IS THERE ELECTRICITY IN THE GLAMPING TENTS?
Yes! Our tents are fully furnished with beds, nightstands, desk, chairs and your own front porch to sit, relax and observe the beautiful surroundings and horses in the pasture.
WHAT'S THERE TO DO IN FRANKLIN AND SURROUNDING AREAS?
Western North Carolina is a mecca for outdoor adventure and natural beauty. If you are interested in white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, fly fishing, boating, horseback riding or 4 wheel adventure tours or we will gladly get you connected with the right guide!
Although we are nestled in the picturesque mountains, we are located just 10 minutes from the grocery store, 15 minutes from downtown Franklin where you will find unique boutique shops, top notch microbreweries and excellent dining, 30 minutes to amazing waterfall hikes and about an hour from downtown Asheville.
WHAT ARE THE BATHROOMS LIKE?
Our outdoor shower house is a one of a kind luxury. Warm rain like water cascades in the stylish private open air shower, eco friendly shampoo, conditioner and body wash is provided for you.
Flush toilet is located in the barn, a convenient short walk from your tent.
WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?
The weather in Western North Carolina is a big reason why we had selected this location to build a nature-based retreat center. Often, April and October are warm in the daytime with bright blue beautiful skies and cooler evenings and at night. We make sure there are plenty of blankets and electric heater in each glamping tent. May and September are temperate. June-August can get warm, with beautiful skies at night for stargazing. This all seems to change each year, so we recommend bringing layers for all weather and of course rain gear.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
We are about a 2 hour drive from Atlanta, GA and an hour outside of Asheville, NC. Once you exit highway 441, you begin the picturesque 10 minute drive up our mountain, through the Nantahala National Forest finding our parking lot nestled in the forest.
Take I-40 West to Exit 27 (23 South/74 West). Follow to Exit 81 (U.S. 441/23 South). Approximately 65 miles.
FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Follow I-85 North to I-985. Left on I-985 which becomes 23/365 North. 23/365 becomes 23/441 North. Follow to Franklin. Approximately 125 miles.
FROM GREENVILLE, SC
Follow US 123 South to Westminster. Turn right onto US76 West toward Clayton, GA. Turn right at GA15/US441/US 76. Follow into Franklin, NC. Stay straight on U.S. 441 Business.
FROM KNOXVILLE, TN
I-40 East to Exit 20 (Hwy 276 South). Stay on 276 until reaching 23/74 South. Follow to Exit 81 (U.S. 441/23 South). Approximately 130 miles.
A great deal of time, prep and love goes into preparing for your stay to ensure you have the best experience possible.
If you need your cancel your reservation anytime up to 30days before the retreat, we offer a 50% refund or full transfer credit. If you cancel within 30-10 days before the offering, then we offer a 25% refund. If you cancel within 10 days of the retreat then we cannot issue a refund or transfer credit.
We truly appreciate your understanding.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bed linens are provided (feel free to bring an extra blanket)
Warm Jacket for the morning/evening chill
Layered clothing for chilly morning/evenings and warmer middays
Hiking boots or shoes (preferably water resistant), and socks
Hat is recommended (for sun and/or warmth)
Stretchable clothing for yoga if participating is a practice
Pants to hike in and appropriate tops (the days do warm up…so be prepared to shed layers)
Shower sandals (our shower is located in a nice, clean outdoor glamping bath house). Also, slip-on shoes for walking on grass to and from the shower may be desired.
Toothbrush/toothpaste and other personal toiletries
Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided
We will have 1st aid supplies and quick access to local medical facilities in the unlikely event we need them.
However, we are not able to give drugs to guests for legal reasons.
Please bring any pain relief you can safely use… Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Excedrin, etc.
Flashlight or headlamp, we provide a flashlight as well
Plug-in phone charger
And, unplugged things to do on your own in the evening: like a good book, crochet materials etc.
Don’t worry about overpacking. Your car will be close by and you can always access things you need.
NOTE: Candles and smoking in and around the tents are strictly prohibited because of fire hazards.
NURTURE + NATURE
Relax, Replenish & Reconnect