Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn

Find yourself at one of the four corners of the Earth

Set along the rocky North Atlantic Coast, “on an island off of an island,” Fogo Island Inn, in Newfoundland Canada is a Leader Hotel Member of Regenerative Resorts. Built on the principle of respect for nature and culture, the Inn offers a contemporary take on an authentic Newfoundland aesthetic all while striving to minimize impact on the surrounding environment and uplift the local community via its social business model.

 

Whether evident in the structure of the building, the handmade furniture, the lack of plastic onsite, or hand-lined cod served at dinner, Fogo Island Inn invites guests to partake in a new kind of stay where community and sense of place are honoured and respected. Every one of the Inn’s 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful oceans on the planet.

 

Fogo Island Inn was ranked as the World’s 3rd Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure in 2020 and has been the recipient of numerous accolades since its founding in 2013.

Highlights & Activities

Fogo Island Inn
Forage 20 varieties of Wild Berries
With over 20 types of edible berries on Fogo Island, keep an eye out for partridgeberries, marshberries, crowberries, whorts, bakeapples, and blueberries as you gather wood for a traditional Fogo Island boil up meal.
Fogo Island Inn
Craft a spoon with the woodworkers
Fogo Island Inn’s spoon-making workshop is an exercise in extraction; starting with just a block of wood, by the end of the day a beautiful spoon will materialize.
Fogo Island Inn
View 10,000 year old Icebergs
Each spring 10,000-year-old icebergs sail past Fogo Island’s shores before moving on to warmer waters. Enjoy a cocktail chilled by iceberg fragments while soaking in one of the rooftop hot tubs.
Fogo Island Inn
Fish and Ships
Hop onboard a docked crab fishing boat, meet with a local fisher, and explore Fogo Island’s fishing industry to deep dive it's fascinating past and present.
Fogo Island Inn
Learn to read a landscape
Explore the island’s unique and biodiverse ecosystem while learning how to read a landscape and identify local wildlife, using a trail with the Geologist in Residence at Fogo Island Inn.
Fogo Island Inn
Boat Building Workshop
Visit the Boat Building workshop to learn about the local boat builder’s special building techniques, and listen closely as he recounts compelling experiences of a life lived between wind and water.
Fogo Island Inn
Snowshoeing
Strap on a pair and begin your winter-land adventure
Fogo Island Inn
Hiking & Backpacking
Venture out, guided or unguided, on over 200 km of surrounding trails
Fogo Island Inn
Caribou Watching
Observe caribou in their natural environment as they graze and wonder the island

Regenerative Impact

A Leader Hotel Member of Regenerative Resorts, Fogo Island Inn offers a contemporary take on an authentic Newfoundland aesthetic all while striving to minimize impact on the surrounding environment and uplift the local community via its social business model.

Fogo Island Inn has been a driving force in fortifying culture and place by catalyzing a renaissance of traditional building techniques. In partnership with local builders, Shorefast Foundation has created a heritage collection of wooden boats and has also begun a groundbreaking boatbuilding program with students and staff at the local high school to pass on the knowledge of the punts to future generations.
At Fogo Island Inn, guests can opt in to achieve carbon neutrality for their stay. The inn provides guests with an estimate of the carbon footprint of their visit and the option to purchase carbon offsets through the Newfoundland Climate and Ecosystems Conservancy Project. Other initiatives include collecting rainwater from the roof and storing and filtering it for various uses. Solar thermal panels on the roof supply hot water for radiant heating as well as for laundry and kitchen equipment.
The Inn aims for 80 percent of its ingredients to come from Fogo Island and local suppliers in the surrounding region. Dining options include berries that grow in barrens and bogs; edible plants plucked from shorelines and woodlands; and vegetables and rhubarb fresh from the garden or overwintered in grass-topped root cellars. The Inn also operates a zero-waste kitchen, using bottling, pickling and fermentation to preserve food surpluses.
Owned by a registered charity called Shorefast, Fogo Island Inn is a social business and 100% of operating surpluses are re-invested back into the community to stimulate local employment, sourcing, infrastructure investment, and support community programs.

Travel with Us

Tell us about yourself

Tell us about your ideal trip

Stories featuring Fogo Island Inn

Stories featuring Fogo Island Inn

Screen Shot 2024-04-12 at 12.18.28 PM

Personalization is the Key to Regenerative Travel: Amanda Ho in Conversation with Juliet Kinsman

As part of Bodyism’s Body Talks series, Amanda Ho, CEO of Regenerative Travel, joined Condé Nast Traveller’s Sustainability Editor, Juliet Kinsman for a discussion about luxury and eco-travel retreats, sustainability and regeneration, and how we can be more thoughtful and responsible travelers. 

Personalization is the Key to Regenerative Travel: Amanda Ho in Conversation with Juliet Kinsman

As part of Bodyism’s Body Talks series, Amanda Ho, CEO of Regenerative Travel, joined Condé Nast Traveller’s Sustainability Editor, Juliet Kinsman for a discussion about luxury and eco-travel retreats, sustainability and regeneration, and how we can be more thoughtful and responsible travelers. 

A Guide to Regenerative Honeymoon Hotels

Celebrating Women in Regeneration 2024 for International Women’s Day

This year for International Women’s Day we highlight the innovative achievements of women across the globe who are part of the Regenerative Travel Community. Their leading contributions to social, economic, cultural, and political spheres show promise for a more equitable world

Personalization is the Key to Regenerative Travel: Amanda Ho in Conversation with Juliet Kinsman

As part of Bodyism’s Body Talks series, Amanda Ho, CEO of Regenerative Travel, joined Condé Nast Traveller’s Sustainability Editor, Juliet Kinsman for a discussion about luxury and eco-travel retreats, sustainability and regeneration, and how we can be more thoughtful and responsible travelers. 

A Guide to Regenerative Honeymoon Hotels

Celebrating Women in Regeneration 2024 for International Women’s Day

This year for International Women’s Day we highlight the innovative achievements of women across the globe who are part of the Regenerative Travel Community. Their leading contributions to social, economic, cultural, and political spheres show promise for a more equitable world

Embrace the Winter Chill at Regenerative Travel Destinations

As winter settles into the Northern Hemisphere, it often brings a touch of melancholy, tempting us to hibernate until spring arrives. Beat the winter blues by indulging in these winter escapes, which will make you forget all about short days and freezing temperatures. Whether you yearn for a winter wonderland worthy of a Christmas card, a snug city retreat, or mountain adventures, there is an option for everyone. 

Hotel Location

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island is big and small – big enough to be interesting, yet small enough to know. Newfoundland’s outport communities, including Fogo Island, offer specific and pure forms of hospitality and social richness. The people of Fogo Island are deeply bound up in the nature and culture of their Island, and have continued to devise clever solutions to the wicked problems of modernity. They have worked with the ocean, with the land, and with one another, in order to continue to live, work, and thrive in one of Canada’s oldest European settled communities at the edge of the North American continent.

Hotel Address

Fogo Island, Canada

Closest Airport

Gander, Newfoundland (YQX)

Travel Time From Airport

The hotel is a 1 hour drive to Ferry followed by a 1 hour Ferry Crossing

RT+ Membership Perks

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay

Continue exploring Regenerative Hotels™

Nosara, Costa Rica

Receive a complimentary mountain biking tour and Nosara tour, surf lesson, or massage for two people plus special membership recognition and arrival exclusives

Palm Beach, Aruba

Enjoy an interactive tour & tasting valued at $99 through Boardwalk's lush terrain and immerse in the property's rich history as a coco plantation. The tour is followed by a rum tasting of various local rums, and includes one rum-infused cocktail of choice per person.

Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3-night minimum stay as a RegenerativeTravel+ member to use towards F&B and spa during stay.

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Receive $70 credit towards the Gandoca Lagoon Tour and explore the stunning mangrove species and wildlife sanctuary surrounding the lagoon, where caimans and crocodiles are frequently spotted. Contribute to the preservation of the area with a 15-minute beach cleanup included in the tour.

Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 night minimum stay as a RegenerativeTravel+ member, a guided tour of the farm, Kuska School and native tree nursery with farm lunch included.

Skåbuvegen, Norway

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 night minimum stay as a Regenerative Travel+ member and personal guided tour from owners.