Best Places in Saskatchewan for a Cozy Winter Getaway
When the post-holiday blues and chilly weather hit this January, there’s no better time to start planning for a cozy winter getaway! Whether your ideal weekend away includes outdoor adventures such as skiing and a winter hike, or you just want to cuddle up in front of a fireplace in a log cabin with a mug of tea, Saskatchewan has you covered! With plenty of options, you can relax, unwind and make the most of the winter season.
Elk Ridge Resort: Elk Ridge Resort at Waskesiu Lake has everything you need for a comfy, cozy weekend. Stay in one of their cabins or book a room in their gorgeous lodge. Relax in their pool, take in a winter hike or just enjoy the great indoors at the Fireside Dining Room. There’s no shortage of winter activities in the area to keep you occupied too, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and more!
Greenwater Lake: Go a little bit off the grid and recharge with a weekend at Greenwater Lake, where you can rent one of their winterized cabins This is a popular spot for anyone who likes cross-country skiing, ice fishing or snowmobiling. Book one of their lakefront cabins for a stunning winter view, or a cabin with a natural gas fireplace if you want to spend the weekend indoors enjoying a book by the fire.
Grant Hall Hotel: Moose Jaw’s The Grant Hall Hotel provides a welcoming elegance, perfect for sheltering you from the cold winter air. The Grant Hall was designed with European style and charm and first opened its doors in 1927. Take in the city of Moose Jaw during the day, and walk their downtown, which is lined with plenty of little shops and businesses. Cap off your evening with a gourmet meal in the Grant Hall dining room and try the pork tenderloin or the vegan stuffed peppers.
Reesor Ranch: The historic Reesor Ranch was built in 1916 and was designated a provincial heritage property in 2017. It’s a charming place to stay, steeped in history and surrounded by nature. You can rent their winterized log cabins, their bunkhouse which contains a jacuzzi or stay at the Bed & Breakfast in one of their adorable guest rooms and enjoy a hearty ranch-style breakfast in the morning.
Wapiti Valley Ski & Board Resort: To take in some of the province’s best skiing, visit Wapiti Valley where you can enjoy a day on the slopes, followed by relaxing and warming up in their lodge. There are plenty of accommodation options in the area, including The Outerbanks cabins and chalets for large groups, the Bluebird Hotel in Melfort or the Aurora Borealis Bed & Breakfast in Fairy Glen.
Manitou Springs: To really escape the winter, visit the Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa at Manitou Beach. Commonly referred to as “The Dead Sea of Canada” the water in the mineral spa is known for its mineral-rich properties and buoyancy, meaning you can lay back and float. Be sure to book a manicure, massage or facial at Serenity Massage and Esthetics, which is a great option if you’re doing a girls' weekend away.
Tobin Lake Resort: Tobin Lake is a popular year-round destination in the province, and winter is the perfect time for all the best in outdoor activities. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are two of the area's most popular activities, and the resort even has snowmobile rental options. Stay in one of their rustic log cabins to really get off the grid and enjoy a relaxing weekend away.