KOA’s Terramor Outdoor Resort was honored with a hospitality design award. Credit: KOA

Terramor Outdoor Resort, an outdoor resort situated just minutes from Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, was named the winner of the New Brand Launch category during the recent 17th annual Hospitality Design (HD) Awards ceremony. Rob Parker, facilities manager at Terramor Outdoor Resort, and Michael Wade, project architect with Design Group Collaborative, accepted the award during the New York-based event, according to officials from Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA).

Wrapping up its first full season next month, Terramor Outdoor Resort was announced as a new venture by KOA in late 2019 as an elevated outdoor hospitality experience designed to combine access to nature with the amenities and comforts of a resort. The 60-acre property features 64 canvas tents with upscale finishings set among the trees, and a central lodge featuring food service, bar, store and guest services. Additionally, Terramor Outdoor Resort features a pool, hot tub, open-air pavilion and outdoor spaces, where guests can relax and socialize.

The vision for Terramor Outdoor Resort came to life in summer 2020, when construction was completed and the property officially opened to guests as part of an abbreviated, soft opening prior to closing for the winter months. Design Group Collaborative of Ellsworth, Maine, and EDG Interior Architecture + Design of Novato, Calif., led the architecture and interior design of the resort. Additionally, Sam Coplon managed the landscape architecture.

Terramor Outdoor Resort was selected as a finalist in the HD Awards New Brand Launch category in June and was one of two new brands to receive the top designation during the ceremony this week. The HD Awards celebrate the best projects and products within the hospitality industry, with awards going to hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas and more. This year, the program received more than 800 award submissions across its 26 categories.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the Hospitality Design team, and are thankful to our partners at Design Group Collaborative and EDG Interior Architecture + Design for their collaboration and commitment to making the Terramor Outdoor Resort concept a reality,” said Whitney Scott, chief operating officer at Terramor Outdoor Resort. “The finalists in the New Brand Launch category were among the best in hospitality and coming out on top is a testament to the unique experience an outdoor resort provides. We’ve received glowing reviews from guests this season and look forward to introducing Terramor to even more travelers and expanding to more locations in the coming years.”

Terramor Outdoor Resort’s 2021 season will conclude on Oct. 18. Reservations for the 2022 season, which begins on May 13, are open now. To learn more, visit www.terramoroutdoorresort.com.