Fells Meadows Over 100 acres of peace and serenity in the heart of Northumberland County, Ontario, to nourish mind, body and spirit.
Fells Meadows A tranquil country property of over 100 acres in the heart of Northumberland County, Ontario.
Fells Meadows offers numerous trails, meditation areas and quaint buildings throughout the property enabling opportunities to immerse in nature and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. We warmly welcome groups, families, couples and individuals for a memorable overnight getaway in the country. Our retreats and workshops which were closed because of the pandemic and restrictions are now being put in place again. Come to connect with nature!
Land Acknowledgment - This land was part of a thriving network of Anishinaabe indigenous peoples which included the Odawa, Saulteaux, Ojibwe (including Mississaugas), Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin peoples. At various times it was also in inhabited by tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy who migrated north from the south side of Lake Ontario. First Nations peoples in the area were blessed by the presence of fertile soil, food rich lakes and beautiful landscapes. For millennia they lived harmoniously in connection with their environment. Fells Meadows Farms’ acknowledgment of the land is our declaration of responsibility for its preservation, and our celebration of the history and cultures of its original inhabitants.
The Fells Meadows name is derived from the moor covered hills on the Isle of Man, Scotland and northern England (the fells) and peaceful meadows.
This is a sanctuary where nature thrives and wildlife abounds. It includes:
- A tastefully decorated 1860’s renovated six bedroom farm house
- A 30 foot diameter yurt with pine flooring and propane stove
- Charming cabins with sleeping lofts
- A Chartres Meditation Labyrinth overlooking the valley
- Trails throughout the hills, meadows, forests and wetlands
We continue to create a holistic vision focused on regeneration and well being by planting organic gardens, orchards and native vegetation which support soul-stirring retreats and fortify wildlife such as the butterflies, bees and bluebirds. You are welcome to come and experience the magic of Fells Meadows.
About your host, Leslie Fell.
For years I wanted to create a sanctuary space which protected the land and enabled people to have a place to rejuvenate in nature, in solitude or with friends and family. I was drawn to the property for its numerous ecosystems, rolling hills, diverse wildlife and whispering trees.
Many years ago Leslie spoke to me about a vision of a place where people who traveled there would have an experience of deep spiritual contact with nature. The realization of this vision is Fells Meadows.
It is born of the indomitable warrior spirit that resides in Leslie and that made the seemingly impossible possible. When you come you will sense immediately your sanctuary place. Come.
~ Kathleen Delahunty
Our Guests Say It Best
Leslie was an amazing host. The property is massive and the pictures provided do not do it justice. If any guest wishes to have a private retreat, they would find it here.
This property is incredible. It's spacious and well-kept. The path leading up the hill to the cabin is perfect for a sunset-walk. The farmhouse is endearing, well kept, rustic, and beautiful.
This is a wonderful location and words can’t describe the beauty the retreat space provides. Our group received the warmest hospitality and many commented on how they would love to return.
What an incredible experience for a girl’s trip in the fall. First time here with five
ladies and we had a bedroom to spare! We had everything we needed from
bedding and towels provided, a fully equipped kitchen, a library, picnic tables a
garden and a secluded firepit in the valley. The walk through the forest up to the
yurt was magical. Leslie is wonderful to work with and was so responsive to our
questions. I would highly recommend staying, its good for your soul!
Girls Weekend, October 2021
The experience was amazing in large part to the beautiful property that Leslie and her team maintain. The attention to detail is present in every room, cabin, yurt and forest — everything is immaculately clean, comfortable and inviting. Throughout our stay, Leslie was available to help in any way, and ordering vegetables from the organic produce garden was a great way to boost our supplies. Truly a hidden gem amongst retreat options —highly recommended!
Group Facilitator, September 2021
Spectacular! The few days we spent at Fells Meadows exceeded any expectations that we had prior to going. Leslie has created an incredibly stunning, beautiful, and peaceful place. The house is extremely comfortable and very well kept. Beyond that, the location is ideally situated for easy access to a very wide range of activities. You sure to have a wonderful time at Fells Meadows!
Family Getaway, August 2021
We have made this a regular getaway location for our family. Leslie and her team have created heaven on earth on this beautiful land and home. Whether looking for peace and tranquility or fun and adventure this is the place for you to be alone or with your family and friends. Meticulously clean, beautiful gardens, and just a short drive from Toronto.
Family Getaway, July 2021
The property is great and very well kept. Leslie is a great host! The trails are beautiful, the yurt and the cabin are great additions to the property. My family had a great fun over the Canada day holiday.
Family Getaway, June 2021
I had a wonderful solo stay in Leslie’s farmhouse at Fells– it was glorious! The eclectically furnished farmhouse (animal sanctuary meets new age meets Buddhism- was so inviting and comfortable, with an unlimited supply of hot tea, firewood, and meadow views. Most of all, Fells Meadows provided a welcoming space to think, rest, write, read, and take care of myself for a few days. I feel rejuvenated and look forward to coming back again!
Individual Retreat, December 2020
Cold crisp air watching fiery Mars and the bright light of Venus rising in the dark sky. It was so good to be reminded of the beauty, magic and wonder of the natural world which was experienced in all its perfection at Fells Meadows!
Individual Retreat, December 2020
Fells Meadows is a haven for those searching for solitude, connection to nature, and the warmth of hospitality that is so special to Leslie. I knew I wanted to stay here and have some days disconnecting from the pandemic, work, and parenting and reconnecting to myself. Leslie was so kind and prompt in her communications from my first inquiry and throughout my stay. She showed me around, offered kale from the garden, even offered me her own boots when it snowed! Leslie’s deep connection to the place shows in all the details inside the cabins, the quaint farmhouse, and the walking trails. I dream of going back again and again and will always hold fond memories of the warmth I felt on those crisp Canadian Autumnal days.
Individual retreat, November 2020
Wonderful refresh in the country! We booked Fells Meadows so that our family could spend some precious time together. The house is spacious, surprisingly cool in the summer, and has plenty of places to cozy up and read, nap, or just enjoy the peace of being out in nature. We enjoyed the trails on the property. The yurt was a fun place for us to explore and play some games in. Kitchen was well stocked with all the basic equipment and some spices. Everything was clean and well-maintained. Most of all, we appreciated Leslie's hospitality and helpfulness during our stay. We had a wonderful time here and hope to be back again.
Family getaway, August 2020
I have been to Fells Meadows on three separate occasions. The entire property is exceptionally kept. I feel Leslie and the land of Fells Meadows uplifted my spirit to a place where I could truly connect to my Self/Source. I felt safe and absolutely welcomed. So much thought, time and energy are put into creating an experience for others to honour and explore the journey of their soul. With the support of the land and Leslie, as a facilitator, I was able to experience full circle events that brought upon clarity and purpose.
Individual & Group Retreats, July 2020
A beautiful, restorative and incredibly joyful space! The land is spacious, calming, green, and expansive. The house is stunning and can accommodate large groups and still feel like a "private Idaho". I cannot recommend this place enough! I have been many, many times and will continue to visit when I need quiet, beauty and grace.
Individual retreat, January 2020
Our family had a lovely stay at Leslie's place. It was clean, spacious and the kitchen was well stocked for making meals for ten adults. The yurt was a great place to do yoga and meditate. We enjoyed the walks along the trails. In hindsight, I should have booked directly through Leslie's website.
Family getaway, May 2019
Fells Meadows is a very special place. Our family spent a weekend there. It was a home away from home. Leslie is a wonderful host. If you are considering this space, book it. You will not be disappointed.