The ReTreat Yourself Women’s Weekend will take place at The Opinicon Dining & Resort at Chaffeys Lock, Ontario from May 1-3, 2020. The Resort has been a long-time hidden gem and sits along Lake Opinicon nestled off the curved edges of the Chaffeys Lock Road. It’s a 30-minute drive from Kingston and 1.5 hours from Ottawa.

A quick history lesson? Three years ago, Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke and his wife Fiona McKean purchased the long-time loved resort. Fiona took on the large task to renovate and restore the resort back to its original charm but include modern amenities.

Fast forward to today: The place is purely magical. It has an old-time charm but it’s mixed with upscale decor.  You feel like you’re escaping the everyday while still getting a top-notch experience. It’s obvious the owners have put time and thought into each and every piece that makes up The Opinicon Dining & Resort. Even the custom-made throw pillows are adorable!

The Resort has cabins, an ice cream shop, dock access and its fully renovated main lodge and pub opened in Spring, 2017.

Each cabin includes an electric fireplace (except for Juniper and Cedar), renovated bathroom(s), gorgeous bedding, a coffeemaker and a bar fridge.

Tour The Opinicon Dining & Resort
The Cabins

Accommodation Set-up and Pricing

  • Retreat participants will book their cabins as a group.
  • The costs listed for each cabin includes the inclusive retreat fee (accommodation, all meals and fitness/workshop classes.).
  • The sleeping arrangements are double-occupancy, meaning there are two people to a bed (unless it’s twin beds, of course!).
  • Look at the cabin sleeping arrangements carefully to determine the best fit for your group.
  • Cabins are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and a $300 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. The final payment is due by March 1, 2020.

Rate: $509 per person + HST (based on full cabin occupancy)

Note: ReTreaters in a shared cabin split the cabin rate. If you wish for more space within your cabin, then you simply split the higher cost for the cabin amongst your cabinmates.


Cottage # of bedrooms
Features Cost per cabin (includes all retreat fees*) +HST
Juniper 1 (2) 1 King $1,018 +HST
Cedar 1 (2) 1 King $1,018 + HST
Maple 1 (4) 2 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed $2,036 + HST
Elm 1 (4) 2 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed $2,036 + HST
Beech 1 (4) 1 King, 1 Sofa Bed $2,036 +HST
Cypress 2 (6) 1 King, 2 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed $3,054 + HST
Pines 2 (6) 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed $3,054 + HST
Spruce 2 (6) 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed $3,054 + HST
Hemlock 2 (6) 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed $3,054 + HST
Oak 2(6) 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed $3,054 + HST
Willow 2(6) 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed $3,054 + HST
Tamarack 3 (8) 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Double, 1 Sofa Bed $4,072 + HST
Balsam 3 (8) I Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Double, 1 Sofa Bed $4,072 + HST
Pinyon 3 (8) 1 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Double $4,072 + HST
Ponderosa 4 (10 – could fit up to 12)** 1 King, 2 Twin, 1 King, 2 Twin, 2 Sofa Beds $5,090 + HST

*Includes accommodation, all meals and fitness/workshop classes. Retreat fees do not include spa services, alcoholic beverages or artistic workshop materials.

**If a group has the full capacity for Ponderosa, please contact us directly for pricing. Otherwise, the cabin fees are for 10-persons respectively.

Disclaimer: Because The Opinicon Dining & Resort has undergone such a transformation, there may be some projects still occurring on the site (they won’t be active during the weekend, but there may be some portions off limits at the time of the weekend). The sleeping arrangements outlined above are accurate as of November 2018.

The weekend is not, unfortunately, accessible, as uneven terrain and stairs are prevalent throughout the property.

The $300 deposit is non-refundable. The final payment is due by March 1, 2020.


Your $300 retreat registration deposit is non-refundable and transferable. What this means is that if you are unable to attend the retreat, you cannot get a refund on the initial deposit and must notify us of a cancellation by March 1, 2020. No cancellations are allowed after March 31, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST. Alternatively, you can:

  1. Give your retreat spot to someone else.
  2. Sell your retreat spot to someone else (Please notify us if this occurs)
Here’s The Opinicon Dining & Resort Map: