We highly discourage smoking as fire is a hazard at THOR. If you must smoke, we ask that all smoking be done at the fire pit and all matches and butts be extinguished in a can or bottle filled with water. No open flames are allowed anywhere besides the fire pit for any reason.
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You are welcome to visit the local grocery store however, we plan to have everything you need in terms of food and meal planning. However, if you need special accommodations or have certain request, please contact us in advance.
We have delicious drinking water from our deep well and can provide you all you need.
We ask that you please leave your pet at home. Please inquire with us about service animals.
There are many animals that inhabit the land here, including elk, deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, fox, coyote, and badger. There is plenty of space and the animals live in harmony with our respectful presence. We will go over safety and how to best respond if you are lucky enough to see any large animals.
Many birds call this home as well including: Red-tailed Hawks, eagles, herons, ravens, hummingbirds, song birds, and a variety of others. Lots of smaller critters are found here too, such as mice, pack rats, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels.
THOR is on the top of a mountain at approximate altitude of 1,100’, so it can be hot, cold, dry, and wet all in one day!
Here is a brief description of how the weather varies per season. We has a moderate climate featuring cool, but not cold, winters and warm summers. The drop in elevation from east to west causes temperatures to rise significantly during the summer.
General Weather Highlights:
Summer High:the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low:the January low is 27 degrees
Rain:averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow:averages 5 inches of snow a year
Spring (May – early June) will have cold nights down to around freezing, and cool and often sunny daysSummer (July and August) bring warmer nights and even hot days with afternoon thundershowers
Fall (September and October) the weather gets cooler during the days and evenings, the sun shines, the rain or snow may fall, and the aspens show off their vibrant leaves
Winter (November-April) nights are usually very cold and days are generally rainy with often blue and windy skies. Snow can come and blanket the land in silence. During winter, flexibility is a must as road conditions effect access to THOR. Drinking lots of water, using sunscreen, and layered clothing are all a must! The land itself has rolling hills and valleys with forested slopes and large meadow/grassland areas.
Private, exclusive & hidden in the heart of Tennessee, our exclusive and private retreat is located near the Gateway into the magical Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee, about an hour south of Knoxville. The mountain overlooks the Nantahala National Forest, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. It is within easy driving distance from attractions such as Lookout Mountain, Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls, Lost Sea, Bald River Falls and many other phenomenal natural spots.
The nearest town is Tellico Plains, a small vintage mountain town with locally owned businesses including: a bakery, coffee shop, and delicious restaurants. There are also dozens of local farms, waterfalls, and an abundance of mountain biking, hiking, fishing, fly fishing, and white water river rafting in the area.
THOR is surrounded by vast National Forest, 6 minutes up a dirt road and is accessible to most vehicles. It’s a 1.5 hour drive southeast of Knoxville, TN, or 1 hours from Knoxville Airport.
You can drive to the land or fly into Knoxville Airport where we can pick you up. Because THOR is not found on Google maps, we will send you directions when you are signed up to come.
Every THOR Retreat and our coaching services are unique and personalized. Take a look at our Retreats page for our pricing information.