The perfect secluded romantic get-away or nature-indulging family adventure. De-stress by immersing yourself in the healing wild landscape. Go for a forest hike and bird watch, nature bath, and forage in over 75 acres of rich forest on our property. Explore Battle Lake beaches ten minutes away, a hidden gem that offers a quiet place to swim, enjoy a picnic, paddle board,
The perfect secluded romantic get-away or nature-indulging family adventure. De-stress by immersing yourself in the healing wild landscape. Go for a forest hike and bird watch, nature bath, and forage in over 75 acres of rich forest on our property. Explore Battle Lake beaches ten minutes away, a hidden gem that offers a quiet place to swim, enjoy a picnic, paddle board, canoe, kayak or fish off the boat launch and dock. Enjoy local dining in Pigeon Lake only 15 minutes away at a variety of cafes and restaurants. After a day of adventure chill at the cabin on your private front porch or campfire area and admire the stunning scenery, sunsets while enjoying a refreshment. Our newly renovated cozy one room cabin can sleep up to 5 guests. All linens and beds are new. Tiny kitchen area includes appliances and condiments needed to dine in. We offer free delicious healing well water. Compost Toilet is located steps off the front porch. Living area includes a chill space to enjoy over 400 movies on the large screen TV. One double bed sleeps 2, a couch and the upstairs loft is ideal for children over 7 or 2 adults who need their own space to sleep. You will enjoy complete privacy in your own cabin with drive up parking to the front door, located a short walk away from the main house where you can enjoy a homemade breakfast for a small additional cost. We are pet-friendly, however, we have a pet fee of $25 per dog. PLEASE ADD AS AN EXTRA AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 17% off
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Places to see near The Secret Sanctuary
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0 privacy, not recommend for price!
The cabin itself is beautiful. BUT, its located in the middle of the driveway. There is 0 privacy, anyone entering the property stares at you and drives pass you. You hear the family eat supper at night and watch them do their yard chores during the day. The cabin is in front of the lama manure pile. We were lucky enough to watch bags get sholved as we ate supper. Their daughters play ground is about 20 feet away from the cabin, we had to return her home several times from our fire pit when left unattend. It was missing some essentials that you would expect (1 steak knife for a cabin that sleeps 5, very few cooking utensils, only a little bit of dish soap, etc). The cabin was not fully set up, the bunks were not made. They said it was because we only listed 2 people but it should be made up for a full presentation of the cabin that was paid for and to have all sleeping options available to guests. They had to change the compost toilet after we arrived. There was no picnic table available, we had to request one, and the water pump died so I had to go get another one after messaging a few times for one and it being forgotten. There was information in the cabin that differed in prices for firewood. It listed at 12 dollars but we were charged 15. We were charged an extra 15 dollars per night for having our 12 year old with us, which was a new experience... We found the pictures of the walking trails and location of the cabin in relation to advertised privacy to be very misleading
Adorable mini home and great hosts!
The directions were clear, we had no issues finding the place. The hosts were lovely and ensured we had everything we needed. The tiny cabin was cozy and well equipped considering the size. The llamas were fun to be near and if you like birds, there are so many different species and there's beautiful birdsong all the time. Don't forget to hit up the main house, where there is a store selling homemade pottery and beautiful aromatherapy products. We hope to be back and experience the acreage in winter as well.
We had a lovely time at the cabin and the hosts were wonderful at communicating and making sure we were well taken care of. Great hospitality and the cutest cabin! It was -25 C and we were nice and warm overnight too. Would definitely come again!
A wonderful natural retreat!
The Secret Sanctuary Retreat is true to its title, nestled in the woods near Battle Lake. It’s low-tech and oh-so-wonderful with everything you need in a tiny house inside and out. We loved it! The space is just right, cozy, quaint and lovely. It’s an unexpected treat just off from the owners main country house. You can book a wonderful holistic massage at Life by Veona which is an absolute must. Veona sells a host of products and services, amazing! Check out Denika’s beautiful pottery in the studio which you can purchase. Expect the unexpected from what we discovered at this little gem in the woods! Wait, there’s more, the sanctuary has more, Llamas! You can get a selfie, a hug or just feed them. They are incredible! If you are looking for positive energy in your hipcamp experience, we definitely recommend the location, amenities, space and wonderful hosts.
Calming & magical retreat
I've stayed at this retreat before back in the summer, but HAD to come check out they're newly offered tiny cabin. I can't say enough good about it, as well as the hosts! It was the perfect retreat for me and two of my friends. I was surprised (in the best possible way) at how many amenities the cabin was filled with. To name a few- board games, tv + DVD, hot plate, coffee/drinks, mini fridge, pull-out bed, and a ton of other well thought out offerings.
The area around the site is just as magical as it was back in the summer. We made ourselves coffee in the morning and wandered around the area, and said some 'good mornings' to the llamas that were also going for their morning walk. It's a peaceful area removed from city life, which is always a much needed break. It's a very calming and quiet place in it's own pocket of nature and surrounded by trees.
It's a short drive from Edmonton, but far enough that the stars come out beautifully at night. This would be the perfect retreat for a couple or for a small family.
I joked about wanting to actually live there but... was it really a joke? Thanks again Denika & Veona, you're awesome!