We look forward to having you stay with us at The Soul Institute!
We have worked really hard to build our cabins and grounds ourselves while raising our two small children. Each cabin is filled with lots of love and we hope you will feel that during your stay. Enclosed you will find some additional information to make your stay more comfortable.
You may check-in anytime after 3pm using our self check-in process. You will receive the specific instructions for your cabin via a message from us a few days before your arrival.
All guests must check out by 11am on the day of departure.
After checking into the main building you may wish to visit the main building and reception.
You will find the following in the main building:
- Flush toilets and showers
- Towels, face cloths, soaps, and shampoos (in the change room area)
- Hair dryer
- Electrical outlets
- Small boutique store
WASHROOMS & SHOWERS
Shared washrooms and showers are located both on the trail and in the main building.
INDOOR washrooms & showers are available all year.
OUTDOOR Washroom (Summer Months Only): The outdoor washroom and shower is located a little further down the walking path on the left-hand side just past Bear Suite. It has a compostable toilet.
OUTDOOR shower (Summer Months Only): is a really unique spot to shower in the morning. Please note that the water is heated but the temperature of the water cannot be adjusted. Please use allow a minute or two to heat up and use accordingly.
TOWELS, soaps, and a hair dryer are located in the change rooms of the main building.
There is filtered water available in the main building.
All tap water is UV filtered and is safe to drink.
Your cabin shares the habitat with many wild animals. We have a very respectful relationship with our animal neighbours and they tend to steer clear of the tents. However, they are drawn to the smell of food. Please store any food items you have brought with you in your car or in one of the cubbies in the studio to prevent additional animal guests from visiting.
Guests do not have access to kitchen facilities during your stay. You may cook over the fire pit at your cabin or consider bringing a small campstove along with you. Coolers are also recommended for any cold items you wish to enjoy.
All of our cabins are outfitted with a wood stove. This is your ONLY source of heat in the cabin regardless of the time of year. During the winter months you will need to have a fire going to generate and maintain heat in the cabins. You will be responsible for starting your own fire upon arrival and maintaining the fire throughout the night. Your cabin will generally be the same temperature as outdoors upon arrival and will take about an hour or so to warm up during winter months.
Wood and firestarters are NOT included with your cabin. However, you can purchase them onsite (Wood $5/box and Firestarters $1-$5). Guests typically use 1-3 boxes of wood per night during the stay and in the winter you will need to put new wood on the fire every 2-3 hours to keep it going. In the summer months many guests are quite comfortable without any fire at all.
We do not recommend staying with us during the winter if you are not familiar or comfortable with starting and maintaining a fire.
If you are unfamiliar with starting or managing a fire in a wood stove, we highly recommend you watch our instructional video online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHM1VECdvIA
Watch our woodstove tips and tricks video here for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weWGzErYzGM
Each cabin also includes a fire pit should you wish to have a bonfire or roast marshmallows in the evening. You may purchase wood for the fire pit at the small building near the start of the trail for $5/box. Please only burn wood in the firepit and ensure the fire is extinguished before going to sleep or leaving the area. Local bylaws state that fires can only occur in the evening. No daytime burning is permitted (unless cooking over the fire) and they are subject to a $500 fine.
We are a relaxed family-friendly facility and many of our guests come to unwind. Conversation and laughter are encouraged and welcome. We ask that you be respectful of other guests and keep noise to a minimum. Quiet hours are between 10pm-7am.
At no time are unregistered guests permitted on the property. Additional guests beyond the maximum capacity of your cabin shall be considered trespassing and local authorities will be notified.
We do have a small store onsite. If you wish to make any purchases please send us a text and someone will come to assist you.
We do see wildlife frequently on the property ranging from squirrels, porcupines, turkeys, fox, deer, and bears. Most of the animals enjoy a quiet life and do not want to interact with humans. However, they are drawn near to the scent of food or garbage so we strongly urge you to refrain from keeping any food or smelly garbage in the cabin overnight.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST (WINTER)
- Warm pajamas
- Thermal underwear and wool socks
- Hats, mittens, scarves
- Winter coat and waterproof winter boots
- Pillows & Bed linens
- Snacks and beverages
- Lighter and firestarters
- Camp stove if planning to cook onsite
- Adventurous relaxed mood 😊
SUGGEST PACKING LIST (SUMMER)
- Warm pajamas for cool nights
- Bug spray
- Bug hat or jacket
- Rubber boots or waterproof shoes (Leave the high heels at home)
- Pillows & Bed Linens
- Lighter and firestarters
- Camp stove or grill for fire pit if planning to cook onsite
- Adventurous relaxed mood 😊