Spirit Sanctuary

" A mountain oasis and retreat center.


The Spirit Sanctuary began in 1990 with the purchase of our first building which we call the "Glass House" or facility A.  Shortly thereafter construction was begun on the multi-purpose room ( The Gleason-Jackson Room) and the tower. Rocks were collected on the property which were used in their construction. A few years later a property lower on the mountain became available and was purchased. Adding The Big House (Facility B) and the guest house/ utility room. Over time a tree house, recreation room, computer lab and dining hall ( The Sampson/Butts Dining Hall) have been added.

 Many groups and celebrities have visited over the years. Each year a Black Man's retreat is held to open and close the facility for the season.


 This is a living, growing place and we welcome donations of art, equipment, or supplies to help the cause.  We are literally a "Shangri-La" of the African American Culture.