Kanuga Spiritual Retreats

Reconnect with Yourself and Creation


Personal, private connections with Creation’s natural rhythms instill a sense of healing, nourishment, and wellbeing for body and soul. In this era of “busy,” of “doing,” take a moment to simply “be.”

With 1,400 acres of forests, trails, lakes, and green spaces, Kanuga is a year-round sanctuary for your spirit. We’re pleased to invite you to experience a deeply spiritual, personal retreat in our mountain valley home.

Stay in an historic 1900s cottage or in a more contemporary inn room, enjoy hearty meals, and soak in that special peace and awe found only in nature. Enrich your visit by selecting from a variety of staff-led experiences like sound bathing, massage, guided meditative hikes, and spiritual direction.

These retreats are designed individually for and with you, tailored to your specific needs through personal consultation with Kanuga’s staff prior to booking.

The Rev. Lucy Strandlund, Associate Rector for Liturgy & Pastoral Care at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, talks about her Spiritual Retreat at Kanuga.

Schedule Your Consultation

Aimee Bostwick
Coordinator of Community & Spiritual Life

  • Kanuga Lake Inn Lodging Rate (includes breakfast): $144 + tax single person per night 
  • Historic Guest Cottage Lodging Rate (breakfast included): $99 + tax single person per night
  • Lodging Rate (breakfast included): $59 + tax per person shared room per night
  • Meal Plan Opt-in: $45 per person per day

    Based on availability and not to be used with any other offer or group

Most historic cottages or guest houses feature a porch, cozy den area with a fireplace, and plenty of charm. Accommodations range in size from one to six bedrooms and each is equipped with a coffee pot, mini-refrigerator, and microwave. Firewood for your guest cottage or guest house is available from Kanuga’s shop for purchase in bundles. 

Adjacent to the main Lodge and renovated in 2016, the inn offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning and an elevator. Each floor has a communal rocking chair balcony overlooking the lake. There are no cooking, refrigeration, or food-warming, or coffee-making appliances in our inn rooms. However the inn is adjacent to the Main Lodge, where coffee is offered in the lobby, and meals in the dining room.

At Kanuga, the focus is on connecting with each other, nature, and the Creator. Therefore, you will not find a television, telephone, or other technology in our rooms. Wifi is provided, however.

Please observe quiet time from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. 

Meals are prepared daily by our chef in the Kanuga kitchens. There are three meals a day, beginning with dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day.


BREAKFAST  7:30-9 a.m.

LUNCH  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUPPER  5:30-7 p.m.

The Shop at Kanuga offers pick-up snacks, ice cream, soft drinks, beer, wine, and s’mores (of course!). 

Our shop stocks a selection of Kanuga swag, locally themed giftware, original artwork, caps, water bottles, gifts for babies, candles, jackets and tees, and much more. If you forgot sunscreen, bug spray, or other necessities, you’ll find them here. Firewood is available as well.

The Shop at Kanuga is located in the main lodge and is open seven days a week.

Included with Lodging:

  • Outdoor and Indoor Spaces for Prayer, Meditation, Art, and Writing
  • Kanuga Labyrinth
  • *Indoor Gym with Workout Facilities and Yoga Mats
  • *Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • 20 miles of Hiking Trails
  • 30-acre Lake with Kayaks, Canoes (open seasonally)

    *Bring your own gear, supplies, equipment

Guided Experiences:

Kanuga documents and shares guest experiences in its marketing. If you do not want your image to be shared, please let us know. No drone photography is permitted by Kanuga guests.

If posting to social media, please tag #Kanuga so we know it’s ok to share on our channels.

Drone photography is not permitted by guests at any time.

During this time, housekeeping is not providing daily service. As always, if you have specific requests, we will do our best to honor them.

Guest laundry facilities are complimentary, and located on the ground floor of Kanuga Lake Inn. 

Check-in: 5 p.m. 
Check-out: 9 a.m.

With the exception of service dogs, pets are not permitted at Kanuga.