Shire in the Woods is a private, wooded retreat center tucked away in the Solana State Forest, and has achieved a delicate balance between inviting coziness and the wilds that surround it. It is built not only to encourage restfulness, but connection with both the land and the people who inhabit it.
The Shire in the Woods boasts a community space, library, wood burning sauna, 5 miles of groomed trails, tended gardens, ponds, tree swings and hammocks, outdoor fire pits, and access to trails in the Solana State Forest. While the Shire has forests and meadows on its property, it is also surrounded by wetlands: offering a variety of landscapes, environments, and wildlife. It is, as its name suggests, a verdant sanctuary of peace, comfort, and natural beauty.
There are two large cabins reserved for our trainees on site. There are a limited number of single and shared rooms reserved, at prices ranging from $50-55/night + tax (prices will reduce further as more people book).
Participants may also book separate accommodations onsite. Private cabins are available for $80/night + tax.
Camping is available and costs $50/night + tax. There are two tents for rent for a fee. Campers will have use of the facilities and common areas.
If someone would prefer to commute, day use is $25/day + tax.
With this venue, it is best to book early to ensure availability. All requests for reservations and questions about the accommodations can be directed to the venue.
Meals will be catered (for campers as well) for $53/day, including tax. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets can be accommodated. The cabins also have fully equipped kitchens for participant use.
The venue is around an hour’s drive from Duluth International Airport, and a little under two hours from Minneapolis.