Autumn Retreat w/ Claudia

Bring your sweaters, hiking boots, a good book, and a story to share. And of course Yoga!!!
Ladies only gathering for this one.

Meals included:
Flexitarian style, Healthy Buffet Style Breakfast Provided
Thursday & Saturday Dinner
Please inform Claudia of any allergies.

Only 6 spaces available.
Thursday, Oct 22 check in after 4pm
Until Sunday, Oct 25th check out 10am

Fee: $400-$425 per person depending on room.
Members receive 10% discount

A. Shared room $400/ bed per person Queen & Double Bed
B. Double Bed $425 per person
C. Double Bed $425 per person
D. Double Bed $425 per person separate cottage
E. Sofa Bed $400 per person separate cottage

 

Things to do in Maggie Valley

1)Horseback riding at Cataloochee Ranch. The rides leave in the morning and afternoon from the ranch barn, just a mile down the dirt road.

2)Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River. This is loads of fun. For information, search online for the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

3)Hiking. There’s lots of good hiking right near the house. The hike to the top of Hemphill Bald just behind the house is one of my favorites. Great views up there. Directions on how to get there are in the “tips and tricks” binder at the house.

There’s also good walking around the Ranch House. Up the hill from the Ranch House is the Chestnut nursery, where they are trying to resurrect some of the great trees that were killed by the Chestnut blight decades ago. Beyond that is a natural bowl. Rendezvous Rock, at the top of that bowl, also provides great vistas.

4) The Biltmore estate, the largest privately owned house in the U.S., is about 45 miles away, near Asheville. It’s definitely worth a trip.

5) And, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby. Plenty of good scenery and hiking near there. Big Creek in the Smokies is beautiful. You can find directions to that area online.

6) Try one of the great eco-tours of Cataloochee Valley, one of the most beautiful and remote spots in the Smoky Mountains. Cataloochee Valley Tours – www.cataloocheevalleytours.com – will show you the elk, the wildflowers, and in June, the synchronous fireflies.

7) Lexington Glassworks in downtown Asheville. At this studio on Lexington Avenue, you can watch artists create amazing pieces of hand-blown glass.

8) Restaurants. Trip Advisor does a decent job listing good restaurants in nearby Waynesville. The Chef’s Table is particularly good.