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Posted June 03, 2015 | Author Breanne Sewards
Taking the road less traveled is easy in Manitoba. In a perfect mix of adventure and rejuvenation, our unique hospitality options charm and delight travelers of all kinds. Learn about what it takes to run a family farm, or simply kick back at a resort or in your own personal yurt. Check in, check out and escape from it all.
Surround yourself with gorgeous lakes and rolling hills at 9 Finger Ranch, located on the south end of Riding Mountain National Park in Rossburn. At this working cattle ranch, you can saddle up and take a ride off the beaten path on horseback for a chance to view wildlife and explore the vast National Park area. With a unique cowboy way of doing things, the Ranch offers an authentic and natural experience that will take you into the heart of Manitoba’s Parklands. As a certified HI hostel, backpackers can rent a single bed on a low travel budget. Cabins and rooms are also available.
With a serious interest in sustainable, organic living and economic fairness, Room to Grow takes a simple approach to accommodation and adventure. Guests are encouraged to interact with their surroundings – whether it be stepping outside of their guesthouse at night to listen to the coyotes howl, working in the greenhouse or by participating in a wilderness skills workshop. Located South of Boissevain, the gently rolling landscape is close to Turtle Mountain Provincial Park and the Souris River Bend. The woodland farm offers hospitality to WWOOFers (traveling organic farm workers) and young people looking to intern or learn more about organic farming.
Live the farm life at Frenchs Farm Cottage Guest House, located near the town of Kelwood on the East side of Riding Mountain National Park. The farm owners take a holistic approach to raising their cattle and pigs by never using hormones and never containing their animals to a feedlot or barn. Here, you can witness cows grazing and pigs rooting in the bush and pasture. Take part in farm-themed workshops or simply relax in the large gardens or by the fitpit. The secluded cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some you-time, though we can’t guarantee you won’t be interrupted by the occasional moo or oink.
Created by Parks Canada, the oTENTik is an easier way to experience camping for those who may be trying it for the first time, or those who want a little bit more comfort. Meeting in the middle between tent and cabin, oTENTiks can be found in Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park. The structure contains three sleeping platforms (perfect for air mattresses), a table and chairs, and a wood stove. Experience the most luxurious camping option available on your next trip out into the bush!
Tired of roughing it? Enjoy 450 square feet of comfort in Rossburn Yurts, located on the sunset shores of Rossman Lake. These modern versions of ancient shelters radiate a sense of simplicity and tradition. Listen to the soothing sounds of the lake as you indulge in this Manitoba getaway. If you’re looking for a romantic yet down-to-earth vacation, become a ‘yurt-hugger’ this summer!
There are endless sources of fun at Bakers Narrows Provincial Park. Located south of Flin Flon, the park is a rich boreal forest, an anglers retreat, and certainly a treat for the eyes. Spend your day swimming, hiking, exploring and gazing at spectacular views from the scenic tower. A yurt is the perfect option for optimal rest and relaxation at the end of a busy day. With only 6 yurt sites available, be sure to book your stay ahead of time to take advantage of this unique and gorgeous accommodation.
The Journey Home Artist Retreat‘s mantra says it all: “Imagine a journey to the middle of nowhere, that puts you in the centre of everything, especially yourself.” The Retreat is the ultimate destination for rejuvenation of both body and soul. Stay in hand-crafted, authentic Mongolian Yurts and indulge in home cooked meals by host Sherry Lynn. If you want to tap into your inner creativity and embrace positive energy, all while exploring the great outdoors with a variety of self-guided tours, this is the stay for you.
Make yourself at home and find paradise at Falcon Trails Resort, located on the highly adored Falcon Lake. 13 cabins are available for rental, each with a magnificent view and private hot tubs to relax in under the stars. Head out with a group or on a solitary trip for a weekend of canoeing, swimming and snuggling up by the fireplace. With the philosophy of minimizing human impact on the environment, Falcon Trails Resort is a sustainable, environmentally-friendly option for your next getaway.
For those who want the best of both worlds, check in to the Hecla Lakeview Resort, located just past the village of Hecla. In this modern and comfortable resort you can enjoy luxurious guesthouses and a contemporary spa, while also taking time to embrace your curiosity and spend time exploring the lush outdoors. Excellent hiking trail, beaches, and restaurants are at your fingertips. With Hecla only a short trip away, you can take a wander into town to visit historical sites such as the Hecla School and the Hecla Heritage House.
In an abundance of greenery, this B&B is a cute and cozy alternative when visiting Manitoba. Like many B&B’s, Evergreen Bed and Breakfast comes equipped with its own experts on the area. Located close to both Selkirk and Winnipeg, Evergreen Bed and Breakfast hosts Rob and Laurel are your go-to people for learning more about Selkirk, St. Andrews, Winnipeg and all surrounding attractions. Wake each morning with a delicious, full breakfast and embark on a day trip throughout the province or simply stroll through the garden-like surroundings.
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