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.
Upon entering the front doors, guests are welcomed into a lovely calm and serene entrance. Breathtaking views greet guests immediately on entering, as floor to ceiling cathedral windows provide a wall of nature.
The Main Hall looks out over the valley with a 22 foot high grand window. The Main Hall can hold up to 20 people in circle seating, or 40 people in theater style set up using backjack chairs and cushions. Backjack chairs, cushions and blankets are available for floor seating.
The Lodge is comfortable and inspiring, with a balcony railing crafted from the old tobacco poles, and art from around the world. Skylights and lots of glass make the interior light and airy; high cathedral ceilings and walls are finished in lodgepole pine.
Bend of Ivy has lodging to accommodate large groups, up to 28 in beds. Additional options available with futons, air mattresses, Boathouse loft and camping.
* 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 with daybed, futons and/ or campers.
* Nearby are numerous B&B and cabins for overflow needs.
The land provides a serene and peaceful outdoor space with hiking trails, long mountain views, quiet woods, and a glade of trees by the river. There is plenty of space for outdoor events and weddings.
* Each has cultural theme with original art to reflect our global connection, beauty of art 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 guest kitchen is equipped with plates, glasses, silverware, and coffee mugs. Beautiful dishes, and a comfortable set up counter provide for easy buffets.
Next to the kitchens, traffic flow opens onto the light filled and updated dining porch. This is a bright space, connected to nature and views. Tables and chairs seat 32 for gatherings.
The Main Hall
The Main Hall in the Lodge is the primary meeting space in Lodge. It’s located on the entrance level of the Lodge, accessed by opening French doors from the entryway. 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, finished in lodgepole pine.
Overhead is the balcony with a beautiful hand-crafted railing made 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.
Chairs can be easily set in a 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. Flipcharts, projector and some tables are available.
- 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 and a flip chart. Extra charges apply for A/V equipment.
- 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.
- A bathroom off the Main Hall has shower and tub; three other bathrooms are upstairs and downstairs.