The Retreat House is located on a four acre site on the southern edge of the Village of Herschel - within walking distance of Ancient Echoes Interpretative Centre and the Coal Mine Ravine. The house, two car garage and hot tub room are built out of elevator salvage. The facility shows a creative use of the speciality grain washed wood found in a wooden prairie elevator that has seen about 75 years of grain action on it. Elevator salvage was used for studs, sheeting, joists, rafters, floors, ceilings, walls and mouldings. The entire project is based on the principles "reduce, reuse, recycle." The Retreat House can accommodate individuals, families, extended families, small groups, etc.
Two large tipis - bring your own ground sheet and sleeping bag
Space for tents and campers
Fire pit - wood supplied.
The village of Herschel is in a picturesque setting where Coal Mine Ravine joins Eagle Creek valley. Herschel is about a 20 minute drive from Rosetown, 90 minutes from Saskatoon, and about 100 minutes from the Battlefords.
Ancient Echoes Interpretative Centre in Herschel has displays highlighting Aboriginal heritage, fascinating fossil finds, and prairie valley ecology. The popular Tea Room is a pleasant place to relax with a cup of tea or coffee, along with homemade saskatoon berry pies and other fresh baking. The centre also houses a large exhibit area. This summer's featured exhibit will be "The Disappearance of the Plains Buffalo", with paintings by Metis artist Jo Cooper.
Main floor has two bedrooms. One bedroom includes a queen bed with an attached half bath. The other bedroom has a queen bed with a full bath across the hall. The basement also has three bedrooms. One bedroom has two twin beds (king bed). The other bedrooms have a single bed with a full bath off the family room. The loft has a double bed, double hide-a-bed, a single bed and space for sleeping bags, as well as a half bath.
Other features include:
Dining room/living room (17 foot ceiling) with wood burning fireplace
Full equipped kitchen - spacious sunny loft
Large sun room facing east - recreation room in basement
Detached hot tub room with 8 person hot tub
Library with theological, environment, nature, devotional and meditation materials+ More