Retreat – a place of privacy or safety; to withdraw, retire or draw back.

South River Highlands Country Retreat and the Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center were created to welcome groups and individuals seeking peace and inspiration, renewal and enlightenment. The Lodge offers 2 large meeting rooms for groups up to 100 attendees as well as many outdoor spaces for relaxing or teaching. Whether you seek alone time in one of our historic log cabins or a location for your group to step away, South River Highlands and Heartstone Lodge are YOUR retreat places.

Amenities include:

* 2 large gathering rooms 1800 sq ft & 1200 sq ft
* 20 6ft tables + 100 padded chairs
* comfortable living room-like setting
* professional catering kitchen
* quality A/V equipment
* outdoor spaces for relaxing
* 65ft grapevine covered pergola
* meditation garden
* yoga mats, zabatons, zafus
* fire pit and picnic tables with 11 ft umbrellas
* walks on property and nearby river trail
* mountaintop modern day labyrinth with amazing views

Overnight Accommodations for up to 35 people


Rustic Oak Room Hayloft Room

Retreat Packages

These can be further customized depending upon the needs & length of your retreat.

1day = $700/day + tax for use of both common areas including the kitchen.
No overnight accommodations. No food included.
2 days = $800/day + tax for use of common areas, kitchen plus overnight lodging for up to 12 adults. LODGE ONLY. No food included.
3 days = $650/day + tax for use of common areas, kitchen plus overnight lodging for up to 12 adults. LODGE ONLY. No food included.
1 week = $100/day/person + tax for use of common areas, kitchen. Includes simple meals.
12 person minimum. Heartstone Lodge side only. Up to 20 people.

Cabins & Studios at regular advertised rates

Please call us to discuss further


Creamery Cottage Studio Blue Ridge Artist's Studio Poplar Studio

NOTE: As a Retreat Center we rent 'space'. Renters are responsible for all set-up and clean-up unless otherwise contracted beforehand. This would be an additional charge. Please contact us before your retreat if you need information or help with our audio/visual equipment.

Outdoor Areas


Meditation Garden Courtyard with Picnic Tables & Fire Pit Stone Garden & Pergola.

We invite you to come tour, feel this beauty-full space & the love here !