General Information


Come for the day ... or to stay

Crieff Hills is 250 acres of rolling hills and quiet forests set apart for use by individuals, families, congregations, businesses, schools and agencies.

This historic property was once the country home of Col John B. Maclean, the founder of Maclean Hunter publishing. The buildings are restricted to 50 acres with the balance of the property open for walking, hiking and includes a high ropes adventure course.


Many things to many people


The facility has operated as a Retreat and Conference Centre since 1975 making use of the century buildings including the 1874 School House, an 1832 Log House and a 1976 Field Stone Milk House.  The addition since 1975 of Lodges with semi private rooms and ensuite washrooms, a large Conference Hall with multiple meeting spaces and the recent addition of Personal Retreat Suites ensure that there is space for most any purpose. 


Dining in Maclean Hall, the one room school house is a highlight for many visitors to Crieff Hills ... the Retreat and Conference Centre of Choice.


For everyone ... a place apart from the every day



Crieff Hills Community - Policies for Facility Rental Groups


Deposit Refund Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation, the deposit, less a 15% administrative fee, is refundable - up to 6 months prior to your scheduled event.  Thereafter, the deposit is non-transferable, and will be refunded ONLY if a replacement booking can be arranged, less the 15% administration fee.


Food Services

If we are providing food services, please conatct our office with your confirmed numbers and any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, etc.) no later than 10 days prior to your event.  Your booking for food services will be invoiced at the estimated numbers or the actual number whichever is greater.  Unconfirmed numbers may result in insufficient food and / or extra costs.


Meal times are:

8:00 am   - Breakfast

12:30 pm - Lunch

5:30 pm    - Dinner


Business Equipment

Easels, overheads, etc. are available for a small rental charge on a first come, first serve basis, in our Lodges and Conference Hall.  If you have any setup requirements, please let us know in advance.


Upon Arrival

Leaders, please check in at the office in the old schoolhouse (Lane 7098, Maclean Hall) to:

  • Receive keys and any pertinent information or messages
  • Leave your agenda and a participants list

Please Note

Our Houses and Lodges do not have telephones - messages on the main number are only cleared during office hours - Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If you need to be contacted, please arrange to have a cell phone with you. 


Remember to Bring

For Retreat House guests, please remember to bring sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels and tea towels.

If you are staying in the Pines Suites or one of the lodges (Luke, Mark, Matthew or Yeats) linen and towels are supplied.