The coffee’s always on at the Harbour Inn in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. And there’s always an ample supply of northern hospitality.
I visit La Ronge every couple of years to participate in a Northern Library Conference. Many of my virtual students in the Credenda Library College library program are northerners, so it’s a great opportunity to meet them in person and to get caught up on what’s happening in Saskatchewan libraries.
This year, I decided to try out the Harbour Inn and so far, it’s my favourite!
My room was on the waterfront–in fact, my balcony all but hung out over the water. The town of La Ronge is situated, of course, on the beautiful northern lake called Lac La Ronge, and the Harbour Inn is a lakefront property.
While many people don’t realize it, a lot of Saskatchewan (near 40%) is situated in the Canadian Shield geological area of Canada, so it’s rocky and full of lakes and rivers. It’s a popular destination for fishing and hunting and all things outdoors.
Whatever your reason for visiting, you’ll find the Inn has a full range of amenities, from an exercise room to coin-operated washer/dryer to high speed Internet that worked well–all the time, every time, I might add.
I also found the Inn to be quiet, which isn’t always the case in a town that has many ties to the mining community with a lot of workers coming and going.
One reason may be that it doesn’t have a dining room or bar attached. This was just fine with me, as the dining options are mostly located along the four or five blocks of the main street right in front of the Inn. Lots of options within easy walking, never mind driving, distance.
The Inn provided a free continental breakfast that was basic, but good: fresh bread (whole wheat or white), a good assortment of Kraft jams and peanut butter, fresh muffins, good orange juice, and of course, the coffee.
The desk clerk took note that I drank decaf–and even what time I went for breakfast–so after the first morning, the coffee was fresh and waiting for me. That’s service I truly appreciate and can recommend!
Stay at the Harbour Inn in La Ronge
For full contact information for the Harbour Inn, visit: http://www.harbourinn.ca/ or call the toll free number at 1-800-667-4097