Great Overnight Options for Out-of-Town Guests

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While rural Manitoba is making a name for itself with wedding venues and retailers, hotels for out-of-town guests are harder to find without making the commute to Winnipeg or Steinbach.

That doesn’t leave the rural southeast without options, though. Sometimes the best gems are found when you take a look around.

Maison près de la Rouge 
Bed & Breakfast

Maison près de la Rouge is a cosy little bed-and-breakfast located in Ste. Agathe, its name translating to House by the Red. Since May 2005, Guy and Suzanne Gagnon have been hosting overnight guests at their quiet and peaceful retreat at 425 Lemoine Street. 

“This was a retirement project we could do together,” says Suzanne Gagnon. “We love to meet and chat with people from around the world. We enjoy spoiling our guests and I love to create and prepare delicious meals to awaken their tastebuds.”

The bed-and-breakfast offers two bedrooms, both with queen-size beds and private baths—one with a shower and one with a Jacuzzi tub to relax in after a long day of travels or event-going. A guest lounge area includes satellite TV and wi-fi. Guests will appreciate the private entrance and off-street parking. 

Another highlight is waking to the delectable smells of a home-baked and hot breakfast. Included in the price of the stay, guests will enjoy omelettes, crepes, French toast, eggs benedict, frittata, quiche, and waffles. Quick options are also available like fresh fruit with yogurt and granola, homemade muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, juice, coffee, and tea.

“We give our guests a feels-like-home getaway where we take care of them,” Gagnon says. 

Breakfast is served in the sunny comfort of their attached sunroom which overlooks a backyard greenspace thick with flowers, mature trees, and fountains. Every corner of the backyard is alive with a variety of local birds that also come to feed at the Maison’s vast array of bird feeders, summer or winter.

Contact: maisonpdlrouge@mymts.net
Website: www.bbcanada.com/maisonpdlroug...

Chateau des Sages 
Bed & Breakfast

Roger and Cecile Lesage are hosts at the Chateau des Sages Bed and Breakfast in St. Pierre. In business for 15 years, the house is nestled on a peaceful, country-like setting on the northern boundary of the village. 

The location at 317 Sabourin Street North was home to the St. Pierre Florist for 26 years before it was transformed into a lovely spot for travellers to eat and rest. 

“A change was inevitable and we did not want to lose contact with the public which we had so much enjoyed for many years,” says Cecile Lesage. “There were not enough B&Bs in the area at the time, so we thought we would venture in this field to meet new people and to add a much-needed service in our area. We have since enjoyed meeting guests from near and far and have made new friends from all over the globe.”

The B&B offers a private guest suite with a fully equipped kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, and double hide-a-bed couch. The bedroom includes a queen-size bed and full bath with Jacuzzi tub. Guests can expect satellite TV, air conditioning, and free wi-fi. They also have access to the patio with gas barbecue, laundry room, and plenty of parking on the property. 

The private suite is located on the main floor of the chateau and is mobility-friendly. With snowmobile trails nearby, it’s also a great location for overnight winter layovers. 

“Everything is included to make yourselves a hearty breakfast to enjoy at your leisure, indoors or out on the patio,” Lesage says. “We are open year-round. Drop in if you wish, but advance notice will secure your reservation.”

Contact: lesage@mymts.net
Website: www.chateaudessages.ca

The Heritage Centre 
Guest Suites

Located in the heart of Niverville are the brand-new Heritage Centre Guest Suites. The two suites are each fully furnished and feature two queen beds, a microwave oven, a bar fridge, a coffee maker, and cable TV in a modern, hotel-like setting. Fresh linens, towels, and toiletries are provided for their guests’ comfort. 

Nearby, and without leaving the building, guests can access Hespeler’s Cookhouse and Tavern for a great meal and alcoholic beverage in the dining room or on the patio. 

Also within easy indoor access is the Heritage Event Centre and the Highlights in Hair salon for last-minute grooming before a big event. Guests are welcome to stroll or picnic in the Heritage Gardens’ lush greenspace. 

Contact: (204) 388-2132

Marigold Cottage
Located in a truly rustic setting, Marigold Cottage is a modern little getaway for anyone needing a lovely spot to spend the night or for couples looking for a little outdoor adventure.

Marigold Cottage offers more than just a place to sleep. Situated on the Red River and alongside Whitetail Meadow, the cottage grounds provide a skating pond, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, and an outdoor area for a bonfire with friends.

Inside, groups from two to eight can gather in the living and dining area on the main level. The second story is equipped with a romantic master bedroom overlooking the river, with king-size bed, fireplace, and roll-top tub. All linens and towels are included. Couples are encouraged to bring their own personal times and food to enjoy in the fully equipped kitchen.

The cottage is available for rent for a single night, or multiple nights at a time. Preference will be given to bridal couples renting the Whitetail Meadow event centre.

Contact: info@whitetailmeadow.ca; (204)782-7080
Website: www.whitetailmeadow.ca

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