This is an 1,100 square foot one bedroom one bath condo with an upstairs loft, 40 foot vaulted ceilings, contemporary furniture, high end finish outs, and a view that has to be seen to be believed.
No smoking please, even on the patio. Enjoy yourself how you see fit, but please understand this isn't a party place. (Unless you count getting really high on the natural energy of this sacred mountain.)
Personally, I have never worn shoes inside this condo -- a habit I picked up while living in Asia. I encourage you to try it for a weekend and leave your shoes on the front porch.
As a vegetarian, I am not particularly thrilled about storing red meat or pork in the fridge and cooking it indoors. If you must, please be super clean. Also note that the smoke alarm is extremely sensitive so use caution while cooking -- if you set it off, the fire department comes. Use Low heat and oil vs butter, and alway crack the window when cooking.
I purchased this condominium during a four year hiatus from the corporate world, where I embarked on a bucket list adventure to visit the most sacred places on the planet, and acquire the highest knowledge. From the Himalayas and the Ganges River to Machu Picchu, to Kauai, Joshua Tree, Vietnam, and The Black Forrest of Germany. My journey eventually led me to Heavenly Mountain, in Boone, NC, where I was on the "steering committee" to build and market what is now the Art of Living Retreat Center, reporting directly to Sri Sri.
Yes, Boone, North Carolina, an International spiritual epicenter. The Blue Ridge Mountains--and this area in particular -- are considered to be among the most sacred mountains on earth. Older than the Himalayas, they are composed almost entirely of granite, which is a natural energy conductor. Many people claim they can feel the energy, and meditators flock here for this reason.
The Cherokee Indians held ceremony on Heavenly Mountain for centuries to honor the change of seasons. Even the most cynical admit to feeling something after a day or two up here. And a week will set you straight for several months. My summer volunteer assignment turned into two years.
This condo served as my sanctuary, where I was able to write, do volunteer work, connect with nature and discover a deeper sense of purpose for the next chapter of my life. Mission accomplished!
To say that I enjoyed my time here would be a massive understatement. It is my pleasure to pay it forward and share this extraordinary place with you.
I have recently relocated to Dallas, TX, where I am an Communications Trainer. I wanted to live closer to my mother, who inspires me daily, and I crave the energy of a big city as well as the seclusion of the countryside.
I am a live music nut, and still seek out the best summer music and yoga festivals. Other passions include Border Collies, Thai and Indian cuisine, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking up waterfalls, the Denver Broncos, John Steinbeck, Tony Robbins, the Allman Brothers, Dead and Company, the Head and the Heart, Van Morrison, Krishna Das, and (obviously) the ancient wisdom teachings of the East, including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Yogananda, Eckart Tolle and Barron Baptiste. (my library is kept stocked for your enjoyment)
I return to Boone frequently to rest, rejuvenate and recharge the batteries...and of course to escape the Texas heat.