The Tree was recently named as one of the top 20 retreats in the world by The Times newspaper. It has come a long way from its former life as a grocery shop and post office in a North Yorkshire mining village...
From 1860 to 1926, Rosedale East was a thriving mining community set in a beautiful North Yorkshire valley of sweeping hillsides and breath-taking scenery. Although the mines and railway are long gone, the surroundings are as stunning as ever and form the setting for The Tree Relaxation Retreat.
The Tree, which was originally named The Orange Tree, first put down its roots in 2000 on the site of the former village grocery and post office. In 2008 it was taken over by Edward Harpin and since then its reputation has grown from strength to strength as a peaceful and relaxing retreat – a home from home. Over the past seven years, under Edward’s ownership, the centre has evolved and grown thanks to a refurbishment programme, and in December 2017 it was renamed simply "The Tree".
Escape, relax and re-energise
Here at The Tree, we provide a welcoming place to completely escape, relax and re-energise. Each week guests from all walks of life tell us how much they enjoy the delicious vegetarian food, the cosy rooms, relaxing treatments, outdoor hot tub and the beautiful rural setting of the North York Moors.
The main building houses eight guest bedrooms, a dining room, guest lounge and relaxation studio. Additional accommodation space and a yoga and meditation studio can be found next door in The Old Chapel, which was refurbished to become a part of The Tree in 2016. Here, guests on our weekend courses and retreats can enjoy the comfortable dorm rooms, spacious lounge area and kitchen facilities.
The Tree is owned and run by Edward Harpin, along with manager Claire Stainthorpe and a dedicated team of staff and therapists. Every member of the team is passionate about what they do and it is our aim to make your stay with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Throughout the year we run regular relaxation and yoga weekends, consisting of a variety of different relaxation techniques, from gentle yoga exercises and Qigong to mindfulness meditation and guided relaxation.
B&B is available mid-week and spa days take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. For those who are more experienced in yoga and meditation, and who are looking to deepen their practice, we offer a twice-yearly five-day silent retreat and a once-yearly training course in the practice of Kriya yoga. No matter what package you choose, or however long you decide to stay, all the facilities at The Tree are complimentary throughout your visit.
For Special Occasions
If you are looking for a venue for a special weekend with family, friends or work colleagues, the
whole house and/or chapel are available for hire and we can arrange an exclusive weekend that’s tailor-made just for you. Or perhaps you might be a yoga or meditation teacher looking for a venue to run your own retreats? We can help with this too!
In terms of our environmental policy, we do like to do our bit. We use local suppliers wherever possible and some of our vegetables come straight from the fields of a nearby organic farm. We use biomass at The Old Chapel and all our electricity is supplied by a sustainable energy company. All our food waste is either composted or goes to the chickens at a nearby farm.
So that, in a nutshell, is what we’re about.
We hope you enjoy exploring our site and if you need any further information on anything at all, please get in touch:
Drop us a line via email at
Or give us a call on 01751 417219 (office hours Monday- Friday 10am-5pm)
We hope to welcome you here soon!