We live in a village comprised of full-time residents and cottagers. We are about an hour from Winnipeg, half an hour from Selkirk, 20 minutes from Gimli, and three blocks from the beach. Our location is good for kayaking, canoeing, enjoying the lake, and exploring southern Manitoba.
We have a large yard, but narrow streets and trees make it difficult to get big rigs in. It is usually very quiet during the week; weekends bring cottagers and can be a little busier.
We have a large veggie garden, and will be happy to share when produce is available. We have a fire pit and plenty of wood for guests to enjoy.
We're early to bed and early to rise, and pretty quiet, for the most part. Feel free to stay up all night, but please be respectful.
We allow the use of generators, but please keep it to a minimum (for our sake and for our neighbours). No use of generators between 9pm and 9am.
You are welcome to bring animals, but don't let your dogs run loose; there may be poison ivy in the underbrush around the yard (or anywhere in the village, for that matter).
You are welcome to leave garbage, recycling, and compost in the appropriate bins.
Our village is less than 1 km from the highway on a good gravel road. We only have gravel roads in the village, but they are very well maintained and completely passable at any time of year.
There are drainage ditches on either side of our narrow roads, and this is one of the limiting factors to getting into our yard. The back lane is narrow with trees, etc. We manage to back our 27' trailer into the yard, but it takes some effort. For that reason, we are limiting the length of rigs that should visit.
We come and go during the summer and fall. Get in touch and we'll let you know if we are available.
Winnipeg, The Forks National Historic Site, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park, Petersfield Farmers' Market, Netley Creek and Sandy Hook golf courses.