Where does a weary wanderer rest? At Sask’s great B&Bs and hotels.

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This week I’m heading up to Elk Ridge Resort in Waskesiu Lake, and then I’m going kiteboarding – but first, I thought I’d do a recap of some of the many awesome places I’ve stayed throughout my travels across the province. If you need any other hotel-finding help, just visit the Tourism Sask website.

Boxton Prairie Experience
Near Grenfell, SK, just off the #1 Highway.

Saskatchewan has long been the home of homesteaders and hard-working pioneers, and this historic building is a testament to just that past. The current owners – Ruth and Lloyd – inherited the house, which was handbuilt by Lloyd’s grandfather. And he didn’t just build it by hand: he hauled each piece of wood from the train station to his plot, then started building it. Impressive. These days, it’s a B&B with five unique and beautifully decorated rooms, each with their own story from the era when you could still order an entire house from the Eaton’s catalogue. The food is incredible, and they serve supper too.

Butler Bed and Breakfast

Keith is the gracious host of these lodgings with the best view I’ve seen so far: it sits perched on the edge of the South Saskatchewan River. I mention the view at the beginning of my Outlook video for good reason! Keith is also an incredibly talented cook, and I wish I could start every morning with that breakfast.

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa
Moose Jaw

I got the VIP treatment here! I stayed in a suite – complete with ensuite jacuzzi with complimentary rubber ducky – and got to laze around the mineral pools, which you can see at the beginning of my Gravelbourg vid (insert link to video). Whatever soreness I had from driving evaporated after a few relaxing minutes in those healing waters. I also had supper at the in-hotel restaurant, Harwood’s – try the lobster corn dogs!

Other higlights:

Candle Lake Golf Resort: Though my golfing plans got rained out, I had lots of fun at my cabin thanks to Becky from Tourism Sask. Besides any fun you come up with, hey’ve got a great restaurant on site, great conference facilities, and the most scenic setting I’ve come across yet.

Elk Ridge Resort: I’m headed here this week, so check back to see all the adventures I’ll be having! I imagine it will be quite magnificent; the Waskesiu area is really something else.

Delta Bessborough: It’s where I filmed the whole of my Jazz Fest video, since the Sheepdogs show was just in the backyard! Really, there’s nothing quite like having the action come to you, and the Bess is the centre of Saskatoon’s festival life all summer long.

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