Tin Poppy Retreat, an eco-friendly centre run on solar power.


Tin Poppy Retreat is located in the Larch Hills, 25 minutes south of the town of Salmon Arm, and 40 minutes north of the town of Vernon, in the North Okanagan Valley. The retreat is in the wooded countryside, filled with trees, sun, stunning views and extensive walking/hiking trails.

The Retreat itself is made up of 4 very unique and separate accommodations, which have their own special characteristics and amenities, all of which are within easy walking distance of the main lodge, the Lavender House, hub of the retreat.



Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared by our chef Cecile, and enjoyed in community.


The food will be, as much as possible, locally sourced and organic, and without exception, delicious.

Within reason, food allergies/restrictions can be accommodated. If you’ve got specific needs, please get in touch to see what is possible.


Guests staying in the Tin Poppy and Cabins will also have kitchenettes and room to store snacks, if desired.



There are a variety of sleeping options at different price points.


Regardless of whether you choose a room in the Lavender House or a cabin, all participants will have access to the showers and tub in the Lavender House.


The Tin Poppy House is equipped with an outdoor shower, the Lavender House, Violet Cabin and Tin Poppy also have saunas.

Lavender House


The Lavender House is a spacious timber frame lodge perched on the edge of the Larch Hills. The house has breathtaking views of the Enderby Cliffs and the Shuswap River below. This will be the main workshop/gathering space for the writing retreat.

It has a large gourmet style country kitchen and BBQ, spacious living room with fireplace, 2 full bathrooms (with locally made beer soap for hair and body), an outdoor shower, one large screened-in deck with a rock fireplace and a wood-burning sauna.


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