What is Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre?

  • A Retreat Centre is unique. It's not a resort nor a hotel. It's a place to come back to yourself. Lose stress, relax deeply and get back to basics. Nourish your soul.
  • Our mission is to provide a space for our guests to be nourished in body, mind and soul. Our space is welcoming, staff are friendly, and every guest is free to be themselves and have the experience they need. Climb a tree, sleep deeply, or gaze at the stars.
  • What Should You Expect? Great food, comfy beds, mature forest trails, peaceful meadows, fresh air, peace and quiet, with friendly people to serve your every need.
  • Where are we located? Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, near Midland, Ontario. Don't have a car? No problem - there are links to bus service to Wyebridge and we would be happy to pick you up there.


Leaving Sugar Ridge you will feel Lighter and Rejuvenated. You can expect to:

  • Enjoy incredible food that is nourishing, healthy, and oh so yummy. Everyone on TripAdvisor raves about our food. You can expect whole food, plant based meals with dishes like Blueberry Ginger Kale Salad, Maple Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower, our famous Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, or Thai Mushroom & Kale Soup.
  • Explore a beautiful natural environment. Our site spans 150 acres of majestic maple and cedar forests, lush meadows, neighbouring one of the best nature reserves in Ontario; the 3000 acre Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. There are 25+ km's of trails accessible year-round (for hiking, biking, skiing, or snowshoeing). You can breathe fresh air, sleep deeply and feel revitalized just by being here.
  • Relax in a casual, welcoming environment. We strive for our guests to feel supported when they are at Sugar Ridge. We welcome everyone irrespective of religion, race, gender, and sexual orientation.
  • Stretch your body and mind in the Meditation/Yoga Studio. A large 1200 sq ft circular studio graces the centre. Designed to make gathering comfortable since people naturally form a circle when they gather. Everyone can see each other, respect each other, and the space feels welcoming and inclusive because there are no corners to get lost in or hide in. Visually your eye flows around the room, as does the energy of the space; nice and gently. 
  • Chill in the main centre. We have a comfy lounge featuring a double-sided fireplace, board games, puzzles, books and magazines. A variety of tea is availalbe 24/7 as are healthy snacks and fresh fruit. Coffee is served with breakfast and available upon request any other time of day. Use the free Wifi to upload all the beautiful pictures you’ve taken from our grounds 😊 or stay in touch with home. There is also a large patio to enjoy meals outside or sit and watch the clouds float by.
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Sugar Ridge Is Right For You If:

  • You want to ditch some stress.
  • You enjoy a casual, intimate and welcoming environment. We have a wide range of programs but our guests are always welcome to participate in as much of or as little of the 'schedule' as they are comfortable with.
  • You have a food sensitivitiy that you are finding difficulty to be accomodated elsewhere. Sugar Ridge is proud to say that any food allergy within a vegetarian spectrum is easy for us.

Customer Testimonials:

"Nothing will beat the retreat I just had here with Liz! The meditation and yoga retreat I just attended was something I will never forget. I let go of all worries and got back a part of me I thought I'd lost. Liz and her family are such welcoming people, the food they cook is delicious and Liz’s meditation and yoga classes will transform your body, mind and soul in ways you would never think. The cabins are super cute and cozy as well! You can just see the passion from Liz and her family flow through everything that they do. I can’t wait to attend many more retreats here. Thank you Liz and Family!"

- Bianca Azgin (May 21, 2018) 

"My first yoga retreat was everything and more that I expected it to be. Peaceful, meditative, welcoming and invigorating. 

Thanks to Liz and Kurt and all their staff for an unforgettable experience.  

Would recommend this place to any and all who want a weekend away from it all."

- Carolyn Stekar (Jan 15, 2018)


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