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Quirpon Lighthouse Inn
A deserted island offers the quintessential experience of lighthouse life.Book Now
Quirpon (pronounced kar-poon) offers a unique island experience at a 1922 light-keeper’s home on the shores of ‘Iceberg Alley’. Fully restored by Linkum Tours, Quirpon Lighthouse Inn features ten beautiful rooms at the base of a still-operating lighthouse and is a Registered Heritage Building.
Located off the northernmost tip of Newfoundland, Quirpon is the province’s best location for viewing icebergs as the Labrador Current carries them south. Quirpon Island boasts the longest iceberg-viewing season in Newfoundland, with the last melting in the fall during a good year.
A deserted island offers the quintessential experience of lighthouse life.
Previous guests recommend a 2 night stay for the best experience – the island is large, covered with great walking, surrounded by whales and bergs!
(All prices in Canadian dollars, before tax. Applicable taxes include $3 levy and 15% HST.)
The inn is on deserted Quirpon Island, at the northernmost tip of Newfoundland, near the Viking site at L’Anse aux Meadows. At the dock in the tiny outport of Quirpon we cast off the bow line and transport you through Iceberg Alley to the island. The island lies very close to the mainland, so you are in sheltered waters as you cross the harbour to its shoreline, but whales and icebergs frequent these waters – so keep a lookout! We trace the shore of the island to our dock.
We are proud to be a Canada Select four-star facility, created while maintaining the heritage of the inn. The coziness of a handmade quilt and smelling the fresh bread baking as you wonder, “Was that sound a whale breaching?” will be a “I have to come back” moment. Grabbing that first coffee and heading out on the veranda to see if the ‘berg rolled during the night is the beginning of another great day on the island. As the day winds down, wander in from the cliffs to see what great meals the chef has dreamt up that day – could it include the berries the staff were picking earlier, or the fish from the fishers pulling their nets this morning?
For those who want to stretch their legs or are not keen sailors, ask about being dropped at Grandmother’s Cove and walking the gorgeous 5.5 kms to the inn. Concerned that hiking may limit your opportunities for spotting icebergs and whales? Don’t be. The route along the high country provides an optimal viewpoint for seeing nature’s giants at your feet– both icy and blubbery!
You will have access to a map for your smartphone that will guide you as you wander the island. This will expose for you the island’s many secrets, from the remnants of ancient sod huts to World War 2 remains. It’s a great way to ensure you don’t miss out on the many historic, natural and cultural features of the island. We have marked paths for the casual stroller, but don’t hesitate to wander further afield – it’s hard to get lost on an island with a lighthouse over the inn!
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This is a place where untouched nature and vibrant cultures blend to create perfect memories. Icebergs, whales and birds await you in Newfoundland, while polar bears patrol the rugged landscape of Labrador.Learn More