The Property

The Riverstone Eco-Retreat

Riverstone Eco-Retreat is located near the Town of Durham, Ontario on 136 acres of historic farmstead with diverse forests and the majestic Saugeen River running through it. The property is home to extensive wildlife. A network of beautiful hiking trails allows you and your group to quietly explore the natural beauty of the area.

Riverstone Retreat Centre offers many unique accommodation options for those planning a special event. From larger scale gatherings like weddings or group retreats, to smaller more intimate reunions for family and friends.

Riverstone is designed to accommodate persons with allergies or respiratory problems. Our buildings are also accessible for persons using walking aids and/or wheelchairs.

Accomodations

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Special rates available for non-profit organizations.

The Stone House

The Stone Guest House is a magnificent timber and stone residence built with wood milled from the farm and stone gathered from the fields. It boasts a large two storey timber frame porch and outdoor gazebo and is situated in a naturally landscaped setting overlooking an evergreen forest and the river.

There are seven bedrooms all with incredible views; six with queen beds and one king suite with a relaxing double air jet tub. There is a newly renovated shared washroom upstairs and three of the upstairs bedrooms have hand hewn stone sinks. The main floor queen bedroom is wheelchair accessible. Both men’s and women’s washrooms have spacious dual showers on the main floor. A fully equipped kitchen with live edge wood bar and adjoining dining/lounge/meeting space hosts 30 comfortably. An outdoor wood burning sauna is just off the gazebo and there are eight cozy wood bunkies some with queen beds and some with doubles made by local Amish carpenters. The house is sustainably and efficiently heated by an outdoor wood burning boiler system and hot water solar panels through radiant in-floor heating thus reducing airborne dust.

The Eco-Nest

For a relaxing and unique experience, stay in our famous “Econest” home. This beautiful building is tucked away in the woods and very private, yet a close stroll to all other amenities. It has a full kitchen, dining room, lounge area with fold out futon, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Relax in our double air jet tub or sit out on the patio which looks out on our labyrinth in the trees. A truly tranquil experience.

The Econest Guest House has walls of cob (straw, clay, water) construction surrounding a beautiful timber frame structure. The walls are finished with an earthen plaster. This is the first of its kind built in Canada using European construction techniques dating back 1000 years. Using natural, non-toxic local materials found mostly at the farm, it is heated from a central floor to ceiling wood burning masonry stove. The heat from the wood fire is stored in the thermal mass and radiates slowly into the home. In the winter the floors are radiant heated and in the summertime the clay walls keep the home cool and comfortable. People with respiratory challenges breathe easily in this house.

The CN Cabooses

Stay in an authentic fully restored CN red rail caboose! Both cabooses are equipped with kitchenettes, queen size futon and bunk beds. Both cabooses are heated with  an electric wood stove. Both are also equipped with mini fridge, hot plate and microwave.

Each caboose also has a side deck where you can relax and enjoy peace and tranquility overlooking the Saugeen River.

The Landscape

The Pavillion

The Forest Labyrinth

Wood Burning Barrel Saunas by the River

The Cordwood Shower House

The Campground

The Maple Sugar Shack

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RIVERSTONE RETREAT

233639 Concession 2 WGR
Durham, Ontario
Canada N0G 1R0

Phone: 705.444.2012 x 215
Toll Free: 1.866.702.5552 x 215

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