Guest Information

Welcome, we are thrilled that you are interested in attending a retreat at Elohee! In order for you to have the best experience possible we have put together some information for you.  

Whether you are staying on Bald Mountain for a retreat at the Forest Studio or Mandala Hall or you are staying at the Thanksgiving House you will have access to 3 miles of hiking trails, the waterfall, the reflection pond, the Tea House, and the Spa & Gift Shoppe.  All facilities at the top of the mountain are within a 5 minute walk of each other with some gravel roads.

General FAQ’s

What do I need to bring?

You may want to bring the following in addition to the regular items needed on a weekend away from home:

  • Water Bottle
  • Swimsuit & towel for lounging in the pond area
  • Tie-on shoes suitable for hiking
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Backpack or satchel for hiking
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Bug Spray

What is provided?

Linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, and soap are provided in each cottage on Bald Mountain and at Thanksgiving House. Hair dryers are also available.
Yoga mats, blankets and other props are available at all venues, but you may prefer to bring your own.

What kind of food is served?

Our kitchen serves delicious, nutritious, seasonal meals that support mind, body, and spirit using local ingredients when possible. Elohee can accommodate a variety of diets including vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, and pescatarian. If you have specific dietary needs you may want to bring food with you to supplement our meals, there is a refrigerator and microwave available for guest use in the Dining Hall. You may also want to bring snacks to have between meals. 

The Thanksgiving House has a fully equipped kitchen and your facilitator may choose to provide meals instead of using the Elohee meal service.  All meals will be at the Thanksgiving House.

What Covid measures do you have in place?

We follow normal sanitation protocols in the kitchen and dining areas that meet health code standards.  We have hand sanitizers in meeting spaces and the dining room.  Our staff wear masks. 

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable. However, we ultimately leave it up to the facilitator to set the Covid guidelines for their retreat.  Whereas the requirement for vaccination needs to be communicated to the participant before signing up, the Covid testing requirements can be updated as the retreat dates approach and the Covid situation changes.  

Here are some venue specific FAQ’s.  

Bald Mountain Center – Forest Studio and Mandala Hall

What is your booking and cancellation policy?

We are a Retreat center and you may register for any of our available events, we do NOT offer individual stays.

  • A deposit of 40% of the total retreat fee is due upon booking. Balance is due one week before arrival.  If you do not pay your balance due 7 days prior to the retreat, we will automatically charge your credit card on file.  
  • The deposit is refundable, less a $100 cancellation fee, if cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of arrival. 
  • If cancellation is made less than 2 weeks but more than 1 week in advance of arrival, the 40% deposit is non-refundable. 
  • If cancellation is made less than 1 week in advance of arrival, the registrant is responsible for payment of the entire retreat amount with no refund.                                                                                                                   

    This policy extends to all reasons for cancellation, including Covid-19.  If you are concerned about the financial risk, we recommend you purchase cancellation/trip insurance.

What are the check-in times and procedures?

Check-in time is 3pm-4pm*. (Some retreats may have a different check-in time and you will be notified if this is the case) Early arrivals are NOT permitted. If you need to arrive later than 4pm please email us in advance,, with your expected arrival time AND call/text 770-316-9195 when you are 30 minutes away so that we can arrange a staff member to meet you. 

Allow up to 20 minutes for the check-in process. Plan your arrival accordingly.

*Please note that we are a non-profit retreat center and have staff available only during the stated times. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide the best possible service to you.

What can I expect after arriving?

Your car will be left in a secured parking lot, and you will be shuttled up to your room upon arrival and shuttled back down to your car at departure. Shuttle service to your car is available at any time. All facilities at the top of the mountain including the Tea House and Spa & Gift Shoppe are within a 5 minute walk of each other, with some gravel roads.To help deepen your retreat experience, Elohee does not provide televisions or internet access (unless you bring your own hotspot). Cell phone service is excellent for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. 

Thanksgiving House

What is your booking and cancellation policy?

Retreats at the Thanksgiving House are organized by the facilitator and you will book directly with them.  Their cancellation policy will apply. 

What are the check-in times and procedures?

Check-in time is after 2pm. You will follow the signs to the Thanksgiving House and park in the gravel lot. This is a self-parking lot at the Thanksgiving House and you will have access to your car for the duration of the retreat.

What can I expect after arriving?

Your facilitator will show you to your room and give you some time to get settled.   The Thanksgiving House has wi-fi access although we encourage you to unplug while on retreat. You will have access to the Tea House and the Spa & Gift Shoppe on Bald Mountain at any time.  It is a 15 minute walk or you can arrange a shuttle.