Welcome to Strathmere
Strathmere is a special place in Ottawa to celebrate, learn, and get away from the stresses of urban life. Located in the heart of this picturesque 200-acre property is a pre-Confederation stone farmhouse built in 1860, a 150-year-old renovated barn, and a garden house with wrap-around windows surrounded by the fruit orchard, meadows and gardens.
There are 34 cozy guest rooms with windows that open to smell the fresh country air, field to plate menus with fresh ingredients coming from the rich soil on the land, and bees that produce honey for our home baked desserts and tea stations.
A spa and wellness retreat was recently added to enhance the Strathmere experience. Set right in the middle of the field and surrounded by wildflowers and large trees, The Retreat offers spa and massage services, daily yoga, two outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces and relaxation areas, nature trails, and The Retreat Cafe, featuring field to sharing plate menus, local craft beer and VQA wines.
Strathmere has been a family business for over 38 years, and many of our employees have worked right along with us to make our guests feel welcome and at home. We are grateful to have so many friends of Strathmere; couples who were married here and come back to celebrate an anniversary, companies who return at least once a year to get together in a tranquil setting, a loyal following of spa goers and culinary enthusiasts from the local community, and tourists looking for a special experience while visiting Ottawa.
Strathmere is transitioning into becoming a wellness community, returning to its roots. The launch of The Retreat has set the stage for many exciting plans, including yoga and wellness workshops, a field to plate dinner series, and gardening classes to name a few.
We are excited about the next 38 years so stay tuned!