Well Being Retreat Center

"Where Silence Is Expressed"

Paddling on the Powell River near Well Being Retreat Center
Silent Contemplation next to the Powell River
Photo of Well Being road along the Powell River at Turtle Bend
Photo of hilltop bench for contemplating the 360 degree views at Well Being Retreat Center
Photo of Giant Swallowtail Butterfly at Well Being Retreat Center
Photo of Top of Hill after Haying at Well Being Retreat Center

Cabin Rental Options

There are eleven Rental Cabins to choose from at Well Being Retreat Center. The Cabins all have views down to the river which surrounds this 160-acre site for 2 1/2 miles. Cabin rental guests are welcome to explore the grounds, hike to the wide vistas at the hill top, witness the abundant wildlife, rent a kayak, or simply sit quietly at the river's edge.

NOTE: This page has information for renting cabins for individual stays. If you are looking for information on lodging options during a retreat, go HERE.

During COVID-19, cabins are ozonated after occupancy to sanitize, cleaned, and then left vacant for a minimum of three days. Review Well Being's full COVID-19 Policy Statement here.

Our cabin design philosophy is rustic on the outside, comfortable on the inside. First time guests are often surprised when they enter the cabins to see how nicely finished they are. And quiet. Our nearest neighbor is about a half mile away. If you've never been in a location where man-made sounds are nearly always absent, it is a profound sensation.

Many people report being able to sleep better than they ever do at home. Perhaps it’s the deep silence or maybe it’s the lack of background electro-magnetic (EMF) waves that are said to be prevalent in most cities. Or maybe it’s just that the beds are comfy. (When you are sound asleep you won’t be wondering about the reason anyway.)

All our Cabins have tiled floors, vaulted pine ceilings, outfitted kitchenettes, unlimited (on demand) hot water, and very comfortable beds. The Wood Duck is the largest cabin with a full size kitchen, dining and living area. There are six Tiny Houses with dramatic views, porches and AC. The four earth-sheltered cabins. have sod roofs which keep the cabins warm in the winter and cool in the summer. (Deer will sometimes graze on the rooftops.)

To summarize:  The cabins are rustic on the outside; nice on the inside. But be warned: quiet is what you will find here. There are no phones in the cabins, no TVs, no pool tables, no video games. If you are looking to party, this isn’t the right place. However, if you are looking to experience deep peace in a natural setting, well…we can offer that in full measure!

NOTE: Please do not bring dogs or cats, weapons, alcohol or illicit drugs onto the land.

Photo of Steps to Chickadee Cabin and to Blue Heron Cabin
Photo of Canoeing on the Powell River at Well Being Retreat Center
Photo of Kingfisher, a birdoften seen on the Powell River
Photo of the Entry Kiosk at Well Being Retreat Center
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Tiny Houses

 

The six Tiny Houses have an expansive view, kitchenette, full bath with shower, endless hot water, heat/AC and back porch. Each Tiny House sleeps two. All have two extra long twin beds except Unity which has a queen bed.

Cabin Rental Only: $100 per night plus one-time $35 cleaning fee

More pictures & information on these Tiny Houses here.

For Retreat Accommodations please see the information page for your event on this website (You can start on the main Events listing page.)

Photo of Kitchen & Dining Room in Wood Duck Rental Cabin in Tazewell, Tennessee

Wood Duck Cabin

Wood Duck Cabin (4) - Two Bedrooms each with two extra long twin beds, a full bath (shower), a full size kitchen, dining room within a dining table for six, a conversation area and a huge deck - the full length of the Cabin. The Wood Duck has central AC. 

Cabin Rental Only: $110 per night plus one-time $50 cleaning fee

More pictures & information on Wood Duck Cabin here.

For Retreat Accommodations please see the information page for your event on this website (You can start on the main Events listing page.)

Photo of the earth sheltered Purple Martin Rental Cabin at Well Being Retreat Center

Purple Martin Cabin

 

Purple Martin Cabin (4) - Two Bedrooms each with two extra long twin beds, full bath with tub/shower, a kitchenette, a small dining table, two easy chairs with padded footstools, 

Cabin Rental Only: $95 per night plus one-time $40 cleaning fee

More pictures & information on Purple Martin Cabin here.

For Retreat Accommodations please see the information page for your event on this website (You can start on the main Events listing page.)

Photo of the sitting area in the Blue Heron Rental Cabin at Well Being Retreat Center

Blue Heron Cabin

 

Blue Heron Cabin (Sleeps 3 or 4) - Two Bedroom with two XL twin beds in each Bedroom, one full bath with tub/shower, outfitted kitchenette, a two person dining table, two easy chairs with padded footstools, covered porch facing the river.

Cabin Rental Only: $95 per night plus one-time $40 cleaning fee

More pictures & information on Blue Heron Cabin here.

For Retreat Accommodations please see the information page for your event on this website (You can start on the main Events listing page.)

Photo of Kitchenette and Dining Table in the Kingfisher Rental Cabin in Tazewell, TN

Kingfisher Cabin

 

Kingfisher Cabin (Sleeps 1 or 2) - One Bedroom with Queen Bed, full bath with tub/shower, outfitted kitchenette, a two person dining table, two easy chairs with padded footstools, covered porch facing the river. 

Cabin Rental Only: $85 per night plus one-time $35 cleaning fee

More pictures & information on Kingfisher Cabin here. 

For Retreat Accommodations please see the information page for your event on this website (You can start on the main Events listing page.)

Photo of Queen Bed & Easy Chairs in Chickadee Rental Cabin in Tazewell, Tennessee

Chickadee Cabin

 

Chickadee Cabin (Sleeps 1 or 2 people) - Studio with Queen Bed, full bath with shower, outfitted kitchenette, a two person dining table, two easy chairs with padded footstools, covered porch facing the river. 

Cabin Rental Only: $80 per night plus one-time $35 cleaning fee

More pictures & information on Chickadee Cabin here.

For Retreat Accommodations please see the information page for your event on this website (You can start on the main Events listing page.)

Campground

Photo of Camping Area Pasture along the Powell River at Well Being Retreat Center

Camping Setting

We are a State of Tennessee licensed campground. Tent camping is available along the banks of the Powell River. We maintain about 1/4 mile of mowed (almost) level pasture where you can pick a spot to set up your tent. We also have one RV hook-up (electric and water but not sewer). There are potable water and 120 Volt electric outlets at the adjacent barn and at the top of the concrete access steps to the river. There are also climate controlled, separate men's and women's bathrooms a short walk away (depending on where you set up your tent) at the Powell River Pavilion.

There are also two barbeque grills available (bring your own charcoal) and the steps to the river are right next to the camping area.

Photo of Well Being's Office Building with Bathroom and Showers

Bathrooms for Campers

At the Powell River Pavilion, there are also climate controlled, separate men's and women's bathrooms with showers. Showers have plenty of hot water, soap, and shampoo, but bring your own towels. These bathrooms are a short walk away from the camping area (depending on where you set up your tent).

Camping Fees

Tent Camping: $25 per person per night for tent or AT Shelter

RV Camping: $35 per person per night per RV

Rental Policies

Please call at least 24 hours ahead of your arrival

No dogs, cats, firearms, alcohol, or illicit drugs

Payment due in advance

Contact Well Being Retreat Center:

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