I have to admit, although I’m a dedicated fitness enthusiast, another passion that I have to counterbalance is my love of food. Our recent summer holiday offered the perfect blend of exercise and indulging in the farm and seafood culture of Prince Edward Island. My husband, Mark, and I had planned a week on the Island, with a five-day tip-to-tip self-guided bike adventure starting at North Cape and pedalling though to the East Point Lighthouse.
The Inn at Bay Fortune is the only five-star country inn in eastern Prince Edward Island. It’s the home of celebrity chef Michael Smith and wife Chastity, plus the legendary dining experience at his restaurant, FireWorks.
For those arriving by car, The Inn at Bay Fortune is a pleasant and pastoral one-hour drive from Charlottetown and 90 minutes from the Confederation Bridge. The seaside property was originally built in 1913 as the summer home for Broadway playwright Elmer Harris and his family. The humble hamlet of Fortune was known as an artist colony and offered summer residence for many Broadway stars to flee the heat of New York City. There are 15 unique and newly refurbished guest rooms—nine rooms face the courtyard and another six rooms are located in the two towers.