Well Being Retreat Center
"Where Silence Is Expressed"
Retreat Facility Rental Pricing
General Rental Information
Well Being Retreat Center offers a comfortable, scenic venue with a variety of price points for your retreat guests.. We endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your retreat here. Our quoted pricing includes lodging, three full service meals per day, assorted drinks and snacks, and exclusive use of the Powell River Pavilion. We charge per attendee (and require a minimum of ten). Our Retreat Accommodation pricing ranges from $120 to $235 per night including three meals a day.
Powell River Pavilion Meeting Facility
Due to COVID-19, the main Conference Building at Well Being Retreat Center is not currently in use. However, the open-air Powell River Pavilion provides a perfect solution for these times with 1,800 square feet under roof on the bank of the scenic Powell River. We can seat up to 22 people in a socially distanced manner at the Pavilion. We also have oversized picnic tables to allow safe seating for mask-free meals and conversation. Meals are also served at the Pavilion from our adjacent licensed Commercial Kitchen. Men's and Women's Bathrooms are adjacent to the Pavilion.
With COVID-19 restrictions, the Cabins and Cabinettes sleep a total of 13 - 24 people plus unlimited camping is available. (Under normal conditions, our capacity is 40.)
Retreat Center Cabins
There are eleven Cabins and six Cabinettes that together can sleep 13 to 24 people during this time of COVID. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we limit occupancy to one person per cabin except for couples and consenting roommates. For pictures and descriptions of these Tennessee cabins follow this link.
The six secluded Tiny Houses in the East Tennessee hills are available for retreats or for short terms rentals for an individual self-retreat, quiet weekend getaway, sabbatical, or a place to relax. They are priced as "Private Cabins." Description and more pictures of of the Tiny Houses are here.
Retreat Center Cabinettes
Our six Cabinettes are located under a mature tree canopy within 60 yards of the Main Building at Well Being Center. Three Cabinettes are available during COVID (out of a total of six ordinarily available). Full bathrooms with showers are a very short walk away in the Conference Building. Cabinettes are not available for individual rentals (since they do not have kitchens) but are available as a lodging option for retreats. More information on the Cabinettes here...
We are a licensed campground on the Powell River in East Tennessee. There is a 1/4 mile of mowed (almost) level pasture directly on the banks of the river. Six "AT" style Shelters are available (at no extra charge) as an alternative to pitching a tent. The climate controlled bathrooms are a short walk away at the Powell River Pavilion.
For retreats, full Service vegetarian and/or non-vegetarian meals are prepared and served fresh in our licensed commercial kitchen. Our acclaimed meals are mostly organic and gluten-free and they are freshly prepared. In the Summer months, much of the fresh produce comes from our organically tended garden. Assorted herbal and black teas, coffee, fruits, and snacks are available throughout the day. Click here for a more detailed information on Meals
Rental Information for Instructors, Presenters & Group Leaders
General Group Rental Policies
Minimum number of paying attendees for a group event is ten.
Two payment structure options are available
attendees pay you for tuition and pay Well Being for accommodations (a two step registration)
attendees pay Well Being for both and Well Being reimburses you for your tuition.
You may select vegetarian meals, non-vegetarian meals or non-vegetarian meals with a vegetarian option. Meals are delicious, mostly gluten fee and low in sugar. See more meal policies & information here.
Retreats generally begin with check-in before supper on the start date and end just after lunch on the end date. For example, a two night weekend retreat with six meals would begin with Friday supper and end with Sunday lunch.
Attendees will also be asked to "pay it forward" by making the bed with fresh linens for the next quest,
Well Being will provide a listing for your event on our web page and will send out an announcement which will include your event to our email list approximately one month before the event.
Retreat Accommodation Rates
The following Price Schedule for your group's attendees includes accommodations, meals, exclusive use of the Powell River Pavilion, and taxes (as applicable). It does not include kayak rental or pool usage. Pricing is Per Person for the Event (not a per night charge)
Per Person Per Person
2 Night Retreat 3 Night Retreat
6 Meals 9 Meals
Tent Camping or AT Shelter Camping - Heated Restrooms $235 $335
Double Occupancy in Cabinettes (short walk to bathrooms) $255 $355
Single Occupancy in Cabinettes (bathrooms a short walk away) $300 $435
Double Occupancy Bedroom in Cabin w/Shared Bath $315 $445
Single Occupancy Bedroom in Cabin w/Shared Bath $390 $555
Double occupancy in Private Cabin $370 $530
Single occupancy in Private Cabin $465 $660
NOTE: The above rates apply for those Group Leaders or Instructors wishing to use the facilities for a group event. If you are an individual looking to get away for a personal retreat or some quiet time with your partner, check out our Cabin Rentals here.
Pricing does not include kayak and canoe rentals during your stay.
Other event durations and numbers of meals for retreats are available
The above rates do not include tuition fees charged by the group leader.