View from the river sidePassive solar design includes walls of windows
Gorgeous Home or Event Center!
Hosted by Kathryn Ashera
Kathryn Ashera is the host.Kathryn Ashera is a superhost.
12 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
3 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
3 baths
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Spacious facility available for special occasions, retreats, or group rental! Located on 35 acres of pristine natural beauty with river access and riverfront amenities, including wedding gazebo, dance platform and stage, river kitchen, camping, etc.

The space

This gorgeous home is ideal for gathering, connecting and celebrating! It is centered on 35 acres of pristine nature sanctuary and permaculture gardens. We have a riverside recreational area, fire circle, swimming/kayaking, a labyrinth/gazebo, the pine ridge sacred spot, and trails. Perfect for a family, individual or group retreat!

Guest access

This whole facility rental allows you complete and private access to all three levels of the 'Celebration Space', its decks and hot tub, the 35 acres of land and riverfront, etc. Two kitchens facilitate your meals, 3 full baths, laundry facilities if needed, etc.

Interaction with guests

We will have someone 'on call' nearby on our adjacent land, or in one of the small apartments nestled on the land, to respond to any needs you may have. We will give you as much privacy as you desire, and can assist you with various things if you ask.

Other things to note

This home is available as a full rental. The rest of the time, it is the gathering place for a small peaceful intentional community that lives in the apartments nestled downhill, and neighboring homes. We hold celebrations, meetings, retreats and other events here. Welcome to our special place!

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 3 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Common spaces
3 sofa beds

House Rules
Self check-in with doorman

We are peaceful, neat/clean people and ask that you keep our place peaceful, neat, and clean.
We ask that you gently and respectfully use the land and its amenities, while being considerate of our neighbors and area wildlife. For our sake and our neighbors, we have the following rules.
1) No loud music/media.
2) At all times, there is no smoking, no drugs.
3) We do not allow pets.
4) Please go over some safety rules with children of any age, carefully supervise children, and assist young children up and down the stairs.
5) If you end up having additional visitors, other than the ones we are aware of, we would like to know about this, and there may be an additional charge.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Here’s to a wonderful visit!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
May 2017
A beautiful place out in the mountains.Very large. Sleeps a lot of people. Host is very kind and helpful.

Michael User Profile
May 2017
The whole weekend was fantastic and our guests just loved the place so much. The space and amenities were perfect for the celebration of our daughters graduation from college and birthday. Kathryn and Luke and all supporting them were gracious and helpful. Best airbnb experience to date for me!

Nathan User Profile
August 2016
Kathryn was such a wonderful host and this retreat center was just what we needed! The main room has a spectacular high ceiling and beautiful exposed beams, there seemed to be so many rooms and places for everyone to sleep, the back deck overlooks the mountain, and the river was so fun for everyone to swim in. The decor is very eclectic and beautiful and everything was so clean and well stocked with all amenities we needed. Kathryn was super responsive and considerate of all our needs which was a total bonus! Thank you for letting us stay there and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Kathryn Ashera User ProfileKathryn Ashera is a superhost.
Response from Kathryn Ashera:
Thank you so much, Nathan -- it was an honor to host this amazing group! : )
August 2016

This place is magnificent.The photos do not do it justice. My extended family struggles to find spots big enough for our family. This place is the perfect combination of the amenities and the size of a summer camp, event facility and home. At once warm and cozy, and then again big enough to find a quiet spot (a lot of them) to be alone. For us, a farming family, we were intrigued by the green house, the cisterns, the yurt, and so much more. We visited the river many times, catching fish, playing in the woods. We wished Kathryn were there with us as we had so many questions. The wood work inside the house (it is so much more than a house) is beautiful. The art is overwhelming, especially added to the nature all around. Everywhere was something to see inside the house, something to explore outside the house. Most of my family had never done an airbnb. As their entry point, we may have set the bar too high at Kathryn's place.

Akhil User Profile
August 2015
great location although neighbors were a little close - this caught us by surprise but they were very nice so not a problem. breakfast provided was ample and accommodations were impressive. note - NO A.C. in the house.

Tucker User Profile
June 2015
Very communicative and flexible host - made my life much easier by accepting our last second request, too. Thanks Kathryn!

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Floyd, Virginia, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Kathryn Ashera User ProfileKathryn Ashera is a superhost.

I am a multi-faceted creative specialist promoting peace and well-being through one-on-one, group and community processes, education and celebration. Among the many hats I wear are that of Connection Practice facilitator, Mentor-teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, and Interfaith Celebrant performing rites of passage such as weddings and blessing ways. I am also a writer/editor/publisher of intergenerational curriculums and children's books. I live in Floyd, Virginia in a community that promotes well-being through healthy living, permaculture and conscious collaboration.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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