Well Being Retreat Center

"Where Silence Is Expressed"

The main building at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TNRetreat Center
A hilltop bench for contemplating the 360 views at Well Being Retreat Center
Plants in the Meeting Room create a meditative atmosphere for retreats

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. 

Open Air Powell River Pavilion at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN

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. 

An earth-sheltered rental cabin at Well Being Retreat Center
Photo of Tiny House at Well Being Retreat enter in Tazewell, TN

Retreat Lodging

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.

Tiny Houses

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.

Six Cabinettes located a very short walk from the Retreat Center

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...

Photo of Campground at Well Being Retreat Center on the Powell River


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. 

Don Oakley & Patty Bottari serving Meal at Well Being Retreat Center

Retreat Meals

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.

Contact Well Being Retreat Center:

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