Bend of Ivy Lodge
3717 Bend of Ivy Road
Marshall, NC 28753
Bend of Ivy Lodge is a beautiful retreat and conference center 20 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina, nestled on 63 acres of land that slopes gently down to the Ivy River. The completely renovated lodge building is available to groups seeking a special place to hold a workshop, retreat, meeting, family reunion or special event.
This unique venue, cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, is a renovated tobacco barn. The property is a true standout within the culturally rich area surrounding Asheville. The main hall looks out over the valley with a 22 foot high grand window, and will hold 25 people for meetings or gatherings. The retreat center Lodge is finished in pine, with a balcony railing crafted from the old tobacco poles, and art from around the world. Ten bedrooms, five shared bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen accommodate 20 for overnight groups. Several more can sleep on fold-out sofas, a loft, and an adjacent studio, if desired. Outside is a large covered porch looking out over a pond, a waterfall, and gardens. Bend of Ivy Lodge is a serene and peaceful outdoor space with hiking trails and enough space for outdoor events or weddings.
A grassy glade of walnut and sycamore trees along the river, views of the high Blue Ridge Mountains, and forest trails lined with trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and rhododendron restore the spirit. Beaver, fox, and great blue herons call this home
Bend of Ivy Lodge exists to provide a peaceful and inspiring place for retreats (yoga, meditation, and business/corporate groups are welcome), as well as workshops, organizational meetings, and special events (family reunions, weddings). We can provide full service packages including food and meeting arrangements, and offer discounts for larger groups, longer retreats, and multiple bookings.