Stunning Two Day
and Four Day

Women’s Wellness Retreat.

Everyday enjoy the property, pick some fruit to take home, spend quiet time by the river or have a bit of a wander to reflect on the meaning of life, the future, what you can give to the world.

The Sweet Treat
Petite Boutique Retreats…
(maximum eight women)

in the Upper Hunter


The Orchard House Wellness Women’s Retreat takes place at a beautiful riverfront twenty-five acre property two hours north of Sydney. The natural, peaceful aspects of this unique place enable guests to immediately escape and relax.
This magical acreage beside the Williams River has natural bushland, landscaped gardens, vegetable & herb garden, chickens, a billabong, a fifteen metre lap pool and an outdoor spa with river views.

The Delightful Dates for 2022


October Birdsong
10am Saturday 15th October-
3pm Sunday 16th October 2022

10am Saturday 19th November-
3pm Sunday 20th November 2022

The October
Olive Whistler
10am Monday 24th October –
3pm Thursday 27th October 2022

by the Noisy Friarbird
10am Monday 28th November –
3pm Thursday 1st December 2022

Very Important Inclusions

Use of the entire twenty-five acre riverfront property. Accommodation, comfy beds, linen and towels. We do not stint on towels! Also deeply satisfying healthy meals and drinks. Of course we use seasonal & locally sourced produce. In summer the outdoor salt water lap pool. All weather hot tub. Fire pit. Airport transfers. Daily yoga and meditation held in the riverside pavilion just magical! One in-room sixty minute massage. Riverside thirty minute foot soak.(Extra treatments are available but will incur an additional cost.)


The Journey

Intention is everything.

Our dream is to create a retreat that is a haven and a vibrant sanctuary offering an experience to our guests that is the very definition of the word retreat. The program utilises the ancient wisdom of yoga, meditation and holistic treatments determining  he manifestation of a balanced and motivated experience. We intend to create an inspired social atmosphere because socialisation and human interaction are most definitely the path to a long and healthy life.

The Very Veranda Room

The Retreat

For women, the number one wellness complaint today is stress. It permeates every aspect of our lives. The overwhelming task lists and hectic schedules interrupt our intimate moments with family and friends. Stress invades our anxious brains during the sleeping hours. We’ve stopped listening to our exhausted bodies. We are not still and we must take time to be still.
The Orchard House Women’s Wellness Retreat focuses on stilling the mind, healing the body and empowering the spirit to enlighten and aid your personal wellness journey.


Orchard House

Orchard House is a large luxury settlement style homestead situated on private beautifully landscaped acreage with river views, native trees, a flowing creek and a dam perfect for the wild ducks. The homestead is furnished with antiques, original artwork and Persian rugs. Accommodation includes four comfortable bedrooms with quality feather quilts, pillows, bath & pool towels, crisp linen, fans, insect screens, heaters, books & original artworks. All bathrooms have complimentary biodegradable shampoo, hand wash, body lotion & conditioner. The gorgeous main bathroom has a claw foot bath, vintage marble topped dresser and separate shower. This bathroom is shared between two bedrooms.The lounge room has the finest wood heater and a sumptuous 6 seater sofa. The veranda alfresco dining area overlooks the river and the orchard with floodlights to light the garden and a fire pit. The orchard boasts fruiting mandarins, finger limes, oranges and lemonades. Enjoy a relaxing spa or in summer swim in the 15 metre lap pool set in the orchard.


(all inclusive)

The Moon River Suite

with king bed, snug, sunroom and full bathroom. Wonderful 2 levels with river views, perfect for those who want to spend time in solitude or for a couple.

Saturday-Sunday $1200
couple $1500
Monday-Thursday $2400
couple $2900

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The Rosemariest Room

queen with ensuite looking out onto the rosemary hedge.

Saturday-Sunday $850
Monday-Thursday $1900

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The Still Garden Room

for quiet contemplation.

Saturday-Sunday $750
Monday-Thursday $1600

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The Very Veranda Room

for writing journal notes.

Saturday-Sunday $650
Monday-Thursday $1400

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Billabong Writer’s Cottage

On the opposite side of the orchard is the cutest 1950’s cottage named Billabong Writer’s Cottage because on a regular basis we offer it to writers to spend four productive days writing their novel or non-fiction work-in progress. Billabong Writer’s Cottage has fabulous river Views. There are three bathrooms, one with clawfoot bath and separate shower. The cottage has a spacious lounge room with wood burner and large veranda where you can relax and watch the glorious sun setting over the river.


(all inclusive)

The Butterfly Room

share bathroom

Saturday-Sunday $700
Monday-Thursday $1400

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The Radiant Room

queen with ensuite.

Saturday-Sunday $800
Monday-Thursday $1600

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The Splendid View Room

queen with separate bathroom

Saturday-Sunday $750
Monday-Thursday $1500

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The Little & Sweet Room

single share bathroom

Saturday-Sunday $600
Monday-Thursday $950

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(All times are flexible, relaxation is a priority)

Upon arrival around 10am, calmness surrounds you and the retreat begins with settling in, orientation and introductions.



So civilised. Enjoy fresh juice, herbal teas, also tea and coffee with treats.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

9 am


Country air excites the appetite and our nourishing and gorgeous buffet breakfast will not disappoint with such treats as seasonal fruit picked fresh from our gorgeous orchard, newly laid eggs, homegrown herbs, local baked yummies, vibrant juices plus an amazing range of herbal teas. Be prepared for sheer indulgence both the hearty and wholesome, for local honey yoghurt, maybe rosemary hash browns all potatoey and so salubrious. Also coffee and tea option to perk up the day.

Saturday Sunday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday



Choose Saturday or Sunday for one individual massage 60 minutes & one 30 minute foot soak.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday for an individual massage 60 minutes, one 30 minute foot soak & one riverside neck & shoulder massage on two days of your choice.

OR…find plenty of alone-time warming up by one of our four wood burners and reading excellent literature from our extensive library. If the winter sun is shining, grab a rug and lounge by the pool. Okay you are feeling brave and dive into the 15 metre lap pool…whoa! Cold water is incredibly beneficial! Then again if you are not so daring, maybe relax in the all-season spa on the veranda.



This one universal truth…take time for tea. Plus fresh juice, herbal teas, also tea and coffee optional with treats.



Absorb the tranquillity with one hour of riverside yoga and one hour meditation.

1.30 pm


A gorgeous meal and we mean gorgeous! Held in the peaceful riverside pavilion to the sounds of birdsong and crickets. Sometimes the occasional kangaroo skips across the lush paddocks, hey there where are you going? Marvel at our gourmet seasonal salad buffet with herbs from our kitchen garden, along with a generous selection of local artisan breads, winter soup, and more nourishment yet to be divulged. We love food… sigh! Food is so good for body and soul. We are committed to great food!

2.30 pm


Embrace the benefits of slowing down by taking some time to go forest bathing, a wonderful way to recharge, connect with nature and regenerate our souls . Forest bathing means absorbing nature and bushland through our senses, Breath the eucalyptus, feel the textures of paperbark, listen to many sounds, observe carefully the many intricate designs not immediately apparent in the landscape. The heart rate slows, blood pressure decreases, cortisol levels in the blood decline, sympathetic nervous system activity decreases and parasympathetic nervous system increases.This is a wonderful journey, take as long as you want.

3.30 pm


In memory of my grand mother, there will be cake, a really healthy great cake. Where would we be without cake?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

6-7.30 pm


Our brilliant buffet includes warming curries, basmati rice, all the condiments and much much more followed by an incredible pudding to satiate leaving you warm and smiling. Tea, coffee & wine optional. This can only get better and better.

And listen…all meals include dynamic conversation, much laughter and hilarity!

8.30 pm

It’s time for calming herbal teas to aide deep blissful sleep and soothing dreamtime.


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Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Nut
Free, no problem with prior notice. For serious food
allergies or dietary restrictions please advise us of
your current diet requirements. Some of the food we
prepare contains nuts, coconut cream, onion, garlic,
ginger & tomatoes so please advise us of any
intolerances which means choices could be limited.