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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This was my 3rd visit to Mountain Light Sanctuary ( but 1st review) and the name pretty much says it all. A true place to get away from it all, relax, refresh, renew your mind. body and spirit. The grounds are so lovely- and all naturally done. You have multiple natural gardens, including Zen Garden, the butterfly garden, the Divine... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I went to Mountain Light Sanctuary in August 2015 because the men's group that I belong to (Man Kind Project) sponsored a 3 day retreat. I have always loved being in the mountains and I was so overjoyed when I had the opportunity to be smack dab in the mountains on the retreat. The directions I had were very good... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I can't begin to tell you what a divine encounter I had with the Mountain Light Sanctuary. I was in desperate need of a personal retreat to seek some guidance about what was next for my life. I just did a google search for "retreat centers in Asheville" and Mountain Light was one of the first to pop up. Michael... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I had the incredible good fortune to see my original house-sitting plans fall through, and through the Universe's magic, I wound up here. I will endeavor to describe Mountain Light Sanctuary, but the thing that makes it the most special is something you can only feel once you are here. There is a peace and serenity to this place, a... More 

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RAMSEUR
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had the best experience at Mountain Light Sanctuary. I stayed for two night in the Garden Suite. It was a surreal experience. The peace and tranquility is unimaginable. Everyone I encountered was beyond pleasant and unassuming. I went for a personal retreat and was quite pleased. I can not say enough positive things about my experience. This retreat is... More 

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Nottingham
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Over the past decade I have had the pleasure of staying 3 times at Mountain Light Sanctuary. I don't think its quite possible to convey the sense of tranquil nurturing the land pours into your being or the varied taste of combined Earthly/Cosmic energies that feed ones senses but it is close to magical. With loving pride and inventive ideas... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Being in at the Mountainlight Sanctuary reconciled me with the USA. Up to that moment, the USA for me represented highways, buildings, concrete, noise. But then I went to the Sanctuary, and just driving there was a beauty, going through the North Carolina mountain countryside. A true blessing. Just close enough to hippy Asheville, to enjoy good food and art,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I stayed at the sanctuary in July and absolutely loved it. The sound of the creek and birds chirping was so relaxing, as was the fact that there was no cell phone reception. I could sit quietly in the Tree House or hike the breathtakingly beautiful trails in the Pisgah National Forest without any interruption or urges to "plug in."... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my first trip to Mountain Light Sanctuary and I will definitely be back! As soon as I arrived Michael was there to greet me and I immediately felt at home. The grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. I made reservations to stay in the Ononaluftee but when I arrived Michael said I could pick from several shelters that... More 

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4 Thank the11thsun
atlanta
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at the Sanctuary. After finding our way through Ashville interchanges, we needed some rest. We stayed in the Garden Suite. We were lucky enough not to have people dining in the cafe. If there had been people on the porch, it might have felt acward. Michael told us we could close any number... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hidden deep in a secluded mountain cove in the Pisgah National Forest, 35 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina, Mountain Light Sanctuary is a magical gateway into the world of nature. Bordered by two cascading creeks and ringed by the highest mountains in the eastern USA, it holds an energy and an ambiance which are nothing short of magical. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Light Sanctuary

Address: 143 Old Ranger Rd, Barnardsville, NC 28709-9101
Location: United States > North Carolina > Barnardsville
Price Range: $35 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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