Our Retreat season starts toward mid June and runs until the end of Sept.. The Longhouse Lodge offers a private, peaceful, and relaxing retreat experience that surrounds you in nature, Aboriginal culture and genuine hospitality.
We offer our cozy Littlebird House sleeping cabin which can sleep one or two people. It has two very comfy single beds with private front porch. We also offer our spirit filled Red Cedar Dreamcatcher Cabin that can sleep one. This cabin is very welcoming to the solo traveler looking for quiet reflection, meditation, and a restful stay.
Guests are also welcome to spend time in our painted tipi for resting and reflection time.
During your stay at The Longhouse relaxation treatments and Native Spiritual Healing such as Wellness Massage, Reflexology (with a Traditional Cedar foot bath), Body Brushing, Indian Head Massage, Lifepath Counselling and Spiritual Medicine Wheel Readings, can all be planned in as part of your experience. We can customize a retreat to meet your interests and needs.
If you would like Traditional Native healing, this may include spiritual Lifepath Council, SpiritWalks, Sharing Circles and Healing Ceremonies. We are here to offer guidance and support for you while looking into your life journey and assist you in the steps toward healing and wellbeing. This is a path we call "Recovery of Self."
We also offer our Traditional Native counsel and healing Ceremonies to assists couples looking to recover and rediscover their Sacred Love and what it means to "walk beside each other" in balance and harmony.
Hugh McKenzie is a renowned Ojibwa artist, and Elder. If you would like time with Hugh, a healing art class is a very special experience. He can guide you through cultural healing ways while helping you create your own original art canvas. A treasured memory of time spent at The Longhouse Lodge.
If your interest is to learn more about Native Teachings and Traditions, we provide 7 Grandfather Teachings, Teachings of the 4 Sacred Medicine Plants, Smudging Ceremony and Eagle Spirit Sharing Circles by the Sacred Fire.
We can also include a guided trip to the White Bear old growth pine forest trails with an experienced Native guide. This includes many teachings of the land, trees, and plants along the way. You also have time to enjoy the lookout tower up at Caribou Mountain.
All Healing Treatments, Spiritual Counsel and Cultural Teachings including spirit art classes with Hugh are based on 100 dollars per hour sessions. If there is more that one person to join in with Cultural Sacred fire teaching circles the cost can be shared.
During your retreat time at The Longhouse, you can have as much of what Hugh and I can offer you as part of your stay, or we certainly respect if your desire is for reflective time with yourself, this is respected and provided for you. We are never too far if you have any needs. Just being on the land, sitting by a sacred fire, waking to the songbirds of the woodlands, will fill your heart and spirit with inner peace.
We welcome our guests to relax in our back screened in porch where you may enjoy playing any of our hand drums, read from the many books provided, listen to the music of the cedar flute or simply meditate and enjoy the natural sounds of the wilderness that surrounds you.
A stay at the Longhouse is an outdoor experience but includes all the basic requirements to be comfortable and relaxed during your stay. We provide a fully equipped screened in outdoor kitchen with everything needed to prepare meals. The local grocery store is very close within walking distance so you can get fresh food each day. There are also good options close by for eating out in the town if you prefer.
We have an outdoor hot/cold shower which feels refreshing and has a great view looking up to our old grandmother pine tree on the ridge. Our washroom area is also fully plumbed in. (not an outhouse). We also offer WiFi for our guests.
The cabins are $130 per night and includes all bedding and towels. You have the exclusive privacy, to enjoy the peace, and quiet of our land and sacred grounds. With a retreat stay of 4 nights or longer, we can offer package prices to create your ideal retreat experience.
Hugh and I are gentle Traditional Spiritual Healers within our community of Temagami, and Bear Island Temagami First Nation. We see our land as Sacred and walk upon it with great respect. You will feel this sacred spirit spending time with us on the land. Our vision is that we may provide a relaxing healing experience, a reconnection to nature and an awakening of the spirit for all those that feel guided to find their way to The Longhouse. We trust that your heart will guide you to The Longhouse when the time is right and that your time with us will leave you with memories of a peaceful, enlightened and authentic experience.
Our personalized healing retreats have become very popular since we began 7 years ago. If you are considering retreat time with us, we do recommend booking in your preferred dates as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We have only a maximum of 4 people on retreat with us at a time. We sincerely want to provide a unique and authentic spiritual retreat experience for our guests. We do not use any social media to promote our retreats. Awareness of what we offer has grown through word of mouth and we are most grateful to see our guests returning each season. This means we now are finding our retreat season does book up for the season as early as May.
Please let us know of any questions you may have.
"In the Spirit Of Sharing" We would like to thank you again for your interest.
“You Can Find Your Spirit Here”
Victoria Wilde & Hugh McKenzie
Victoria, What can I say other than that I think the experience at your Longhouse Retreat was one never to be forgotten. I will write more, but for now just want to thank you and Hugh for such a wonderful experience. I feel like I am floating on something. We ended up doing our Turkey dinner yesterday, and I just felt love oozing into preparing that meal and sharing it with my children. I just want you to know what an effect you've had on me, and to wish you, Hugh and Totem a very Happy Thanksgiving.
God Bless - Anita F
Our trip up to the Longhouse in Temagami was spectacular with the colors of autumn all around us. Nestled in the woods and rock of our great north is the Longhouse Quiet Land Healing Lodge.
It was planned that we would stay in the teepee for our first night’s sleep. The night was perfect for this adventure and we loved it. Victoria and Hugh helped set us up in the Tipi with a beautiful fire to keep us warm. They returned early the next morning to wake us so that we could experience a |Native Sunrise Ceremony. It was truly wonderful to give thanks as we watched the sunrise and to then prepare for the start to our day.
Later that day we went on a boat trip across Lake Temagami to Bear Island. I can't describe the peace I felt crossing the waters and landing at the island. Hugh shared with us the history of the island and of the native people who lived there. He being one of them. He is an artist and we were able to see some of his work. Beautiful!!
While on our retreat we also had healing and massage treatments and Medicine Wheel reading. We were so relaxed…
I can't say enough about the experience. I hope that it is something that I can do for myself on a yearly basis. Victoria is a gracious and loving host. We had wonderful talks and came home feeling full of hope and peace. We feel that our trip was a gift and we encourage our friends to treat themselves to this beautiful experience.
Peace and Harmony is what you will find at the Longhouse Retreat.
Thank You, Victoria and Hugh.
Hi Victoria and Hugh,
Thank you both for an amazing weekend.
We really enjoyed our time with you and appreciated all that you shared (and more).
I put on my Facebook page:
“Just back from an amazing retreat in Temagami. We had a sharing circle around the sacred fire in the tipi, drumming, a native art lesson, spiritual healing, massage treatments and more:) Victoria and Hugh were awesome hosts. They told us lots of Indian stories and made us feel really welcome. I am looking forward to my next visit as it was well worth the drive."
I have to warn you both that I will be back!!
Thank you both again for your hospitality.