• Accommodations for 8 guests
  • Main Level Bedroom features two twin beds and a full main floor bathroom
  • Two spacious bedrooms on the upper level with full shared ensuite bathroom complete with original clawfoot tub
  • Bedrooms on the upper level both feature two twin and one double bed in each room
  • Bedrooms are fully furnished and feature 'Sealy Blossom' mattresses with fresh sheets, COMFY PILLOWS, and a beautiful quilt
  • Fully Equipped Custom kitchen with Gas stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, and Full Size Fridge
  • The open concept "Grand Room" is a unique post & beam living space and is home to the Sewing/Crafting area (including a large cutting and ironing station, and Three separate Large Sewing/Crafting Tables)
  • Bright and naturally lit for Sewing, Crafts, or Gathering - with generous lighting for the evening
  • Charming atmosphere and historic features throughout
  • Wi-fi Internet Access
  • Large paved driveway with ample parking
  • NEW!!! As of Summer 2015 - Screened In Porch located directly off of the kitchen with table and seating for eight
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • ...And lots more! See our "Detailed Amenities List" Button Below for full Details!

Painted Quilt Blocks

You may be wondering about the painted quilt block on the front porch!

Each Spring, there will be a new quilt block featured on the porch. So each time you visit, you can take a new photo with a different block to remember your times at Fireside!

For our first year, I chose the timeless block “Amish Star” mainly because of its simplistic beauty and history which I thought reflected our century home quite wonderfully.


I encourage all of you to take a picture or two with the painted quilt blocks!

Please feel welcome to email me any photos from your stay at Fireside Retreat if you’d like them featured on the website (or just to share with me!).

What our guests are saying...

"I'm just blown away by the ambiance of Fireside Retreat." - Marg
"Was one of your first group retreats and enjoyed every moment." - Diane
"We love the house!" - Elaine
"The entire retreat has been very professionally executed!!!" - Dana
"Can't wait to come back! Awesome!" - Deb
"This retreat is amazing. So restful." - Elaine
"Had a wonderful time!" - Chrissy
"Thanks so much - the house is perfect!" - Jenn
"Fabulous time. Love the house, love the location. Will be back!" -
"My first retreat and it was such a treat to stay in such an awesome place." - Lynn
"Enjoyed every minute..." - Ronda
"Amazing house - I love all of the stone, wood, and the surrounding property." - Mary

"An incredible place to spend time with friends and family recharging and creating. Upon arrival, you feel as if you have been welcomed into a special home and you just don't want to leave." -Nuala

Also check out the lovely feedback on the following blogs!

A beautiful array of photos and generous samplings of the fun times had by this lovely group! http://crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca/search?q=fireside+retreat

Some fun had by the Thimbles and Things crew...
http://thimblesandthings.com/blogs/new/tagged/retreats

Thank you everyone for the support!
Warmest regards...

For the Quilters and Crafters, you will certainly enjoy the post and beam “Grand Room” offering generous natural lighting, beautiful handcrafted sewing tables, ergonomic chairs, and a comfy living space for relaxing between projects.
Thank you for your interest in Fireside Retreat!
Please feel welcome to browse our photos, and check out our Contact Us page for more information.

Historic Beauty

You and your group can enjoy the comfort that surrounds you as you enter and explore the beauty of this lovingly restored home. Four Rumford fireplaces, wide plank flooring, the claw-foot bathtub, and exposed stone walls are just a sampling of what our retreat has to offer from the 1830’s. 

OUR AMENITIES

ACCOMMODATIONS

ABOUT US

Emma Polera
reservations@firesideretreatorillia.com
705-345-4026

Quilting Retreat & Rental Property

Fireside Retreat