Review: Motel & Restaurant in Moosomin, Saskatchewan

January 19, 2010

Twi-Lite Motel
801 Park Avenue
Moosomin, SK, Canada S0G 3N0

We never knew quite how far we’d make it each day, and some days – after meeting fun people and exploring neat venues – we’d be behind schedule. This night, we knew we weren’t going to make it as far as we’d hoped. We called ahead to Virden, Manitoba where I’d been told there were dog-friendly accommodations. It turns out there weren’t any, so we decided to stop in Moosomin, Saskatachewan before we ended up without anywhere to sleep.

Desperate: that’s what we were when we pulled into town looking for a pet-friendly hotel. Of the four establishments in Moosomin, only one agreed to take our dog – the Twi-Lite. It’s not that the room wasn’t clean – it was just tiny, drafty and outdated. Something about it was a little creepy but I can’t put my finger on exactly what. The internet didn’t work; I had to drive to the library at 9 pm and pirate their signal from the back parking lot. Given the choice, we probably wouldn’t stay there again, but in a pinch with a dog, well…

The Red Barn
#1 Trans-Canada Highway
Moosomin, SK, Canada S0G 3N0

At the recommendation of the desk clerk at the Twi-Lite, we grabbed a bite to eat at The Red Barn Family Restaurant. We arrived at 7:15 and the place was pretty busy. We ordered at the counter with the friendly waitresses, and were brought our food later. I thought the food tasted pretty good, albeit my burger was sans bun. The cream of chicken-cheddar-broccoli soup had good flavor, but David thought it should have had more chicken in it. All in all, the two of us had burger plates, “non-stop pop” and a shared soup for under $30 Canadian, not including tip.


About ksbrooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning writer and photographer, author of more than thirty titles, and administrator of the multi-national, multi-author, award-winning site Indies Unlimited. Brooks’ feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit
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