Come From Away
Take Flight in Gander, the town responsible for inspiring a new Broadway musical
2 Nights, or more, now through to November 15, 2017
“You did not flinch. You took the planes. You took the risk. You welcomed all. The same was true across the rest of Canada. You affirmed our faith in the goodness of people. You were the best of us."
—U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson
Originally named “The Newfoundland Airport” Gander International Airport has served in many important historical events, including those of September 11, 2001 when nearly 6,700 unexpected guests were welcomed into the community and homes of local residents. COME FROM AWAY, a new Broadway musical inspired by the extraordinary kindness and community outreach that took place during that tumultuous week, showcases how Gander's residents came together to rally around their Friends from Away.
The Come From Away itinerary starts at $2,255 per night and includes all meals. It is based on two persons sharing (solo travellers deduct $200; family suites are available) and offers airport transfers, Gander Come From Away tour, full use of guest facilities and all meals in the Inn’s award-winning dining room.
To reserve, call 855-268-9277 (toll free) or 709-658-3444, or email [email protected]
Arrive at Gander International Airport (YQX) where you will be met by a Community Host: your knowledgeable guide and soon-to-be Friend from Away. Tour the airport, which served as an important strategic location during World War II and, until recently, was the refuelling point for overseas flights. Notables such as Frank Sinatra, Fidel Castro, and Queen Elizabeth II have all passed through its doors.
After acquainting yourself with Gander International Airport, find your way over to the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. With hundreds of artifacts from large aircraft to World War II flight simulators, the museum boasts of Gander’s tremendous contribution to aviation both during the war, and in the years that followed.
Before completing your journey to Fogo Island, take time to visit the Mayor’s Office, where you can see a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, donated in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of Gander and its community.
Refuel at The Jumping Bean, a local café owned and operated by Fogo Islanders. Enjoy freshly ground coffee, artisanal sandwiches and hearty soups made fresh for your journey onward to Farewell.
Having taken in the remarkable history of the town once known as the “Crossroads of the World,” allow your imagination to wander as you are escorted to the Farewell Ferry Terminal.
From Farewell to Fogo Island is a 40-minute ferry ride. While at sea, keep an eye out for soaring seabirds and sea creatures.
Once on Fogo Island let the island start to reveal itself on your drive through outport communities as you make your way home to Fogo Island Inn.
Check in to your remote and luxurious home-away-from-home; a traditional yet contemporary masterpiece of modern architecture and design. The Inn has been recently named one of Telegraph Travel's 50 Greatest Hotels in the World 2016.
Our welcoming staff will escort you to your suite where you will find views of one of the wildest and most powerful oceans on the planet through your floor-to-ceiling windows. Breathe out, unwind.
After settling in head to the lounge for cocktail hour. Try one of our signature new Newfoundland cocktails, or sample from our extensive wine collection influenced by the best Canadian wines and Fogo Island’s traditional trading partners (Italy, France, Spain and Portugal).
Enjoy supper prepared by Fogo Island Inn’s Kitchen Collective, a culinary team that finds inspiration in the ocean’s bounty, from ingredients grown on the island and from Fogo Island’s time-honoured outport cooking traditions.
After supper, unwind in the wood fired sauna and enjoy a roof top view of the infinite, dizzying night sky. Be reminded that nature is truly eternal.
Wake up and meet the day with a special surprise just outside your door. Our Day Break Tray features tea or coffee and pastries. All served in a convenient “Tackle Box.”
7 am to 10 am
Breakfast served at Fogo Island Inn.
Meet your Community Host in the lobby for your island orientation. Be prepared for fresh perspectives and insights; stories and laughter during your half-a-day outing with one of our Community Hosts. Allow yourself to be oriented to this “salty Narnia” by the people of the place - who have retained their wild heritage as well as their intellectual heritage; whose sense of self comes from a deep historical sense of landscape and seascape; people who are profoundly at home on this “edge of the known”.
Your island orientation could include stops at the Fishermen’s Union (F.U.) Trading Company, the Marine Interpretation Centre, and one of the acclaimed artist residency studios designed by architect, Todd Saunders.
Available in all of our Seven Seasons