Ryan Gaudette

“This is such a beautiful and peaceful property. The ponds and trees surrounding the area are absolutely gorgeous and there is so much to take in. The most relaxing part of my experience was the captivating sounds and sights of the Ganaraska river.”

Rachel & Jonathan Burrow

“Our stay at the tranquil rural retreat that is the Rising Spirit exceeded our expectations in every way – it was fantastic. Cynthia, Chris and Sarah were the most welcoming hosts, looking after us beautifully and knowledgeably answering our many questions. We felt as if we were staying with friends. The freshly made, healthy breakfasts were the best we’ve ever eaten. The homemade “immunity juices” were amazing and plentiful! Our bedroom was cosy and spotlessly clean with ultra comfortable bed and pillows. We loved the new studio and enjoyed a yoga class, sauna and the effective massage chairs. In the beautiful outdoors we relished our walks on the woodland property around the stream and ponds, and the downhill skiing at Brimacombe.”

Erin Rose

“When I stepped foot on the land of Rising Spirit Retreat centre… I immediately felt surrounded by the peace and calm of nature at its fullest. The space is eclectic and comfortable, and expertly curated to allow for serenity and self reflection. Not to mention the food is amazing!”

Neil Patterson

“This place is absolutely stunning. Two rivers run throughout the property and the sound of the waterfalls is so peaceful. There are nearby trails and we spent a morning doing TreeTop Trekking which was a quick drive away. The host is lovely, and my family will definitely be returning this winter as it is close to skiing at Brimacombe!”