EarthSeed: A Quiet Reflective Space in the Smokies

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Tent hosted by Charles And Stella

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to Butterfly Farm Sanctuary, a small spiritual retreat center for people committed to their own inner transformation. Nestled on 22 acres along a river in the Smoky Mountains near Asheville, NC, we offer a vegetarian-only refuge for people looking to rest, reflect, re-energize, heal, create, vision, dream, or any combination of the above. We are especially interested in hosting people involved in work that is changing the planet. No dogs or children (the photo is of our dog), please.

The space
If you see yourself as a person committed to bringing about positive change in the world and find that you need some time to yourself, for whatever reason, then we would love to host you. We offer 22 acres of beautiful mountain land bordered by a crystal clear river, a dynamic creek and thousands of acres of state and national forest.

The space you will be occupying is called EarthSeed. It is situated right beside the creek where days and nights can be spent listening to it flow melodiously past you. You will be staying in a large, beautiful tent that can be used throughout the year (yep, there is heat inside which can keep the tent warm enough (usually in the low 40's at lowest temperatures) down to 10 degrees F). Measuring 13' in diameter and more than 12' tall at the highest peak, EarthSeed features a queen-size bed (NOTE: weight capacity is 400 pounds) , 2 chairs, small tables, plenty of lighting and space to store your gear. It is a perfect place to rest and let the sound of the water rejuvenate your heart.

EarthSeed sits upon a large deck. There is a back door to the tent that leads to a 6' X 8' rear outside deck where you can sit for hours beside the creek and enjoy watching nature, meditating, listening within or other nourishing activities. The back deck is quite private. EarthSeed was named one of the top 11 Glamping sites in North Carolina and featured first in the article.

Across from the tent is a large picnic shelter which features, a refrigerator for storing your food, an old-timey fireplace to take any chill off (please note the pricing includes unlimited firewood!), a grill with two eyes for cooking all of your meals, a toaster oven and a large variety of pots and pans, as well as cooking utensils, plates, bowls, cups, etc. ALL COOKING IS STRICTLY VEGETARIAN and we request no garlic and onions so the next guests might be able to appreciate the space as well. No meat is allowed on the premises whatsoever. Remember in the late seasons of the year, you will be cooking in the open air of the mountains!

Finally, there is a beautifully appointed full bath available just a minute's walk from EarthSeed and the picnic shelter. This full bath offers a beautiful setting, including a walk-in shower with river stones serving as the shower floor.

Please note that while we are continuing to build out the sanctuary, the bathroom may be shared with one to two other guests if our other space is rented (see our other listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14135971). Just ask, if you wish to know whether other guests will be there. We ask that as a guest you acknowledge the need for other's privacy and act quietly so as not to interrupt reflections and rest that may be occurring.

NO DOGS, please. We have hunting dogs that are super friendly to humans but not to other dogs. Also, no other pets or children, please.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Long term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

Canton, North Carolina, United States

While it feels completely surrounded by nature, Butterfly Farm is situated just 15 minutes south of Waynesville, NC, a scenic town with many fine restaurants, art galleries, grocery stores and outdoor apparel and hiking stores. While you will feel you are in a natural paradise here on the farm, you will be only a quick drive to the local coffee shop. Asheville is another popular destination which is just a short 40 minute drive.

35 minutes away is Asheville, NC. It is a dynamic mountain town that attracts many visitors from around the world. We would be happy to share our favorite spots as well answer any specific questions you may have. Asheville is often named as one of the top cities in America to live in.

The Asheville airport is an easy 40-minute drive.

Hosted by Charles And Stella

  1. Joined in April 2013
  • 97 Reviews
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Stella and Charles (aka Cha’e) are committed to playing a role - large or small does not matter- in raising consciousness on the planet by helping others discover their own inner beauty and by being part of the global learning community dedicated to growing together consciously, both with each other and nature.

This is what led us to create the sanctuary and to help each other in the same way through our relationship as a couple.

If you are drawn here, we offer multiple ways to engage with us and the beautiful and powerful land here in the Smokies.

We are happy to leave you to explore by yourself (personal retreats), work with you during your stay (customized retreats), or work with couples seeking to find more ways learn to be happy together. We are committed to each guest having a transformative experience.

We are gentle, insightful, and compassionate people who find our lives are filled with beauty and joy and want to share it with others.
Stella and Charles (aka Cha’e) are committed to playing a role - large or small does not matter- in raising consciousness on the planet by helping others discover their own inner b…

During your stay

Along with our beautiful Treeing Walker coon hound Winston (a rescue). Stella and Charlie will be available to greet you when you arrive. One or both of us will be on the property during your stay and will be happy to answer questions, give directions, get into deep spiritual conversations, or make recommendations of places to visit, should you have any needs arise.
Along with our beautiful Treeing Walker coon hound Winston (a rescue). Stella and Charlie will be available to greet you when you arrive. One or both of us will be on the propert…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm

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