Ecology Retreat Centre

Let us host your retreat in beautiful Hockley Valley. Experience acres of lush forests, babbling brooks, healing energies, and tranquility.

Ecology Retreat Centre Taking full advantage of the breathtaking beauty surrounding Hockley Valley, we provide the ideal setting for retreat groups up to 70 people year round. With access to over 200 acres, our lovely rural forest setting and tranquil, natural environment is perfect for self organized group retreats, workshops, conferences and family gatherings. We host yoga training and meditation therapy courses, school day trips, music and art camps, corporate workshops, wellness weekends, spiritual retreats and reunions. Our kitchen takes great care to provide you wholesome, delicious meals and can accommodate special diets. You will love our labyrinth, swimming pool, campfire circle, hiking trails, spring water creeks and newly re-claimed swimming pond with dock as well as our beautiful meeting spaces and charming rustic rooms and cabins.

Sleeping 45 people in 15 bedrooms, the Lodge is our main accommodation. Bedrooms are simple, comfortable and clean. A spacious central lounge with sofas and beverage area is ideal for evening gatherings or break-out space. Additional accommodation includes the Bunkhouse with 5 bedrooms sleeping 20, and the Leader's Cabin with 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchenette and sitting area. Overflow camping available.   The Creekside Room is a well lit spacious meeting room featuring clerestory and picture windows with a cathedral ceiling. The room is approximately 900 sq ft (35 x 25 foot) located adjacent to the Dining Hall. Its butternut wood floor is perfect for yoga. A wood-burning fireplace and dimmable lighting offer the perfect ambience for evening events. Glass doors open to a deck facing trees and the creek, an ideal spot for a scenic break-out space during warmer months. The Creekside room can fit up to 70 for seated conferences, workshop or dinners, up to 50 for activities requiring more room to move about, or up to 85 for a mix-n-mingle reception. Groups may access the Dining Hall for their beverage and snack needs or request a set-up in the Creekside Room. There are currently two washrooms just outside the room.

The Meeting Hall is a stand-alone building nestled hillside at the edge of the forest and alongside a babbling brook. Plenty of windows allow fresh forest breezes, dappled sun light, and calming views. The subtle sounds of nature in the background are an added bonus to this space's soothing, private setting...a choice meditation environment. Perfect for groups requiring a substantial beverage and snack service area, this open, 24 x 44 foot (1,056 sq ft), carpeted space with adjacent 15 x 15 foot kitchenette can easily host up to 70 persons for a seated conference or workshop, and up to 50 for activities requiring more movement, such as dance, drumming or physical therapy lessons. A wood stove and the option of ambient lighting can provide an ideal informal reception venue or ultra-casual, cozy gathering space.   The Ecology Retreat Centre's menus are guided by the availability of seasonal and wholesome foods that grow in abundance in The Hills of Headwaters region. The result is an assortment of delectable and original dishes that we are sure will delight you. Guests of the Ecology Retreat Centre, whether dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner can always expect an extraordinary taste experience. Everything is homemade, with an emphasis on using locally sourced, seasonal and wholesome ingredients as much as possible. We continually strive to bring you food that is good for you and good for the community. Our main fare is vegetarian. We can also prepare tailored diets including gluten free and lactose free. If a group prefers meat or fish then that can easily be arranged upon request.

Retreat Location:
Orangeville, Ontrio

Open All Year
1 800 486-5460

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