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Ecology Retreat Centre

Hockley Valley
Creekside Room
Lodge Lounge
Meeting Hall
OTHER SPACES
MEETING SPACES
ACCOMMODATION
Bunkhouse
Lodge
Leader's Cabin
 
 
 
 
 
Lodge - Lounge
Lodge - Lounge The Lodge Lounge has sofas and chairs for groups to relax.
Lodge
Lodge The Lounge is located in the middle of the Lodge.
Lodge - Lounge
Lodge - Lounge Comfortable sofas, chairs and tables to informally meet or relax.
Lodge Lounge
Lodge Lounge Comfortable sofas, chairs and tables to informally meet or relax.
Bunkhouse
Bunkhouse Bunkhouse has 5 bedrooms with 2 bunkbeds per room. Also includes 2 showers and 2 bathrooms.
The Lodge
The Lodge The Lodge has 15 bedrooms, lounge for relaxing, Mens & Womens washrooms.
Lodge - Bedroom
Lodge - Bedroom There are 15 bedrooms in the Lodge. Most rooms have 1 double bed and 2 twin beds.
Creekside Room
Leaders Cabin - Bedroom #1
Leaders Cabin - Bedroom #1 The main bedroom includes one queen bed.
Leaders Cabin
Leaders Cabin 2 bedroom cabin with kitchenette, sitting area + full bathroom. Brightly lit with wood floors.
Leaders Cabin - Bathroom
Leaders Cabin - Bathroom Full bathroom - large sink, toilet, bath/shower and window.
Dining Hall
Dining Hall Dining Hall and main entrance to the Centre
Trail to Main Campfire Circle
Trail to Main Campfire Circle
Bruce Trail
Bruce Trail The Ecology Retreat Centre trails connect to the Bruce Trail.
Pool
Pool 20 feet x 40 feet
Labyrinth
Labyrinth 13 ring labyrinth for quiet contemplation or meditation.
Early winter in the hills.
Early winter in the hills.
Main Field
Main Field
Pond
Pond Early snow on bullrushes at the pond.

Other Spaces

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Dining Hall

Leader's Cabin

The Leader's Cabin offers private accommodation for group leaders, facilitators or special guests. Its 2 bedrooms can sleep up to 3 persons (5 max.) Furnished with a kitchenette and sitting area, it provides a relaxing space to unwind, or meet one-on-one. The Cabin has a shared full bathroom.

 

When groups are not using the Leader's Cabin, it can be rented alone. It is ideal for personal retreats, a small family getaway in nature or a close friends' get-together away from it all. (The Cabin is most often available weekdays).

If you would like to book only the Leader's Cabin then contact us.

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Accommodation

The Lodge

The Lodge is the Centre's main accommodation offering 15 bedrooms, sleeping up to 45 in their own beds.

 

Each bedroom is comfortable and individually heated, keeping guests cozy during Fall and Winter retreats, and has window opening to cool night breezes during Spring and Summer.

 

Located just steps from the Leader's Cabin and Bunkhouse, the Lodge allows groups to keep close and to easily gather in its central Lounge. Furnished with plenty of comfy sofas, and stocked coffee, tea and water self-service area, the approximately 700 foot square lounge is a favourite place for particpants to relax or visit with each other during free time. The Lounge also serves as a conveninet break-out space, especially for groups using the Meeting Hall.

The Lodge has 15 individually heated bedrooms with 3 beds in each (typically one double bed and two twins) sleeping a total of 45 people. Spacious shared washrooms (separate male and female) with 8 showers and 12 sinks. It's bright central lounge can be used for socializing or as another meeting space and it is just steps away from the Leader's Cabin and the Meeting Hall.

 

WiFi is available on request.

 

The Ecology Retreat Centre accommodation comprises of

The Lodge, the Bunkhouse and the Leader's Cabin. 

Our accommodation rooms are simple and clean.

Bunkhouse

The Bunkhouse offers stream-side quarters that can sleep 20 people in 5 rooms rooms with 2 bunkbeds per room. It was recently renovated and now has all new windows as well as upgraded bathrooms and new showers while maintaining its rustic look and feel. It is located a stone's throw away from the Lodge.

The Meeting Hall is a stand-alone building nestled hillside at the edge of the forest and along side 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 30 to 50 for activites 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.

 

Its close proximity to the Centre's main accommodation (Leader's Cabin, Lodge and Bunkhouse) offers participants just a moment's walk to gather as well as the convenience of using the Lodge's Lounge as a relaxed break-out space. If exercise or self-reflection is part of your group's program, it is just steps from the Meeting Hall to begin a contemplative stroll or invigorating hike on our trails.

The Meeting Hall

The Creekside Room

The Creekside Room is a newly renovated +1,000 square foot space located adjacent to the Dining Hall. Clerestory and picture windows and a cathedral ceiling make this room light-filled and spacious. Its wood floor is perfect for yoga. A wood-burning fireplace and plenty of dimmable lighting offer the perfect ambience for evening events too. Two 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 60 for seated conferences, workshop or dinners, up to 50 for activites requiring more room to move about, or up to 85 for a mix-n-mingle reception.

 

A beverage/service nook is in the plans... groups may access the Dining Hall for their beverage and snack needs or request a set-up in the Creekside Room in the interim.

 

There are currently two washrooms just outside the room, with a third, accessible one planned for the future.

Meeting Spaces

The Lodge Lounge is a great place to relax during your retreat breaks, in the evening or possibly a gathering or break-out space for smaller groups (if you are the only group at the Centre).

The Lounge is set up with comfortable sofas and chairs. Extra tables and chairs can be added upon request.

Labyrinth

Trails (& Bruce Trail)

Streams & Ponds

Forest, Fields & Hills

Tobogganing Hill

Campfire Circles

Meeting Spaces

Accommodation

The Lodge Lounge

Other Spaces

Pool

Garden & Fruit Trees