Silent Retreat

Thinking can be an unconscious tyrant of turmoil. You may awaken in peace, only to batter and belittle yourself with fearful thoughts. Feelings of doubt, worry, rumination and fear are thieves of joy. They herald the need for silence, inner peace and harmony.

The space between your thoughts is where the great unknown mystery lives. This space may seem scary. However, space and silence allow you to taste and experience this mystery, to uncover peace, joy, and answers. With three full days of healing silence, you’ll experience a new level of awareness, clarity and ease within yourself and the world. You might love it so much that you want to stay longer!

The following are included and available. If you do not wish to attend all experiences, the fees remain the same and may be transferred to another service.

  • All meals-to deeply soothe, satisfy and support silence inside and out
  • 2-hour in-room massage by licensed massage therapist
  • 1-hour seated presence (Darshan) with Angelique (when available)
  • Outdoor fire with view of Fort Loudon Lake
  • Viewing of animals: deer, fox, coyote, wolf, owl, opossum, racoon, as well as birds and songbirds not limited to: cardinal, bluebird and bluejay, nuthatch, dove, pileated woodpecker, bald eagle, hawk, osprey, heron, kingfisher, vulture, migratory birds including hummingbird and American White Pelican
  • Swimming and paddleboarding (weather permitting May – October)
  • View of Lake Loudon (180 degrees)
  • Nature hike or drive in the Smoky Mountains
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Amenities include:

  • Kitchen, fully-equipped plus stocked refrigerator
  • Library of 100s of vintage and new books (like leather-bound Shakespeare plays)
  • Wooded 1-acre with trail
  • Private bedroom with:
    • King-sized luxe pillow top mattress by Johnson City, TN bedding company
    • 1000 thread count 100% cotton sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforters
    • wall of windows for stargazing (blinds available for privacy)
    • heated mattress pad
    • cozy private bath with shower
  • Imagine paddleboard
  • 2020 Cannondale bicycle
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Booking fee:

$5,500 includes airfare, transportation and travel insurance
$3,500 local
(Check-in 3pm on Tuesday or Wednesday to start your four-day stay; check-out is at 10am)
Let’s talk about your journey or book this adventure today!

Bonus: Make two bookings simultaneously and save $500. And/or book in the month of January and save $100. Refer a friend who books a stay and get $500 off your next stay. Discount will be applied in the form of a refund to your payment method shortly after your purchase.

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Please note before booking, you must have at least one paid conversation with Angelique that will be credited towards your booking fee and refunded after you book your stay.

Booking fees for two guests are double a single occupancy fee.

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To discuss your retreat, amend dates or further customize your stay, book a complimentary conversation or email us today!