Rest, Reflect, & Rejuvenate
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Blue Ridge with our mountain retreat that melds into National Forest as far as the eye can see.
Time moves faster than ever with the hustle and bustle of modern life. With so much to do, it can feel like there is no space to sit and breathe. It becomes difficult to hear your inner voice of wisdom in the sea of distractions. Important decisions are rushed. Instead of listening to what we are called to do, it becomes easier to fall into patterns of convenience. We opened Wheel Of Bliss to serve as a retreat that empowers you to reconnect--to yourself, to others, to nature, and to spirit. To walk away from the modern, to reaffirm your connections, and to return back stronger. Whether you are leading a group retreat, an intimate gathering, or a sacred ceremony, Wheel Of Bliss is your personal sanctuary to reconnect with what matters most.
Welcome to your retreat nexus. Hidden away deep in Blue Ridge, The Bliss House overlooks a sea of forested land. Outside, breathe in fresh forest air, hear the rush of waterfalls, and see peaks of mountains in the distance. Gather your group on our spacious deck for yoga, meditation, dining, and more. Hike trails and bathe in fresh spring water. Inside, enter a sacred space. Practice, heal, and relax in our altar room adorned with sacred paintings and effigies from the Himalayas. Rest your head on one of our 16 plush beds, that include soft linens and thick comforters to stay warm in the winter. Whether you're planning a large spiritual retreat, an intimate gathering, or a couples night, The Bliss House is your home in the mountains.
Dine together in a hall fit for celestials. A living, green roof is visible from a distance. Twin torches flicker at each side of the entranceway, greeting you as you open giant castle doors. Once inside, walls and ceilings reflect sparkling light from chandeliers. The time for warmth, merriment, and joy has begun.
Create the ceremony you desire in the open space of The Celestial Center. Steps from The Celestial Hall, The Celestial Center is a Mongolian-style yurt that is 33’ in diameter and sits atop a 1600 square foot deck overlooking a mountain valley. As you walkthrough the entranceway, there is wide, open space in all directions. High walls blend into vaulted ceilings that point to the heavens. At its pinnacle, a glass dome at the top allows sunshine to flood in during the day. At night, lay down and look up to see the stars and moon shine through. Open windows to feel a cool mountain breeze flow through and hear the sound of waterfalls in the distance. Rain or shine, The Celestial Center will give you the space you need for prayer, meditation, dance, yoga, and more.
Planning your ceremony is a lot of work. Our team has worked with hundreds of retreats since 2016. Our goal is to make the right recommendations upfront to ensure your retreat is a success. Whether your gathering is small or large, whether you need to book all our spaces or only one, we will work with you every step of the way.
The Blue Ridge Highlands are gentle, rolling mountains blanketed with green forestry and clear blue skies. As a part of the Appalachain mountain range, The Highlands once stood as tall as the European Alps and are over 480 million years old, making them the oldest mountains in the world. They are a touchstone to the beauty, endurance, and primordial histroy of the Earth.
“We could not be more happy with our Wheel of Bliss experience! Colin and the rest of the team made the booking process so simple, and the property itself is absolutely gorgeous. The land spirits are incredibly welcoming and the atmosphere is truly blissful just as the name suggests. We also rented the Celestial Hall and Celestial Center with our group and were pleasantly surprised how modern and well-thought out the architecture was. We were so glad to be able to support another spiritual non-profit, and have got so much inspiration for our own organization throughout our stay. We can’t wait to book our next retreat!”
“The Wheel of Bliss Retreat Center is a magical place! The property itself is full of gifts and beauty, and to be able to wake up in the morning and walk through the woods to do yoga in a gorgeous yurt is such a treat! Not only is the property incredible but the staff goes above and beyond to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. This is a space where lives will change. Highly recommend!”
“Wheel of Bliss is my favorite Retreat center. I hold multiple Women’s Circle Retreats there each year. Everyone always talks about how magical the space is. The land is incredibly beautiful in all seasons. The way we are nestled in the mountains feels as though we are stepping out of the world and into a true retreat. I love being able to be the only people on the land. The main house itself feels like home. It is incredibly comfortable, well equipped, and creates a safe sacred space for connection in community. Where else can you have a creek, private swimming hole, sweet little waterfalls, trails, beautiful space complete with an altar room, incredibly comfortable lush beds, people who really care about honoring this land & center, and be completely secluded? It is perfection!”
“I cannot describe this place as anything less than magical. Three friends and I took a girls trip here in order to unwind and get closer to our spiritual self and eachother. We started our mornings with yoga on the porch, and ended them stargazing (we even saw a shooting star the first night!), with lots of hiking, meditation, and building fires throughout. The property is absolutely stunning and the details in the house were unending. We all kept referring to it as home without even meaning to. Colin responded within minutes every time and Rob was there for anything we needed while on property. This was the best trip of my life and I can’t recommend it enough! Can’t wait to come back.”
“Absolute perfection! Truly there is no way I can say enough wonderful things about the Wheel of Bliss retreat. From sacred, gorgeous temperate rainforests, streams, and mountains with incredibly fun and well kept trails to the remarkably comfortable and well appointed home with stunning views from every window and decks galore to experience the beautiful parts of the day and the gorgeous stars at night to the yurt for yoga, meditation, dance, or prayer, I could not recommend a stay here more. I stayed three weeks and can’t wait to return.”