A Beautiful Tradition: Thanksgiving Guest Period

10.22.2018 - Guest Periods

As the temperatures fall and autumn colors appear, our thoughts turn to the holiday season. With Thanksgiving just weeks away, the pull of a simple—yet classic—celebration beckons. Thanksgiving Guest Period at Kanuga is a long-standing tradition that blesses everyone in attendance with fellowship and memories.

The Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

This year’s celebration is November 20-25. Singles, couples, and families are welcomed for a restful stay that centers on fellowship and fun.

While a holiday without the chores of cooking or cleaning is a treasure, the best part of Kanuga’s Thanksgiving Guest Period is the opportunity to spend several days on campus simply relaxing.

Days are filled with activities for all ages. Children and youth have the opportunity to participate in fun, organized programs led by Kanuga staff two mornings during the week. Family activities such as boating, archery, a road race, and fun run provide endless opportunities to admire Western North Carolina’s natural beauty. Arts and crafts sessions teach new skills like woodworking, basket weaving, and watercolors. Enjoy an easy-going afternoon with a traditional teatime, dessert social, and evening vespers.

On Thanksgiving Day, the morning begins with breakfast followed by a Holy Eucharist service in the Chapel of the Transfiguration. With thankful hearts, Thanksgiving Dinner is served in the dining room. A quiet afternoon gives way to a treasured Kanuga tradition—a square dance with live bluegrass music.

Passing Along the Blessings

As guest period comes to a close, attendees have the opportunity to share their blessings with the surrounding community. Guests can chose to donate to Kanuga’s Christmas program that provides holiday gifts to deserving families in need. It’s a simple gesture that’s been a part of Kanuga’s holiday season for years and a beautiful way to honor Kanuga’s core values of respect, stewardship, and service.

Join us for Thanksgiving this Year

Looking for a unique way to celebrate this year? There’s still time to reserve your place at our Thanksgiving celebration. Make reservations using our online form.