Our peaceful and relaxing space makes River Ridge Lodge the perfect setting to retreat for self-care. We currently offer grief and stress relief programs, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know and we may be able to help make arrangements.
With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, you’ll be assured privacy when you need it. Perfect spots for reflection surround you at our dock on the river, trails in the woods, fields, or the picnic table on the hill. We offer kindness, space and company if you want it, and would be happy to arrange for other services such as trauma yoga and massage. Spending time with Charlie, our gentle giant Newfoundland dog - who’s 140 pounds of pure love - can also be very therapeutic.
Leave your stress behind with a River Ridge Lodge all-inclusive weekend retreat. Relax and rejuvenate near iconic Mahone Bay, only an hour from Halifax. You’ll find comfortable, well-appointed rooms with all the modern day conveniences, nestled amongst the peaceful, natural beauty of our forest and pastures. We offer a unique setting, restorative yoga and delicious home-cooked meals – with just the right balance of structure, socializing, and freedom.
All-inclusive packages start at $259+HST/person, based on four people sharing a 2-bedroom suite. Other rooms are also available (see options below under pricing), so book your 2-night retreat as a group or come on your own and meet new friends. Frauke and Tara (owner of Fit Brain) are ready to welcome you to River Ridge Lodge – your stress-free home for the weekend. The only thing you need to do is pick a date!
Weekends available include:
November 8, 9, 10
November 22, 23, 24
December 6, 7, 8
Minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 participants
Call Frauke to book or learn more at 902-531-2284.
Your weekend retreat includes:
If you’re looking for added activity, there’s no shortage of things to do, with plenty of free time! We can help plan a visit to Mahone Bay, a guided fishing or kayak trip, or an on-site chair massage. Prefer to explore the serene trails on your own? Hop on a bike or strap on some snowshoes – both are complimentary! Or, simply do nothing but relax. Grab a pillow and blanket to mediate or simply sit on the dock and “just be”. The choice is yours – it’s your retreat.
Queen Room (Room 1 or 2) - Single Occupancy $438 + HST
Queen Room (Room 1 or 2) - Double Occupancy $299 + HST/per Person
2 Bedroom (Room 3 - Queen + 2 Twin) - Double Occupancy $309 + HST/per Person
2 Bedroom (Room 3 - Queen + 2 Twin) - Triple Occupancy $276 + HST/per Person
2 Bedroom (Room 3 - Queen + 2 Twin) - Quad Occupancy $259 + HST/per Person
After checking in to accommodation at River Ridge Lodge, we will make plans as a group or individually for dinner at a nearby restaurant or pub. Late check-in can be arranged. Later, make yourself comfy in your room or get together as a group to socialize in the guest lounge or one of the town’s quaint pubs.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast and mingle. After breakfast, join Tara for a restorative yoga practice. No experience necessary – all abilities will be honoured. Enjoy 90 minutes of tranquility, through restorative poses, supported by props, candles and essential oils*. The retreat on November 8-10 weekend will include a more in-depth session on using essential oils to support emotional health (presented by Fran Dunn). Following this session of ultimate relaxation, a light lunch will be served, before you embark on a few hours of free time – filled with activity or complete relaxation. We’ll then meet back at the Lodge for an evening of delicious food and drink, and good company. Weather permitting, we can step outside and continue our night over a roaring bonfire.
Relax over breakfast and check out at your convenience by noon.
*please make any scent sensitivities known at time of reservation
We’re blessed to be collaborating with Hilary Scott of Healing the Loss, to offer professional individual and small group grief retreats. Our Lodge offers a safe, contemplative and restorative setting to support your sessions with Hilary.
Read more about Hilary and Healing the Loss Grief Retreats to see if her program is right for you. You can also contact Hilary directly at 902-529-0021 or email@example.com for more information or to book your retreat. And if you’d like to book a room at our Lodge to stay, contact Frauke at 902-531-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.