approximately 1400 sq ft featuring:
sleeps up to 14 comfortably (if you have a larger group, please ask about expanding into other spaces or if you want to spread out for better social distancing, let's talk.)
large dining area, 2 large and tall tables with bench seating are functional and mobile
huge living room with multiple seating area options
comfortable kitchen featuring stainless steel counters and a new gas stove (in 2020 only used by guests) stocked with cooking essentials - pots, pans, utensils, dishware, coffee pot, and a good size refrigerator (hand wash dishes in the big farm sink as a mindfulness practice)
two porches: the front overlooks green space close to bbq grill, picnic table, and fire pit. The back is shady and overlooks the donkey dry corral where they sleep at night
creative decor bringing nature inside and interjections of items brought back from a trip to Japan
two full bathrooms
decorative exterior lighting in front landscaping walkway
toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer, dish detergent supplied
Private room 1 - Triple (King and twin) with en-suite bath
Private room 2 - Double (Full)
Living room day bed
LOFT - 7 twin beds
Additional options include couches and trundle.
RASPBERRY RESIDENCY HOUSE
approximately 1,000 sq ft.
Only available when not booked by the artist in residence program.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
creatively decorated for youthful inspiration
open space living and eat-in kitchen
kitchen features new (2019) appliances and the necessities such as pots, pans, utensils, dishware, coffee pot.
two decks front and back (back overlooks pasture)
mural painted in hall bathroom by artist Caleigh Bird during her residency 2020
ensuite in the master bedroom
solar decorative exterior lighting on the porches
Single (twin bed), shared bath
Double (full bed), shared bath
Triple/Quad (queen with bunk bed), ensuite
Below is a list of most of our add-on workshops. If any of these are of interest to you and your group, please complete the inquiry form at the bottom of this page after you make your lodging or camping reservation above.
This hour long workshop includes 2lbs of low fire clay and instruction for hand-building and pinch pots. You have time to finish up and create details on your piece until you depart. Price includes prep for firing, 1st fire and glazing, and 2nd firing.
advanced workshop with pottery wheel. please ask for information.
Learn about traditional photography in this workshop that explains the history of photography and includes a short nature walk to collect objects. You'll receive several pre-conditioned paper to conduct your experiment with shape/objects and sunlight exposure.
This is weather permitting. Must be coordinated at a time of day where there will be sunlight. Includes a short nature walk. $20 for 1st person and $10 ea add'l.
Let nature be your friend as you immerse in the energy of the forest and the land. Through a series of invitations you will be guided to go slow and engage all senses. This 2.5 to 3-hr session has a sequence of events that starts with a breathing exercise. Through the walk we will reach the river and find a rock that speaks to us. On the Western Highland Rim of mid-south Tennessee, you will breathe fresh air and see, hear, feel, smell a variety of aspects of the forest, meadow and river terrains.
$150 per session up to 6 people.
Begin at 1pm. Snacks and Tea included. Opportunity to pet donkeys during evening feeding after the immersion.
Let your creativity flow like the Buffalo! This workshop includes a walk down to the river with a talk about the geology of this Western Highland Rim region of Tennessee. We will look at a variety of materials and rocks uncovered from excavation along with the smaller river rocks on the river basin. Skip a rock or two. Hunt for your favorite to bring back and paint. Approximately 1 hr walk and painting supplies included. Make faces or mandalas or other creative solutions.
$20 for 1st person and $15 ea add'l.
This workshop is ideally suited to the novice and those who may love to doodle even if you may say you aren't creative or can't draw. This instructional workshop will provide simple techniques for creating simple shapes and types of marks or textures that can be turned into patterns. Patterns that can be used for your own fabric or paper. We will use nature as inspiration but you are welcome to use your own photographs as reference.
Typical workshop length is approximately 2.5 hrs. It includes instruction, one-on-one coaching with the sketching process and choosing the elements to use in the pattern, and actualizing this on the computer. Average price $50/person.
This is a two-hour walk on the property focusing on discovery of flora and fauna to notice the various aspects of each season. As a certified TN Naturalist (completing spring 2021), Val will share with you various aspects of this part of Tennessee from looking for birds, seeing what flowers are attracting the bees or butterflies, and even exploring the river bed to see if we can find fossils.
Customize this workshop based on your group interests. Paper is a really fun craft. From folding origami to bookbinding journals or creating collage or vision boards, we can talk paper. Find out more about the history of paper with examples of hand-made paper. With proper planning, we can also make paper.
Price based on quantity of people and the type of workshop.
Based on your skill level and interest. Options range from basic recipe and tool instruction, making plans for your week using one pot or crock pot meals, recipes with eggs where we will collect the farm fresh eggs, and any interest in nutritional special diets such as gluten free or vegan. Class usually includes a walk to the garden to participate in some activity seasonal.
This can be customized for a one session or the entire retreat. Price will include ingredients and acquisition of supplies. Contact to discuss options.
Spend time on the Buffalo River. The best spot to drop in is about a 5 to 8 minute drive. Transport is included for those groups staying at the lodge. Depending on the level of the water, you can paddle regularly and finish the leg within about 3.25 hrs or you can choose to go slow and spend 5 or more hours. There are good fishing spots and scenery as most of this leg of the river is farmland.
must reserve at least 72 hrs ahead of time to ensure availability. max participants 9.