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Uplifting Retreat at Swan Center TN

SuperhostSummertown, Tennessee, United States
Entire chalet hosted by Kathleen
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
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A place to Unplug...Welcome to all for personal retreats & gatherings. Your private chalet overlooks a natural setting, with pond, gardens, meadows, forest & neighboring lake. Guests say it is restful, peaceful, healing, inspirational, & meditative. Enjoy the diversity in plants & wildlife, savor tea from the garden mints, take home a river rock. Near Stillhouse Hollow Falls, state parks, & Amish country. Camper/ RV parking OK for your group. Ask about sessions in The Relaxation Station.

The space
The chalet at Swan Center can sleep up to 8. It is a sanctuary, hand-crafted with natural materials, with my extensive library, large sparkling kitchen, jacuzzi tub, writing desk, art and yoga spaces, and herb gardens. I invite you to experience it and entrust it to you. Swan Center is also 11 acres of nature preserve with no limited cell tower signal. Only peace. The chalet has a large loft, 5'8" high with floor bed(s) on the sunny side, a single bed and desk for study and writing by the window on the north side, and a cozy s bedroom on the ground floor with a memory foam queen bed and shelves. I use non-toxic cleaning products. Outside a large covered porch overlooks the valley where wind and water have sculpted the landscape over the ages. We are excited that a spring has sprung up this Spring in the valley. The new tiny house/studio for The Relaxation Station is now open for appointments for or an overnight reservation.. It is 100 feet from the main building. It can serve as an overflow for guests, sleeping 1. (See "Uplifting Studio Retreat" in the listings for Summertown and ask me about it before booking, as I may need to move things around to accommodate your needs.)

Guest access
The whole property is available for your relaxation and enjoyment. The 11 acres is posted for no hunting or trespassing. Boundaries are marked.

Other things to note
Out of respect for the spiritually uplifting vibe at Swan Center, please abstain from alcohol and illegal substances. The vibe has been accumulating for over 3 years here. Your presence adds to it. It is a non-smoking area.
For walking, you may want to have sturdy shoes if you venture into the meadows or forest, and clothes to handle sudden bursts of rain. In the winter it might be chilly, wet, snowy, or sunny, even kind of balmy sometimes.
A place to Unplug...Welcome to all for personal retreats & gatherings. Your private chalet overlooks a natural setting, with pond, gardens, meadows, forest & neighboring lake. Guests say it is restful, peaceful, healing, inspirational, & meditative. Enjoy the diversity in plants & wildlife, savor tea from the garden mints, take home a river rock. Near Stillhouse Hollow Falls, state parks, & Amish country. Camper… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Heating
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Private entrance
Hangers
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Free parking on premises
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Summertown, Tennessee, United States

Near historic towns and cities of Mt. Pleasant, Hohenwald, Ethridge, Lawrenceburg and over the hill from the quaint Hampshire, Summertown was known for its healing waters, attracting visitors from as far away as Chicago. Located near Hwy 43, it's about midway between Nashville, Tennessee and Florence, Alabama. We are deep into southern hospitality country, with hundreds of local churches and many historic sites. Summertown sits on the corner of 3 counties, Lawrence, Lewis, and Maury, each with rolling hills, historic sites, waterways, rich farmland, scenic parks, and town centers with museums and antiques. We have brochures at Swan Center for more information about local sights, events, and history.
Activities and stuff:
*Hiking on site - 11 acres of hill and valley, (walking with mindfulness because nature will not be tamed). Boundaries are fenced and/or posted.
* 'Good for you' food is available at The Farm Store, and down Hwy 20 going east and west. Also in the small local cities of Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, and Waynesboro.
* Places to go - Amish farms with food and crafts, Meriwether Lewis State Park, the Buffalo River with canoeing and kayaking, the Natchez Trace Parkway (from Natchez Mississippi to Nashville Tennessee), Stillhouse Hollow Falls, David Crocket State Park, local classes, farmers and artisans, and antique and thrift stores in Lawrenceburg and Hohenwald with local treasures.
*Hospitals in Lawrenceburg and Columbia, and a walk-in clinic in Summertown.

You'll find amazing scenery and people who've come from far and wide. You just never know who you will meet or what you will find.
We are a couple of miles out from the town center. in a rural area with homesteads, farms and a bit of suburbia. New Order Amish are 10+ miles down the road, Old Order Amish farms populate the area north of Lawrenceburg. The Farm community, an ecovillage founded in 1971 with 1,750 acres, is 2 miles away with a little museum/gift shop, a CBD shop, a food store with tie-dyes and books, and tours. (Closed for the Covid19 season.)

Summertown is tiny, with no stop lights, with a post office, bank with ATM, hair salon, a cafe, oddities shop, vehicle repair shop, and gas stations. Neighbors and store owners are helpful and friendly. On Hwy 43 there is a grocery, used items store, Sonic, Subway, tire shop, clinic.
Cell phone service is spotty in Summertown due to inadequate signal coverage, but there are spots at Swan Center where you can "get out." There is free internet at Dawn's Family Deli in Summertown.
Near historic towns and cities of Mt. Pleasant, Hohenwald, Ethridge, Lawrenceburg and over the hill from the quaint Hampshire, Summertown was known for its healing waters, attracting visitors from as far away a…

Hosted by Kathleen

Joined in April 2018
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Please note: I host both on and off The Farm. “Uplifting Retreat at Swan Center” is 2.1 miles from The Farm. My life has been dedicated to peace - in self, family, community and the world. With 150 or so others we co-founded The Farm spiritual community in TN in 1971. Later I became a mother, accountant, teacher, massage therapist, designer and builder, and have always loved building good soil. I lived in many places, but keep coming back home to Tennessee where I live in a forest with my sweetheart, Tomas, among several hundred old and new friends.. We enjoy world music, sharing meals, building community, singing sacred songs, and doing the Dances for Universal Peace. With friends I created my latest project, a manifestation of a vision I have held for 27 years, a retreat center on 11 rural acres to host people with a menu of options including silence and solitude. I offer massage, energy work, coaching on empathy and intuition, classes on self care, healing, and creativity, with the surrounding gardens, pond, fields and forest for relaxation and growth. All has been created with the intention to support guest's connection to the Divine, within and all around us. Life just keeps getting better and better. I love to meet and get to know people, knowing we are all "cousins." Supporting people's unique gifts brings me joy. But I respect guests' and friends' privacy, and all are welcome to establish their desired boundaries. (Hugs are cool with me!)
Please note: I host both on and off The Farm. “Uplifting Retreat at Swan Center” is 2.1 miles from The Farm. My life has been dedicated to peace - in self, family, community and th…
During your stay
I like to greet guests if possible. I offer Relaxation Therapies, such as massage and energy work for women, coaching on emotional and intuitive awareness and meditation, a mini-class on doing energetic healing on yourself and with your partner, a qigong lesson, an ionic foot detox bath, or a consultation on self-care and mutual care. Please contact me if you have any questions. Some time together may be arranged by appointment for an additional fee.
I like to greet guests if possible. I offer Relaxation Therapies, such as massage and energy work for women, coaching on emotional and intuitive awareness and meditation, a mini-cl…
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