Our Purpose

STAYS THAT DO GOOD FOR OUR PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND PLANET

At Somewhere Inn, our mission is to inspire guests to get away, spend time in nature, and foster connections with the community around them. The location for Somewhere Inn was purposefully chosen—we are surrounded by nature and we believe it has the power to restore and reset. And since nature has provided us with so much, we equally believe that we have a responsibility to give back. Our purpose extends beyond our guests and their experience; stays at Somewhere Inn do good for our people, our community, and our planet.

OUR PEOPLE

Our obsession with creating exceptional experiences applies not only to our guests, but also our staff.

+ We purposely choose locations for Somewhere Inn that are four-season, so that we can provide full-time, year-round and socially stable employment.
+ We value transparency and inclusivity and believe that if staff are able to show up as their authentic self then work becomes a lot more fulfilling.
+ We feel very strongly that our staff’s wage reflects the immense impact that they have on our guests. We are proud to be a certified Living Wage employer, and offer a fantastic benefits package. 
+ We know that a career in hospitality comes with a unique set of challenges, so we work closely with Not 9 to 5, a non-profit global leader in mental health advocacy for the service and hospitality industries.

OUR COMMUNITY

We are a basecamp for adventure and exploration. We are passionate about the people and places in our backyard, and want our guests to be too.

+ Our friendly staff are local experts—their role is to help you plan guests’ next adventures, recommend the perfect skin-contact wine, or provide the chill vibe guests need to reconnect with themselves.
+ We have an active voice in the future of our communities. We are proud founding partners of the Calabogie Collective Business Association, which brings local businesses together to elevate the tourism offerings in the area, and our team members hold board positions in the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association and Ontario Highlands Tourism Association.
We collaborate closely with local breweries, restaurants, tour operators, and small businesses to make sure guests get an authentic locals-only-know experience.

OUR PLANET

The connection we have with nature is universal—we believe that nature provides everything we need and a connection to it has the ability to restore and reset.

+ We acknowledge the land on which we are working is located on unceded Algonquin and Anishinabek traditional Territory. We are grateful that Indigenous People have been stewards of this land and beyond from time immemorial and share it with us today. We are called to treat this land, its waterways, plants, animals, stories, and its Peoples with honour and respect
+ As a corporation, we have committed to donating 1% of all our revenues to local environmental not-for-profit organizations. Whether you stay with us, enjoy a drink on our patio, or buy a ticket to one of our events, 1% of your spend will be donated.
+ We never take for granted the water and energy we use. We strive to minimize our carbon footprint by analyzing our environmental impact at every stage of our guests’ experience. Five dollars from each nightly stay contributes to our ECO fund, which allows us to continually innovate to reduce our climate footprint.

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments regarding our ethos or your stay, please text us at 613 696 9600 or email frontdesk@somewhereinn.ca