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The Nantahala Spiritual Retreat - Peace and Quiet in the Smokies

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The peaceful sound of water flowing through the fish ponds is relaxing.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
6 nights minimum
Cottage
The Nantahala Spiritual Retreat (NSR) sits on 22 acres in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest In the wilderness of Western North Carolina Experience the option of being UNPLUGGED in a modified FARADAY CAGE! Relax and rejuvenate in a quiet, peaceful environment with fresh, clean air and vitalized, deep well water. Enjoy a fireside evening, watching the stars at the firepit. Easy access year round. Located near many mountain attractions. The space Nantahala Spiritual Retreat (NSR) has been created by Steve Dean and Bobbie Ammons (Kriya Yogis) to offer a unique meditational experience in the mountain wilderness of the Nantahala National Forest. NSR is located near the back of Old Happy Top Cove, on Apple Tree Creek, at 3,300 ft elevation. The area is also known as Lost Silver Mine...The Nantahala Spiritual Retreat (NSR) sits on 22 acres in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest In the wilderness of Western North Carolina Experience the option of being UNPLUGGED in a modified FARADAY CAGE! Relax and rejuvenate in a quiet, peaceful environment with fresh, clean air and vitalized, deep well water. Enjoy a fireside evening, watching the stars at the firepit. Easy access year round. Located near many mountain attractions. The space Nantahala Spiritual Retreat (NSR) has been created by Steve Dean and Bobbie Ammons (Kriya Yogis) to offer a unique meditational experience in the mountain wilderness of the Nantahala National Forest. NSR is located near the back of Old Happy Top Cove, on Apple Tree Creek, at 3,300 ft elevation. The area is also known as Lost Silver Mine, where legends of Cherokee wagons full of silver were hid, and have never been found to this day. There is a mountaintop view on the property, as well as three creeks. Guest access The Nantahala Spiritual Retreat (NSR) has easy road access all year long. Swain Lane is paved up to the property. The driveway is well-packed gravel for a short distance. The two story barn, as well as the Hemlock House are not accessible to guests. Other things to note You may occasionally see the neighbors driving down the road. They are very nice people. Please do not leave food outside or in your car, as there are wild animals who may be attracted to it. Please do not feed the goldfish or frogs in the fish ponds.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No parties or events - Light alcohol use is OK. - No recreational drug use please. - Do not feed the wild animals. - A quiet and peaceful atmosphere should be maintained at all times. - A cell phone and/or GPS is recommended when hiking. Please do not hike on trails alone. - Wear appropriate protective clothing when spending time outside (long sleeves, boots, etc).
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Steve D
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
Interaction with guests
The owners, Steve Dean and Bobbie Ammons may be in residence at the Hemlock House, but you will most likely never know they are there. Guests can schedule meditation instruction, or attend spiritual classes on health and well-being when available, or by special request. Nantahala Spiritual Retreat provides a non-denominational environment, where Christian values are honored and embraced.
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ana c
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I had to ensure racist rants from female owner. Also, part of the cabin was built from "truck frame", as they told me, and back room had strong chemical smell making me concerned for my safety and exposure to unknown and potentially hazardous chemicals (I had to hang sheet to block the smell while I was there, there's no door and smell went through to other parts). The neighbor had huge unsightly pile of trash, leftovers from his business by the road and burned plastic materials that shouldn't be burned/not allowed in North Carolina, I couldn't open windows when he was burning. The male host was always talking over me, me being foreign-born female wasn't good enough to be heard or respected there. I was promised quiet "spritual retreat" but upon arrival was told not to park my car over gravel and park over grass (where it'd rust) because major construction was to start/roof replacement (luckily did not happen due to weather), cabin has owners parking lot right by and there were cars comings/goings, no privacy really, also right by shared road and people can see into windows.
Visited October 2021
Written December 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

az2zb
az2zb
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Peace - Solace - Quietude! Wonderful relaxing place with great attentive hosts, highly recommended and will return. Thank you Steve and Bobbi - the stars were amazing!
Visited August 2017
Written November 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
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Car required
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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