your stay at Seven Springs Holistic Retreat Center, Tennessee
In the Smoky Mountains Of Tennessee, Seven Springs retreat center boasts seven natural springs across 126 acres of private land. In the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and amidst one of the world's most ecologically diverse regions, Seven Springs provides the space to reconnect with nature. The centers offers charming shared yurts with comfortable beds, inspiring mountain views, nature walks and delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals amidst soul-nourishing landscapes. Inspired by the natural abundance all around, Seven Springs seeks to foster holistic sustenance for the individual and the community.
breathe the fresh mountain air
Seven Springs is located near Maryville, Tennessee. The Smoky Mountains are the world's oldest mountains and one of the world's most ecologically diverse regions, featuring temperate rain forest climate with over 17,000 species of plants and animals. This amazing biodiversity is the backdrop for the abundant richness of Seven Springs and the rejuvenating spirit of this land.
take in nature
Seven Springs features an open air yoga pavilion built with local forest cedar that offers panoramic morning views of the Chillhowee mountains. The ground offer stunning hill perches, creekside spots, and gorgeous nature walks, with a resident master naturalist/ ecologist to provide a guided tour.
The center is close to many natural attractions to further explore before or after the retreat.
accommodation & facilities
Retreat guests will stay in well-fashioned shared yurts of 2 to 4 people. Each yurt is furnished with comfortable beds and bedding, extra blankets, electricity and lights, and tables and dressers. Yurts are the closest accommodation to the bathrooms. Private yurts are available.
Additionally, Seven Springs offers large private tents. Each large tent is set on a wooden platform and is furnished with comfortable beds and bedding and solar lights. The tents are located in a cool space amongst the trees.
Shared bathrooms on the property offer two hot showers, two water-saving flushing toilets, and running water.
Morning yoga will take place in the outdoor yoga shala. Women's circles will take place between the yoga shala, forest spaces and the 24 foot yurt classroom with labyrinth floor design.
Mats, props, cushions, and blankets for chilly mornings or evenings will be provided.
All meals will be vegetarian, varied and generously prepared by Ayurvedic chef Wendy who lives locally. Wendy's warm-hearted kitchen is the hub and hearth of Seven Springs. All meals are served in the outdoor kitchen, as we take in the atmospheric beauty of the surroundings.
Afternoon snacks will also be provided. The kitchen is available for any additional guest needs.
At Seven Springs, you will be woken in the morning by drum or bells as we rise to practice meditation and yoga in the shala.
Natural washing practices contribute to sustainability, and each guest washes her individual plate and cutlery. You are asked to be respectful of local wildlife (raccoons, skunks, bears) and keep food in designated containers, while treading lightly around local flora.
This is a real chance to disconnect and allow yourself to stay in the space of the women's gathering. There is no WIFI on the property, inviting you to connect with nature and within.
what to bring
Please bring your own natural toiletries, a towel, and layers of clothing to suit varying temperatures during the day and night.
Smoky Mountains weather can be very unpredictable between days. Pack for warm days, but also it may be a bit fresh early in the mornings and chilly in the night, so make sure to bring a sweater, jacket, and socks etc to stay warm and cozy too.
A headlamp is a necessity, and bring a pair of light hiking shoes and slip-on shoes.
The closest airport is Knoxville International Airport (TYS). The airport is actually located in Alcoa and only 25 minutes from Seven Springs. We can arrange transportation services to pick you up from this airport, a $25 charge.
You may also consider flying into the Atlanta International Airport and taking the bus or renting a car to drive to Seven Springs. The Atlanta airport is about a three hour drive.
Please see the address below for the GPS location. We will provide additional instructions to ensure you arrive at the front entrance.
If you have time before or after the retreat, there are many beautiful opportunities to soak up more of the surroundings.
Located less than 25 miles from Seven Springs is the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the U.S. On your way you will drive through Townsend with a wonderful Visitors Center. Cades Cove is also a beautiful 11 mile loops to drive or bike on Saturday mornings when it is closed to cars. Abrams Falls is a nice 5 mile hike from Cades Cove.
For more ideas of treks to do and spots to explore, see here.