Little Retreat in the Forest | Gimli | Camp Morton


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The Little Retreat in the Forest is your secluded, magical escape on 80 acres of private forest. Close (not not too close) to Gimli, Manitoba down a long, private road. Waiting for you to restore and disconnect, enjoy the decks, walk the trails, or take in the healing medicine of the forest. Nestled in the spruce and aspen boreal forest, a woodstove, hammocks, fire pits, hiking trails, swimming/skating pond, snowshoeing. And the vinyl collection. And As John Prine said we threw away the TV.

I love this place and I am sure you will too, mostly because it's pretty secluded and alone on 80 acres. Think a simple little cabin in the woods. I call it the "Forest" or the "Little Retreat".

There's a lot more info on our website ( and on our social media pages (IG is @littleretreatintheforest) and the House Manual. My cell is @2047912662 text me or call anytime.

It's rumoured as rumours go that it was once lived in by an old fella years ago or trapper or something but that's just rumours as it goes, anyways it has everything you'll need it's now essentially a house with everything. Think nice soaps and bedding, plush towels and a selection of herbal teas, coffees, and some medicinal herbs for donation/purchase from Hollow Reed.

Sharing it with you is part of the desire to share it with you - maybe you also need time some oasis time where time can almost stop, away from all the busyness and everything else, alone in the woods, this might be for you. Oh pup friendly too.

We do try and keep the prices reasonable as much as we can. The stays help with projects, the fun, whimsical and if we can do them the ecological things we want to do to express ourselves and nurture the land like planting certain herbal medicines to re-wild the land.

We added some fun accommodations on the land if you wanted to invite some of your friends or family to stay nearby, couple trailers, a sailboat and old VW bus.

Last year we made a wood fired sauna for your private use and found an old skoolie we will be touching up. All adding a few new roads through the forest to keep everything spaced out.

Our space at the front of the land has a prospectors tent and a little off grid shed cabin we are making.

There's also a new geodesic dome structure for outdoor gatherings in progress.

It's perfect if you want a retreat spot to restore at in the forest, just sit and listen to the aspen and poplar trees, watch for birds, look at wildflowers some even just off the driveway, and walk our rough trails (the main trail is almost 2 km according to our measurements) and paths.

And if you are looking for beach time and Lake Winnipeg isn't far either (you can drive in 4 minutes, bike in 20 (we provide the bikes too!), or walk it in 30 or so.

In winter you can go skiing on the great ski trails of Camp Morton. Or go snowshoeing on our trails, just don't get lost which is really easy to do.

Oh and we like the re-wilding of the tall grasses and medicines. They are all around. Appears the bugs like wood ticks and mosquitoes love them too - remember its 80 acres of natural land.

So if tall grass and bugs aren't your thing there's great urban/resort like options in Gimli.

When you book a stay I will send you a detailed message closer to your stay with all kinds of information about it, so hopefully I will answer all your questions.

But message me anytime before your stay with any kind of question though :). In the meantime please read the house manual and check out our social media pages.

Like on your travels I am trying to provide something that lives up to what so many folks are trying to do in providing awesome, unique stays that you wouldn’t normally get to try just because they are super creative and want to share.

Alternative places, like vintage off grid trailers by Joshua Tree national park, a hut in the desert near Slab City, CA (out of this world), an adobe home in Tucson, Arizona, a sailboat in downtown Vancouver, a yurt in the mountains of northern Arizona, a tent at Monument Valley, Utah, a float home on Vancouver Island, a school bus in Portland Oregon, an off grid Earthship in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico.

The cabin itself has everything inside but if you want to try the outdoor washroom it is an experience – it has an actual vintage claw foot tub and an outdoor shower both with working taps, all outdoors, nestled in the woods 100 feet away from the cabin.

Just you and the deer (and bugs). Also for the adventurous and ecologically minded a composting humanure hut at a separate location (you'll have to empty it too so just letting you know, instructions are all there on site). There's firewood behind the garage under in the wood shelter for you to use, and always some dry wood inside the cabin.

I guess you'd say the setting is serene and what dreams are made of (if you're a nature lover).

You will find rough trails I am working throughout the forest.

If it's spring bring rubber boots :).

You might see deer, owls, eagles, ravens, but hopefully not bears or coyotes but they are there - you'll hear the coyotes at night.

Sometimes if you are lucky the aurora borealis.

You will find several ponds. One I made a small beach. It is swimmable. There's a couple canoes and a kayak. Clay bottom is gooey and soothing on the toes like the spa!

The house has all the modern day comforts.

But as John Prine said I threw out the TV :)

We kept the guitar and banjo lol (seriously!).

I did however, equip the house with good satellite Wifi and two WiFi networks in case you need it an you are outside the cabin. One works up to 400 feet away I am told, so much for disconnecting.

The cabin has two bedrooms.

One bedroom has a comfy king bed guests love.

Second bedroom a great queen bed (there's is a kitschy old tv and VHS tapes in the closet but don't tell the kids or they will spend all their time on it lol?).

Third bed is the futon living room couch.

We can set up a daybed/cot for you but it might make the place too cramped I don't recommend it. Some people say there's more room than you'd think, it all depends.

So 4 guests is a good cozy number 700 square feet gets smaller than you think especially in winter or rainy days! How did/do people do it?

It is really a modern house with running water from the well.

It has a full bathroom including a tub.

And all the electricity you need.

There's a full kitchen with cooking implements like any house and stove, oven and range microwave and electric kettle, drip coffee maker.

Also a french press, coffee grinder, blender, my older juicer, tons of utensils, really sweet glassware including martini glasses and parfaits, a selection of teas in the cupboard, coffee beans, filtered water dispenser for drinking water, a dishwasher (prefer you not to use it since it fills up the holding tank).

A washer and dryer (same thing for the washer but the dryer is really handy).

The Vinyl collection - there is also the old cabinet record player which plays awesome, so bring some of your vinyl! My old collection is there including some old Hank Williams, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and other cool stuff.

There are 2 decks to choose from, depending on whether you are wanting sun or shade throughout the day.

At night I love to cozy up inside with a nice fire in the woodstove and read or just chill.

The west one is big enough for yoga or just laying around and hanging out.

I love the woodstove and so do most folks that come out, go outside and chop some wood amongst the spruce trees with no other people in sight.

Just except the stars at night, be what you imagine it’s like in some remote cabin (you kinda are, once it’s dark it’s pretty dark and the neighbours are really far away, you might hear them sometimes or hear a dog or once in a while hear a voice depending upon which way the wind is blowing but trust me they are 1/4 mile away).

Cleaning - we really try and take it seriously (ask my mom she's been out).

It's a battle, trust me, there’s dust and soot of course everywhere OMG from having a wood stove and in being in a forest!

The walls end up with black marks from people’s days there, which we try and wipe up between guests as much as possible, and we have a cleaner from a nearby town and it gets cleaned (beds made, rooms and floors vacuumed, water checked, holding tank checked, kitchen cleaned, bathroom cleaned, dusting and wiping and cleaning the fridge) sometimes a few times a week.

So we actually always clean spots when we are out.

And our cleaner usually cleans a couple times a week too depending how many groups of guests we have out.

We ask you to please clean up after yourself, it's pretty much wash and put away your dishes, wipe after yourself, and tidy up - we clean but we don't wash the dishes between guests, that's for you to do.

Please also chop wood and chop some kindling for the next guests and bring it in and replenish what was there for you and what you used.

And let me know if I am out of something.

Or if you need anything at all right away, I'd like to take care of it if something was a-miss it can happen sometimes there's a lot to look after.

For summer we have a few bikes you can use.

In winter there's five sets of snowshoes and some kid ones.

Inside the cabin there's games (including scrabble).

A great book shelf.

There’s meditation cushions.

And an old guitar and banjo.

Want to get out of the forest - 5 minute drive to the end of the road at Lake Winnipeg, or bike 20 minutes - the Lake is rocky but its a quiet spot.

Drive into Gimli - 10 minutes away.

I get asked, yes you totally are the only guests (I might be out at our spot but we are pretty quiet).

Also you check yourself in. Just drive up and make yourselves at home.

Sometimes a neighbour may drop by being friendly it's like that in the country (but they generally know there’s guests and when I’m around or not).

Otherwise respect the place and enjoy yourselves.

Please help us be part of re-wilding the land. Please don't pick the flowers so they can germinate and spread.

We work hard on the trails to create ways for you to explore, you are welcome to go off trail away from the cabin yard site just be aware of the wild grasses and everything else and leaving it undisturbed.

If you don't mind please pick up a piece of garbage even if it wasn't yours, pay it forward and leave some chopped wood for the next folks.

No fireworks and all that jazz. Forest fires.

Any questions ask - anytime.

Ultimately I just want you to have a nice quiet stay in the woods.

No parties.

No playing recorded or amplified music outside.

More info on our website!


Our place is for people who love our place and look forward to a stay here for many months and we are grateful. :)

Our guests have totally been wonderful people, and I’m fully committed to keeping it available for folks who really want to come here and heal in nature.

If you need to change plans try and stay by the cancellation policy but I can always work something out with you if something comes up that is legitimate.

Sometimes there's a family emergency, or a snowstorm that closes the roads or the like. We can talk about refunding your stay. No problem :). I’m very accommodating.

Please don't try and cancel before your booking. Most of our guests book a long time ahead because they want to heal in nature. Plus we won't be able to rebook it. Oh please don't book because you might want to come or can't decide which place - have had that happen.

Also check out my Website,, and our IG page too at @littleretreatintheforest and the FB page. Airbnb won't let us say the full names of the social media sites on here or it blocks it, so you know where to look we are on it!

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21. nov 2022 - 28. nov 2022

4,94 out of 5 stars from 269 reviews

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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.

Hostiteľ: Michael

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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!

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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