We warmly welcome groups, families, couples and individuals for a memorable overnight getaway in the country. In light of the pandemic Fells Meadows is presently focusing on providing accommodations to couples, families and small groups on weekends and extended stays.
During the pandemic when a family or group books the farm house, the entire property will be private for them. When the pandemic lifts, a group that wants to have the entire property private will need to inquire first.
If you are an individual wanting time on your own in one of the cabins or farm house please inquire and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com.
Check in time is 4 p.m. Leslie will meet you at the farm house at 4 p.m. or the ETA (estimated time of arrival) that is communicated ahead. You will be shown the farm house upon arrival (masks and physical distancing) and you will be given a set of keys to come and go as you please. Please call Leslie in advance if there is any change. Check out time is 11 a.m. Should you require a later check out please advise as we try to be flexible whenever possible. We look forward to having you here. Please feel free to call with any questions.
Waivers - must be signed by EACH person upon arrival. The coordinator of the group is responsible to ensure these are signed, collected and to notify Leslie once completed so that she can pick them up. This is a mandatory requirement of the insurance company.
Mask Usage -Under instructions issued by the local Medical Officer of Health, businesses in Northumberland County have a policy in place that requires people to wear a non-medical mask or face covering before entering their commercial establishment. You do not need to wear a mask when in your own room or cabin or outside but a mask is required when in the farm house if there are others present. Please maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from staff and volunteers.
Additional guests - if there are more guests than originally booked the host must be notified and payment can then be completed directly to Fells Meadows. This includes day guests @$40./day. There is to be no camping unless the hosts have made agreement for this. Any violation of the number of guests may result in forfeiture of funds paid & eviction from premises.
Parking - there is lots of room by the farm house for vehicles. If there are more than 5 vehicles please have some park behind the larger barn (unless in the winter). Your host can show you the area if need be. Access around beside and in front of the small barn and big barns and the laneway to the house next door must remain clear.
Linens - Linens are provided. As a conscious environmental practice we greatly appreciate guests using one face cloth and towel during their stay. If you plan to use “Haven” (cabin on the hill or in the meadow) then sheets are available to take to the cabins.
Smoking - There is absolutely no smoking in the farm house, cabins, yurt or in any of the outdoor buildings. Careful and considerate outdoor smoking is acceptable. All cigarette butts MUST be safely disposed of in the garbage.
Toilets - The farm house is on a septic system. For groups we ask that only soiled paper be put in the toilet. Flush when need be. A clean container will be available in all bathrooms for tissue, non soiled toilet paper, feminine products, etc.
Guests - Please ensure that the number of guests noted on your booking is accurate. There are to be no pets unless previously arranged through and agreed upon by the host. Please advise us if there are children and/or youths. The hosts must agree as part of the group before you book. Parents are fully responsible for their children and or youths. You are welcome to move certain items in the farm house or buildings out of the way of children or if it’s helpful for your group. They are to be returned to their original spot before check out.
Water - The property is on safe well water. Many people prefer to use spring water for coffee/tea and drinking water because the indoor water is on a softening system. We will provide one large jug of spring water (approximately 15 litres). We suggest you consider bringing a jug(s) if people are avid water drinkers and you prefer spring water. Extra jugs may be available in the nearby general store.
Yurt & Cabins - Shoes and boots are to be removed in the main foyer of the farm house or in the entrance to the yurt or cabins. There is to be no food or drinks (exception of water) in the Yurt and the cabins. To avoid stains on the wood, if water spills, please be sure it is wiped dry immediately. The cabin is to be utilized for sleeping only if there are over 10 overnight guests. This must be agreed upon with the host. There is a surcharge of $20./night for heating each cabin. There is a propane stove in the yurt which may be used if you’ve booked use of the yurt.
Heating & Cooling - If it’s cold outside, we will light the masonry which is a main source of heat for the farm house. (Extra heating is baseboards) You will be shown how to close the damper for the masonry. The doors of the masonry (main door and bread oven door) are NOT to be opened at any time by guests. Upon arrival we will provide instructions for the wood stove and fire place in the living/dining area.
Bicycles & Camping - Bicycles and road bikes are not allowed on Fells Meadows trails because of the wildlife. There are many nearby trails for bicycles in Northumberland County. Camping is not permitted unless agreed upon ahead of time.
TV - There is a 42 inch Smart TV and DVD/Blu Ray player in the living area. There is not cable or TV service but you are welcome to use any of the movies provided and to bring a couple along should you desire to do so.
This exquisite 1860 renovated farm housed is situated on over 100 acres of ecologically diverse land. It comes with a full amenities kitchen and a spectacular masonry. The dining area has a large pine harvest table easily accommodating 6 - 12 people. The living area complete with comfortable sofas and chairs has a wood stove and fully operational fireplace.
There are six bedrooms available; one on the main floor near the front entrance and the remaining five are on the second floor. The main floor bedroom has a double bed. The bedrooms on the second floor include: one with a queen bed, one with a single and double bed, one with a double bed, and two bedrooms with two twin beds in each (9 beds in total in the farm house).
New baseboard heating has been put in the bedrooms to ensure people are warm on cold nights. There are two fully equipped bathrooms. Additional sleeping is available in the cabins as noted below. The outdoor patio has a table, chairs and BBQ. There is ample room to park vehicles. Bicycles can be stored in the workshop barn.
- Soap/Toilet Paper
- Tasteful China and Numerous Utensils for Groups
- Electric Range with Two Oven System
- Large Double Door Fridge with Lower Freezer Drawer
- Varying Sizes Pots/Pans/Roasting Cookware
- TV/DVD/CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Dish Washer
- Kettle/Coffee Maker
- Hangers/Hair Dryer
- Cozy Fireplace & Wood Stove in Living Area
- Outdoor Fire Pit (Host must book permit ahead of time)
- Patio area with Table and Large Number of Chairs
- Varying Sizes Serving Ware
Haven on the Hilltop
Haven on the Hilltop is an enchanting cabin with magnificent views of the hills & valleys of Northumberland. This view has been named as the best in the county. This secluded sanctuary has a seating area on the main floor which includes a twin sofa bed. In the loft there is a double mattress. There’s often a beautiful cross breeze through the cabin because of the three main floor windows and two loft windows. There’s an upscale outhouse near the cabin. Also on this hill overlooking the valley, is the stone labyrinth. This cabin is on the first hill approximately a 15 minute walk from the farm house and parking area.
Haven in the Meadow
Haven in the Meadow is a secluded cabin on the meadow’s edge nestled in the whispering pines. The main floor includes a double sofa bed and writer’s desk. A queen mattress is in the loft. The numerous windows throughout the cabin enable one to breathe in the country air. This cabin is kept cool during the summer by the shade of the pines. Nearby there’s an ‘upscale’ outhouse with a pedal toilet and outdoor sink (rain water barrel connected). The cabin is around the corner from the yurt and is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the farm house and parking area.
There is a 30-foot diameter yurt with pine floors perfect for circles, yoga, tai chi, dance and the arts. It is situated in the valley about 1/2 km from the farmhouse. A propane stove provides heat in cooler months.
The Property, Trails & Labyrinth
This is a sanctuary space of over one hundred acres which supports the wellness of people of all ages. Come to Fells Meadows to rejuvenate and be inspired and nourished by nature. Diverse ecosystems range from the young whispering pine forest, the wild flowered meadow supporting the pollinators, the older growth enchanting fairy forest, and the protected wetlands of singing amphibians. Trails traverse the valley and the rolling hills throughout the property. Numerous guests have shared that “when walking the property, one is led between the worlds” and this is “the hidden gem of Northumberland County”.
A large outdoor fire pit, framed by handmade benches, is in the valley just beyond the yurt. Past the fire pit, when continuing along the trail, one enters the magical, old hickory tree meditation area. For those that prefer a walking meditation, the stone Chartres Labyrinth is on the peak of the first hill. When facing south east on this hill you are able to see miles and miles of the rolling hills and valleys; all nature with not any buildings in site.
We welcome you to come to experience the wonder, beauty and healing power of nature at Fells Meadows.
Rates at a Glance
We have changed our rating system and have been restricting numbers in light of Covid-19 to support couples, families and small groups coming to a safe and nurturing place at Fells Meadows. The following prices do not include HST.
Due to covid we have rating scenarios - choose the one best meeting your needs.
1)For up to 6 people the Base Rate of the farmhouse is $445./night and each additional guest is $68./night/guest. Minimum 2 nights, minimum 3 nights for holiday weekends. Supplemental cleaning fee is $185.
2)Up until the end of June 2021 a couple can rent the farm house (privately) for $250./night and each additional guest is $75. Minimum 2 nights or 3 nights if a long weekend. Supplemental cleaning fee is $125.
3)Individual - please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org For Mon - Thurs we can work out a reduced rate if this is needed.
HST is additional.
Haven on the Hill top & Haven in the Meadow @ $160./night (minimum 2 nights)
Supplemental Cleaning Fee $50. (cleaning waived if part of a group renting farm house)
If you wish to book only a cabin you must inquire with Fells Meadows regarding availability.
$135/day or $250/weekend for groups who’ve booked the farm house.
We have access to an amazing yoga instructor if you wish to book a yoga session (must be re-booked and based upon availability of the instructor).
During the pandemic we are enabling groups to have the property privately. When the pandemic lifts there is the ability to have the property booked privately. Please contact email@example.com
@ $40./day/guest joining a group that has booked accommodations
Day Visits @ $55/individual guest or $95/couple if it’s your first time visiting Fells Meadows. Your host will meet with you to describe the property. Each additional visit @ $45/day visit. You will have access to all the trails, the labyrinth and the yurt. Must be pre-booked. Fells Meadows reserves the right to postpone day visits to accommodate private group bookings.
Thank you for your fee which helps to support our caretaking of the land and wildlife!
Overnight weekend guests can book an on-site massage on Saturday with Carly, an amazing registered massage therapist (must be pre-booked and dependent on her availability). If interested you will be provided with contact details for Carly. Carly graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 2014. She strives to provide treatment to her clients that uncovers the nature of the underlying issue, while addressing the symptoms that can cause discomfort. Carly understands that each person demonstrates dysfunction in their own patterning, so treatments are geared towards the individual needs of the client. She incorporates facial techniques, joint mobilizations, stretching & general Swedish massage techniques into her treatments. Rates include HST
1 hour massage $110
45 minute massage $95
30 minute massage $75
Leslie Fell, an experienced facilitator, offers mentoring sessions, workshops, and retreats. Workshops can be tailored to group interests such as dream work, mindfulness, connecting with nature, nature & labyrinth meditation walks, or tools to work with stressful thoughts (using The Work of Byron Katie). Inquire with Leslie at Fells Meadows for details. Throughout the year various retreats are offered (noted on Retreat page). These are temporarily on hold due to Covid-19.
We are happy to arrange to have an experienced yoga instructor for one and a half or two-hour yoga sessions in our large yurt for groups who’ve booked accommodations at Fells Meadows. Please inquire with Fells Meadows. (On hold till spring 2021)
Meals & Catering
Whenever possible we source organic foods locally, including our own on-site vegetable, fruit and herb gardens.
Individuals/couples on retreat - ask for our menu with numerous scrumptious offerings.
Groups and families booking accommodations or their own retreat often provide their own meals. The full amenities kitchen will have all the appliances, dishes, utensils, serving items you need. Please enquire if your group would like to book catering. We’ll do our best to arrange meal services if the chef we access is available.
Retreats at Fells Meadows - Delicious, healthy, home made meals are often part of the group retreats/workshops and are offered to individuals/couples in retreat. We are committed to doing our best to meet diverse needs (vegetarian or gluten free) when requested.
Fells Meadows is mid-way between Toronto and Kingston just 10 minutes north of the 401 at Colborne. If you do not drive or have a car there is a VIA train stop in Cobourg (approx. 25 minutes from our location). We can provide you with a taxi list or we can arrange to do a pick up and return service for a fee of $90. (or $50. one way) depending on the schedule. At least one week's notice is required and the pick up or drop off must be during the hours of 11am and 6pm.
What to Bring
The farm house and cabins at Fells Meadows should have most of what you need but here’s a recommended packing list:
- Waterproof boots comfortable to explore the numerous trails
- Personal care items & toiletries
- Journal and pen
- Good book you’ve been meaning to read (or you are welcome to choose one from the library)
- Warm socks or slippers
- Layered clothing
- Any food items you require
- Left-over food containers if you are doing your own meals
A towel if staying in one of the cabins.
Spring - Fall
- Mosquito repellent & sunscreen
Beach towel & bathing suit if planning to explore the nearby beaches or lakes
- Your bicycle if wish to explore the amazing Northumberland County roads or trails
Winter footwear, snow shoes or cross-country skis