Sugar Ridge Retreat Center
Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre was created to provide a place for people to reconnect with a part of themselves that may be neglected or hidden, to connect with others or just getaway and have some fun!
Whether you seek a much needed R&R break, a getaway from kids and family, romance, or a deeper spiritual connection, we will cater to your needs to make your visit a memorable experience. The staff here look forward to making your stay enjoyable. Surrounded by nature, beds are comfy, duvets are cozy, people are friendly and the food is yummy - what more could you want?
Located on 150 acres of majestic maple and cedar forests, lush meadows and surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land, you can breathe fresh air, sleep deeply and feel revitalized just by being here. We have 20 km of trails accessible from the property for hiking or skiing.so you can walk for hours and not see another person or find a special place to sit still in the forest. Take in a Yoga class while you're here or discover Nia. We're pet friendly so bring your pooch for some offleash adventures.
We offer a year of events you can join and are open year round.
You can come by yourself or bring 39 friends!
Sugar Ridge was created from the imagination of Liz & Kurt Frost, the owners.
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Celebrate summer on the shores of Georgian Bay!
Your cottage getaway is on a private sandy beach close to Midland and Penetanguishene.
You will have the opportunity to explore the water in many ways:
Crew a sailboat, have a lesson in stand up paddle boarding, canoe the Wye Marsh, cruise the islands on the Miss Midland, and swim from the dock in front of your cottage.
Morning yoga, fresh organic meals, creative activities and evening bonfires round out the day.
Venture out to Drayton theatre at King’s Wharf, and historical sites of Simcoe County. Home to the first European settlement in Ontario (Sainte Marie Among the Hurons) and a naval base built for the war of 1812 (Discovery Harbour)
Location: In the heart of Georgian Bay, with a view to Beausoleil Island, Present Island and around the bend from Midland Harbour, We will be using a group of 3 cottages on the same privately owned family property. All group activities that need to be indoors will take place in the large house, with accommodation provided in a beach house, cottage and the larger house. We’ll maximize our time outside on the beach, the large lawn or on the deck, but have plenty of space for classes and dining inside in case of inclement weather.
The cottages are just 6 minutes from Discovery Harbour and King’s Wharf Theatre. 10 minutes from Midland and the Miss Midland Boat Tour, and 15 minutes from Sainte Marie and the Wye Marsh.
Food: you will be well fed this week with all the great tastes of Sugar Ridge. Your cottage will be stocked with everything you need to make your breakfast when you want it, giving you the option of sleeping in or eating early. Lunch
and dinner are catered by Sugar Ridge and will be prepared with organic whole foods, plant based and yummy. Eat as much as you want. Iced tea, hot tea, coffee, fresh fruit and wholesome snacks are always available. You have access to a fully equipped kitchen in your cottage so you can bring any snacks or beverages you want and store them there.
Saturday July 23
3- 5 pm arrive and settle in to your cottage, chill on the beach
5-6 pm Meet & greet your new friends for the week
6 pm – Dinner on the lawn
Sunday – Friday morning routine
7am Sunrise yoga on the beach
8am Meditation on the beach
8:30 Breakfast in your cottage
9 – 12 – SUP lesson on the beach, swim, sunbathe free time
12pm – Lunch together at the house
Afternoon and evening activities will vary each day and will include the following:
At the cottage we’ll enjoy bonfires on the beach with an evening corn roast, mandala colouring, pottery painting and more. Lots of free time to nap, laze around or swim.
Offsite we’ll venture to local historical sites and wildlife areas including:
Sainte Marie Among the Huron s– for an afternoon of First Nations games and story telling in the long house
Miss Midland Boat tour – 2.5 hour tour through part of the 30,000 Islands leaving from Midland Town Dock
King's Wharf Theatre – Enjoy the hit musical Mamma Mia
Canoe the Wye Marsh – guided tour
Explore the Midland farmers market on your way home Saturday
Celebrate summer on the shores of Georgian Bay! Your cottage getaway is on a private sandy beach close to Midland and Penetanguishene. Explore and relax!
I worked as a Chartered Accountant in Toronto in what I think of as my `other life'. I became vegetarian at age 25, started meditating and studying holistic health and nutrition for fun, and left the corporate world at age 30, in what I now call my 'early mid-life crisis'. I didn't know what I wanted to do, I just knew I wasn't meant to sit in an office. I travelled, backpack style, for a couple years before returning to school. Completing an M.A. Ed. through Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, that new career has resulted in being a psychotherapist. I bring an eclectic mix of training in many different models of therapy which results in therapy being tailored to one's needs. I am also a certified yoga teacher. I teach yoga as a form of meditation and incorporate mindfulness into daily activities. I literally stop and smell the roses in the garden. I continue to study, believing that one's education never really ends. My favourite teacher right now is my son Ben who has intuititively started worshipping Buddha in what he calls "The gods garden" (as opposed to the medicine wheel garden which he calls "The earth's garden" which is apparently" more important because we have to take care of the earth now"). I love the work I do and feel blessed to have such incredible teachers constantly coming here to share my vision.
I also feel blessed to call Sugar Ridge home. It truly is paradise. I live here with my husband Kurt, and son, Ben. I wake to the sound of birds at dawn, appreciate the view which changes every moment. The joy of my life is to play with Ben and go on 'expeditions' of the property. The property is so big we haven't even seen it all yet. If you're interested we can show you where the fairies live and of course our secret land of Rabbit and Toad. I am passionate about the organic gardens of Sugar Ridge and love to get dirty. I feel more at home in the forest than in the house and I'm not scared of the dark. Midnight walks with coyotes howling is heaven to me.
The first time I walked through the cedar forest here, I felt like I was home. I knew this was the place I'd been dreaming of.
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