Quietude: “A state of stillness, calmness and quiet in a person or place.”

Quietude is a micro-retreat center dedicated to the cultivation of mindfulness and the inner life. It provides a container for awareness, introspection, and personal development. Quietude is rooted in the understanding that we all benefit from periodically taking time out from our day-to-day routines and responsibilities.

Appointed in simplicity and situated twenty minutes from Asheville N.C., Quietude is surrounded by the magic and grandeur of the Blue Ridge mountains. There is walkable access to 14 different hiking trails in the nearby town of Montreat. The property is also 1 mile from and easily walkable to the town of Black Mountain, where there are a variety of restaurants, breweries, and quaint shops. Black Mountain was voted TripAdvisor’s “Prettiest Small Town in America” in 2019.

Quietude was originally built in 1926 as a hunting and fishing lodge, called “Pine Lodge”. The centerpiece of the two-acre property is the nearly 100-year-old main lodge where meetings, trainings, and workshops are held. With adequate space for approximately 30 people, the main room has a cozy feel, hardwood floors and a stone fireplace. The updated kitchen is designed with an eye for a comfortable, relaxed group dining experience. The first floor is fully accessible for those with disabilities. The upstairs of the lodge features a small reading room and two offices, all of which can function as workshop breakout rooms.

There are eight cabins surrounding the main lodge. Every cabin has a modernized kitchen and bathroom, each with both a clawfoot bathtub and shower. There are four one-bedroom and four two-bedroom cabins ranging from 550 to 800 square feet. Each cabin is unique. All are comfortably furnished with queen beds, and fully equipped kitchens.

The laughing, bubbling water of Flat Creek runs along the rear of the property. Flat Creek has its source on nearby Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. The creek’s personality changes in accordance with the season, contributing to the property’s quiet ambiance. The grounds include a gazebo, a pavilion, picnic tables, and foot paths. A small vegetable garden and a crystal garden further add to the peaceful atmosphere.

Quietude is a unique setting for your solo or group retreat, workshop, seminar, or social gathering. Contact us to book your retreat at Quietude to de-stress, re-set and re-vision.


Personal Retreats

Group Retreats

Workshops & Seminars

Classes and Continuing Education

Themed Conversations

Yoga & Meditation

Social Gatherings

Additional Services

Individual Life/Work Coaching

Massage & other Bodywork Modalities


Chiropractic Treatment

Nutritional Consultation

Ayurvedic Consultation & Treatment

Energy Work

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Workshop Presenters and Teacherscontact us to book and plan your event

Service Providerscontact us to provide services to our guests

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“Silence is a source of great strength” -Lao Tzu