Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center
Thinking of making the journey to gather with the herbal women’s community that comes together to learn, celebrate, and connect each fall? Women travel to this wise women herbal conference from both coasts of the country--and everywhere in between--to join the unique sisterhood that is growing in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Nestled on 1,400 peaceful acres in the mountains south of Asheville, just outside the charming town of Hendersonville, our venue is a destination in itself! Amid mountain vistas, crisp streams and towering pines, Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center is flanked by two youth camps at the pristine 30-acre Kanuga Lake. With 20 miles of biodiverse hiking trails through woodlands to wetlands, Kanuga is an exceptional site steeped in natural beauty. Appreciating our focus on ecological stewardship and empowerment for a diverse group of women and girls, Kanuga is eager to welcome our group of female herbalists to move our beloved gathering to this new home. And we are just 30 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport.
Kanuga is providing us weekend access to their entire facilities--on all three campuses--including a wide range of housing options from economical cabin bunk beds, to charming cottages and hotel-style rooms in their Kanuga Lake Inn. As you may know, our group has been maxing out available housing each year--in particular, as soon as spring registration opened, our handful of double rooms disappeared immediately! Very aware of our participants’ long-standing desire for more comfortable, private, and accessible (especially for elders) accommodations options, we are delighted to that this venue can better meet the wide range of housing needs for our whole group.
We are delighted to partner with Kanuga, as we enter our 14th year. We hope you will join us in embracing this change by co-creating the beauty, harmony, sweetness, and powerful love for the land which our group has brought to every venue since our inception. This October, we invite each of you to bring your own love offerings as we cultivate the relationship with Kanuga Lake as our new home.
The conference is placed within a region known for beauty and culture, both historic and progressive. While you’re in the area, consider staying at least one more night nearby and visiting the Malaprop’s Bookstore or the aSHEville Museum in downtown Asheville, hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or dancing to live mountain music at the Old Farmer’s Ball.