The River Crossing Guest House is just 45 minutes southeast of Brandon. We are 20 minutes drive to Shilo or Wawanesa for restaurants, banking, medical clinics and convenience stores. If you like to explore trails, you can go to the Brandon Hills, Spruce Woods Provincial Park or try ours here. From the front deck you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sun rising over the river and sometimes a canoe or some wildlife passing by. This is more than a rental cabin or a vacation cottage, this is a nature retreat! The house is so cozy that many don't get far past the beautiful yard, whether you stay right here or walk further along the trail, you will enjoy a true get-away in nature. Camping
Two campsites now available in the forest called "The Point" by the RIVER CROSSING GUEST HOUSE. There is no electrical hook-up yet, we have picnic tables, fire pits with grills, outhouse available.
Year-Round Trails and Geocaching: Start by exploring our 40 acres of shaded trails on this side of the river, then cross over on the ice road or by canoe for miles of trails through the woods and fields on the north side of the river. Discover the locations of Old Fur Trade Sites, ruts left by Wagons crossing rolling grass prairie on Crown Land and Conservation Areas and the scenic view of the Souris Mouth at the Assiniboine River. Snowshoes or cross-country ski on groomed trails not far away at Spruce Woods Park and Brandon Hills or go hiking and biking during the summer.
The Treesbank Ferry used to cross the river here, and for that reason it is one of the very few places where you can put your canoe in. It is a short canoe trip from here to the mouth of the Souris River, and it takes 8 hours to paddle to the Stockton Ferry. From the Stockton Ferry it is another big day of paddling to get to the Steele's Ferry campsite for canoers. I have been told by a very good source that this historic canoe route is "THE MOST SCENIC" in the province! People do come here by kayak from Brandon and I have even seen people using their sea-doos in the river. The river can be irregular, fast in the Spring, slow and shallow in the summer.
Tri-lakes Trailbusters and Sprucewoods Snodrifters snowmobile clubs have a connecting trail that crosses the river here. Their trails go many many miles in all directions, to Spruce Woods Park east of us, down to the south (Wawanesa, Killarney and Turtle Mountains) and up north to Shilo and Brandon. The trails are groomed by volunteers, but I have noticed that not too many people have been using the trails, so they stay very smooth for a long time!
For more information about activities in the area or to make your reservation, just call or text me at (204) 724-9903 You can also email me at email@example.com