What’s New at Room to Grow?
* We’re open, taking precautions to keep you and us safe – while offering you the get-away you, you and your partner or your family may need. We want the guesthouse to remain available to you.
* Gas is available in Boissevain (Boundary Co-op) by credit card at the pump so you need not interact with staff. Groceries are available as in any other community.
While we remain open as a business, we’re offering rate reduction options if you prefer to bring your own bedding and/or take away your garbage and recycling.
There is Wifi in the straw bale guesthouse and modest cell service in the guesthouse and pond house.
Main Trail. The beaver have built up ponds so we’ve needed to reroute a portion of our main trail. It’s all marked and trimmed. Rubber or hiking boots are advised in spring, summer and fall.
Sustainability Tours and Discussions
We’re offering tours of our rammed earth, solar powered (off grid) home. We are also willing to arrange a time to sit down to offer design guidance to help inspire and inform your sustainability planning. Some aspects we have confidence in – are – building design, extreme weather gardening, greenhouse design and management, food storage, solar power conservation and design, captured water, earthen floors, rammed earth walls. natural cooling, low impact living, medicinal herb gathering, etc. Payment for the initial discussion / tour is by donation. Please visit the News & Blog section for stories and photos of our recent building project.
Although Turtle Mountain is safe to walk, ski and bike, there are coyotes. We’re generally not concerned as they are most wary of humans but it’s a good idea to be alert. There have been sightings of bear, cougar and wolf on Turtle Mountain, but as far as we know these are just passing through and have not established permanent homes here. There have been no reports of aggressive behaviour from these visitors. Moose are moving back onto the mountain and are always a concern – especially if you encounter a mother with a calf. it’s best to be cautious.
Welcome to Room to Grow Guesthouse and Get-Away
Room to Grow is situated on one hundred and sixty acres of organically managed, gently rolling, wooded land. Make the entire property your home – on the trails, in the clearings, by the ponds or in the garden. We’re open all year round. When you’re ready for an outing, you can visit nearby International Peace Garden (closed to Canadians during the pandemic), Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Whitewater Lake Bird Habitat, Town of Boissevain and Souris River Bend.
Please also see www.vantagepoints.ca for intriguing stories of historical places to visit in Southwest Manitoba – including 20+ geo-cache sites.