Gros Morne National Park in Canada is a stunning natural oasis that offers many exciting activities and breathtaking views. Finding the right accommodation is important to ensure the best possible experience - and luckily there are a variety of excellent options to choose from! Here we present the types of accommodation Gros Morne National Park has to offer. We'll show you the three hotels we've stayed in ourselves and explain why they turned out to be good choices. There are several towns in and near Gros Morne National Park where you can stay overnight. Most of the park is wilderness and stretches across hilly terrain that you can only see hiking trails or boat trips.
You can only stay overnight in Gros Morne National Park in certain places. Before you arrive, you should think carefully about what activities you plan to do in the national park. Then you can plan your overnight stays. On our trip we looked at the region around Rocky Harbour, the Western Brook Pond and looked at the Woody Point area. For this reason we chose three places for our overnight stays. If we hadn't done this, we would have spent far too much time getting to our destinations.
Hotels in Gros Morne National Park
We chose our accommodations in Gros Morne National Park according to the activities we had planned in this national park. The first stop on our trip to Gros Morne National Park was Rocky Harbour. There we had planned to look at the city and its surroundings. We also wanted to take part in a kitchen party, which is typical for Newfoundland. That was a good fit, as our first activity in the national park was the hike and boat ride on Western Brook Pond. For that and for continuing north on the Viking Trail to L'Anse aux Meadows the hotel was also convenient. We stayed at the
Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour
38-42 Main Street
A0K 4N0 Rocky Harbour
You can book the Ocean View Hotel* here.
The hotel proved to be a good choice for our accommodations in Gros Morne National Park. For one, the Ocean View Hotel is right on the water. Only Main Street separates it from Rocky Harbor Bay. The rooms are well equipped and modern. We were able to park our car for free directly at the hotel. The hotel has its own restaurant, where you can choose from specialties from the region. These include lobster and clams. There is also The Anchor Pub, which also serves light pub fare.
We planned our trip to stay at this hotel to experience the Kitchen Party this pub hosts in the summer. A real experience we will always associate with Newfoundland and Gros Morne National Park. If you are planning this as well, we recommend reserving tickets for the event in good time. It is very popular and tickets are hard to come by locally.
The hotel is also convenient for trips to the Visitor Centre, Gros Morne Wildlife Museum and Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. The first two can even be reached on foot. It takes about five minutes by car to get to the lighthouse. In addition, you only need about twenty minutes by car to the parking lot for the hike to Western Brook Pond. This makes this one of the best places to stay in Gros Morne National Park if you want to check out these places.
Other accommodations in Gros Morne National Park
If you are looking for more family-friendly accommodations, then there are also more lodgings for Gros Morne National Park* in Rocky Harbour . All offer bed and breakfast.
We chose this for the onward journey on the Viking Trail
Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins
193 Main Street
A0K 2A0 Cow Head
You can book the Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins* here.
After our hike and boat ride on Western Brook Pond, we didn't want to drive back to Rocky Harbor as we had planned to continue on the Viking Trail to the Viking settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows. A good choice, as it turned out. Because on the route north to L'Anse aux Meadows, the number of possible accommodations decreases sharply. This gave us enough time for the hike and the stay in Gros Morne National Park and we were then able to relax after the hike in our room. Incidentally, at the Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins you can not only stay in the usual motel rooms. There are also cabins near Gros Morne National Park. These have a fully equipped kitchen and their own living area. They are well suited for a longer stay in the national park.
However, don't expect fast WiFi here. This was very slow or absent almost everywhere in the regions along the Viking Trail towards the north.
There is a restaurant specializing in seafood at the motel. But you will also find pizza and chicken dishes on the menu. It is worth reserving a table for dinner. Because the nearest restaurant is 37 km away. When the motel is busy, the restaurant can get crowded. If you haven't worked out on a hike during the day, you can catch up in the fitness center. Or do you prefer a dip in the pool or a visit to the sauna after your hike? That is also possible.
Accommodation in the Tablelands region of Gros Morne National Park
On the return trip south from St. Anthony, we had planned to check out the Tablelands Visitor Center in Gros Morne National Park. We also wanted to hike in this region. However, the weather disrupted our plans, because it was pouring with rain. We therefore had more time to visit the Visitor Center. We were all the happier that we had reserved a good hotel in the region for the night. We spent the night in the hotel
The Rooms at Woody Point
A0K 1P0 Bonne Bay
A room in The Rooms at Woody Point* you can book here.
Here you can relax in a pleasant atmosphere and enjoy the view of the bay. Not even the rain bothered us with the view. Even if we do ours hiking trails couldn't do, we enjoyed the view of the bay after our visit to the visitor center. We even had our own kitchenette in the suite and could have used it to cook our dinner. Instead, we enjoyed the landlady's pizza in the restaurant that belongs to the accommodation. When the weather is nice, there is also a garden with barbecue facilities and a terrace. The wifi worked well here too. We had quite a few emails to work through after our days in northern Newfoundland. The rainy day on the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park was good for this.
Accommodation options in Gros Morne National Park
Are you looking for the perfect accommodation for your holiday in Gros Morne National Park? Discover all your options with this guide! Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin, a getaway, or a room with all the amenities, Gros Morne National Park has something for everyone. In this guide you will learn everything you need to know about accommodation in the park so that you can plan your perfect vacation!
Overview of different types of accommodation
Gros Morne National Park offers a wide range of accommodation, from charming cabins to luxurious lodges. Whether you are looking for a rustic and secluded retreat or a multi-room residence with a kitchenette. There are many options available to you in Gros Morne National Park! Explore each option to determine which accommodation best suits your needs.
Camping and backcountry adventures in Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park offers campers and outdoor enthusiasts the chance to explore one of Canada's most spectacular locations. Whether you want to spend your evenings in a canvas tent far from modern conveniences or take advantage of backcountry locations with pit toilets and fire pits, there's an option for everyone. For more information on camping and backcountry adventures in Gros Morne, visit our for Campers in Gros Morne!
Apartments and hostels in the park
While the majority of people traveling to Gros Morne National Park choose to camp in one of the many locations, there are other accommodation options. Cottages and Cabins* are scattered around popular park attractions and city centers, while a hotel* offers accommodation at a fraction of the cost. Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat in a cabin or an affordable place to rest your head during your trip, exploring your accommodation options in Gros Morne is a great way to ensure you get the most out of your Canadian vacation get out!
Gros Morne National Park is known as an outdoor lover's paradise, but that doesn't mean there aren't luxury accommodation options to complete your dream vacation. There is one near the Tablelands luxury accommodation*, which offers excellent service, amenities and activities - perfect for those who need a break from nature and all its demands. Relax in style by booking a room there.
Unique activities for your vacation including wildlife safaris, hiking and fishing trips, kayaking and much more!
Your vacation rental in Gros Morne National Park provides the perfect setting for exploring the area. Whether you're looking for a day trip to explore the natural wonders and head out to enjoy the views, or planning an overnight stay to rest after a long hike, there's something for everyone! The park offers wildlife safaris, fishing trips, kayak trips and much more - experience nature like you've never seen it before. With many beautiful sights and activities throughout Gros Morne National Park, your accommodation is the perfect place to recharge and relax in style.
Conclusion: Accommodation in Gros Morne National Park needs to be well chosen
It pays to match your accommodations in Gros Morne National Park to your activities. The national park is large and extensive. It is therefore good to plan your overnight stays in such a way that you have the shortest possible distances to the activities. This made our stay in Gros Morne very pleasant.
You need this for a hike in Gros Morne National Park
- Pack your backpack with our packing list for hikers. Then you are guaranteed to have everything you need on the go.
- Comfortable walking shoes for wide feetwhere you can walk well even on rough paths
- A backpack is definitely practical for everything you need on the go.
- At the jetty you will find places for a picknick along the way with a view of the National Park.
- The region offers beautiful photo opportunities. Therefore you should bring your camera .
- Make sure to bring a sun hat with. You shouldn't underestimate the sun here. Petar got severely sunburnt, because he didn't believe the sun could be as strong in these regions.
- Also remember to bring a rain jacket . We desperately needed one on the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park.
Getting to Gros Morne National Park:
Arrival by plane, bus or train*. Air Canada flies to St. John on Newfoundland. Book a flight to first Toronto, Montreal or Halifax. You can then book a domestic flight to St. John's. The nearest airport is in Deer Lake (YDF) and is about 30 minutes away by car on the Viking Trail. Arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia, the journey takes about three and a half hours via Route 1 and Route 430.
The best way to spend a night in Gros Morne National Park is to stay in Rocky Harbor and surroundings *, You can book hotels and motels online by clicking on the link.
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Source Gros Morne National Park : On-site research supported by the Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Newfoundland and Western Brook Tours
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