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"Indoor Camping" at Samadhi Lake

SuperhostPalestine, Texas, United States
Shared room in house hosted by David & Dawn
10 guests1 bedroom0 beds2 shared baths
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* We provide: up to 10 airbeds for lodge-style "indoor camping" at the LAKE
* We provide: two kayaks for guests to use ..... 4 life jackets
* 3 Person minimum (see our other listing for 1-2 people)
* Shared spaces: kitchen, patio, two bathrooms, piers
* Only 20 minutes to either Athens or Palestine.
* Like staying with family!
* Overnight YOGA RETREAT space

The space
* Camp in the Yoga Studio without the bugs and heat. We can accommodate 3-10 people on air mattresses in the Yoga Studio. Your group will be the only group "camping" in the Yoga Studio.

* The yoga studio is a common-space, in an OPEN FORMAT with the kitchen. The owners and other guests may be using the kitchen during your visit along with you.

* SORRY.... This is not a party place. Some wine drinking may be OK, but no beer or drunkenness. Quiet hours start at 10 pm.

* The bathrooms (2) are shared with the owners and possibly other guests.

* EARLY CHECK-IN AVAILABLE. Usual check-in between 4pm-10pm. We can make accommodations available earlier on request.

MORE ACCOMMODATIONS AT SAMADHI RETREAT:
"Total Relaxation" at Samadhi Lake: Private room for 1-2 people: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15326988

Long-Term Private Room @ Meditation Retreat: 30 days minimum stay in a private room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13697635

Guest access
As our Indoor Camping guest, you will have shared access to the second-floor living spaces including the Yoga Studio, kitchen, bathrooms, and outside patio. You may also enjoy the piers down at the lake and a walk through the paths in the forest. No coffeemaker.

Other things to note
RULES ===================
1. NO BEER
2. WINE: Conservative wine consumption may be acceptable as long as you are not drinking to get drunk. This is a family-friendly retreat, not a party house :-)
3. QUIET: Quiet hours begin at 10 pm.
4. SHOES: Shoes are not worn in the house.
5. DISHES: Guests should wash their own dishes.
6. DRUGS: No THC or drug use on the property.
7. SMOKING: A designated smoking area is available. Do not throw butts on the ground or in the lake.
8. DOGS: No dogs permitted.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE ==================
1. FOOD: Come prepared with your own snacks and meals. Breakfast is NOT provided. It is a 20-minute drive to the closest town, gas station, or restaurant (in either Athens or Palestine). THERE IS NO COFFEE OR COFFEE POT.

2. SHARED SPACE: You may be sharing the kitchen with other reserved guests unless you book both the "Indoor Camping" listing and the "Total Relaxation" private room listing for your group. Your group will be the only "campers" in the Yoga Studio. David and Dawn and Samadhi tenants will also be sharing the kitchen.

3. SHEETS/TOWELS/PILLOWS/BLANKETS: We provide everything you need for your indoor camping comfort. We have lots of blankets, but it is still a good idea to bring an extra blanket if you have a chance.

4. SWIMMING: You can swim in the lake, but it is pretty murky and has natural seaweed and lake critters such as fish, turtles, beavers, ducks, (and maybe water snakes).

5. GRILL: We have a full-size charcoal grill just waiting for your burgers!

6. CELL-PHONE/INTERNET: Cell phone and internet access are limited out here in the woods.

7. CATS: Cats live here. They are indoor/outdoor cats. If you are sensitive to cats, we will keep them outside during your visit, NO PROBLEM.

8. AVAILABILITY: If you are interested in a date that we have blocked or are on short notice, please use the CONTACT HOST link below, we may be able to make arrangements.

9. DIRECTIONS: A driving direction LINK will be sent to your phone. DO NOT USE THE AIRBNB APP.

10. DIRT ROAD: One half-mile dirt driveway leads to the house. This may be rough on small cars, please drive slow. Do not turn down any dirt roads until you see the "SAMADHI" sign.

11. EVENTS: Parties and events are allowed WITH PRIOR APPROVAL.

12. EXTRA EXTRAS: You may also want to bring --bug spray, suntan lotion, floats, inner tubes, hiking shoes, beach towels, fishing poles, lawn chairs, charcoal, lighter fluid, ice, cooler, games, paper plates, paper towels, pajamas ...
* We provide: up to 10 airbeds for lodge-style "indoor camping" at the LAKE
* We provide: two kayaks for guests to use ..... 4 life jackets
* 3 Person minimum (see our other listing for 1-2 people)
* Shared spaces: kitchen, patio, two bathrooms, piers
* Only 20 minutes to either Athens or Palestine.
* Like staying with family!
* Overnight YOGA RETREAT space

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Palestine, Texas, United States

Things to enjoy here: lakeview, pine and oak forest, walking trails, wildlife, porch relaxation, meditation ceremonies, peace, stillness.

THINGS TO DO AROUND HERE:

Zip Line: New York, Texas ZipLine Adventures - 28 minutes away in Larue. Your zipline adventure will take you from tree top to tree top with 30 mile views from each platform and high above the rocky hillside of one of the highest elevations in East Texas. Each ZipLine Tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Tours are available for ages 5 and up.

Waterpark: The Waterpark at Villages Resort - 45 minutes away in Flint. Indoor waterpark that features a lazy river, waterslides, a wave pool and many other attractions. The Waterpark offers 25,000 square feet of fun for the entire family, making it one of the largest in Texas. And the 19,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed recreational area is climate-controlled for year-round fun, with a retractable roof that allows for open-air excitement in the summer.

Fishery Tour: Texas State Fisheries - 25 minutes away in Athens. Developed on a 107-acre site, the facility includes a over 300,000 gallons of indoor and outdoor aquariums displaying dozens of species of native fish, waterfowl, alligators and amphibians in recreated habitats. A great learning experience.

Scuba Dive: Athens Scuba Park - 25 minutes away in Athens. Athens Scuba Park has a spring-fed clear warm water lake, many sunken wrecks including a Lockheed C-140 Jet Star, Clint Eastwood's film crew's triple deck party barge and a DART bus to explore, 11 diving docks, dive shop, equipment rental, night diving and treasure hunts.

Train Ride: Texas State Railroad - 25 minutes away in Palestine. A fun filled 4-hour train ride with a one hour layover in Rusk on vintage steam and diesel locomotives. This excursion takes passengers between the towns of Palestine and Rusk on a 50-mile round-trip adventure. Passengers travel comfortably in early-1900s coaches, hosted by friendly and informative attendants while traveling along gently rolling hills passing over 24 bridges. A great experience for kids and adults.
Things to enjoy here: lakeview, pine and oak forest, walking trails, wildlife, porch relaxation, meditation ceremonies, peace, stillness.

THINGS TO DO AROUND HERE:

Zip Line: New York, Texa…

Hosted by David & Dawn

Joined in June 2016
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David and Dawn are the directors of the non-profit Samadhi Retreat & Meditation Center in East Texas. We truly love our little piece (peace) of paradise out here in the woods and have had some wonderful people come out to enjoy it with us. The Samadhi Retreat is a non-denominational monastery for spiritual remembrance.
David and Dawn are the directors of the non-profit Samadhi Retreat & Meditation Center in East Texas. We truly love our little piece (peace) of paradise out here in the woods and h…
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Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
No pets
Smoking is allowed
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