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Crieff Hills Retreat Centre

Address:
7098 Concession 1 RR 2
Puslinch, Ontario
Canada
N0B 2J0
Phone:
519.824.7898
Toll Free Phone:
1.800.884.1525
Fax:
519.824.7145
Email:
info@crieffhills.com
Website:
http://www.crieffhills.com/
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Colonel John Bain Maclean, the founder of Maclean's magazine, The Financial Post and Maclean-Hunter publishers, was born and raised in the small village of Crieff, Ontario, where his father was the minister at Knox Presbyterian Church. After establishing a successful career in Toronto, he returned to Crieff in 1916 to visit and found the churchyard in disrepair. He then led efforts to restore both the grounds and the cemetery with the help of the Olmstead Brothers landscape architectural firm.

In recognition of his service, the church gave Col. Maclean the old manse and an acre of land, which became his country home. He bought adjacent farmland (300 acres) and created an industrious farm with a dairy herd, pigs, grain fields, orchards and about 100 acres of reforested land. His estate, known as Crieff Hills Farm, was famous for its beautiful landscape and gardens.

When Col. Maclean died in 1950 he left 250 acres of the farm and its buildings to the Presbyterian Church in Canada, along with money invested to maintain the properties “...as a model and example to other communities." In the mid 1970’s the denomination began to develop the land as a retreat facility, gradually adding buildings as demand increased.

Today, Crieff Hills is open all year long, welcoming individuals and groups from all faiths and walks of life. There are several historic homes, modern suites as well as group dining and overnight facilities. A small market garden, chickens and sheep, honey production and songbird programs help people experience nature first hand during their stay. This quiet place has an important mission in today’s busy world, providing an opportunity for people to connect with creation and find renewal.

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