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Walker Silsbee



3717 Bend of Ivy Road
Marshall, NC 28753
United States
T: 828-645-0505
F: 828-645-0505


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Bend of Ivy Lodge


Beautiful, serene retreat center near Asheville. Nestled on 63 acres that slope gently to the Ivy River. Exists to provide a peaceful, inspiring place for retreats (meditation, personal growth, corporate), workshops, meetings, special events (family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.). Completely renovated lodge, accommodations, full kitchen facilities. Gardens by waterfall and pond, hiking trails, long views, outdoor pavilion. Full service packages available including food and meeting arrangements. Discounts for larger groups, longer retreats, multiple bookings. Call toll free 888-658-0505.

Profile and Credentials        

Doug and Walker Silsbee acquired this beautiful farm in 1996. After some soul-searching about how best to steward this special piece of the Earth and how to bring Doug's professional work closer to home, they decided to remodel the old tobacco barn. Bend of Ivy Lodge was born.

Walker is a spiritual explorer with a long-held vision to provide a special environment where people can deepen their spiritual work, experience community and renew their relationship with nature. Her wish is to be surrounded by beauty and to share that beauty with others. Doug is an organizational development consultant and coach with a great love for the outdoors and adventure. He is grateful for the opportunity to bring his work to this inspiring setting and to make the Lodge available to others.

Bend of Ivy Lodge is the manifestation of their dreams to build a balanced and sustainable life doing meaningful work. They hope that you will enjoy visiting and that Bend of Ivy Lodge can provide the perfect setting for your special event.

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Call or email Walker to discuss your needs. We encourage a site visit, if at all possible, to see this special place, and to discern if it's the right place for you.




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