Eriksen Premises

Timeless Elegance…

Eriksen PremisesBuilt in the late 1800’s and given as a dowry from the Pittman family to Mr. Albert Eriksen, a Norwegian whaling Engineer, upon marriage to their daughter, Frances, the Eriksen Premises operated for almost a century as a general store. The Eriksens also called the Premises home and operated a tearoom in the current dining room for a number of years. In 1950’s, the Batson family purchased the property and continued operation of the general store until the late 1970’s. After that time, the building lay in disrepair until purchased by Christine Whelan in the early 1990’s and was restored to house a country inn.

Today, the Eriksen Premises has 7 tastefully appointed guest rooms, a casual fine dining restaurant and a gift store featuring Newfoundland produced gifts, preserves, crafts, jewelry, artwork & literature.

The Eriksen Premises is located at 8 West Street, Trinity

Our Guest Rooms at the Eriksen Premises offer…

  • Quality sleep sets for a relaxing nightIMG_5552
  • Village and/or ocean views
  • Full ensuites with tub and/or shower
  • Cozy duvets and quality linens
  • Flat screen cable TV with DVD
  • Air circulating fans, hairdryers, clock radios, & toiletries package
  • Individual thermostat control
  • Period furnishings
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Our Spa Suite also offers a king bed, double whirlpool tub & air conditioning


In addition to our guest room amenities, we also offer our guests the following:

  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
  • Large sitting room with cable television, telephone, books & games table, complimentary self-serve tea & coffee, mini fridge, ice-maker
  • Casual fine dining in our licensed restaurant, Sophia’s
  • Large gift shop with a wide selection of local crafts, literature, art, jewellery & clothing
  • Patio deck with ocean view seating
  • DVD Library available