See yesterday's post for details on Skalitude's solar-powered mountain retreat.
Lodging is in Skalitude’s main lodge, which houses three bedrooms (queen, double, and three twin beds); the cottage (with two twin beds); or the new bunkhouse with six rooms that can sleep up to three people each. Prices are the same regardless of which lodging option is used. Catered meals of local and organic food are available for groups of ten or more; contact Skalitude for menus and prices. Check Skalitude’s event calendar for upcoming workshops and learning retreats.
Summer Rates: $185/night for four. $15 for each extra person.
Winter Rates: $200/night for four. $20 for each extra person.
Like this week's feature on Brooskside Ivy Knob in North Carolina, these prices break the $150 per night price limit. But, remember, these rates are for four people, and each additional person is only $15-$20. Let's say you're planning a family retreat for 10 this summer; your per person nightly rate works out to $27.50.
As far as Skalitude-ish movies go, one of owner/manager Lindsey’s favorites is the Japanese film Princess Mononoke. But she suggests you leave the ipod at home. “Silence! There’s not much of it around anymore!” she says. In honor of Lindsey’s love of letting the environment create your soundtrack, may we recommend John Cage’s 4'33" (You might as well pick up his book, Silence: Lectures and Writings, while you’re at it, too.)