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!
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.