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Glamping in the Smokies with Skylight to the Stars
Glamping in the Smokies with Skylight to the Stars
4 guests
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Stay in one of our authentic Mongolian yurts with hand painted artwork, sky views, decks, and gorgeous nature all around. At the Heart center we take special interest in providing our guests with a uniquely peaceful, positive, comfortable, and relaxing experience! Whether you are laying on a hammock, walking the labyrinth, or just sitting on the deck taking in the sights and sounds, we want you to enjoy.
Hot showers and bathrooms available in gym. Grill/firepit close to yurt.
Reiki by appt.

The space

The Heart Center, a retreat for the mind, body, and spirit, is close to all major attractions. We are less than ten minutes from the Tail of the Dragon, Cheolah River, Cheolah Lake; twenty minutes from Fontana Dam, Yellow Creek Falls, 20 Mile Ranger Station, Lake Santeetlah and Fontana Village. Also close to Joyce Kilmer and Cherohala Skyway.
We have a tennis court and gym, indoor eating cafeteria, and large picnic are with grills and volleyball, available for groups.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to use the labyrinth, tennis court, and gym.

Interaction with guests

All of us at the Heart Center love to meet and share with our guests, however, we also respect your need for privacy and quiet time. We like a happy balance!
I offer chakra energy work and Reiki on a Love offering basis.

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Please no smoking in the yurts
No fires outside of designated areas

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - There is a shared port a pottie close to the yurt. Men's and women's bathroom with hot showers available in the gym - shared.
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

12 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
November 2017
Can't even say enough great things about this space. Phenomenal, authentic, quiet, cozy, warm, and interesting are a few words that come to mind. We had an outstanding stay in this Yurt. The property is huge with trees everywhere and super secluded. If you're not hiking the woods or the rivers, you can chill out by one of the many fire pits, play some tennis, basketball, tightrope walk, whatever you're into, it is there. Liz is an amazing and gracious host, with a zest and positive attitude that is very contagious. Her dog is also a wolf, and will become your spirit guide.. The healing center is a unique place in this part of the world, I am a better human for having stayed there. Liz makes you feel very welcomed in her little world. I left a piece of myself there and will be back again someday. Recommended is an understatement.

Adrienne User Profile
November 2017
My husband and I had such a wonderful stay in the yurt! Jeanette was there to greet us upon our arrival and gave us the yurt right next to the babbling creek. She was so friendly and encourages us to check out the property, which was super unique and cool, and gave us some good suggestions for things to do. The yurt was so fun! We had a really special time there. I hope we get to make it back again in our travels! If you're thinking about staying here - do it!

Alex User Profile
October 2017
Just like the pictures! Liz and Jeannette were lovely.

Durga User Profile
October 2017
Good place

Kelly User Profile
October 2017
Our stay at the Heart Center was absolutely wonderful! We got in late, due to traffic, but Liz waited up. She was conned enough to show us to our yurt. The yurt was gorgeous and such a unique experience. Liz was also kind enough to give us a ride to the Appalachian Trail, where we hiked 8 Miles and then visited nearby Bryson City. We also enjoyed the tapoco lodge restaurant, which was a great recommendation from Liz! Thank you again for such a unique experience!

Adam User Profile
October 2017
Super peaceful spot with great amenities, and near beautiful forests for excellent hikes.
Liz User Profile
Response from Liz:
Thank you for your feedback. It is our pleasure to share the natural peace and beauty of this place with all our visitors and to make them feel welcomed. We always get more than we give!
October 2017

Kristen User Profile
October 2017
Exactly what you see in the pictures. Awesome place!

Robbinsville, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Liz User Profile

Hello I am Liz. I live in the great Smoky Mountains National Park area. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, swimming, waterskiing, tennis and working outdoors on the land.

In my spare time, I love to travel, take photographs or read books, hike, and swim in the beautiful lakes in my area. My favorite places to travel to so far are all natural parks, Spain, London, Sedona, Arizona, India, Mexico, and South America.

The young man in the picture is my son Felipe who now lives in South Carolina. I also have an adopted son whose name is Dakota.

I am a socio/cultural anthropologist by education. My life's passion is in serving and empowering people to live a more peaceful, loving, joyful, and healthy life through teaching them about meditation, holistic living, healing energy work, and the inter-connectedness of all things. I am a Reiki master and a Non-Dual Kabbalistic Healer. I am also a therapeutic foster parent and run a not for profit camp, for abused, neglected and disadvantaged children.

I love children, people, animals, and look forward to a day when we all truly recognize our "Oneness", living in love, peace and harmony.

I have a beautiful dog named Wayah, which means eagle in Cherokee. She is half wolf and half German Sheppard. She has such a great personality that all my guests love her and want to take her home with them. Not happening!

I once took a silent retreat and the motto was "May all beings be happy." I like that!

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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