Sewing Retreats

  Fall Retreat - November 9, 10, 11, 2018.

Enjoy a full weekend with no commitments, and no schedule other than meals. 

Bring your own sewing machine, notions, tools, and whatever project you want to work on, whether it is sewing, knitting, needlework, or something else. Bring a book! Or a game to share with other retreaters in the evenings! We will supply you with ample space, comfy chairs, shared irons and ironing boards, and some music!

The Opinicon's beautifully decorated cottages have all the necessities; just bring your clothing and toiletries (and your sewing projects!). Meals are provided on Saturday(breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Sunday morning (breakfast). (Dinner on Friday we will leave up to you, so that you don't have to feel rushed to arrive on time.) The dining room and pub both have excellent menus and are open until 10pm.

Arrive anytime after 3pm on Friday. Check out is at 11am on Sunday. We'll send out an email in October with full details including a list of what you need to bring, directions, etc.

The Resort

Situated on Opinicon Lake in the Rideau Lakes region of Eastern Ontario, the Opinicon Resort is an historic fishing lodge dating to the 1870s. Located 90 minutes from Ottawa, and 30 minutes from Kingston, it's an easy drive from either. Fully renovated, and thoughtfully decorated, the Opinicon is Ontario's newest small luxury vacation destination.

Single Rooms (Sold Out):

We have 5 single rooms with either a double or queen bed in a shared cabin with washrooms and sitting room.

Shared Rooms

(Update as of August 29th, we have two beds in a shared room remaining): We have 5 shared rooms with either two double beds or two twin beds in a shared cabin with washrooms and sitting room.

Food intolerances:

We will be finalizing the menu in the month before the retreat. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know.


If you'd like to share a room or cabin with a friend, send us an email at [email protected] and we'll do our best to pair you up!

Cancellation Policy

We can not offer refunds. If you find that you are unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to another person. Please let us know who will be taking your place and we will update our booking list appropriately.​

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