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Little Retreat in the Forest - A skip from Gimli

Entire house hosted by Michael
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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The Little Retreat in the Forest is your Canadian secluded, magical pup friendly forest escape. A very short drive north of beautiful Gimli, down a long winding driveway. Waiting for you to restore and disconnect with yourself and loved ones in the quiet woods. Nestled in the spruce, with all the amenities, a woodstove, hammocks, fire pits, hiking trails, swimming/skating pond, snowshoeing, my vinyl collection and no TV. Find us online @littleretreatintheforest. Read "The Space" below!

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Dryer
Washer
Hangers
Heating
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4.93 out of 5 stars from 211 reviews

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Camp Morton, Manitoba, Canada

Your closest neighbors are about a 1/4 mile away from the cabin on either side so I don't imagine you will have much interaction with them. Sometimes rural folks do drop in and are interested in seeing if we need anything done but those interactions are usually fairly minimal and they know not to come by unless I have invited them. It is possible someone might come by to see if the driveway needs plowing in winter or the like, but it’s so seldom at that.
Your closest neighbors are about a 1/4 mile away from the cabin on either side so I don't imagine you will have much interaction with them. Sometimes rural folks do drop in and are interested in seeing if we ne…

Hosted by Michael

Joined in March 2015
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Hi there! I suppose that am an adventurous soul, I established my career as a human rights lawyer working for Indigenous peoples, raising my son by myself, and I have loved embracing meditation, yoga, nature and the outdoors. Now that I have a bit of free time I find myself looking for quality time when I'm not running my business, I've ridden my motorcycle across the US, camped at festivals and out of the way places in my VW westfalia campervan, and I love to spend a weekend at the cabin hiking, making it into a nature retreat or curled up with a good book and a strong cup of coffee! Most of all I guess I really enjoy hosting people and making people happy! I cherish peace and tranquility as much as I do adventure and I recognize the comforts and luxuries that are sometimes missed while travelling, but I don't have crazy expectations, just a great experience and good people :). I am easy to communicate with and am a very understanding person. Whether I am a host or a guest I aim to always be friendly, considerate, respectful, accommodating and genuine :). Just as much as I love traveling, as your host I look forward to catering to what you need when you visit and giving you a wonderful, cozy space to experience some simple, beautiful time away from home to find space for exploring your passions or some much needed time to restore :). Happy travels! Michael
Hi there! I suppose that am an adventurous soul, I established my career as a human rights lawyer working for Indigenous peoples, raising my son by myself, and I have loved embraci…
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Most guests check in entirely on their own, so it works for me too. My guests love to just drive up and walk in to the cabin and make themselves at home and start their private retreat right away.

I send a detailed message to you closer to your stay with absolutely everything you will need to know, to the extreme, from tips on the land, rules and amenities at the cabin, and local tips including restaurants.

You will likely be completely on your own and not meet me or talk in person, unless you want to, I’m always reachable.

I will be available by text during your stay and I make sure to be available as much as possible and you can ask me absolutely any question you want, my guests reviews attest to how much I make myself available to answer your questions.

I love to make you feel at home and safe, secure and comfortable out there so please ask any questions any time, serious about that, I love hearing your questions - I really may not have heard it before or thought of it yet, and if it makes the difference to a more fantastic stay then message me.

And if anything comes up out there or something stops working please let me know as soon as possible and I will be on it right away. This is also my home and my favourite place on earth and I don't want you having something less than what you had hoped for (within reason of course!)

I also have a host of people including really good neighbours that can attend to things for me that are associated with the retreat.

I also employ a local cleaner as well whom we pay a fair wage, that's why there is a cleaning fee. She has to drive 20 minutes from her town and get things done. She is great and gets the job done super reliably, getting all the bedding made up for you and the rooms clean (you will find some dust and wood stove ashes and of course the lovely smell of woodstove, but we try and keep all the dirt down of course and shampoo carpets regularly and even wash the walls as needed as real hard as that is to keep up with being in a forest and with pups and all but we do pretty good I think you'll see by our guest reviews).

Of course give me a shout if something could be cleaner or if we are out of something, if you need to pick something up which I am out of (which won't likely happen ever) I will definitely reimburse you no problem!.

We get the holding tank pumped out by a local company, which should not happen during your stay as we work hard to time it. But if we miscalculated and it happens to need it during your stay we can get it done too.

And in winter we get the road plowed by our great neighbour with a bobcat and a construction company or another local company so you don't get snowed in. If there is a blizzard when you are there we get it plowed as soon as we can and our neighbour often plows it same day or next day and we are always in communication with him about the local weather.

We also usually have a jeep on site in case of any emergency we can insure it if you were really stuck in some kind of snowstorm and needed some emergency transportation for a medical or other reason in the case of super bad weather, but that has not happened yet!

The guiding vision is there always, that I bought the land to preserve it and share it and provide a space for disconnection and peace and quiet in nature. At the same time if you want to know anything about the land I’m happy to talk or tell you anything you’d like to know, or Iearn from you and your experiences. I’ve met only a handful of guests and it’s always been cheerful and interesting. Cheers and enjoy.
Most guests check in entirely on their own, so it works for me too. My guests love to just drive up and walk in to the cabin and make themselves at home and start their private ret…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 2:00 PM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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