Petite Pause FALL Women's Retreat @ Tops'l Farm

365 Bremen Road Waldoboro Maine 04572

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46 reviews
Oct 21 - 23, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Petite Pause FALL Women's Retreat @ Tops'l Farm
365 Bremen Road Waldoboro Maine 04572

46 reviews

$NaN
Oct 21 - 23, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Long before a global pandemic threw our best laid plans out the door, many of us had been over-functioning for years to keep pace with demanding careers, financial stressors, and family obligations - let alone the grind of hustle culture. In the race to keep up with the cultural expectation to do it all, how could we possibly rationalize paying attention to our basic needs? If the roar of “shoulds” has been drowning out the signal to take care of yourself, we’re going to step in and mom you for a second: you can’t do big, badass stuff in any realm if you haven’t put on your own oxygen mask first. Enough is enough. It’s time to hit the pause button.  


Join us - Friday October 21st - Sunday October 23rd

This retreat offering is a nurturance of the spirit of pause; an exploration and contemplation of slowing down enough to recognize our own presence.  As Einstein once famously said “No problem can be solved from the same mindset that created it.” 


We look forward to welcoming you to the farm for a little break. 







Staying at Tops'l Farm

For a full FAQ about staying with us, please visit our website FAQ page. 


Lodging.  Lodging options listed for this weekend are in both shared and private Woodland Cabins as well as shared/private rooms in the Tops'l Farmhouse and Cider House (located 1.5 miles down the road from Tops'l Farm). Please review the different options in our pricing page and choose which one might be best for you! Should you choose a shared space, it is understood that you are booking for all the occupants in the room - at this time we are not offering shared spaces for folks who do not know each other. Grab a friend!


-Food.   All meals and snacks included. A focus on simple, nourishing meals with seasonal ingredients. Breakfast & lunch will be casual offerings that you can enjoy in a group setting or take to eat quietly somewhere on the farm.  Dinners will be in our event barn space & shared.

If you have dietary restrictions please let us know in the notes section on checkout and we will do our best to accommodate. 


- Misc. Alcohol, phone use, etc. We are not enforcing strict rules around these things. Our goal is to help create a space for yourself to truly recharge and reconnect with yourself. We highly encourage you to drop your phone off with us for a period of time. If that brings you severe anxiety, then of course this isn't the right choice for you. Same goes with choosing (or not) to have this time on the farm be spirit-free - we know you will make the best choice for yourself and we will honor that space!


-Cancellation Policy.

Please note that because Petite Pauses are by design limited to a tiny number of attendees, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us alike work together sharing costs that may arise from unexpected cancellations.


HOLD DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. 


Hold deposits are transferable to another attendee found and assigned by original attendee.


Cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded.


Within 14 days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.


Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.


No one books an experience like this with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance. By booking a spot on our retreat you assume responsibility for reading and understanding our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather,  injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.

- Some legalese. Many of the experiences at the farm are adventures in the woods and as such require an adventurous spirit and the understanding that they are inherently risky. With that said, please review the following:   

By visiting Tops'l Farm (VENUE) , you as the GUEST agree to the following during your stay (EVENT):

Farm on Bremen Road LLC, (DBA TOPS’L FARM)  is not responsible for any damage, theft, or loss of any articles or property left at the VENUE prior to, during or after an EVENT. The GUEST agrees and accepts responsibility for any damage done to the venue owned by TOPS’L FARM by the GUEST and those in the guests reservation (guest invitees). The GUEST agrees that TOPS’L FARM shall not be liable for any suit, actions, claims, loss, damages, expenses, injury or casualty of any kind to any person or property occurring at or in the vicinity of the VENUE, whether occurring before, during or after the EVENT. The  GUEST as a material part of the consideration for this contract, hereby waives all claims and demands against TOPS’L FARM for any such loss, damage, injury or casualty. GUEST further agrees to indemnify and hold TOPS’L FARM and its staff and hired vendors free and harmless from any and all liability for any and all such loss, damage or injury to property and other persons, and from any and all costs and expenses arising therefrom, including but not limited to attorney fees.  GUEST also grants permission to take and use: photographs and/or digital images of me for use in news releases and/or marketing.  

“Group” element disclaimer:

Please note: While this retreat is about pause and self-reflection for each individual person, it has been crafted with a collective group experience at the core of its design. There are few opportunities as conducive to nurturing self-love, personal growth, and emotional healing as those that afford us to share safe, honest, compassionate space with other humans. (And these moments are so few and far between in our busy, fast-paced modern world!). We will be sharing stories (each to the degree they may feel inspired), time and space, and will inevitably learn a great deal about ourselves and each other in the process.

While we do encourage each person to listen to what is right for them in the moment (and therefore there is always the opportunity to ‘pass’ or decline participation), this group element is an intentional part of this retreat. If you are looking for a totally solo, entirely self-led time at Tops’l Farm consider simply coming for one of our Tops'l Overnights for eat, rest & play.  

All of that said, there is time built in to the itinerary for solitude for those who want or need it. The activities during lunch and in the afternoon are entirely optional, so you can feel free to balance the group experience with quiet if that is what is accurate for you.

Never done the group thing before, and worried about kumbayas or eye-gazing or interpretive dances?   Don’t fret. Jane and Sarah are dynamic mixtures of sensitivity, respect, sincerity (and delicately-placed humor and irreverence), and are consistently tuning in (both overtly and implicitly) to the varying needs and desires of participants.  Every person and every group are met where they’re at, and the content of gatherings and discussions are designed to adapt in real time to the nuances and needs of a group and its members.

Can’t get enough of juicy group stuff and LOVE kumbayas and eye-gazing and interpretive dances? Well, there may be some of that too. We can promise you realness and honesty, safety of expression and the celebration of personal truth. Beyond that, the specifics of actual activities and engagements depend on the unique constellation of the dear humans that show up together.

If you can...a Gift of Pause

For each retreat we will be gifting up a spot to a woman (healthcare, educational field or just a tired human) who really needs this pause and connection. If you have the means by which to pop in a little something extra to help us grow this gifted option the universe will thank you! Will be an option to "add on" this gift during check out. 

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Woodland Pine Cabins & Farmhouse options
  • Food
    All meals & snacks during your stay
  • Optional Activities
    Yoga, Massage, Herbal Class, Meditation, Sauna
  • Group Connection
    Small group connection & guided conversation on "pause"
  • Fresh Air & Starry Skies
    Options for self-guided hikes, hammock naps, canoe excursions & more.
  • Massage
  • Beverages
    Wine, Beer and Cocktails & Spirit Free Cocktails available during your stay

Available Packages

Shared Farmhouse Bedroom - 2 Full Beds
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

Price is for the entire retreat package, for 2 people in our shared Farmhouse Room (two full beds).  Please note you are booking for two people ( we are not selling shared spaces for folks who do not know each other at the moment).  
    

Rate: $1550 ($775 per person)

The Farmhouse at Tops'l Farm are what farmstay dreams are made of.  Lovingly furnished and at the heart of the farm, this is a lovely option for those who need a few more creature comforts and have a friend to share the space with.  

Specifications:

  • 1 Shared Bedroom in Farmhouse
  • Guests – 2
  • Two Full beds.
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Communal use of all property amenities

What we provide:

  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap
  • All meals
  • Full Retreat package    
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating, lawn games
  • Fresh air and starry skies
  • Yoga, Meditation, Herbalism Class
  • Sauna with optional cold plunge
  • Massage for each person

 

$1,550
Deposit: $250
Shared Farmhouse Bedroom - 2 Twin Beds
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

Price is for the entire retreat package, for 2 people in our shared Farmhouse Room (two twins). Please note you are booking for two people ( we are not selling shared spaces for folks who do not know each other at the moment).  It will ask for the number of participants - just select "1" for the space.
     

Rate: $1500 ($750 per person)


The Farmhouse at Tops'l Farm are what farmstay dreams are made of. Lovingly furnished and at the heart of the farm, this is a lovely option for those who need a few more creature comforts and have a friend to share the space with.

Specifications:

  • 1 Shared Bedroom in Farmhouse
  • Guests – 2
  • Two Twin Beds.
  • Communal use of all property amenities

What we provide:

  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap
  • All meals
  • Full Retreat package   
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating, lawn games
  • Fresh air and starry skies   
  • Yoga, Meditation
  • Sauna with optional cold plunge
  • Massage for each person


$1,500
Deposit: $250
Private Woodland Cabin
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

Here's the deal with a cabin stay in late October - it might be cold! This spot should be reserved by someone who is familiar with colder temperature camping/adventures. We are pricing this to reflect these possible conditions.


Specifications:

  • Pine A-frame Cabin
  • Guests – 1 adult 
  • Sq. ft. – 176/ea.
  • No electricity or private baths.  Electricity/charging available for each site in the bathhouse/kitchen area.  
  • Propane heater - but it is not insulated so it will still be chilly!

What we provide in the Petite Pause private cabin stay:

  • Private woodland cabin
  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap in the shared bathhouse
  • Battery powered lanterns
  • Potable water (bring your water bottle!)
  • Personal mini-locker in the bathhouse for charging electronics (or locking them away all weekend!)
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating
  • Retreat Programming & Activities for 1
  • All meals & snacks for 1
  • Fresh air and starry skies!  
  • Yoga, Meditation
  • Sauna with optional cold plunge
  • Massage for each person
$600
Deposit: $250
Private Queen Suite Cabin
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

Here's the deal with a cabin stay in late October - it might be cold! This spot should be reserved by someone who is familiar with colder temperature camping/adventures. We are pricing this to reflect these possible conditions. 


 
A special cabin tucked in the woods. Boasts it's own bathroom facilities (outdoor shower, compostable toilet), queen bed, private fire pit.  

Specifications:

  • 1 Accessible Cabin 
  • Guests – 1 adult
  • Sq. ft. – 182/ea.
  • Communal use of all property amenities
  • Propane heater - but it is not insulated so it will still be chilly!

What we provide:

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap
  • Electricity in cabin & bathroom
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating, lawn games
  • Fresh air and starry skies   
  • Yoga, Meditation
  • Sauna with optional cold plunge
  • Massage for each person 
$750
Deposit: $250
Private Farmhouse Bedroom
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

 Price is for the entire retreat package, for 1 person in our private Farmhouse Room (one queen bed, shared bath).      

Rate: $1100


The Farmhouse at Tops'l Farm are what farmstay dreams are made of.  Lovingly furnished and at the heart of the farm, this is a lovely option for those who need a few more creature comforts.  


Specifications:

  • 1 Private Bedroom in Farmhouse with a shared bathroom
  • Guests – 1
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Communal use of all property amenities

What we provide:

  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap
  • All meals
  • Full Retreat package    
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating, lawn games
  • Fresh air and starry skies 
  • Yoga, Meditation
  • Sauna with optional cold plunge
  • Massage for each person
$1,100
Deposit: $250
Cider House - Private Room (King)
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

Price is for the entire retreat package, for 1 person in a private room at our Cider House  (located just down the road from Tops'l Farm).       


 Rate: $1000

The Cider House is located 1.5 miles down Bremen Road from Tops'l Farm. A lovingly restored home with lots of space and room to breathe. While located off property, it is a hop, skip & a jump from the farm and a perfect place to escape for the weekend. 


Specifications:

  • 1 Private Bedroom
  • Guests – 1
  • 1 King Bed
  • Communal use of all property amenities at Tops'l Farm

What we provide:

  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap
  • All meals
  • Full Retreat package    
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating, lawn games
  • Fresh air and starry skies
$1,000
Deposit: $250
Cider House - Shared Room (2 Fulls)
Available until October 14, 2022Sold Out

 Price is for the entire retreat package, for 2 people in a shared  room at our Cider House  (located just down the road from Tops'l Farm).     Please note you are booking for two people ( we are not selling shared spaces for folks who do not know each other at the moment).  

Rate: $1400  ($700 per person)

The Cider House is located 1.5 miles down Bremen Road from Tops'l Farm. A lovingly restored home with lots of space and room to breathe. While located off property, it is a hop, skip & a jump from the farm and a perfect place to escape for the weekend.  Specifications:

  • 1 Shared Bedroom
  • Guests – 2
  • 2 Full Beds
  • Communal use of all property amenities at Tops'l Farm

What we provide:

  • Bedding & linens (including towels)
  • Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap
  • All meals
  • Full Retreat package    
  • Fire pit, outdoor seating, lawn games
  • Fresh air and starry skies
  • Massage for each person 
$1,400
Deposit: $250
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Tops'l Farm
46 reviews
Tops’l Farm is a camp & farm retreat destination on the banks of the Medomak River in Waldoboro, ME. Our 83 acres of pristine pasture and hearty woodland offer an idyllic setting for your unique forest escape

Reviews

Great time spent with friends at beautiful setting. The food was fantastic and the A Frames made a great get away. Direction on what to bring and how to self check in, etc where very clear and easy. Hope to be back soon.
By Ted G for Madison & Marty Wedding Lodging on 27 Sep, 2022
Absolutely beautiful location. Couldn't imagine a better place for a wedding!
By julia v for Holly & James Wedding Lodging on 14 Sep, 2022
We had a fantastic time! The A frames were lovely and the provided blankets were warm enough for a cool September night. The food was amazing! Both night's meals were absolutely delicious! I will absolutely recommend this glamping weekend to others. Thank you!
By Fannie O for Tops'l Overnight -All Inclusive Glamping Weekend on 13 Sep, 2022
The Barn Dinner was absolutely amazing! The setting and the food were all so beautiful and made for the perfect summer experience. Thank you so ver much for allowing us to spend some time with you.
By Andrea P for Summer Barn Dinner @ Tops'l Farm on 29 Aug, 2022
As narrated by my 3 year old: "Good. Thank you for enjoying me to go to the trip. Played with my sister. I liked the marshmallows."
By Royce C for Tops'l Overnight - FAMILY on 29 Aug, 2022
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