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Stunning Spiritual Sanctuary

SuperhostBoone, North Carolina, United States
Entire condominium hosted by Thomas
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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This is an 1,100 square foot one bedroom one bath condo with an upstairs loft, 40 foot vaulted ceilings, contemporary furniture, high end finish outs, and a view that has to be seen to be believed. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

The space
The condo is located atop one of the highest mountain peaks in eastern Northern America. It sits upon the grounds of The Art of Living Retreat Center, which (for extra charge) offers dining, Ayurvedic Spa services, yoga and meditation classes, hiking, and more.

This condo serves as an awe-inspiring getaway, with breathtaking one-hundred mile views. Ideal for a couple, but there is a comfortable couch, and a twin mattress upstairs if you have children.

On heavenly mountain central air is virtually unheard of But in the summer, it can get warm in the afternoon, and there is not central air. There is a ceiling fan, and a big fan as well in the closet.

Also, there is a big desk with executive chair, laser printer and basic office supplies -- ideal for getting a lot of work done.

The building has 12 condos, but only four of them are presently occupied. It is very quiet. Occasionally there is someone next door -- occasionally, there is not. And the front porch is spacious, but occasionally shared.

Guest access
It is important that I get you a document with entry information, what to bring/what is provided, directions, FAQs, etc. before you check in.

If you don't want to cook or drive into town, the Art Of Living Retreat Center dining hall serves three delicious vegetarian buffet meals a day for around 15-20$ It's the big yellow building two doors down.

Other things to note
Contact me if you are interested in the two hikes featured in the photographs.

As far as the Art Of Living Retreat Center: I own my condo, and is completely independent. If you want to enjoy any of their scheduled activities or facilities, that is easy to arrange. www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org
This is an 1,100 square foot one bedroom one bath condo with an upstairs loft, 40 foot vaulted ceilings, contemporary furniture, high end finish outs, and a view that has to be seen to be believed. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

The space
The condo is located atop one of the highest mountain peaks in eastern Northern America. It sits upon the grounds of The Art of Living Retreat Center, which (…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pay TV
TV
Hangers
Dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washing machine
Iron

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Boone, North Carolina, United States

The Shankara Spa is a three minute ride down the road. Call ahead, as they get busy on weekends. This is one of only a handful of authentic Aryuvedic spas in the nation. They have a steam room and fitness facilities that you can use if you are getting a treatment.

Also, there is a pottery studio just a few doors down from me. People love it -- highly recommended. I have the flyer/contact info in my condo.

The AOLRC has yoga and meditation classes daily, by appointment in the big yellow dining hall, and every evening, a kirtan jam session open to everyone. There's also a very nice gift shop and a spiritual book store and a small coffee shop. If nothing else, walk over there and stand on the porch -- for one of the best views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, anywhere.
The Shankara Spa is a three minute ride down the road. Call ahead, as they get busy on weekends. This is one of only a handful of authentic Aryuvedic spas in the nation. They have a steam room and fitness facil…

Hosted by Thomas

Joined in December 2014
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I purchased this condominium during a four year hiatus from the corporate world, where I embarked on a bucket list adventure to visit the most sacred places on the planet, and acquire the highest knowledge. From the Himalayas and the Ganges River to Machu Picchu, to Kauai, Joshua Tree, Vietnam, and The Black Forrest of Germany. My journey eventually led me to Heavenly Mountain, in Boone, NC, where I was on the "steering committee" to build and market what is now the Art of Living Retreat Center, reporting directly to Sri Sri. Yes, Boone, North Carolina, an International spiritual epicenter. The Blue Ridge Mountains--and this area in particular -- are considered to be among the most sacred mountains on earth. Older than the Himalayas, they are composed almost entirely of granite, which is a natural energy conductor. Many people claim they can feel the energy, and meditators flock here for this reason. The Cherokee Indians held ceremony on Heavenly Mountain for centuries to honor the change of seasons. Even the most cynical admit to feeling something after a day or two up here. And a week will set you straight for several months. My summer volunteer assignment turned into two years. This condo served as my sanctuary, where I was able to write, do volunteer work, connect with nature and discover a deeper sense of purpose for the next chapter of my life. Mission accomplished! To say that I enjoyed my time here would be a massive understatement. It is my pleasure to pay it forward and share this extraordinary place with you. I have recently relocated to Dallas, TX, where I am an Communications Trainer. I wanted to live closer to my mother, who inspires me daily, and I crave the energy of a big city as well as the seclusion of the countryside. I am a live music nut, and still seek out the best summer music and yoga festivals. Other passions include Border Collies, Thai and Indian cuisine, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking up waterfalls, the Denver Broncos, John Steinbeck, Tony Robbins, the Allman Brothers, Dead and Company, the Head and the Heart, Van Morrison, Krishna Das, and (obviously) the ancient wisdom teachings of the East, including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Yogananda, Eckart Tolle and Barron Baptiste. (my library is kept stocked for your enjoyment) I return to Boone frequently to rest, rejuvenate and recharge the batteries...and of course to escape the Texas heat.
I purchased this condominium during a four year hiatus from the corporate world, where I embarked on a bucket list adventure to visit the most sacred places on the planet, and acqu…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm