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2021/2022

Facilitator Information

Thank you for your interest in the Elohee Center!

We are happy to assist you in exploring how Elohee Center is the ideal venue for your upcoming retreat!  Schedule a call, Google Meet, Zoom, or a site tour to discuss your retreat, or experience the beauty of Elohee for yourself.  We would love to meet you!   Please call 770-316-9195 or email info@elohee.org to schedule a tour.

Please review available dates on our Availability Calendar*.  

Calendar Key:
Bald Mountain Center Exclusive – Mandala Hall & Forest Studio are booked.
Elohee Exclusive – Mandala Hall, Forest Studio, and Thanksgiving House are booked.

Ready to host your retreat at Elohee? The first step is filling out our Retreat Reservation Form so our staff can help you book your perfect retreat on bald mountain.

Elohee Center offers two separate retreat areas:

Bald Mountain Center, located at the top of Bald Mountain offering panoramic 360- degree views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. This mountain top features two meeting venues:  The Forest Studio for groups up to 20 participants and Mandala Hall for groups from 20-30 participants. For larger groups up to 50 participants both venues are reserved. 

All guests on Bald Mountain are accommodated in a village of cottages.The size of your group will determine your meeting space and the number of cottages reserved for you.

Thanksgiving House ,  nestled into the mountain below and next to a 100-ft. waterfall is about a ten-minute walk from Bald Mountain. This original three-story structure holds capacity for 12 guests.

 

Bald Mountain Center

Aside from offering panoramic mountain views, Bald Mountain Retreat Center offers 7 cottages for lodging, 2 meeting spaces, a communal tea house, gift shoppe and spa, along with numerous natural amenities.

Mandala Hall and the Forest Studio are the meeting spaces available for any retreat activities at Bald Mountain Center. A two-night minimum stay is required for all retreats.

Mandal Hall is a 1500- square foot room with 180-degree mountain views.  Yoga capacity is 40 participants, meditation capacity is 50 participants.
Rental cost $145 per weekday night, $195 per weekend night, $975 for a full week (7 nights)
Deposit  $1000
Participant Minimum Mandala Hall has a 20-participant minimum requirement. If the 20-participant minimum is not reached Elohee will retain the $1000 deposit.
Retreat Cancellation Policy $250 of the $1000 deposit is non-refundable. The entire $1000 deposit is non-refundable if the retreat is cancelled less than 120 days prior to your retreat start date. Upon completion of the retreat deposit will be refunded, applied toward your retreat fees, or rolled over towards your next retreat.
Check in/out time The space is available from 3:00 PM on check-in day through 1:00 PM on check-out d

The Forest Studio is a 600-square foot room with forest views and the sound of the nearby waterfall. Yoga capacity is 20 participants: meditation capacity is 25 participants.
Rental cost $50 per weekday night, $75 per weekend night, $340 for a full week (7 nights)
Deposit  $1000
Participant Minimum Forest Studio has a 10-participant minimum requirement. If the 10-participant minimum is not reached Elohee will retain the $1000 deposit.
Retreat Cancellation Policy $250 of the $1000 deposit is non-refundable. The entire $1000 deposit is non-refundable if the retreat is cancelled less than 120 days prior to your retreat start date. Upon completion of the retreat deposit will be refunded, applied toward your retreat fees, or rolled over towards your next retreat.
Check in/out time The space is available from 3:00 PM on check-in day through 1:00 PM on check-out day. 

Bald Mountain Center (Mandala Hall + Forest Studio) 
Rental cost $145 per weekday night, $195 per weekend night, $975 for a full week (7 nights) for Mandala Hall, use of the Forest Studio is complimentary. 
Deposit $2000 
Participant Minimum Bald Mountain Center has a 30-participant minimum requirement. If the 30-participant minimum is not reached Elohee will retain the $2000 deposit.
Retreat Cancellation Policy $500 of the $2000 deposit is non-refundable. The entire $2000 deposit is non-refundable if the retreat is cancelled less than 120 days prior to your retreat start date. Upon completion of the retreat deposit will be refunded, applied toward your retreat fees, or rolled over towards your next retreat.
Check in/out time The spaces are available from 3:00 PM on check-in day through 1:00 PM on check-out day. 

(It is possible another retreat will be at the Thanksgiving House and will also have access to hiking trails, the reflection pond and spa on Bald Mountain.)

Internet Access: There is no internet access at the Bald Mountain Center. You will need to bring your own hotspot if you wish to connect to the internet. If you have an emergency situation requiring internet access, please contact Elohee staff via text or call 770-316-9195.

Elohee Exclusive Use
Please inquire about Elohee Exclusive bookings which includes all of Bald Mountain and the Thanksgiving House by calling 770-316-9195 x 702 or by emailing info@elohee.com

Accommodations

Elohee has 7 cottages with 6 rooms in each cottage.  Sheets, towels, and bath amenities (soap, shampoo, and conditioner) are provided for all rooms. ADA rooms are available. 

4 cottages are reserved with Mandala Hall meeting space,  3 cottages are reserved with Forest Studio meeting space.

Each cottage can sleep up to 8 guests as follows:

  • Single occupancy: 4 single rooms with 1 twin bed and a shared bathroom
  • Single or double occupancy: 1 room with 1 king bed and a private bathroom
  • Single or double occupancy: 1 room with 2 twin beds and a private bathroom

Room and Board Rates  Rates are per night and include lodging, 15% hospitality tax, Georgia’s $5/room/night Hotel-Motel Fee, meals (dinner, breakfast, and lunch), and grounds use fee.

Weekend Night (Friday & Saturday nights)

Room Type Room  Taxes  Meals  Grounds Fee Total
Small room (1 twin bed) & shared hall bath – single occupancy $101 $20.15 $70 $15 $206.15
Private room/private bath – double occupancy/per person $101 $20.15 $70 $15 $206.15
Large room (King or 2 Twin)/private bath -single occupancy $202 $35.30 $70 $15 $322.30

Weekday Night (Sunday – Thursday nights)

Room Type Room  Taxes Meals Grounds Fee Total
Small room (1 twin bed) & shared hall bath – single occupancy $91 $18.65 $70 $15 $194.65
Private room/private bath – double occupancy/per person $91 $18.65 $70 $15 $194.64
Large room (King or 2 Twin)/private bath -single occupancy $182 $32.30 $70 $15 $299.30

Perks for Facilitator  Free private room and board is provided for one (1) facilitator or assistant with every ten (10) paying participants.

Camping  Primitive tent sites are available upon request and pre-qualification.  We provide the site only. Electricity and water are not provided.  Fires are not permitted. The camper needs to bring a tent and all other gear necessary to set up the campsite.  A shared bath is nearby containing a shower with bath amenities.  No towels are provided.

Camping Nightly Rate Tax – 15% Meals Grounds Fee Total
Weekend Night $25 $3.75 $70 $15 $113.75
Weekday Night $20 $3.00 $70 $15 $108.00

Reservations  Elohee offers two ways to take reservations.

  1. Elohee takes full reservations for accommodations and tuition. Facilitator sets the tuition for their retreats and is paid in full, less a 3.5% credit card processing fee one week after completion of the retreat. A W-9 form from the facilitator is required. A 40% deposit is required for all participant reservations.
  2. Elohee takes reservations for accommodations only. The Facilitator will register participants, collect tuition and provide a link to Elohee’s reservation system for the accommodations. 

Elohee will promote your retreat on our website and on social media pages upon request.

Participant Cancellation Policy  If the participant cancels more than 2 weeks before the retreat $100 of the deposit will be kept.  If the participant cancels less than two weeks, but more than 1 week before the retreat Elohee will keep the deposit. Participants who cancel less than one week before retreat start will be charged 100% of the total cost.  Full payment is due one week before the retreat.

Federal or State Emergency  If a Federal or State emergency is enacted that prevents your retreat from being held, Elohee will give the facilitator the option to reschedule their retreat within a 1-year time frame and their initial deposit will be moved over to the rescheduled retreat dates.  If the facilitator chooses not to reschedule within the year, but rather cancel their retreat entirely, Elohee will refund 50% of the initial deposit.

Meals  Meal service is provided from arrival day dinner through departure day lunch. Meals include seasonal vegetables and fruit. Chicken/turkey and seafood are included with some meals and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.  Meal service is optional for Thanksgiving House and is required for all Bald Mountain Center retreats (Mandala Hall + Forest Studio).  24-hour tea service at the Tea House is included

Breakfast:           8:00 AM – 9:00 AM   

Lunch:                  12:00 PM –1:00 PM   

Dinner:                 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Additional Services

Massage therapy is offered onsite by licensed professional massage therapists if booked no later than two weeks before the massage date desired. Reiki treatments are also available.  60 minutes $90 or 90 minutes $120

Private Fire Service at the Bald Mountain Fire Ring: $75 per fire. 7PM or 8:45PM slots of 1.5 hours each are available and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please note the quiet time begins at 10:30PM.

Yoga classes are available for $150 per class. Classes last 60 minutes.

Guided Nature Hikes are available for $75 per hike lasting up to 2 hours.


Important Information

Alcohol Policy: Elohee is an alcohol-free facility.

Adult Retreat Facility: Elohee is an adult retreat facility for people 18 and older. Please inquire about any possible exceptions.

Quiet Time: In respect of other Elohee guests and surrounding neighbors quiet time begins at 10:30PM.

Professional Liability Insurance: Professional liability insurance is required for every facilitator. Proof of insurance must be submitted at least three weeks prior to retreat.

Retreat Coordination Policy: Retreat schedule, dietary restrictions, prop requests, and room bookings (if applicable) are required one month prior to the start of your event in the Elohee provided format for planning purposes – updating as needed for additional registrants in the format Elohee provides. Failure to submit information requested one month prior to retreat start date will result in a $250 Administration Fee applied to the invoice.

Room/Prop Set-Up and Breakdown: Facilitator is responsible for room/prop set-up and breakdown. Failure to do so will result in a $250.00 fee.

Shared Spaces and Natural Amenities:

 

Thanksgiving House

This original structure is situated next to a 100-foot waterfall and is about a 10-minute walk from Bald Mountain. 

With 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 indoor fireplaces, 1 outdoor fireplace, and a 30’x14’ meeting/yoga/meditation space, the Thanksgiving House comfortably fits 10-13 people. 

Participants staying at the Thanksgiving House have use of all 3 miles of Elohee hiking trails, natural pond, spa facilities, and gift shoppe.  A two-night minimum stay is required for all retreats.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

Living and dining areas

Full bath

Large stone fireplace

Laundry room

Outside patio with fireplace, dining area, beautiful sight and sound of our 100-foot waterfall

Second Floor

Primary bedroom with king bed, private bath, and waterfall view

Queen bed with a waterfall view and access to the upper patio (shared bath)

Double bed + twin bed (shared bath)

Large stone fireplace in sitting area

Third Floor

3 twin beds with waterfall view (shared bath)

 2 twin beds with waterfall view (shared bath)

Queen bed (shared bath)

 Yoga/meditation/meeting room

Rates

Description   Cost Per Night 2 Night-minimum Cost
House Price $775.00 $1,550.00
State Tax 7% $54.25 $108.50
Local Tax 8% $62.00 $124.00
Grounds Fee $100 $200.00
Total House Cost $991.25 $1,982.50
Price of Participants Price Per Participant / Per Night Price for 10 Participants /2- night stay
Meals $70.00 $1,400.00
TOTAL COST $3,382.50

Deposit $1000

Retreat Cancellation Policy $250 of the $1000 deposit is non-refundable. The entire $1000 deposit is non-refundable if the retreat is cancelled less than 120 days prior to your retreat start date. Upon completion of the retreat deposit will be refunded, applied toward your retreat fees, or rolled over towards your next retreat.

Check in/out time The house is available from 2:00 PM on check-in day through 2:00 PM on check-out day. 

Internet Access  The Thanksgiving House has high speed internet available at no charge.

Meal service  The Thanksgiving House has a fully equipped kitchen. Retreat leaders can provide meals for their group.  Elohee meal service is available for retreats with at least 6 paying participants and costs $70 per person/day.  Meals are catered to the Thanksgiving House starting with dinner on arrival day through departure day lunch. Meals are free for one facilitator.

 Meals are made with plenty of seasonal vegetables and fruit and served buffet style. Chicken, turkey, or seafood may be included with some meals while vegetarian options are always available. Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are available upon request.

Breakfast 8-9AM

Lunch Noon -1PM

Dinner 6-7PM

Fire Service  Inside fires are available for $50/day on days when the outside temperature is under 60 degrees.  Outside fires at the Thanksgiving House are $20 per fire.  Wood and kindling is provided.  Elohee will set up the fires to allow facilitators to start them at their leisure. 

Federal or State Emergency  If a Federal or State emergency is enacted that prevents your retreat from being held, Elohee will give the facilitator the option to reschedule their retreat within a 1-year time frame and their initial deposit will be moved over to the rescheduled retreat dates.  If the facilitator chooses not to reschedule within the year, but rather cancel their retreat entirely, Elohee will refund 50% of the initial deposit.

Payments  The balance will be due upon departure in your closing meeting. Elohee accepts checks or credit cards. Credit card payment will incur a 3.5% processing fee.

 

 

 

       

       

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