We offer several activities for you to choose from during your stay here. From playing in and on the lake to crafting or making your own pizza in a wood-fired oven, you’ll find an assortment of options that allow you to get in touch with both nature and yourself. These activities help us tap into the simplicity of life, so that we can take the peace found in nature back home into the work we do in everyday life.

Get in the Flow

Swim, kayak, canoe, or paddle board your way to a magical experience on our 30-acre lake.

While you’re at it, enjoy the bounty of life that the lake supports: fish, lily pads, blue and white herons, geese, ducks, frogs, and more.

Mud Magic

Bring ancient traditions to life through working with natural materials with Kelley Adair, founder of Earthen Artist. Get hands-on experience building sculptural, useful, and functional structures made from a high content of clay soil, commonly built with the use of other natural material.

Use the same natural materials to create organic paint. Explore the many different natural paints during a class, using ingredients like clay, eggs, milk, beer, lime, and more.

Woodfired Cooking

One of our most popular offerings, making pizza in a wood-fired oven is always a big hit. Pick your toppings fresh from the garden, and enjoy what very well may be the best pizza you’ve ever tasted.

For a deeper dive into the rhythm of life, learn to make naturally leavened bread in a wood-fired oven.


Author, mystical philosopher, spiritual mentor, and artist Jeff Carreira brings people together in an empowering embrace of their own deepest spiritual realizations. He has spent decades studying, practicing, and teaching mystical traditions – especially of the East as well as studying the deep philosophical tradition of the West. This unique combination of Eastern Mysticism and Western Philosophy translates into profoundly transformational mini-workshops and guided meditation events.


Woodworking classes can be scheduled for small groups or individuals. Make your own birdhouses, relief carvings, small pieces of furniture, hand-carved items such as wooden spoons, and much more. Classes include all tools, materials, and instruction. All classes can be tailored to match any experience level, from complete beginners to experienced craftspeople. For more details or to schedule a class, call 828-393-5775.

Get Inspired

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His viral short films and essays online have established him as a genre-defying social philosopher and countercultural intellectual. Charles offers talks and workshops on transition, money, leadership, gift economy, and more.