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BURNSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

 
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A LOVE Affair

The Land Experience

FireCreek is more than a retreat tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For over twenty years, it’s been a wooded respite for lawyers, doctors, gypsy musicians, preachers, painters, accountants, energy gurus, artisans, and spiritualists from around the globe. We fling open the doors in a way that we hope makes everyone feel at home. These days we’re trying to keep it simple. We’re about sharing love... 

Love for people, love for good food, good conversation, love for adventure, rest and healing in a relaxed, “let your hair down” kind of place. We’re curating a little corner of the world that nods to your favorite lakehouse and takes a page from your childhood camp memories... those simple pleasures that you wish you could enjoy again as an adult. 

Of course time still exists, but we try to put our phones, clocks, to-do lists and fast pace life aside for a weekend or at least most of it. The land is an adventure waiting to welcome you with everything from fishing and canoeing to walks on the mountain ridge in lush wooded lands. 

FireCreek is in Burnsville, NC. Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in the shadow of Mount Mitchell which has the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Burnsville is 35 miles northeast of Asheville, along the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway. 

 
 
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DEFEND THE WEEKEND

Events & Retreats

Our time together is not about curriculum or schedules. It is a “start where you like and end where you like” setting. No pressure to perform. Most of us are bombarded by everything from social media to the news 24/7, so we design our retreats to be a place where you can decompress. An intentional time to be reminded of the good things that surround us like the sounds in nature or sitting around a blazing fire with a sticky s’more. John Muir said “going to the mountains is going home”. We hope that you’ll experience how restoring even less than 48 hours with no agenda can be for a weary, burned out body and soul. “Defend the Weekend” is not about escaping our lives but about choosing to retreat and unlearn some of the ways that we over-schedule our days. There’s so much that happens organically just by being on the land in solitude and with others.

 
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TREEHOUSE GATHERING hosted by nashville treehouse OCT 25-27 MORe DETAILS TO COME

ADULT CAMP WEEKEND + BILTMORE CONCERT with amy grant & steven curtis chapman • BOOK NOW

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fall WEEKEND OF ART AND NATURE with wayne brezinka • LEaRN MORE CLICK HERE

small WEDDING WEEKENDS for 50 • hosted by burnsville treehouse

 
 
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long WEEKEND workshops

Training Intensives

Spend a long weekend in the woods learning from top professionals and experts. Workshops are diverse and designed for personal growth and development. Along with learning, you will feel like you’re on vacation enjoying farm to table meals, nature explorations, unwinding with wine and local craft beer, campfires, gourmet s’mores and maybe even a barnyard concert with local musicians.

 

OCTOBER 2-6, 2019 free to create with janice vancronkhite

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OCTOBER 18 - 20 WEEKEND OF ART AND NATURE with wayne brezinka • LEARN MORE CLICK HERE

 
 
 
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THE UNSTUFFY GATHERINGS

Book your event

Ideal for Brands, Businesses, Bloggers and Brides. Long weekends or weekdays. Designed for those looking for an “un-corporate” retreat in a rustic laidback setting. Accommodations for up to 23 with shared bathrooms, but you can squeeze in a few more if you’re cool with a blow up or sleeping bag.

We can co-curate your event with activities such as local horseback riding, fly fishing, kayaking, rafting, antiquing, galleries, and more. We can provide a personal chef to meet your group or wedding party’s hunger needs. You will have access to the pond for fishing or canoeing, greenhouse, barn, cocktail coop, 58 acres to wander, hang out on the wrap around porch by the fire, s’mores campfire. A dreamy adult playground. Contact us to see if we’re a good fit.

 

reception in the greenhouse • perfect for 50 guests.

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Games are our love language. we have an assortment of vintage BOARD GAMES.

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we are all about supporting local distilleries and breweries. you’ll always find a new CRAFT COCKTAILS BY HOUSE MIXOLOGIST.

WE like to CALL IT ‘CAMP UN-CORPORATE or NO FRILLS WEDDING’. WE ARE ALL ABOUT CREATING A RELAXED LAIDBACK ENVIRonment.

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legend has it there’s 16lb bass in the pond that’s been caught on several occasions and returned to his green water home.

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ENJOY YOUR LUNCH ANYWHERE ON THE LAND. EXPLORE. ONE RULE: HAVE FUN.

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I spy the mini bar to the right. Each lodge has a small selection of beverages of your choosing.

 
 
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what to expect

In the woods & the wild

In the woods you find all types of creatures and sounds. With all the wildlife surrounding us, we’ve chosen to be inspired to live just as free (with a few perks like hot water and slow wifi). Who doesn’t want to stare at the stars and wonder what that screeching noise is coming from the hills? At FireCreek, it’s like farm life, camp life and mountain life all mixed into one. We welcome flannel shirts, dirty blue jeans, overalls if you have them and worn down wellies. You’ll have a real bed, but you’ll be sharing a hall bath unless you’re lucky enough to get one of the few private rooms. We definitely have clean sheets, pillows, and a few Pendleton blankets to keep you warm. Food and drinks are top notch, but we can’t promise that you won’t encounter cute critters along the way.


 
 
 
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Location

Lodging

 

Our accommodations are the best mix of a family lakehouse, mountain cabin and a cute camp bunkhouse. Coming soon glamping, pitching a tent or simply sleeping under the stars.