Testimonials

Here’s what some previous guests and retreat leaders have said about their time at Rendezvous Rupert:

barnredtreeI have known Linda and her wonderful Rendezvous Rupert retreats for more than 20 years. She is a sincere, kind, and generous hostess, and you will love this space that she has nurtured along from dream to reality.

It is a quiet hideaway… but not too far from people, restaurants, and tourist-y activities. I’ve attended many meetings, workshops, and music-making gatherings there. It is a magical, soul-restoring, creative place to learn, relax, and/or socialize… whatever is on the agenda.

– Jan Yuill


Rendezvous Rupert is a wonderful locale for doing a retreat.

Deck summer 2014resized 300-wide and compressedI teach art workshops that involve personal reflection time, and Linda’s space was perfect. The drive there through the hills allows participants a little time to settle into themselves. The expanse of deck, the waving trees, and the intimate barn space all make a terrific venue for a comfortable conversation circle, stretch time and solo time.

Linda has it well set up with a small kitchen, a book collection that stimulates conversation and a personal atmosphere.

I highly recommend Rendezvous Rupert for anyone leading groups and looking for a thought-provoking space that will leave participants with warm memories of their time together.

– Rosemary Leach


Rendezvous Rupert is the ideal and idyllic place to explore your creativity in all its forms. The charming converted barn is situated next to a brook, surrounded by trees and the gently rolling hills of the beautiful Gatineau River Valley. In addition to the fully equipped indoor space, a broad veranda welcomes you outside where you can write, paint or dream to the sights and sounds of nature.

Rendezvous Rupert - inside the barnMy experience left me refreshed, expansive and open to the muse! I was finally able to focus fully and to complete my writing project.

Linda has thought of everything you might need or want to facilitate the creative process. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to rest, enjoy nature and tap into their creativity!

– S. Pfeiffer


Rendezvous Rupert is a piece of paradise. Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Rupert, surrounded by farmers’ fields, forests and lakes, with its own bubbling brook just outside the door-step, it is the perfect place to decompress, rest, spend time with family and friends, do art and run free!

Hammock - resized 300-wide and compressedLinda is warm and inviting and will accommodate almost any need. The restored barn is quaint, warm, and hospitable.

And it’s only about 10 minutes to Wakefield, where first-class restaurants and the live music of the Black Sheep awaits.

A perfect combination of nature and culture. I stayed there last year in search of rest and relaxation and found it in spades.

– Susan Mather


When I went to your place last June, I was really inspired by your environment and the good vibes I was getting from it. It helped me to ground myself and discover where I find I get energized.

– C. Bedard, Managers Retreat participant


Hammock - resized 300-wide and compressedRendezvous Rupert est un petit paradis … Une combinaison parfaite de la nature et de la culture.

… Linda est chaleureuse et accueillante, et pourra accueillir presque n’importe quel besoin.

– Susan Mather


Purple flowers summer 2014_resized 300-wide and compressedJ’ai aimé être dans un lieu de la beauté et de la solitude, et pourtant, quand je voulais être avec des personnes ou j’avais besoin des articles d’épicerie, le beau village de Wakefield était tout près.

– Arleen Prost


HRRupert Fall 2011 (resized 300-wide and compressed)Mon expérience m’a laissé reposée, expansive et ouverte à la muse! J’ai finalement été en mesure de me concentrer pleinement et à réaliser mon projet d’écriture.

– S. Pfeiffer


interior, bed down_600-wide_compressedJe n’ai passé qu’une journée au Rendez-vous Rupert. On serait tenté de dire « trop court ». Et bien non, ce n’est pas trop court parce que dès que j’ai mis les pieds à Rendez-vous Rupert j’ai senti cette énergie spéciale. Une énergie accueillante, bienveillante, d’ouverture, une énergie positive et créatrice; probablement l’énergie de Linda qui a imprégné cette place.

L’endroit idéal pour se ressourcer, en pleine nature, calme, isolé. Voilà! Un séjour plus long aurait été super, bien sûr, mais cet endroit magnifique m’a permis un ressourcement en une journée!

– Ghislaine Fabre


ski for twoUn endroit idéal pour s’éloigner du stress et du bruit de la ville. Ma place favorite pour me ressourcer. J’y ai écrit quelques chansons en me reposant dans le hamac et j’y ai fait du ski de fond en hiver.

L’accueil chaleureux de Linda contribue au séjour positif, relaxant et inoubliable.

Je vous recommande fortement de visiter Rendezvous Rupert qui est à quelques minutes de Wakefield.

– Nathalie Deau

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“If it were not for Linda’s visioning workshops, I would still be wishing I knew how to live the life I am living now.” ~ Marta Singh

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