Well Being Retreat Center

"Where Silence Is Expressed"

Having a cup of tea on the deck at Well Being Retreat Center with view of the hillside along the Powell River

Welcome to Well Being Retreat Center

in Tazewell, Tennessee

View from the top of hill at Well Being Retreat Center in Northeast Tennessee with fog in the valley below

The Well Being Retreat Center is a non-profit, non-denominational, independent retreat and wellness center located on 160 acres in rural, scenic Northeast Tennessee surrounded by two miles of the Powell River. We welcome your Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, or wellness retreat and we offer cabin rentals for both individuals and groups.

Our Mission is:

To promote harmony with Nature,

wellness of body & peace of mind.

We welcome and appreciate your tax-deductible donations.

Thank you !

Well Being Retreat Center is a COVID-appropriate venue for your next group or personal retreat. The 1,800 square foot, open-air Powell River Pavilion on the riverbank offers plenty of air circulation and spaciousness for social distancing. The adjacent licensed commercial kitchen will prepare and serve food to the covered outdoor seating area. Full service Men's and Women's restrooms are, of course, provided. It is becoming apparent that the primary mode of transmission of the coronavirus is long duration, and/or close, contact in confined air spaces.

Shade, overhead fans and a natural breeze at this site help this facility to stay cool in the warmer months. Electric stadium blankets and foot warmers are provided if the weather is colder than expected.

The eleven cabins provide separate bedrooms for 14 people to 25 people depending on the number of couples or friends rooming together. Cabins are sanitized using ozone generators between uses and are allowed three days minimum vacancy.

See our detailed COVID Policies here.

Powell River Pavilion at Well Being Retr

Retreat Center Accommodations

Normally, the Retreat Center's meeting room is a large, vaulted, air-conditioned space with views across the Powell River valley. However, during this time of COVID, all group sessions and all meal services will be at the open-air Powell River Pavilion on the banks of the river. Meals are served from our licensed commercial kitchen.

More info here.

Yoga at dawn on the hilltop at Well Being Retreat Center in Northeast Tennessee.

A Perfect Setting for Your Next Retreat


Well Being Retreat Center is steeped in Nature with distant mountain views and quiet river walks, has eleven comfortable cabins that can sleep from 15 to 25 guests depending on the number of couples and friends rooming together. Our open-air Powell River Pavilion offers a large open-sided space with plenty of air circulation. Our commercial kitchen serves fresh, mostly organic, often on-farm, meals either vegetarian or non-vegetarian or both. More information on Facilities Rental for retreats here.

A colorful homemade lunch served at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN

Wellness & Good Food immersed in Nature

Everything at Well Being Retreat Center supports health and wellness: wellness of body, wellness of mind, and, of course, wellness of spirit. The land is quiet enough that you can hear a deer rustling from across the river, or an owl calling from a mile away, or hear the breeze in the trees. The earth-sheltered cabins are low EMF and the beds are very comfortable. Meals are fresh, flavorful, gluten-free and healthy. More information of Retreat Meals here

Photo of the Powell River Pavilion at Well Being Retreat Center

Well Being's (Mostly) Silent Day-Long Retreats


Well Being Retreat Center offers Saturday Retreats periodically. These retreats include silent sittings, guided meditations, a discourse and Q&A with Don Oakley and some sharing led by patty Bottari.


Please go here to see the dates of upcoming retreats

Photo of a Meditator gazing at the Powell River at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN

Personal Retreats


Give yourself the gift of a Personal Retreat at Well Being Retreat Center. Stay in one of the comfortable cabins, prepare your own meals on your own schedule in your cabin, wake up to the serenity of the Cumberland Mountains, go for a walk along the two miles of river frontage, explore Nature, commune with the deer, go for a paddle, and return home refreshed.

Tiny Houses at Well Being Retreat Center

Cabin Rentals


There are eleven Cabins for rent at Well Being Retreat Center. All have comfortable beds, furnished kitchenettes, full baths with unlimited hot water, vaulted exposed pine ceilings and tile floors. Note that these cabins don't have TV's and cell service is spotty. The cabins are intended for those who wish to spend some quiet time in Nature. If your intent is to party, this is not the right place. Please no smoking, pets, or illicit drugs.Two night minimum. $85 to $105 per night. More info on Cabin Rentals here.  

Map of Cabin Locations

Contact Well Being Retreat Center:

Patty@WellBeingCC.org or at 423-626-9000 for more information

GPS Address:  557 Narrows Road, Tazewell, TN  37879

Mailing Address:  376 Well Being Circle, Tazewell, TN  37879

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