just down the hill on back of the Inn. Located in the back fields are the graves of the 9 horses and one dog.
Upon opening, The Carriage House Inn was rated a 3 star under Canada Select program and with improvements, became the first 3.5 star in the province. Currently the inn is rated at 4.5 stars and is the only 4.5 star property in Central Newfoundland. We attribute this rating to our ability to provide accommodations that meet a variety of needs accompanied by our dedication to cleanliness and quality service.
In August 2001, the Carriage House Inn came under new ownership, that of Regina and Wilson Robinson. A year later, 5 new rooms were added making 10 rooms in total. At that time, it was decided to honor the horses that once roamed the property by naming the rooms after them. 3 more rooms were added in 2009 for a total of 13 rooms.
In 2021, amidst a global pandemic that saw great employment loss, Amanda and Tyler Jennings; both retired Infantry Army Veterans, were looking for an opportunity to provide stable income for their family. On June 1st, 2021 they became the proud owners of the Inn and have continued to maintain and enhance the Inn’s strong history of excellence.