Five Unique Places to Stay in Saskatchewan
The world is full of unusual lodging options – from an underwater hotel in Zanzibar to glass-ceilinged igloos in Finland – but very few travellers have caught a good night’s sleep in a grain bin or a dome overlooking a southern Saskatchewan lake. Amp up (or glamp up) your summer vacation with a stay in one of these unique accommodations.
Alive Sky Lodge/BINcredible
Location: Near Rosetown
This is not your average grain bin. At Alive Sky Lodge/BINcredible, guests can choose between a room in the main lodge or the luxury suite inside a metal grain bin. Located near Rosetown, Alive Sky Lodge/BINcredible offers a quiet country setting close to urban amenities.
Flora Bora Forest Lodging
Location: Near Emma/Christopher Lakes
Enjoy the cosy comfort of The Yeti Yurt or Betty’s Abode at Flora Bora Forest Lodging near Emma and Christopher Lakes. The beautifully crafted and thoughtfully designed yurts – circular tents built from wood and canvas, originating from Central Asia – are the perfect place to become one with nature.
Location: Prince Albert National Park
Rough it in style in this family-friendly accommodation – a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor. Prince Albert National Park has 10 reservable oTENTiks in the Beaver Glen Campground.
Location: Maple Creek
Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast is unique with its historic buildings, cabins and restored sheep wagons. Picture a prairie village from yesteryear that has undergone an eclectic cowboy chic makeover.
Glamping Resorts Ltd.
Location: Northshore Resort on Buffalo Pound Lake
Opening June 2019, Glamping Resorts Ltd. will provide luxury camping on 600 acres of lakefront land at Northshore Resort on Buffalo Pound Lake. A variety of glamping units, including trapper tents and domes, will be available.
Bonus Unique Accommodations
oTENTiks and Tipis
Location: Grasslands National Park
Parks Canada oTENTiks offer an easy and relaxing way to experience camping. Grasslands National Park has four reservable oTENTiks in the Frenchman Valley Campground in the West Block. One unit is accessible and one unit is pet-friendly. There are eight reservable oTENTiks in the Rock Creek Campground in the East Block. One unit is accessible and one unit is pet-friendly.
In the West Block, tipi accommodations are located at the Two Trees Day Use Area south of Val Marie. In the East Block, tipi accommodations are located adjacent to the Rock Creek Campground.
Camp-Easy – SaskParks
Locations: Blackstrap Provincial Park/Buffalo Pound Provincial Park/Crooked Lake Provincial Park/Echo Valley Provincial Park/Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park/Great Blue Heron Provincial Park/Narrow Hills Provincial Park/Meadow Lake Provincial Park/Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
Camp-Easy is a fully equipped camping experience with a tent or yurt and a screened dining tent. It is an excellent opportunity for those new to camping, or for those interested in a convenient camping trip that requires minimal preparation and effort. Camp-Easy sites are available in the following provincial parks: Blackstrap Provincial Park (two tents), Buffalo Pound Provincial Park (two tents), Crooked Lake Provincial Park (one tent), Echo Valley Provincial Park (two tents and one yurt), Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park (one tent and one yurt), Great Blue Heron Provincial Park (upgraded Mongolian yurt), Narrow Hills Provincial Park (one yurt), Meadow Lake Provincial Park (two yurts), Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park (two tents).
Nesscore Ventures Rent-A-Yurt and Nesslin Lake Campground
Location: Nesslin Lake
This pristine, northern wilderness setting is the perfect backdrop for a stay in a yurt at Nesslin Lake Campground. The three rental yurts have a campstove and fridge and are located adjacent to the beach.