The Last Straw B&B:Mailing Address RR 1 Box 3697, Gimli, MB, R0C1B1, Calder's Dock, Manitoba
Experience the power and beauty of Manitoba’s inland ocean, Lake Winnipeg, from our sustainable, eco-friendly straw-bale, post & beam cottage home.
The Last Straw is our dream cottage, a sustainable, eco-friendly straw-bale, post & beam structure on the shore of Lake Winnipeg. Our lake house is located approximately 60 km. north of Riverton on Highway 234 in the Little Deer Cottage Subdivision.
The Last Straw has foot and a half thick bale walls with window seats, high ceilings with fans, textured curved stucco walls painted with eco-friendly silicate dispersion paint, rustic beams from local timber and polished pine floors. The insulating factor of straw, double that of regular construction, keeps our home toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There is no need for air conditioning. We have a sunny, open concept kitchen, dining and living room heated with a Jotul woodstove. We offer one bedroom with queen size bed and patio doors to a private screened gazebo. This bedroom has a juxtaposed private bathroom.
In summer, lounge in the screened gazebo, relax in the hammock on our sandy beach or enjoy toasting bannock over an evening campfire. Head north to hop on the ferry (free) to Matheson Island, a unique fishing community. Enjoy pelican and eagle watching in season and in winter enjoy the vastness of the frozen lake and the postcard perfect evergreen forest.
Your hostess, Sharon, loves cooking and will get your day off to a great start with a full breakfast served in the dining area or in the screened gazebo. A complimentary home-baked evening snack with coffee or tea is offered. Dinner is available to guests at an additional charge. House specialties include vegetarian soups, vegan meals, local Lake Winnipeg Pickerel and dessert pies.
Our family includes our Border Collie, Willow, who will be thrilled to meet you.
We are happy hosts of a “Little Free Library” which guests can enjoy. The Little Free Library is an international network of small outdoor libraries, where neighbours are encouraged to read and build community. We support encourage sustainable tourism and reducing the environmental impact of The Last Straw Bed and Breakfast. We encourage our guests to consider the importance of improving and maintaining the environment for future generations and we welcome any suggestions.
Open year round.
For reservations and inquiries, please call us at (204) 276-2899, (204) 276-2899 or email email@example.com.
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$90 (Queen) Double Occupancy
Reviews for The Last Straw B&B:
Exactly what we wanted
We had a wonderful stay at The Last Straw in the early autumn. Sharon cooked the most amazing vegan meals, delicious and with lots of variety. The bed was comfortable, the coffee was strong, and the house was beautiful. Sharon and Bill have an amazing instinct for the balance between company and solitude, and were incredibly welcoming and kind. We loved hanging out in the hot tub with our morning coffee and seeing an eagle fly over as we listened to the wind in the trees. The place is so peaceful, and it is obvious that a lot of love and care has gone into the house and grounds. After our two nights at The Last Straw, we felt rested and relaxed. We definitely look forward to visiting again!
The Loveliest of Times
We had such a great time staying at The Last Straw! They had no trouble accommodating my dairy allergy with large amazing nutritious meals. We really enjoyed snowshoeing on the lake and going for walks with Willow. The peaceful atmosphere and pleasant conversation are just what we needed to unwind for a weekend. Will definitely be booking again!
The Last Straw B&B exceeded all of my expectations. Genuine hospitality, cozy accommodations and distinctive gourmet home cooking, served up in a unique straw-bale house on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, all made for a second-to-none experience. The view in this remote setting is spectacular! I highly recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a getaway.