Find yourself in nature

Let us be your guide through the Western North Carolina splendor

Your connection to nature surrounds you during your stay at Skyterra Embrace. Nestled deep in the North Carolina mountains, you’ll be free to unplug and reconnect with the outdoors.

Adventure helps you thrive – it brings excitement, a closeness with the natural world, and can show you how much you’re capable of achieving.

At Embrace, our approach to wellness always includes an element of adventure. During your entire stay, you’ll be immersed in the soul-healing natural world.

The wilderness can be a self-guided experience of retreat, mindfulness and reflection while holding a very individualized therapeutic benefit.

You'll participate in daily recreational activities, multiple weekly off-site hikes and recreational excursions, and overnight excursions.

Overnight excursions allow for exploration of the world through learning and applying outdoor skills, meditation, and reflective journaling, all in the healing powers of fresh air and sunlight.

Adventures for everyone: we’ll meet you wherever you are

We believe adventure should be fun. During your stay at Embrace you’ll be invited to find your next adventure, all under the guidance of our experts.

  • Hiking

    From short, easy walks in the woods to more challenging adventures, waterfalls and mountain views await

  • Biking

    Try an e-bike, with silent acceleration and easy peddling though our mountain trails 

  • Fly fishing

    A favorite here in WNC, learn why fly fishing has become America's favorite growing pastime 

  • Archery

    Join us for target practice and learn why recurve archery is not only an Olympic sport but also fun for everyone

  • Horseback riding

    Become one with nature as you make your way through a variety of private trails. Suitable for beginner through advanced riders.

  • Kayaking

    Explore the peaceful section of the French Broad River Watershed, perfect for brand new to seasoned paddlers 

  • Tubing

    Cool off and slow down with tubing excursions on the relaxing and scenic French Broad River

  • Stand-up paddleboarding

    A unique way to explore our mountain lakes. From beginners to experts, take control and learn how to paddle.

  • Nature education

    As one of only two in the United States, learn about our temperate rainforest, and its plant life, mountains and river structures

  • Gardening

    Dirt makes you happier! Learn how to cultivate your own garden and improve your lifestyle at the same time.

Find your best you outdoors

New experiences and adventures push self-perceived limitations, build confidence and show you that exercise doesn’t have to be boring. We hear from so many students who are unsure of how to explore the outdoor world and are intimidated by the fear of the unknown.

At Embrace, we think that’s just plain wrong. Adventure is for everyone. Let us show you how.

Wellness means lifelong adventure

Our entire program supports a holistic view of wellness that helps you stay ready and resilient. In your fitness classes, you'll learn ways to stay strong and healthy, so you're always ready to tackle the adventures that bring you the most joy.

During mealtime, you'll learn how to make nourishing food that’s designed to not only taste delicious, but provide energy you need to stay active. And during our recreation outings, you’ll learn the skills of adventure.

We aim to connect you with the outdoors during your stay so you’ll leave Embrace balanced, mindful, enlightened, and full of a drive to continue exploring and adventuring.

Interested in Skyterra Embrace?

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As a bonus, you will receive a free guide from us.

Skyterra Embrace operates year-round and application for admission may take place at any time.