There’s no place like ‘OME sweet ‘OME, am I right? Well, ‘OME strives to create a homey vibe right in the middle of nature. If you’re looking for an East Coast adventure surrounded by star-filled skies, the beautiful sea, and rugged wilderness, then we’ve got the perfect experience for you! Feel like you’re immersed in nature while still enjoying the comfortable luxuries that make a vacation relaxing. This is a fantastic glamping experience that you’ll be stoked for. We’re excited to welcome you ‘OME!
‘OME is a glamping experience in the heart of Newfoundland. They are a not-for-profit social enterprise that gives all the money you spend at their establishment back into the towns of Burlington, Smith Harbour, and Middle Arm. Their goal is to create a sustainable micro-economy using tourism in Newfoundland. So not only will you have a fantastic time on your vacation, but you’ll be making a positive impact on the local community by supporting this business. (Win, win!)
In terms of your actual experience, you’ll wake up to the sounds of sky and sea. Surrounded by rugged rock and trees. You’ll get to hike, whale watch, and enjoy cooking a meal over the fire. All while staying in a comfortable tent or pod of your choice! Doesn’t that sound like a dream? Well let’s get to work on making that a reality.
Newfoundland and Labrador have a unique mix of ecosystems. There is the Northern Boreal Zone which is made up of mountainous and rugged rocky areas. We also have the Southern Boreal Zone which is made up of balsam fir, black spruce, moss, and lichen that grows in bogs. Finally, we have the Middle Boreal Zone which is characterized by large black spruce forests.
All of these ecoregions have relatively cool climates and rain and fog is pretty common around these areas.
Getting to ‘OME Sweet ‘OME
Now you’re probably wondering, “How do I get to ‘OME?” We’ve got all the answers you need right here.
‘OME is located in Burlington Newfoundland. Boarding the Labrador Sea, you’ll have the great open water at your doorstep.
‘OME is a 90 minute drive from Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland. It would be beneficial to rent a car if you’re travelling here, because there isn’t public transit available to get to the campsite.
Their website has helpful drive or boat times to get to different landmarks. For example, Gros Morne National Park is only a 2 hour drive away, which would make for a great day trip! See more nearby attractions here.
Depending on the accommodation style you choose, you could have more amenities or have a simpler stay. But included in all tents are:
Either 1 or 2 queen sized beds
Shared bathrooms with compostable toilet
If you’re staying in the pod, it will include:
Comfy pillow top bed
Things to Do Around ‘OME Sweet ‘OME
Now that you have an idea of where you’ll be resting your head at night, it’s important to get excited about what adventures you can go on during the day! There is so much to do and see around ‘OME so a detailed itinerary can help your trip run smoothly. Let’s get into some of the things in the area you should definitely do.
Chipp’s Hill is just 45 minutes away from ‘OME. The elevation is 80m and it’s a great hike up to the top. Be sure that you can handle incline and rockier terrain. When you get to the top, you can see all of Burlington, Middle Arm, and Smith Harbour.
Afterwards, we recommend swimming in a local swimming hole in the area to cool off. You’ll have worked up a worthy sweat!
Fleur De Lys
The Fleur De Lys Dorset Soapstone Quarry Archeological Site is just an hour away from ‘OME. This is a registered historic site because of its scientific value. You will be able to tour the site and learn about indigenous history, science, and artifacts. If you’re a history buff, then a trip to the soapstone quarry should definitely be on your list of things to do!
King’s Point (Pottery and Whale Pavillion) is just 80 minutes away from ‘OME. Have you always wanted to get up close and personal with a 52 foot humpback whale skeleton? You’ll have a brand new appreciation for the massive inhabitants of the sea at the Whale Pavillion.
You must be getting curious about where you’ll come home to after a long day exploring all that Newfoundland has to offer. Let’s get into the 2 types of accommodations you’ll be able to choose from.
These tents are built from local wood and canvas to give you the ultimate comfortable stay in nature. All of the tents are pet friendly and family suitable. The tents range from a max 2 guests, to max 4 guests per tent. They have single occupancy and double occupancy tents, which include either 1 or 2 queen sized beds. All of the tents are solar powered, have compost toilets, come with a pillow top mattress, a propane heater, and a coffee maker. They are colourful and designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
If you’re staying in the pod, you’re in for a treat! This wooden cabin is labeled as “a minimalistic eco pod” and it hosts up to 4 guests. It is designed for a simple, gorgeous stay by the ocean. Enjoy waking up to a view of the water and listening to the sound of the loons. There is free parking on the premises, pets are welcome, they have compost toilets, and it is solar powered. An important thing to note is this pod is not wheelchair accessible. There is uneven rocky ground as it is on a cliff, and it is a bit of a light hike to get to the pod on a newly cut trail.
Best Time to Visit ‘OME Sweet ‘OME
The best time to visit ‘OME is during the summer season from June-August. The weather will be hot and less likely to rain. Though it is incredibly busy in the summer and most of the dates are already booked up. It’s crucial to plan and book in advance for a hot spot like this one.
Now that you know all about your new ‘OME away from ‘OME, it’s time to get packing! But remember that every smart traveller protects their trip with Travel Insurance. Insurdinary wants to be sure you get the vacation you deserve without paying out of pocket for any unexpected unfortunate events. Let us get you a quote for Travel Insurance to ensure that your trip runs smoothly. Are you ready for your next adventure?