Experience the Lodge and Surroundings

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The Lodge is centerpiece of this unique venue, cradled by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. A charming renovated 1950 tobacco barn with international theme, it offers a zen, artistic and interesting design.

Welcome to Bend of Ivy Lodge!

 

Experience

  • Restoration, renew and connection. International themed lodging rooms.
  • Beautiful updated lodging, somatic and meeting spaces.
  • Pavilion meeting space, surrounded by nature views. Great for yoga, circles, somatic work and trainings.
  • Labyrinth, camping sites, herb and sensory gardens, boulder seat circle.
  • Eco-friendly, environmental focus: Restored barn with solar panels, permaculture land practice.
  • Fire pits, meandering trails, wading river, koi pond, curious goats.
  • Lovely adjacent organic farm …Experience delicious farm to table cuisine.
  • Wifi, easels, AV equipment support and lawn games.

 

Bend of Ivy Lodge © Bren Photography / www.brenphotography.net

 

The Main Hall looks out over the valley with a 22 foot high grand window.

  • It holds up to 20 people in circle seating
  • Or 40 people in theater style set up using back jack chairs and cushions.
  • Back jack chairs, cushions and blankets are available for floor seating.

 

 

 

Accommodations

Bend of Ivy Lodge has a range of accommodations designed for comfortable sleep, providing charming and interesting sleeping spaces for rest and reflection. More R & R space.

 

 

 

 

  •  Accommodates 27 people: 17 in the Lodge itself, 9 in the Studio and Roadhouse spaces and a Pavilion sleeping loft.
  • Additional sleeping spaces available at Lodge and Boathouse with daybed, futons and day beds.
  • Nearby are numerous Airbnb, B&B, hotels and cabins for overflow needs. We’re short drive to downtown AVL.

Lodge bedrooms:

  • Each has cultural theme with original art to reflect global connection and culture. expressions around the world.
  •  Upstairs has five double bedrooms and a loft, sleeping eleven with two shared bathrooms.
  • First floor has 4 bedrooms and a bathroom and community sink: 2  bedrooms for single occupancy and 2 bedrooms for double occupancy.

 


Kitchen & Dining

The Lodge has two kitchens.

The main commercial kitchen:

  • High quality professional kitchen
  • Six burner professional propane range with two ovens
  • Commercial dishwasher and refrigerator.

The kitchen is stocked with plenty of pots, pans, coffee pots and utensils. IMG_9676

 

 

The lodge guest kitchen is equipped with:

  • Plates, glasses, silverware, and coffee mugs.
  • Beautiful dishes
  • Comfortable set up counter for easy buffets.
  • Refrigerator,  dishwasher and microwave.

 

 

 

Next to the kitchens, traffic flow opens onto the light filled and updated Dining Porch.

  • Bright space, connected to nature and views.
  • Tables and chairs seat 32 for gatherings.
  • Updated light gray walls framing scenic nature views and views of koi pond and gardens.
  • Side doors offers easy and multiple access to outdoor courtyards and terraces.
  • Heating and air conditioning, and ceiling fans, provide comfort during all seasons.

The Main Hall

The Main Hall in the Lodge is the primary meeting space in Lodge.

Lodge Meeting Hall 1Room Description:

  • It’s located on the entrance floor.
  • It is about 30’ x 20’, and approximately 600 square feet.
  • The Main Hall can seat 20 in a circle, or 40 theater style.
  • A 22-foot high arched grand window opens eastward to the full height of the cathedral ceiling.
  • Overhead is balcony with beautiful hand-crafted railing from the original tobacco poles.
  • Stairways off the Main Hall lead upstairs and down to the bedroom areas.
  • Ceiling fans and two skylights complete the open, spacious feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting space details:

  • Leather chair seating in circle for groups of 15-20 people.
  • For larger groups, theater style seating using backjacks and chairs, can accommodate up to 40 people for workshops.
  •  and some tables are available.
  • Gas fireplace provides cozy winter heat and ambiance.
  • Grand east windows and a high cathedral ceiling provide a spacious feel. The room is finished in pine.
  • Available A/V equipment includes flat screen high quality TV, easel, projector and screen.
  • A high quality sound system for includes blue tooth.
  • Removable panels open onto a counter in the Main Hall from the guest kitchen, which is easily accessible for breaks and meal service.
  • Bathroom off the Main Hall has shower and tub; three other bathrooms are upstairs and downstairs.