Relive Retreat is a 700 sq ft, open concept, cabin with chalet ceiling, full-length windows, natural spring water, private hot tub, private pool, fireplace, BBQ, breathtaking views. Perfect for taking time out to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature.
The cabin has 1 bedroom with a queen bed and a double fold out couch, which can comfortably sleep 4 people. We are dog friendly so please feel free to bring your furry friend. We have 2 pups who live with us on the property (a big goldendoodle and a border collie).
Cabin comes equipped with a fireplace and some firewood for any cool nights, full kitchen with additional coffee maker, soda stream, toaster, veggie/rice steamer and more. There is a natural spring on the property, which the water is pumped from. It is then UV filtered making every tap drinkable.
Cabin runs on septic, fresh spring water (filtered), wood fireplace, as well as a propane heater to create an almost off-grid experience. We recycle, compost and conserve energy as much as possible, promoting a sustainable living experience.
Wrap around deck on south and east sides makes for perfect outdoor enjoyment. Hot tub sits flush with the east deck with fantastic views across the valley. The 7 person hot tub has over 40 jets. Perfect for end of day after hiking with over 70 acres of property to explore. And in the summer months we have a 25' round pool to enjoy as well.
Our property is one of a kind. On a clear morning from the living room you will witness some spectacular sunrises. In the evening you can enjoy the ambiance of the sun setting or head up the road a few minutes to watch the sunset completely. The cabin sits at the top of a hill, up the driveway from our primary residence (another small cabin). The hill is perfect for keeping the mosquitos away with a continuous breeze. There are 3 reforested areas, lots of old forest, a meandering meadow, hills, wetlands, apple trees, the Saugeen River, streams and a natural spring. Wildlife includes tons of deer, rabbit, birds, wild turkeys and the occasional spotting (or hear them howl) of coyotes and wolf. The valley of the property echoes so they do sound close sometimes even though they are a distance away.
We have two pups that live on the property with us. They are just over a year old now. One is a big golden doodle that will fall in love with you if you have treats. He is a sweetheart. The other is a border collie, super smart. Be warned, if you start to play frisbee or ball with her she will not let you stop ;-)
Guest have access to the upper Cabin, 72 acres of land to hike, hot tub, bbq, firewood and more. Summer months (mid-May to mid-September) the pool will be open which is located beside the cabin.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with the guests only as needed, respecting privacy. The pups are known to wonder up and say hello occasionally too. We live and work remotely on the property. We have two pups who just turned one and are active on the 3 acres of developed land, though we respect privacy and quietness and will keep pups at bay if needed :-)
We are located in Priceville, Ontario, one of the highest points in Ontario, part of the Grey Highlands. We are 10min west of historic and artful Flesherton off Grey Rd 4. Flesherton boasts tons of unique amenities such as the Leslieville Cheese Market, delicious bakery, Peasmarsh Farms for fantastic meat options and local chef! Bicycle Cafe and Highland Grounds serve up incredible lattes and cappuccino. Gourmet Pizza is fantastic as well. Art galleries, yoga studio and more. An additional 5min east of Flesherton is the stunning Hoggs Falls, which sits on the Bruce Trail. Easy to access and worth the visit. In the summer you can scale down and swim in the falls! Another 5min away is Eugenia Falls and Eugenia Lake. 10min west of us is Durham, which has beautiful McGowan Falls with lots of walking trails, Garafraxa coffee theater and the Durham Art Gallery. Within 45min drive are spectacular destinations such as Collingwood/Blue Mountain, Talisman, Beaver Valley, Standing Rock, Bruce Peninsula, many waterfalls and around 1hr to Sauble Beach for incredible sunsets and day trips to the beach. There are many, many things to do in the area. Winnie Acres Horseback Riding is right around the corner from us and Irish Lake up the road. BruceTrail for tons of hiking and biking. Many options for food, art, entertainment and outdoor recreation in the area.
When it comes to getting around there is no transit. This is a rural experience and will require a car to get there and back.
Other Things to Note
All water comes from a natural spring on the property and is also UV filtered! So you can drink the best water from any tap.
We are on a septic so please do follow use in cabin write-up. Please keep the bromide holder in the hot tub and do not add any chemicals. No smoking allowed in the cabin and please do not flick butts onto the ground. And we ask that you leave the cabin in the same condition you find it on your arrival. Thank you :-)
This place is a little slice of heaven. Thank you just doesn't seem to cover our gratitude for Milena and Johnny. From the very beginning they were so pleasant and friendly to speak to. We are getting married in September and a weekend out of the city to reconnect was exactly what we needed. Milena and Johnny were nice enough to let us invite our photographer up to take our engagement photos in the snow. Milena showed me some of the best places to take some shots - the sneak peak we've seen so far is stunning!! The pictures do not do this place justice. The cabin is so cute and it had everything we needed and more. The hot tub was AWESOME! It was so nice to relax in there after a day out playing in the snow. And the stars - I've never seen anything like that before!
We brought our dog up who played well with Milena and Johnny's two dogs. They all got along so well that Sunday morning their two dogs came up to the cabin to see if our pooch could come out to play. So adorable!
The only negative was that I wish we spent more time there. We'll be back!
We visited the Relive Retreat last year and had such a good time that we had to go back. It's such a quiet and relaxing place to spend some time unwinding. The place is clean, cozy, and fully equipped with everything you need. The hottub, snowshoes, and wood stove are excellent bonuses. Milena, Johnny, and their two friendly dogs are great hosts. They were there when we needed them but also made us feel like we were alone in the middle of nowhere - a great balance. We can't wait to book out trip for next time!
Thank you Milena & Johnny for sharing this beautiful oasis outside of the city. It was the perfect place to relax, unwind, snowshoe in the beautiful woods, and many board games by a wood stove. A soak in the hot tub surrounded by snow topped it off. We will have to return to check it out in the summer time.
Magnificent! What an incredible wkend away for our anniversary! Privacy from the moment we arrived until the moment we sadly drove home, and very appreciated. Beautiful cabin, property & scenery...and so much more! This cabin had everything we could possibly need and was spotless! The kitchen was fully loaded with appliances. The bedroom & bathroom had extras. The living area was stocked with movies, music & firewood. We needed for nothing :) Our hosts had everything ready for us as promised, including a lovely welcome basket, which was great as they thought of items that we hadn't! We BBQ'd, hot tubbed, snow shoed, sat in front of the fire, cooked gourmet meals, cozied up for a movie and slept like babies in the peace & quiet!! We have gorgeous pictures from our winter hike that look like post cards! We fully rejuvenated & recharged at ReLive! Our experience will never be forgotten....thank you Milena & Johnny!
Shari & David! It is extremely meaningful to hear you both fully rejuvenated at ReLive! This is the path of experience we are on to create for our guests and always looking to make it better. We hope you come back! I would love to meet you both in person :-) All the best!
My husband and I had been planning a trip for couple of months and we finally found the perfect place :) And, let me tell you we had an amazing time on our little getaway! We got to meet Milena and Johnny. They made us feel so welcomed. They're really nice, so down to earth and just a wonderful couple. Before our trip I read some people's comments and it's very true when they say that pictures do not give justice to the actual place! It was everything we wanted. Very clean and cozy. We loved the view, the fireplace and our morning walks throughout the forest was amazing! The hot-tub was AWESOME! haha especially at night sitting in it, looking up at the stars it was just incredible. We also want to thank our hosts for the basket of goodies that was left for us the first day we got there. My hubby is not bad with sweets but me on the other hand lol well, I tried to be good but after all it was our vacation and I couldn't resist the chocolate! hehehe My husband was also very happy that he got to do some bar-b-quin on the balcony lol so that was really convenient that it was available to us. If we needed some extra things, the market, LCBO etc., were also not too far away.. about 12-15mns and very easy to get to and back. Our experience was great and we already recommended this place to our family & friends as they were asking us about it. This trip was exactly what we needed. Joe and I have always dreamed of living out on the country side around nature, and to be able to get away for a week and get a little taste of what it's like was truly a blessing. Oh man! It's like a million times nicer than living in the business of a city! There's just something about God's beautiful creation - the trees, the rivers, mountains and the beautiful stars at night.. it was just so peaceful being there for a week and we need more of this in our daily lives. We can honestly say that this trip opened our eyes and showed us just how much more we want to reach our goal of having our own little place like this where everyday feels like a getaway :)
Thank you Milena & Johnny for everything you provided to make our stay comfortable. You guys are awesome and we hope to visit soon again! God bless!!
Bernie & Joe
This was a great spot. As mentioned in other reviews the cottage was very welcoming, and upon arrival we were greeted with a fire burning, music playing, and a basket filled with snacks and a bottle of wine. The cottage was well equipped and cozy. A bit cold upon arrival, the wall heater and space heater were needed but helpful and eventually the cottage warmed to a comfortable level. I would recommend bringing slippers, or thick socks if visiting in the colder months. We made use of the snowshoes provided which was excellent and allowed us to explore the beautiful property which Milena & Johnny had mapped out for us. The perfect way to relax after a long hike was by spending some time in the hot tub that is situated just out front of the cottage with a view looking out over the hills. It is all very private and isolated, and the cottage and it's surrounding landscape made for an ideal weekend get away for my girlfriend and I.
Milena and Johnny's chalet is cozy, comfortable and relaxing. It had everything we need and we felt like home away home, and at yet it had all the charms and characteristics as a getaway (for us, a perfect winter getaway from city). We loved the scenery though the big windows and the fireplace that kept us warm all night. Also, the hot tub cannot be missed.
Milena and Johnny are the one of the best hosts as they are prompt to communicate and respond to issues. When we had a trouble with hooking up the Wii with TV, Milena came in person to fix at night. We really appreciated !
It was such a wonderful and special stay at Milena and Johnny's. Thank you very much for hosting us.
We are young, professional designers living in acres of paradise up in the Grey Highlands. We work on many things remotely in our cabin and barn workshop and have started to rent our second cabin for others to experience the beauty of nature too. We have 2 pups. One is a big goldendoodle, his name is Noodle and the other is a border collie, her name is Boca! We plan to make your stay as relaxing and as inspiring as possible. Contact us if you want anything special set up for special occasions as well! ENJOY!