Testimonials And Awards
Here you see some Testimonials from our guests as well as our rewards we earned.
Our awards and some of our testimonials which guests have sent us by mail or e-mail after their stay:
"Entrepreneur of the Year. Newfoundland Entrepreneurship Certificate of Merit by Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, P.J. Gardiner Institute for Small Business Studies"
"Canadian Tourism Commission of international judges voted the Vakkar Viking Journey as the best package depicting Nature In Winter."
"Received the Sustainable Development Award from Parks Canada & Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador."
Bruce and Susan - Washington
"Thank you so much for your warm Newfoundland hospitality during our stay at your lodge. We were looking for a cool respite from our summer's heat, but one that would also include exposure to nature and history. Wow! Did we ever get our fill. Tuckamore lodge has it all. We saw whales and seabirds galore, walked in enchanting forests, identified many interesting plants and dodged the numerous moose. We were treated to lively Newfoundland music and customs. And we learned about the Viking settlements in Newfoundland as well as the long history of fishing along its shores. Add to that the delicious cuisine, enjoyed family style with other interesting travelers, and the lodge's warm and attentive service. We couldn't have asked for more......
We continue to be in awe of the fishing industry that affected so many English, French and Irish over the last 400-500 years of Newfoundland's history. Add to that the major impact that cod played as the staple food for so many people in so many countries. Throw in Lief Ericsson and the Viking settlement, but a short drive from your place, and the history of North America comes alive. To think about Dr. Grenfell and his medical facilities and the influence that they had all over Newfoundland and Labrador - that was an inspiration.
We really want to single out your staff. We left feeling like we were an extension of your family. Being treated so well by everyone - from the "boss," to the kitchen staff and guides - was special. And lastly, your dining experience is something to be so proud of. If it rained or snowed, a guest would be very happy to stay inside your lodge just enjoying the food and service. Peggy and her staff not only know how to handle the many dishes of Newfoundland, but they do so with grace and charm. Please again pass on our thanks to the entire crew for their efforts on breakfast, lunch and dinner...the memories will long last!
Thank you. We are not mentioning saunas, canoes, hunting, fishing and all of the other things that make your lodge complete and special. You have a unique place and location that can comfort and educate a lot of folks that will come there. We were so glad to have found you, and thank you also for helping us to learn so much more about the people, customs and history of Newfoundland."
Charles and Lorna
"Just a short Email to thank you for making our stay at the lodge such an enjoyable one. Please pass on our thanks to all the people who worked so hard in to ensure that everthing we could have asked for was there for us to enjoy."
Thanks so much for being such a wonderful host. We all had a terrific time and we''re still talking about the salmon and corn chowder that we had at supper time. My favourite still is the chocolate maccaroon pie. Delicious. If you share recipes, do let me know! Tuckamore is such a lovely place. I'm sorry that we didn't have more time to spend there. Our trip felt a bit rushed but it did convince all of us that we have to go back soon! Thanks again for your gracious hospitality. You're a splendid host!
Phyllis Pomeroy & Shirley Oldford
"Just thought you might want to see these photos we took on July 4/06. The couple in the canoe were from Tallahassee, Florida. In all of our travelling in Canada and the U.S. we can honestly say that you have the best of everything. Your hospitality and accommodations are second to none. We are looking forward to a longer stay with you at a later date. "
Richard - Connecticut
"My dad and I made our second moose hunting trip to tuckamore lodge in october 2000. The hospitality that Barb and her staff gave us was first class. Going back October 2003. (P.S. Thank you Tom for another great hunt! Wishing you and your family the best of everything.)"
"This summer I went to the Tuckamore lodge. I have to say that the real comforting hospitality that Barb and the other staff have provided is beyond excellent. Barb has many unique selling points and variety in her packages and as a tourism marketer I admire that."
Brian - New York
"You have a great website as well as great hunting and fishing adventures. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with you and look forward to returning in 2003."
Shawn - Pennsylvania
"Thank you for a great hunt (August 2000). The accommodations were superb and the staff is 1st rate! The cooks-WOW! Great food! The guides are all great guys and they work very hard to make sure you see game animals."
Berit - Norway
"I had never expected such a great comfort and that the service from you and your personell was excellent. Fishing, whale safari, the seafood was all a fantastic surprice that we will never forget! You almost became like a mother to us!"
John Ross - Contributing Editor Sports Afield
"My woodland caribou hunt out of Tuckmore Lodge, was hunting the way it's supposed to be: real and authentic hunting. Glassing and stalking, we studied the movements of bulls and calves. We watched the weather and its impact on animal behavior. We saw no other hunters and virtually no evidence that these herds of caribou had ever been hunted. We took our time and found our bull and crept close enough for a crisp clean kill. Barren ground caribou will come to you. Woodland caribou you have to hunt, and there's no better place to hunt them than from Tuckamore Lodge."
Andre & Sharon Blom
and daughter Sophie
"The most memorable aspect of the lodge was you and your staff. The food was out of this world, particularly the cod fondue. And the staff so attentive without being intrusive. We had a lovely time in Newfoundland and I wanted to thank you for it."
Roy - Massachusetts
"This year was my third time at Tuckamore Lodge.once again Barb and her staff provided me with a world class moose hunt. everything about the lodge and its staff are first class.I wouldn't think of hunting anywhere else in Newfoundland than Tuckamore Lodge."
Chick - Newfoundland
"Dropped in for a visit while on a six day snowmobile trip on Mar 25/01, We were so impressed we have booked our next years trip to spend entire time operating out of the Tuckamore. Can't wait for next March"
Roy - Connecticut
"Barb, you and staff have made possible the best hunts that I have ever been on. words alone cannot possibly describe the incredible experience that you provide to anyone that has hunted with Tuckamore lodge. thank you!"
Jacques - Montreal
"Thank you again for the fantastic stay we had at your place. The place is quiet, clean and so beautiful. This is one of the best souvenirs we have from our trip in beautiful Newfoundland."
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