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Welcome to Under Blue Skies Hermitage

 Integral to the mission of Under Blue Skies, LLC, we offer an affordable rate.  We request a donation of $75-$100/ night.  This newly renovated home offers privacy with a kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom and living room.  The house is designed to ensure a comfortable stay for one or two adults. Linens, towels and basic kitchen utensils are included in your stay.

The hermitage does not offer a landline, television, or internet access.  This is designed to enhance your stay.  

In addition, a grief professional will meet with you in a support session during your two day stay.  This service is complimentary with your stay at the hermitage.

We are located in east central Minnesota outside of the small town of Askov.  We live on a farm of 130 acres.  Take a walk down the lane to the creek.  Rest in the comfort of the antique chairs in the living room as the sunshine floods the room. Wake to the deer in the field at sunrise.

Welcome to the calm.  Welcome to the quiet.

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About the Under Blue Skies Hermitage

This small farmhouse was built in the little town of Askov, MN and was moved to a farm east of town in the early 1940s. 

It was set on a foundation for “grandma” to occupy it.  My husband and I have owned this little house for 30 years.  It has served many purposes, mainly storage.

In March of 2019 we began the process of restoring and honoring this little house.  We began the complete remodel of this space, removing the wallboard and discovering insulation made of newspapers from the late 1930s and early 1940s.  The house has been updated and the original wood floors restored.  We love the little kitchen and the intimate bathroom space.  We honor our loved ones by displaying pieces in the hermitage that are tied to our ancestors and memories.

The idea of a hermitage was based on my past experiences in places such as this.  In the deepest pain of my grief, I craved quiet and nature.  Solace brought me closer to my spirituality and my faith as I found the permission to weep and laugh, dance and rest,  rejoice and wail. 

Our prayer for you is that you may find a measure of calm and a sanctuary for a portion of your grief.  Give us a call or email.  We will do our best to answer your questions and concerns. 

 

Peace be with you,

Julie 

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