6 of the coziest cottages, lodges and one-of-a-kind stays to experience this winter in Manitoba

Posted January 10, 2020 | Author Breanne Sewards

There's no shame in hibernating through the cold winter months, but there's no reason why you can't enjoy the same level of coziness and relaxation while also exploring the province. Grab your special someone and cuddle into one of these 6 amazing winter accommodations right here in Manitoba.

Cozy cabin in the woods at Harness Adventure Mushing Co.

Harness Adventure Mushing Co.

📍 Richer, Treaty 1

If you can't make it to Churchill or The Pas this year to try dogsledding - fear not - Harness Adventure Mushing Co. brings the traditional activity to southern Manitoba. To make the experience even better, opt for an evening dogsled ride that delivers you straight to a glamorous winter camping experience. Stay overnight in awinter tent that includes a four-post Queen size bed, a wood stove and a love seat. After your enchanting night in the woods you will be delivered a small continental breakfast before your snowshoe trek back to the main house.

2. Moon Lake oTENTiks

📍 Riding Mountain National Park, Treaty 2

While you might be familiar with the oTENTiks of the Wasagaming campground, you need to know about the winterized oTENTiks available at Moon Lake. Situated in the boreal forest overlooking the lake, the Moon Lake oTENTiks are much more remote but still come equipped with a woodstove, a solar powered USB charging station and LED lights - making them the best option if you want to try an easier version of winter camping!

3. Tallpine Lodges

📍 Whiteshell Provincial Park, Treaty 3 territory

If you really need to get away from it all, consider a stay at Tallpine Lodges, a couples-only resort nestled into the trees of Whiteshell Provincial Park in West Hawk Lake. The cozy cabins come with a jacuzzi (perfect for soaking away your winter worries), a fireplace and a private sauna. Should you choose to engage with the great outdoors during your stay, the resort offers free cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. For more adrenaline, those with a SnoPass also have the option of renting a snowmobile to explore the groomed trails through the park. Don't be surprised if you make friends with some of the locals (aka, the friendly deer) during your visit.

4. Falcon Beach Ranch

📍 Whiteshell Provincial Park, Treaty 3 territory

Falcon Beach Ranch has been getting a lot of attention on our Instagram due to two of its cutest residents - but there's more to this ranch than adorable farm animals. Stay in one of the authentic log cabins that overlook the ranch and enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and a wood-burning fireplace (firewood included)! In between reading by the fire, head out on a sleigh or horseback ride and see some of the picturesque trails that make up this gorgeous corner of Whiteshell Provincial Park.

5. Gull Harbour

📍 Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park, Treaty 3 territory

Gull Harbour is a newly renovated addition to Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park, offering a fantastic lakefront location and 12 guest rooms to choose from (each with a waterfront view). Spend the day ice fishing with an expert guide on a SnoBear, or rent a snowmobile, available exclusively to hotel guests. Plus, bring your own skates to venture down the lake or strap on your cross country skis to check out some of the trails throughout the park.

6. Lakehouse

📍 Riding Mountain National Park, Treaty 2

If you're not too keen on the idea of glamping but still want to experience the magic of winter in Riding Mountain National Park, consider renting a room at the chic Lakehouse Boutique Hotel. Situated in the centre of Wasagaming, the location doesn't get much better if you want to experience the different winter activities in the park. The stylish guest rooms make for the perfect home base while the restaurant will keep you refuelled between skating, snowshoeing and more. Plan to visit during the annual Winter Adventure Weekend that happens early February and fully experience all the park has to offer in winter!

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

Editorial Content Specialist