Homestead Cabin, Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast, Highway 271, 1 km west of Maple Creek, SK
Homestead Cabin, Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast, Highway 271, 1 km west of Maple Creek, SK.
Ghostown Blues owner Greg Hisey says this was originally a settlers' cabin from northeast of town. Greg says the most recent owner before he moved it to Ghostown Blues believes the cabin was moved to a school and the schoolmarm lived in it.
"In Maple Creek and all these little communities, there's these little shacks that they've moved off, settlers' shacks that they've moved into town. This one was not big enough to put garage doors in, but that's what most of them became. It was kept like this. Of course it didn't look like that when I got it. That's the original siding. I put the window in the end and you can see where I spliced in the boards there. That's an old clapboard type siding. It's a neat little old building. There's some carvings on it."
During Maple Creek's annual cowboy poetry gathering, the cabin may be used to billet cowboy poets. The cabin is also used as the "green room" for the folk and blues bands that Greg brings to perform at the lodge (outside, if the weather is nice), four times a year.