This basic wood-frame Herdsman’s House is set in rural surroundings in Neubergthal, an early Mennonite street village and national historic site in south-central Manitoba, Canada.
Includes fresh eggs, locally roasted coffee, tea, condiments, breakfast items, popcorn
Includes fresh eggs, sourdough bread, locally roasted coffee
This basic wood-frame Herdsman’s House is set in rural surroundings in Neubergthal, an early Mennonite street village and national historic site in south-central Manitoba, Canada. The village sits on Treaty one Land, land that the Metis Nation applied for and was denied at the same time the Mennonites were granted this same land. The Herdsman’s House, built in ca. 1880s, is the only remaining dwelling of its type in Manitoba. It is a good illustration of the homes built for herd-marshals (cattle) in the farm villages established by the Mennonite settlers beginning in the mid 1870’s.
Starting in 2002, Paul and Margruite Krahn began stabilizing and restoring the Herdsman’s House to much of its early state. Features include: three rooms with a central Russian Bake Oven/Heater (rebuilt by Restoration Workshop, Parks Canada) ; original fir flooring and reproduced hand painted floor patterns; built-in cupboards/Friesian style bedstay, and handmade doors and windows. in 2015 an addition was added to include a full bathroom and kitchenette.
Grotte Stow ( large room) – queen bed
Kleinje Stow – small room
The Herdsman’s House, located one hour south of Winnipeg, just off Hwy 75 on PR 421, is a quiet and conducive place to retreat and create. This four season house is equipped with a queen sized bed, double bed, and schlope benkj ( sleep bench ), bedding and towels, a fully equipped kitchen, 3 piece bathroom, high speed Internet, writing desk, and good natural light .
We welcome artists of various disciplines, as well as non artists who want to retreat.
Together with the Morning Dove and Red Granary guest houses, and an extra suite in the Krahn Barn, we are able to offer a catered retreat for up to 12 people. The Krahn barn (our home), boasts a 140 seat concert venue, and available to guests is an outdoor woodfired sauna build in 2021.