About this listing
A unique all-season, rustic space for personal and couple retreats and creative explorations. Retreats can be tailored designed by host with a menu of options such as meals, coaching, art play, and local activities. Minutes away from Gatineau Park and the village of Wakefield, Quebec. Mid-week and extended weekend specials occasionally offered at various times throughout the year.
This beautiful, rustic facility, created out of a 100+ year old barn, is a perfect spot for a personal or couple retreat. It’s particularly well suited to writers, artists, and other creative types seeking time alone to unwind and focus on their craft.
The lower floor of the historic barn has been converted into a spacious yet cozy space in which to sleep, dine, stretch, work, and play.
This space is best suited to individuals or a couple. The sleeping, dining, and lounging area are all in one large open room. There are no separate rooms unless you count the deck.
I have a friendly, easy going cat that lives here. For three seasons he can stay outside if you prefer but in the winter months he tends to stay inside to sleep.
Mid-week specials and extended weekend rates possible. Get in touch!
- One Queen-size bed (wall-bed, can be folded into wall when not in use)
- One double-bed futon couch
- Linens and towels supplied
- A kitchenette on site where you can make your own meals (fridge, small convection oven, 2 burner hotplate, microwave, slow cooker)
- Staples like herbs, spices, sugar, oil supplied. You bring any fresh food needed
- Private bathroom and shower
- Tables for working or art
- Yoga mats
- Musical instruments, art supplies, and a small library of books
- Telephone and internet access (limited usage)
- Outside covered deck with dining table, chairs, and propane BBQ
- There is a laundromat in Wakefield.
Guests also enjoy exclusive use of the barn studio and deck, with access to the gardens and grounds surrounding the barn. The property is about half an acre in size, and is bordered by a creek, farm fields and forest. I have tenants renting the house at the front of the property so you share the driveway and grounds with them. (The house deck is just for the tenants. The large covered barn deck is just for you.)
Interaction with guests
I want to help my guests create custom retreat experiences. If you are interested in having home-cooked meals provided, or other services I offer (coaching, guided hikes and more), that can be arranged.
Other things to note
My friendly but independent cat Rafiki lives here. He spends most of his time outdoors except in the winter. I hope that you will feed and water him while you are here. If you are away for an extended period of time please let me know.
Please note that my cat Rafiki lives here. Except in the winter he can remain outside if you prefer.
My place may be a challenge if you have a toddler on the move. Not very child proofed. Also, remember there is not 'other' room for a sleeping child.
Pets are generally not allowed, but I would consider making an exception. Please contact me to discuss.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I work as a process consultant, facilitator and coach. I have over two decades of experience helping organizations and individuals tap into the wisdom they have inside to become more effective and satisfied in their work and their lives.
When I am not coaching or facilitating, I am usually found outdoors soaking up the beauty of the Gatineau hills, making music with friends or messing around with art.
Over the years I have done a fair amount of travelling, most notably in Europe and Eastern Africa. What has always been most precious about those experiences has been the people I have met and the stories we exchanged. I hope to welcome travellers from near and far to offer the same warm welcome they so often gave me.
As a host, I want to help each guest at Rendezvous Rupert to create a retreat experience that's tailored to their needs. I can draw on my own expertise as a life coach, expressive arts facilitator and outdoor guide, as well as a rich network of local contacts that includes chefs, body work practitioners, yoga instructors, and other professionals. I can also leave you in complete privacy to create your own experience.
Come and reflect, realign, and rejuvenate your spirit as best fits you!