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Bend of Ivy Lodge is a beautiful retreat, education and event center. It offers a peaceful and inspiring place for retreats (leadership, personal growth, yoga, meditation, spiritual, corporate) as well as workshops, weddings, commitment ceremonies and special events (family reunions). This unique venue is cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, The Lodge is a renovated tobacco barn. The interior is finished in pine, with a balcony railing crafted from the old tobacco poles and art from around the world. The Lodge can hold 25 in circle seating or 40 theater Style.The nearby Pavilion building holds larger groups and gatherings of 35+ in a circle or 50 theater style. A great location 20 minutes north of Asheville near Weaverville, Bend of Ivy Lodge is close to downtown Asheville, the airport, Hot Springs, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. Rental includes private access to 63 scenic acres located on Bend of Ivy River, including panoramic mountain views, numerous trails, a working farm and picturesque spaces that embrace the land. The comfortable renovated lodge and property offer meeting spaces, breakout areas, sleeping accommodations for 27+, commercial kitchen, camping areas, river access, gardens 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, etc.) The property offers a natural design space of integrated buildings, grounds, solar panels, labyrinth, waterfall and pond. It was the first carbon neutral business in Western North Carolina in 2007.
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Groups Served: 12 Step / Addiction / Recovery, Arts / Crafts, Business, Church / Faith / Religious, Educational, Health / Healing, Lesbian / Gay, Meditation Groups, Mens Groups, Music, Nature / Adventure, Non-profit, Peace / Justice, Personal Development Groups, Reunions, Silent, Weddings, Womens Groups, Writing, Yoga 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 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, Cottage / Cabin, Dorm, Tent
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Food: Kosher Options, Organic / Locally Grown, Restricted Diet Options, Vegetarian Options
Meal Availability: Available Nearby, Available On Site, Kitchen - Private
Location of this Retreat:
Asheville, NCUnited States
Retreat Contact: Susan Walters
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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