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Bend of Ivy Lodge exists to provide a peaceful and inspiring place for retreats (personal growth, yoga, meditation, and business/corporate groups are welcome), as well as workshops, church retreats, and special events (family reunions, weddings). Bend of Ivy Lodge is a beautiful retreat and conference center 20 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina, nestled on 63 acres of land that slope gently down to the Ivy River. The completely renovated lodge building is available to groups seeking a special place to hold a workshop, retreat, meeting, family reunion or special event. If you are an individual seeking a retreat or workshop experience go to our events page to see some selected public gatherings.This unique venue, cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, is a renovated tobacco barn. The main hall looks out over the valley with a 22 foot high grand window, and will hold 25 people for meetings or gatherings. The retreat center Lodge is finished in pine, with a balcony railing crafted from the old tobacco poles, and art from around the world. Ten bedrooms, five shared bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen accommodate 20 for overnight groups. Outside is a large covered porch looking out over a pond, a waterfall, and gardens. Bend of Ivy Lodge has hiking trails, and enough space for outdoor events or weddings.
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Environment: Mountain, River / Stream, Woods
Gay Friendly: Yes!
Restrictions: No Smoking
Bend of Ivy Lodge is set in a 63 acre wildlife sanctuary, bordered by the Ivy River. The biodiversity in the forest is spectacular (fox, herons, eagles, beaver, edible and medicinal plants, three kinds of orchids, etc.) The Lodge is managed in a way that integrates the human uses into the natural environment.7/07- "Bend of Ivy Lodge, our retreat venue, was just declared the first business in Western North Carolina to be independently verified as "carbon neutral." This means that we have reduced our carbon dioxide emissions significantly, and offset what remain by contributing to energy conservation projects. We are very proud of this environmental achievement."
Language: English, Spanish
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Groups Served: Arts / Crafts, Business, Church / Faith / Religious, Meditation Groups, Music, Non-profit, Writing, Yoga Groups, Youth Groups
Amenities: Carpet, Fire Pit / Circle, Gardens / Outdoor Space, Laundry Services, Massage Services, On-line / Internet Access, Pavilion, Swimming Pool / Lake, Walking/ Hiking Trails
Special Features: 63 acres of land, with extensive walking trails, benches for sitting, great mountain views, campfire circle, and a glade of walnut and sycamore trees by the Ivy River, spectacular spring wildflowers in Salamander Valley.
Technology and AV: Flipcharts, TV/VCR, video camera setup, dial-up internet access available
Room Types: B&B
Food: Organic / Locally Grown, Vegetarian Options
Meal Availability: Available Nearby, Kitchen - Private, Kitchen - Shared, Provided - All Meals
Location of this Retreat:
Asheville, NCUnited States
Reservation Criteria: Please contact Walker to discuss your needs.
Retreat Contact: Walker and Doug Silsbee
Phone: (888) 658-0505
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Bend of Ivy Lodge
3717 Bend of Ivy Rd.Marshall, NC 28753United States
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