220 Acres of Landsong
We call the 220 acres of undeveloped land where Elohee rests Landsong.
The ecosystems of the Blue Ridge Mountains are exceptionally diverse. They range from moist, deep-soiled forested valleys to exposed ridges, mountain tops and balds. At Elohee, we have planned our facilities to highlight these different niches and dynamic energies, so that we may more easily join the plants and animals and elements in discovering our own personal edge – where our growth is new and tender, where transformation is just emerging.
We believe this conscious partnership with the land and nature aids in transformation by enlivening our connection to the force of evolution. It provides the opportunity to explore healing on whatever level that you find as personally meaningful, be that physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
It is in this spirit that we translate El’-oh-hee as “sacred earth place.” In Cherokee, ElohÏ combines the roots ela or elo, meaning earth, and hÏ, place. From the ancient Hebrew, we have Elohim, invoking the sacred.
Elohee has over two miles of trails that traverse different ecosystems. Future plans include further trail development, a labyrinth, a food forest, and learning pavilion and a woodland meditation hut.
Nearly extinct in North Georgia, Elohee’s Hemlock tree is a special place to visit and revere.
Experience Elohee’s majestic, rushing 100 ft waterfall. Hike trails for views from the top and wind down to cross over the bottom pool.
The Reflection Pond
Dip your feet in the natural pond atop Bald Mountain while taking in panoramic mountain views.
While we live our bodies are moving particles of the earth, joined inextricably both to the soil and to the bodies of other living creatures..
Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America