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Forest House is a luxury wilderness lodge located in the heart of the Boreal Forest on the shore of an unnamed lake in Northern Saskatchewan. The log buildings and the surrounding gardens have been lovingly carved from the precambrian rock over the last three decades. Everything from the sun-lit dining room, to the wilderness trails, to the solar-powered electrical system, have been carefully located and constructed to showcase the many natural attributes this unique getaway offers.
Forest House is the perfect setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; to experience the peaceful serenity of the northern forest; to nurture the soul. Here, there are no clocks... no schedule... no agenda. The day is yours to relax... to explore... to do as you wish. Re-vitalize yourself in a place where time stands still.
At Forest House, you are the only guests. The magnificent lodge, the cozy fireplaces, the comfortable deck, the scenic gardens, and everything else Forest House offers are completely at your disposal. While tending to your every need, our staff recognizes this is your time and respects your privacy. Forest House is yours.
Changing Tapestry Pick Your Time...
Late Spring/Early Summer: In late June/early July, the Boreal Forest awakes, with abundant growth and new life everywhere. The days are long and lazy, and there is minimal darkness. This is an excellent time to experience the re-birth of the local flora and fauna, and to enjoy the extra daylight hours.
Summer: Mid-July/early August offers a warm, temperate climate. The days are still long, and our gardens are alive with vibrant colours and scents. It is the perfect time to bath in warm sunlight, and revel in the wonders of Mother Nature in full bloom.
Late Summer/Early Fall: Mid/August/late October is a time of transition. Shorter days unveil spectacular starlit nights, often augmented by brilliant Northern Lights. The colours of fall begin to appear in the forest, as it prepares for the winter ahead. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy crisp, clean air and late-night campfires under a stellar lightshow.
Winter: During the winter months, the northern Boreal forest sleeps under a blanket of snow. Once the lakes are iced-in, Forest House is easily accessible by ski or snowmobile. The forest may be asleep, but the days are alive to experience the many wonders winter brings to the Canadian Shield.
Waterfront Description & Nearby Activities
Forest House is set on the shore of a pristine lake in the McLennan Lake area of northern Saskatchewan, Canada about 150 km north of Lac la Ronge.
Forest House is a paradise that will allow you to unplug from the busy world and reconnect with yourself and the world at hand. The pristine northern Boreal forest holds many wonders, and the Forest House setting is surrounded by natural beauty, an air of quiet peacefulness, and soothing tranquility. Spend the days relaxing and watching Mother Nature in her glorious splendour.
The night brings with it a brand new tapestry of sights and sounds. Listen to the loon's mournful cry echoing across the lake, as you sit under a blanket of radiant stars, appearing to be so close, you feel like you could almost touch them.
Acampfire in the boreal wilderness is pure magic. Sit around the campfire, sing a song, roast a marshmallow or just lean back and marvel at the night sky. Enjoy the sound of a crackling fire as a loon calls in the distance; watch the Northern Lights dance a surreal ballet in the heavens, as you bond even deeper with the world around you.
A campfire, the sky, the sounds of the wilderness night - will all combine to produce memories you will never forget. Take a soothing sauna; reminisce around a crackling campfire - at Forest House time is yours.
The magnificent northern Boreal forest has inspired artists, photographers, and writers for hundreds of years. It can be as rugged as a towering rock face, or a delicate as a delicate wildflower, in the same moment; it can be as awe-inspiring as a majestic bald eagle effortlessly soaring through the sky, or as simple as the reflection of a tree in tranquil water.
Forest House is the ideal place to become inspired, to create, and to soothe the body and soul. Forest House is also the perfect setting for a yoga retreat.
This is only the beginning...
Vacation Rental Websitewww.foresthouse.ca
Property Amenities & Features
- Pets Allowed
- Linens Provided
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Porch
- Shallow Entry Beach
- BBQ / Grill
- Room Service
Individual Cottage Description
The main lodge at Forest House sits majestically on precambrian rock, providing a spectacular view of the lake below. It has been built from logs carefully harvested from the surrounding woods. The top floor holds two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom, complete with a composting toilet. A well-appointed kitchen, a cozy living room/library, and a spacious dining room surrounded by windows overlooking the garden and the lake are located on the main floor. A large deck on the front of the lodge has also been built to take advantage of the sunrise and a view of the lake.
The Forest House experience is fully catered. Fine meals are crafted using food grown in the garden as well as native produce taken from the boreal forest. Summertime sees our garden producing succulent completely organic fare. Freshness and the pure northern air and soil make everything we grow a cullinary delight.
Forest House features two cabins, situated on a slope above the gardens and the main lodge. Like the lodge, the accommodations were constructed with locally-harvested materials, and maintain the philosophy of minimal impact on the Boreal forest.
"Willow" is our largest cabin. Its warm, comfortable bedrooms easily sleep up to seven adults. Complete with its own indoor washroom, "Willow" makes the perfect "home away from home."
"Alder", although smaller than "Willow", offers comfort and space for four guests. It also features an indoor washroom.
There are few things as invigorating as a hot, relaxing sauna, followed by a plunge into cool, refreshing waters. Forest House features its own handcrafted Sauna, located on the shore of the lake, just below the main lodge. It is complete with a inside change room and shower. Outside, a deck leads you to the cooling waters of the lake. Enjoy this treat as well.
Additional Rate Information
These prices include all meals. They do not include transportation in to Forest House. See below for this information.
Flat Rate per person per day (not per night), based on double occupancy
2 days (1 night) $750 per person
3 days (2 nights) $890 per person
4 days $1060 per person
5 days $1250 per person
6 days or more $240 per person per day
For 3 people – 10% discount off total invoice (not including transportation)
For 4 people – 12.5% discount off total invoice
For 5 people – 15% discount off total invoice
Arrival time after 10:00 AM
Departure time before 5:00 PM
Group Size 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
6 $2,640 $3,410 $4,180 $4,950
7 $3,030 $3,995 $4,960 $5,925
8 $3,120 $4,130 $5,140 $6,150
9 $3,510 $4,715 $5,920 $7,125
10 $3,600 $4,850 $6,100 $7,350
11 $3,690 $4,985 $6,280 $7,575
12 $3,780 $5,120 $6,460 $7,800
How to get to Forest House.
Taking the float plane option is quick and easy. You catch the plane in Missinipe. Flying over the Precambrian Shield is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have. The flight lasts 10 to 15 minutes. You land on the lake next to the Forest House lake and have to walk the last portage and get to ride the last 300 meters in a canoe to get to Forest House. It is a great way to begin the Forest house experience.
Float plane (groups of 2 or less) $425 each way*
Float plane (groups of 3 to 5) $610 each way*
Float plane (groups of 6 to 8) $775 each way*
*Float plane prices are for the group
Canoe with a guide $200 each way*
*(shuttle included , you paddle with a guide)
Canoe with a guide $100 each way per person*
*(shuttle included, we paddle, you ride in the canoe)
Canoe without a guide no charge
Shuttle from Missinipe to McLennan Lake $100 each way
Please contact the listing owner for more information about the House Rules.
Please contact the listing owner for more information about the Cancellation Policy.