Prairie Blessings Bed and Breakfast

We were fortunate enough to find a hidden gem in the air Airbnb Network, a former church that is now home to Prairie Blessings Bed and Breakfast. Located just outside of Portage la Prairie and about a little over an hour west of Winnipeg, we had a great overnight stay and we wish we could have stayed longer. We learned a lot about Canada and about all of life’s ups and downs from the husband-wife proprietors Jerri and Rick.  They purchased the converted Church property a little over a year-and-a-half ago, and have been welcoming guests since July 2015. The digs are super comfortable , and although there is no TV, they do have Wi-Fi with many personal touches throughout. The space encourages conversation, reflection and peaceful relaxation. They shared stories about past guests that were passing through, including one woman who was on a Vision Quest and had hiked almost 20 kilometers with 80 pounds of gear on her back to get to Prairie Blessings. We had a rejuvenating stay and we would definitely come back on a future road trip! 

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The last service was back in 2004

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Our bedroom, featuring a king-size Memory Foam bed

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Room number two, which was unoccupied when we stayed.

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Room number three, also unoccupied. The furniture in rooms two and three come from Jerry's family

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The bedrooms are located in the basement and share a small sitting area and a well-stocked bar area

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Hey welcome amenity fruit basket for guests

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It is a shared bathroom comma but we were in no competition since we were the only guests

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The bathroom was well-stocked with plenty of grooming products, towels, bathrobes and more

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The included breakfast was served on the main floor, which are the living areas for Rick and Jerri

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Outdoor deck area. We were not able to use the outside due to the constant rain

Jerri and Rick are both very friendly and personable and enjoy meeting their guests. They explained that they had a calling to open up this bed-and-breakfast and we are impressed and inspired by their story. They are not doing it for the money, they are doing it to engage and relate to their fellow man.  We wish them continued success.

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