Tours and Camping

At this time, our main concern is preventing the transmission of the coronavirus among our residents and the people we serve. Our campground is closed. We are located in two counties; here are links to their COVID-19 updates: Buncombe County and Rutherford County

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to greeting you and your friends in the future. Through the hazards and demands of all that's ahead, this is a great opportunity for slowing down, connecting to the earth, and strengthening our community ties.

For all tour reservations, or for general inquiries, please email us at or call 828-669-7271. Earthaven’s Outreach Office is currently operating on limited hours due to COVID-19. We thank you in advance for your patience; we are doing our best to respond to inquiries within a week.

Please do not arrive at Earthaven without having made confirmed arrangements in advance. To foster safety for all, Earthaven requests the following:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • If you might have been exposed to COVID-19 or traveled from a high-risk area, plan your visit and tour for a later date.
  • Clean and sanitize any surfaces you are in contact with while at Earthaven.
  • Avoid close contact (6 feet) with anyone outside your household.
  • Bring the following:
    • A pen to sign the liability waiver
    • Exact change for the tour payment ($15-30 sliding scale)
    • A water bottle
    • A face covering, in case you enter a building
    • Hand sanitizer, if you have a preferred type

Our rule about pets (no matter how lovable they may be) is never bring them.

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Tours

Public Tours. We offer public tours two Saturdays a month at 10:00 a.m. Saturday tour dates remaining in 2020 are June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; Aug 8 & 22; Sept 12 & 26; Oct 10 & 24; Nov 7 & 21; and Dec 12

You must reserve your place on the tour in advance. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. The fee for the tour is $15 per adult and we welcome additional donations to help support our outreach efforts. The tour lasts two to three hours and is mainly outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. Please bring your own food if you think you’ll get hungry. More information about Saturday tours.

Private Tours. Besides regularly scheduled Saturday tours, our tour guides are available for 2.5- to 3-hour guided tours of Earthaven, including specialized tours focusing on natural building, permaculture design, sustainability, or other topics of interest. Private tour fees are $40 for one person, $50 for two people, and $20/person for three or more. We do not accept credit cards. We need at least a week’s notice to arrange a private tour. There may be times when no guide is available to give a tour. More information about private tours.

Group Tours. Earthaven also offers Group Educational Tours, a customized experience for schools, universities, and groups. These tours are designed to provide learners with a deeper understanding about sustainable living in community. Some of the activities to choose from include panel discussions with members, land stewardship work projects, community celebration events, and specialized tours. For more information, or to schedule a group educational tour, please contact  grouptour~at~earthaven.org.

Also, check our calendar for classes and events, some of which include Earthaven tours.

Camping

Our campground is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

The 2020 camping season runs from Friday, March 27 until Sunday, November 8, 2020.

You must have a tour of Earthaven to be eligible to camp. The campground is open to the public by reservation only. The cost is $15 a night for each adult, except that for two adults on one site the cost is $20 a night. Supporting members are entitled to one week of free camping annually, and discounted rates thereafter. Water is available at the campground, but please bring your own food. Earthaven does not have facilities to serve food to the public. Campground Orientation (please read). Campsite Map (print and bring with you).

Lodging

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5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.

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