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Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

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Type: Unique

Grade: Simple

Introduction

This 1922 light keeper's home has been lovingly restored and renovated to offer 10 beautiful guest rooms in two houses at the base of an operating lighthouse.

Located on remote Quirpon Island, at the northernmost tip of Newfoundland, this Registered Heritage Building offers spectacular views over 'Iceberg Alley', with the chance to also see a variety of whale species from the shore.

The Inn features guest rooms with ensuite facilities, an indoor whale watching station, helipad and sauna. There are no telephones or televisions, providing the perfect excuse to switch off and explore the island's extensive hiking trails, take a guided sea-kayaking excursion, or simply relax and soak up the breathtaking spectacle of icebergs and whales out in the bay. The perfect spot to relax is in the indoor whale watching station – read your book in comfort and keep an ear open for the whales calling for your attention.

Access to the island is by a scenic 30-minute boat transfer, with a short walk on arrival to reach the Lighthouse. The island lies very close to the mainland, so you are in sheltered waters as you cross the harbour to the shoreline of the island. You trace the shore as you head along the island to our dock. For those that want to stretch their legs or are not keen sailors, ask about the option of hiking the length of the island from Grandmother’s Cove. While you may be concerned that hiking will make you less likely to see the icebergs and whales, don’t worry. The route along the high country provides an ideal viewpoint for spotting the giants whether they be made of flesh or ice.

Other unique features of the island include

  • Helipad and dock facilities
  • Zodiac tours and kayaking
  • Whale & iceberg viewing platform
  • Walking trails and tucked away spots for dozing in the ocean breeze

Please note that luggage space is limited but bags will be transported by staff. All meals and return water taxi transfers are included in your stay.

Our View
Just getting to Quirpon (pronounced Karpoon) Lighthouse Inn is an adventure in itself and with views over Iceberg Alley there surely can't be a better place to stay when it comes hiking trails, adventure and whale spotting!


Plan your stay

Quirpon Lighthouse Inn can be included in any tailor-made Newfoundland holidays, or added to one of our existing trips. Please send us an enquiry for further information.