Nature-Based retreat and educational center


Our Offerings


Education is close to our hearts here on the mountain. We host several classes year round. If you are looking for an outdoor classroom to facilitate your program give us a call.


Health and wellness are key to a happy life. Our staff are skilled in the healing arts and are focused on helping you along your personal journey to well-being.


Our facilities are situated in a beautiful 500 acre nature preserve, and are equipped with plenty of space for your outdoor class/event.

Our Story...

It’s really hard to say when our story began, but the thread of Wellspring Mountain has been woven through the lives of all the persons, plants, and animals who have played a part in building a beautiful community and sanctuary. The property that Wellspring Mountain sits on has been a place of respite and retreat for many a soul the last thirty-five years. The mountain itself has the geographical name of Saddle Mountain, and sits right on the Blue Ridge Parkway at it’s peak. Wellspring Mountain itself sits at the base of Saddle Mountain. It’s as if we are being hugged by what so many people refer to as Mamma Mountain. The forest is alive with many species of plants, fungi, and wildlife, and the cool creeks and streams provide fresh spring water to all her inhabitants. What a beautiful piece of earth that we have been chosen to care take. Who could have ever imagined that we would be so lucky! Our goal here on the mountain is to share this wonderful piece of heaven with our community. To provide opportunity and space for our friends and collaborators to share their knowledge, and help create a healthier way of life for future generations. If you are interested in more information on future events, or would like to book your own event, please give us a call or email us with all your inquiries.

Our Vision

Wellspring Mountain is a botanically rich nature preserve, retreat and educational center offering rental space on a beautiful 5oo acre campus, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  The land is protected by Piedmont Land Conservancy, and we have partnered with United Plant Savers as members of their Botanical Sanctuary Network.

Mission Statement: Wellspring Mountain exists to bring people and nature together through outdoor adventures, education, and team-building.

Vision Statement: Wellspring Mountain seeks to be a botanically rich sanctuary, for those seeking to live closer to nature, learn new skills, and connect with their community.

Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

John Muir
"Every visit has been a positive experience. I'm proud to have participated in bringing music to your fair part of the world to help celebrate your opening season. I still brag about it."
Skip Staples

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