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Celesterra: Transformation Amidst Heaven and Earth

SuperhostCanton, North Carolina, United States
Treehouse hosted by Charles And Stella
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Celesterra is a spiritual retreat treehouse for people feeling the need to go deep within for a minimum of three to a maximum of fourteen nights. If you seek deep rest and contemplation, healing from grief, desire new direction in life, have a vision you wish to express, etc., please submit an application that tells us why you wish to retreat (see Other Things to Note Section). During COVID, we are only renting to one set of guests at a time.

The space
Celesterra is a 230 sq. ft. sacred space that floats between earth and sky about 15 feet off of the ground. Built by the television show Treehouse Masters, it is a beautiful, serene space that is cozy, warm and inviting. PLEASE NOTE: All food and cooking are strictly vegetarian with no garlic or onions (so the next guests might be able to appreciate the space as well). No meat on the land at all, please.

Celesterra features a beautiful living area with wood stove and leather club chairs, a dining table, fully stocked kitchenette and a bathroom with a composting toilet. It has no running water, but glorious spring water is supplied for drinking, washing dishes and cleaning hands. A beautiful shower (not shared during the COVID period) is available in the main house, (about a three minute walk - try a walking meditation back and forth each day!). You can restock up on water there, or walk about 1 minute from the treehouse to where the spring overflows into the creek and fill up there. It also features a large front deck with fabulous views of the mountains.

The bedroom is located in a loft above the kitchen area. It features a queen size memory foam mattress (like a cloud), with all natural bedding. It is accessed by a 9-foot ladder. If you have physical limitations, using the ladder might prove difficult for you, please let us know. See photos included here or we can send photos.

This is a wonderfully quiet space that enhances your meditations, reflections and relaxation. Only serious intentions to do deep personal work will be considered. We ask for 7 days notice before booking, but apply if you feel a deep need to come within the 7 day limit. Also, we are happy to discuss financial costs for retreats longer than a week. We will try and work with you in any way to help make this a transformational experience.

NO DOGS, please. We have a hunting dog, Winston (rescue) who is human friendly but not dog friendly. Also, no children.

Guest access
You will have complete access to the entire treehouse plus three acres of forest and pasture that feels like a park. There are more than 15 more acres of woodland and lowland along the river. There is about 700 feet of riverfront you can walk along, a rushing stream that is so clean you can drink from it, and the option to pet two horses in our neighbor's pasture. There is a parking space very near Celesterra that is accessed up a mountainous gravel road (we can also drive you up). While you will feel you are all on your own, a brief three minute walk will bring you to our main house. There is also access to a Native American medicine wheel ( we can teach you how to access it).

Other things to note
The application is simple: Please write a thorough explanation to the question: What is my inner most heart yearning for during my retreat in Celesterra and why? If we feel your application is sincere and earnest and gives us enough information to come to a sense of right alignment, we will notify you of your acceptance. Once again, retreats can be 3 - 14 nights in length.
Celesterra is a spiritual retreat treehouse for people feeling the need to go deep within for a minimum of three to a maximum of fourteen nights. If you seek deep rest and contemplation, healing from grief, desire new direction in life, have a vision you wish to express, etc., please submit an application that tells us why you wish to retreat (see Other Things to Note Section). During COVID, we are only renting to o… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Carbon monoxide alarm
Heating
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
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Canton, North Carolina, United States

Butterfly Farm Sanctuary is accessed by crossing a 1920's steel truss bridge. We love this bridge for it signifies a time to let go of the jet stream you are in and simplify your time here with the land. The 22-acre Sanctuary is surrounded by more than 4,000 acres of state and national forest, great for longer hikes up the mountain.

Just up the road about a twelve minute drive is the Blue Ridge Parkway with extensive views of the Smoky Mountain range. Also nearby are miles and miles of national and state-maintained trails (a short 10 to 15-minute drive). There are many waterfalls within easy hiking distance from parking.

The road from which you turn onto the property is a designated scenic highway and many cyclists can be seen enjoying its outdoor beauty. A mile back toward Waynesville is the Lake Logan Episcopal Retreat center, which affords beautiful views of the lake. There are also many available spots on the property for contemplation.

We also offer two other Airbnb possibilities that are open year-round, known as EarthSeed and Cocoon. You can view EarthSeed by going to this link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14135971. You can view Cocoon by going to this link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14135971

Just up the road about ten miles is the Blue Ridge Parkway with extensive views of the Smoky Mountain range. Also nearby are miles and miles of national and state-maintained trails (a short 10 to 15-minute drive). There are many waterfalls within easy hiking distance from parking.

The road from which you turn onto the property is a designated scenic highway and many cyclists can be seen enjoying its outdoor beauty. A mile back toward Waynesville is the Lake Logan Episcopal Retreat center, which affords beautiful views of the lake. There are also many available spots on the property for contemplation.

We also offer two other Airbnb possibilities that are open year-round, known as EarthSeed and Cocoon. You can view EarthSeed by going to this link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14135971. You can view Cocoon by going to this link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14135971
Butterfly Farm Sanctuary is accessed by crossing a 1920's steel truss bridge. We love this bridge for it signifies a time to let go of the jet stream you are in and simplify your time here with the land. The 22…

Hosted by Charles And Stella

Joined in April 2013
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Stella and I are committed to playing a role - large or small does not matter- in raising consciousness on the planet by helping others discover their own 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. 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 I are committed to playing a role - large or small does not matter- in raising consciousness on the planet by helping others discover their own beauty and by being part…
During your stay
Along with our beautiful Treeing Walker coon hound Winston (rescue), either Stella or 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. If you would like to arrange a private coaching session, please let us know as soon as you have determined this so we can make it happen.
Along with our beautiful Treeing Walker coon hound Winston (rescue), either Stella or Charlie will be available to greet you when you arrive. One or both of us will be on the prope…
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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
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm