Bend of Ivy Lodge is a beloved family, corporate, and spiritual/wellness retreat center minutes from the eclectic town of Asheville, situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountans of western North Carolina. Simply nothing quite like it in the area in terms of setting, facilities, location or name recognition.
Situated on nearly 37 acres of professionally landscaped and maintained grounds, you'll find rolling hills, long range mountain visits, manicured trails, a pond, numerous facilities and of course an easy walk to the Ivy Creek. Its simply a masterpiece of the vision of the owners who have operated the center for years along with the prior owner. Bend of Ivy Lodge has a stellar reputation as one of the top retreat centers of its type in the entire region. Click here for a full video tour.
The Lodge offers nine unique bedrooms along with four full baths in a restored/expanded tobacco barn from years gone by. Guests can gather in the soaring two story great room bathed in sunlight or enjoy an intimate conversation in the snug lower level sitting area. A large dining room overlooking the landscaped grounds and pond are situated off the chef's commercial grade kitchen and smaller "self-serve" guest kitchen. High speed internet service allows event hosts and guests to stay connected if desired. A large solar panel array is already installed and ready for final fitting out as well as hot water panels on the roof to supplement the water system. Click here for a full 3D immersive interior tour.
The Farm house features accommodations for nine guests in two full suites with separate baths in the lower level while the main and upper level feature several more bedrooms, living area, kitchen, deck and patio overlooking the pastures below. This building is centrally located and has been used as a caretaker's residence in recent years.
The Pavilion sits overlooking the pond. The Pavilion is a 1,000+ s.f. multi-purpose gathering place with an expansive outdoor deck for soaking in the views of the stunning landscaping and watching the wildlife. Inside, you'll find a large open room ideal for yoga, dance, meetings, weddings, etc. At one end are three nooks with overstuffed pillows ideal for reading a book or catching a nap. There is even a hidden sleeping loft for an extra guest along with two half baths. A "dry" catering kitchen rounds out this amazingly functional building.
The Boathouse is a unique private space created out of a former corn crib. It offers a cozy spot for reading and is often used for private massage sessions. There is even a sleeping loft in the Boathouse for additional guests.
The area around the pond is simply stunning with an expansive wrap around deck on one side complete with fire pit. One end features a covered pergola for outdoor seating. At the head of the pond is a 120' gurgling brook that provides the relaxing sound of flowing water. Above the pond you'll find acres of open fields to explore, including the Labyrinth situated on its on prominent ridge overlooking the mountains.
One of the premier features is the property's access to Ivy Creek which at this point is a 70' to 80' wide and is a nature lover's paradise. NOTE: the Bend of Ivy property for sale does not abut Ivy Creek, however is accessed over the prior owner's private farm under a mutual agreement of which the current owners will be glad to help negotiate for a new owner.
Included in the listing is all furniture, fixtures and equipment for continued operation of the retreat center including all intellectual property of Bend of Ivy Lodge including pending rentals, databases, marketing, etc.