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Do you desire a meditative and peaceful environment? Longing for tranquility? Come be in nature’s embrace, give strength to your mind, body and soul to refresh and rejuvenate.

Fells Meadows is a tranquil country property of over 100 acres of ecologically diverse land located in the heart of Northumberland County, Ontario. Numerous trails, meditation areas and quaint buildings throughout the property offer opportunities to immerse in nature and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The Fells Meadows name is derived from the moor covered hills on the Isle of Man, Scotland and northern England (the fells) and peaceful meadows.

This is a sanctuary where nature thrives and wildlife abounds. It includes: trails throughout the hills, meadows, forests and wetlands; a tastefully decorated 1860’s renovated six bedroom farm house; a 30 foot diameter yurt with pine flooring and propane stove; charming cabins with sleeping lofts; and a Chartres Meditation Labyrinth overlooking the valley.

Fells Meadows warmly invites individuals and groups to events and retreats which nourish heart, mind and soul. To accommodate accessibility and diversity, there are a variety of retreat and event options such as Soul Retreats, Understanding the Dream World and The Work of Byron Katie.

I stayed at Leslie Fell's property for a personal reflection and writing retreat. The setting was ideal for finding inner spaciousness and artistic inspiration. The surrounding land stretches far toward the horizon, and beckons for meditative and regenerative encounters.The land almost reverberates with the sense of its own becoming, or sighs with the knowledge that the cycle of planetary healing can begin. For anyone who feels aligned with these objectives, a retreat at Fells Meadows will re-connect you. While you are there, Leslie's conscientiousness and care will ensure that you can focus wholly on what you came to do. JH

Venue Highlights

Fells Meadows is a tranquil country property of over 100 acres of ecologically diverse land located in the heart of Northumberland County, Ontario. Numerous trails, meditation areas and quaint buildings throughout the property offer opportunities to immerse in nature and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

This is a sanctuary where nature thrives and wildlife abounds. It includes:
• Trails throughout the hills, meadows, forests and wetlands
• A tastefully decorated 1860’s renovated six-bedroom farm house
• A 30-foot diameter yurt with pine flooring and propane stove
• Charming cabins with sleeping lofts
• A Chartres Meditation Labyrinth overlooking the valley

We continue to create a holistic vision focused on regeneration and well-being by planting organic gardens, orchards and native vegetation which support soul-stirring retreats and fortify wildlife such as the butterflies, bees and bluebirds. You are warmly welcome to come and experience the magic of Fells Meadows.

Accommodations

There are four types of accommodation at Fells Meadows: The Farmhouse, Yurt, Haven on the Hilltop and Haven in the Meadow.

The Farmhouse:
This exquisite 1860 renovated farm housed is situated on over 100 acres of ecologically diverse land. It comes with a full amenities kitchen and a spectacular masonry.

The dining area has a large pine harvest table easily accommodating 6 - 12 people. The living area complete with comfortable sofas and chairs has a wood stove and fully operational fireplace.

There are six bedrooms; one on the main floor near the front entrance and five on the second floor. The main floor bedroom has a double bed. The bedrooms on the second floor include: one with a queen bed, one with a double bed, one with a single and double bed, and two bedrooms with two twin beds in each (9 beds in total in the farm house).

New baseboard heating has been put in the bedrooms to ensure people are warm on cold nights. Two of the farm house bedrooms have air-conditioning in the summer in case needed. There are two fully equipped bathrooms. Additional sleeping is available in the cabins as noted below. The outdoor patio has a table, chairs and BBQ. There is ample room to park vehicles. Bicycles can be stored in the workshop barn.

The Yurt:
Our 30-foot diameter yurt has pine floors and is perfect for circles, yoga, Tai chi, dance and the arts. It is situated in the valley about 1/2 km from the farmhouse. A propane stove provides heat in cooler months.

Haven on the hilltop:
This enchanting cabin has magnificent views of the hills & valleys of Northumberland. A perfect sanctuary, it has a seating area on the main floor which includes an twin and 1/2 sofa bed. In the loft there is a double mattress. There’s an upscale outhouse near the cabin. Also on this hill overlooking the valley is the stone labyrinth. This cabin is on the first hill approximately a 15 minute walk from the farm house.

Haven in the meadow:
Haven in the Meadow (available as of late May, 2018) is located on the meadow’s edge nestled in the whispering pines. The main floor includes a double sofa bed and writer’s desk. A queen mattress is in the loft. Nearby there’s an outhouse with a pedal toilet. The cabin is close to the yurt and is approximately a 5 - 10 minute walk from the farm house.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Scrumptious, healthy, home made meals are often part of the group retreats/workshops offered by Fells Meadows. We are committed to doing our best to meet diverse needs (vegetarian or gluten free) when requested. Whenever possible we source organic foods locally, including our own on-site vegetable, fruit and herb gardens. Groups renting accommodations usually provide their own meals. Please inquire if your group would like to book a cook or catering. We’ll do our best to arrange meal services if the cook is available.

Directions

Located 1.5 hours east of Toronto, Fells Meadows is easily accessible by car or Via train. If driving from Toronto Pearson, take the 401 heading east and take exit #497 at Colborne (look for The Big Apple landmark). At the stop sign, turn left onto Hwy #25 or Percy St and head north towards Castleton. It’s about 10 km to the village of Castleton and when you get to the stop sign/flashing light in the town turn right which onto Spring Rd (County Rd 25 continues). The Farmhouse is approximately a 1 km drive and is located on the right side with mail box #2429 at the end of the drive.

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