Linwood House is the destination for your unique retreats & special occasions

Linwood is a comfortably luxurious retreat home designed with you and your clients in mind.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The garden is beautiful with many private nooks for reflection.

Magical moments await you

Since 2001, Linwood House has hosted hundreds of retreats and special celebrations that have resulted in many happy clients. No matter the purpose of the retreat or celebration, people come with expectation, often weighted with the cares of life, and leave inspired, and connected and with renewed possibilities.



Workshops & Retreats

At Linwood House, there is a place for every activity: yoga, workshops, seminars, creative events, corporate team building, life coaching, and much more.  All the details are taken care of by us leaving you, the organizer, to focus on achieving your goals and satisfying your clients or guests.

Special Events

Linwood House and the surrounding gardens are ready for your special occasion: weddings, family reunions, birthdays, art shows, concerts, etc. Our hosts are known for taking care of every detail and creating magical moments just for you. Not only is Linwood a perfect place for your special event, but accommodations are available for out of town guests and family.


Accommodations:  Guests will enjoy their stay in beautifully appointed bedrooms.  There are 5 rooms with two beds for shared accommodation and 3 with queen beds for single occupancy. For those who wish more privacy, 2 suites with fireplaces, sitting areas and private bathrooms are available. Each room enjoys a lovely view of the garden and forest.

A Carriage House is available onsite with 3 bedrooms for extra guests.

Meals: Meals at Linwood are a highlight. They are lovingly prepared in the large country kitchen and served with a flare. They are made from scratch and could best be described as elegant comfort food. Elegant and comfortable like Linwood itself. Meal options are designed to suit your individual needs. Outside caterers considered upon request.

Activities: For your enjoyment, Linwood offers we offer a variety of areas for many activities: Yoga Studio, Great Room with large stone fireplace, Tea Parlour, Library, Baby Grand Piano, Creative Cottage, Indoor and Outdoor Reflective Spaces, and Fire Pit.

Available upon request: Massage treatments, art therapists, creative designers, hiking guides, kayaking, cross country skiing, mountain biking, golf, etc.

Upcoming Events

Soul Care Retreat for Women

May 22-24, 2020

"Finding your Voice-Restoring the Feminine to Her Strength" Experience listening and being listened to by other women on the soul journey. The healing power of singing together; Contemplative practices of poetry, lectio divina, and labyrinth walks; Allow creativity to open the heart through journaling, coloring meditations, mandalas and collage; Beautiful accommodation and meals.

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Soul Care Retreat for Men and Women

August 7-9, 2020

"Come to the Table-Exploring Contemplative Practices that guide us into Rest, Peace, and Trust" Enter a 3-day experience of contemplative practices, Soul Care music, stillness, labyrinth walks, forest paths, time for personal reflection and journaling.

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Changing Lives

In 2019, we are delighted to partner with the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society (SCCSS) to facilitate retreats for local women on the Sunshine Coast who are in need of self-care and support in a safe, welcoming environment.

We are looking forward to opening our doors to more women in our own community. We need your help to make this possible. Click here for the SCCSS letter that outlines how you may donate to this program and receive a charitable tax receipt for doing so. The cost per guest for two nights of accommodation, healthy meals, workshops and yoga is $300. Any amount you are able to give is appreciated.

Linwood House has a long history of being a special place of healing and transformation for women. Well over 1000 women have been given the opportunity to spend a retreat away from the daily chaos of life. Many have come with stories of addiction, child abuse and violence and left with tools for empowerment and transformative change.

A portion of all proceeds go to supporting women in transition. 

Exploring the Coast

Accessible by a short ferry or air trip, Linwood House is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of B.C. surrounded by hiking trails, five minutes from the Sunshine Coast Golf Club, within walking distance to the beach and the Village of Roberts Creek. Let the stress of city life melt away and welcome relief and relaxation.

Client Love

Irene McGuiness, Women’s Leadership Soul Retreat

It takes a special place to find stillness and joy. This is Linwood House – the most exquisite space for our latest spring retreat. Incredible facilities, excellent meals, a beautiful garden that allows for meandering, and a ‘great’ room for gathering.

Robyn McVicker, Director of Marketing at YVR Airport

I've brought corporate groups to Linwood House for Strategic Planning retreats. Two days away from the busy of the organization to a place of peace and inspiration is priceless.

Georgia Cyr, Owner/Operator, Blissful Yoga Sechelt

As soon as you reach the end of the driveway at Linwood House, you know you've arrived somewhere special. I've hosted two yoga retreats here and each time, everyone has left feeling so deeply nourished by the peaceful environment and the thoughtful care and attention of the Linwood staff. Would highly recommend!

Gloria Macarenko, Canadian Radio and TV Journalist (CBC)

It's such a perfect setting to encourage people to share and connect, truly away from it all.

Jennifer Hewlett, Founder-Fresh Air Life 2017 Tim Jones Community Achievement Award Recipient

Love is everywhere on this sacred property. From the minute you arrive you feel at home. You feel settled. You feel relaxed, you feel at peace. There is love and laughter around every corner and in every conversation when you visit Linwood House. This home is filled with incredible energy, people and life stories. So many of us who have visited have been on our life journey and have left a part of our heart there. It is important for me to know that I can go back again and again and be part of the Linwood House – to love, laugh, listen, sing, dance, and be a part of something special.

Sally Maulucci, Retired Sales Executive

Entering Linwood House is a bit like walking into a full sized Victorian doll’s house. Each room is beautifully decorated with gorgeous furnishings and artwork. The two days I spent there with my sewing group were so delightful, peaceful and luxurious. Gwen and Ron provided us with every conceivable comfort. Lovely food (the bacon and cheese scones were amazing!), a roaring fire, lattes on demand, comfy beds and such charming company. The setting in the woods of BC’s beautiful Sunshine Coast is easily accessible from Vancouver but it is such a complete getaway – we returned feeling renewed and restored in body and soul.

Marlene Lowden, Artist and Educator

It has been nothing but a delight to work with the Linwood team. They are easy to communicate with, attentive to details and so incredibly welcoming. I hope to continue to create retreats at Linwood, it is the perfect getaway, especially for a group of women.

Dr. Sherri McGee, PhD & Author

(Picking Up the Pieces: Moving Forward after Surviving Cancer)

Linwood House is magical, a true Queen Ann Victorian home in a forest setting that instantly beckons relaxation. Gwen, Ron, and their staff were exceptional hosts that made the finest meals and ensured all of our needs were met. Having all of us together in one beautiful home allowed us to focus on our friendships and enjoy our time together without any worries. I highly recommend choosing to stay at Linwood House if you’re considering a special celebration, a get away with your book club, or needing an inspirational setting for a corporate retreat. I will definitely return to Linwood House soon.

John Paul and Bo Lamb, Happy Newlyweds

The location is incredible! For our visitors coming from all over the globe, the West Coast ambience had them in awe. All the facilities we needed, including accommodations for many of our overseas visitors, were on site. Celebrating our marriage at Linwood House took on a deeper meaning as Gwen and Ron's kindness, care, and attention provided an atmosphere and vibe that I don't think we could've found anywhere else. We look back on that day knowing that we found a true sunshine coast gem in Linwood House. Any couples looking for a unique and beautiful venue… there is no need to look further. This is the one!

Randene Hardy, Women’s Advocate, Activist

Linwood House is unique. It is a frazzled mother's or a harried businesswoman’s answer to recharging her batteries. It's a little bit of heaven on the Sunshine Coast that will forever change anyone who enters this space.

Heather Plett, Retreat Leader

"Linwood House is a magical place. I’ve worked all over the world and have found few places and few hosts that can so beautifully hold space for the kind of deep work that we do at our retreats. This unique quality is partly because it’s in such a beautiful location and the grounds are so beautifully kept, partly because it’s a quiet sanctuary set apart from the busy world, partly because it feels like staying at your grandmother’s house, and partly because Gwen and Ron are gifted hosts with a special capacity to give love to everyone who walks through their doors. People leave my retreats transformed, not just because of what goes on during the retreat, but because of how safe and loved they felt at Linwood House."