All who come here are invited to enter into a deeper presence with the grace, wonder, and intimacy of the natural world.

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Come for a visit or stay with us

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is located on a peninsula, encircled by Lake MacIntosh and nestled  in a haven of woodland forests, gentle meadows, moss covered trails, and shimmering ponds in Whitsett, NC. Part of eastern Guilford County in the Piedmont Triad Region, we are 15 miles from Greensboro, 35 miles from Chapel Hill, and 40 miles from Durham.




Guesthouse, Facilities & Grounds


Kitchen:  Includes all necessary dish ware and utensils, a refrigerator, stovetop/oven, microwave, coffee maker (and Keurig), island countertop, family sized table for meals, and a surround sound system. Circle Room: Main floor circle gathering space. This is great for yoga, meditation, dancing, reading, writing, meetings, conversations… whatever suits your needs. There are a number of comfortable floor cushions available for use as well as chairs and personal folding tables. Full Bathroom: Located right off of the circle room. Includes clean towels, bathtub and shower. Bedroom: Upstairs there is a main bedroom with a double bed, which includes pillows, clean sheets, a feather comforter and towels. There is also a beautiful long cedar desk, two nightstands with drawers, and a clothing rack. Off the bedroom is a generous outdoor deck with two rocking chairs and a small table.  Bunkbed Loft: On the highest level of the guesthouse there is a secret bedroom accessed by a pulldown ladder from the bedroom. There is one single bunkbed combo that comes with pillows, clean sheets, comforters and a side table. A generous and beautiful Wrap-Around Deck offers plenty of outdoor seating options. This is a great place to enjoy meals while taking in nature’s beauty and aromas. Outside the TreeHouse is a Fire Pit, access to Trails and two beautiful Ponds just a short walk away. We provide all guests with a Map of the Land which will serve as your handy guide.

Includes: wifi, heating and air conditioning.

Facilities & Grounds

Event Court & Tent: equipped with electricity, string lights, atmospheric lighting, fire pit, benches, outdoor washrooms equipped with plumbing, electricity, and essential needs. Guest size: 150. 

Wooded trails: with an extensive trail system throughout our property, your retreat group can come and relax in the woods and enjoy the beauty, songs, and sweet aromas of cedars and pines. 4.5 miles of trails include Creeping Cedar, Wishing Rock, Moss Walk, Keyhole, Timberlake, Peninsula. Campfire Circles: We have two main campfire circles.  Please ask and our staff will be happy to arrange a fire for your group. Sacred Sites: Gaia’s Garden, The Chapel, Marsh Bridge, Star Child Pool, Wishing Rock, Memorial Garden


Reconnect with Mother Earth through selfless service.

We always welcome new volunteers who share our deep love for Earth and who want to extend a helping hand.  We need hearts and hands to help us maintain and improve our facilities through trail clearing, gardening, fixing fences, clearing woods, and anything else you are excited to contribute.

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

1501 Rock Creek Dairy Rd.

Whitsett, NC 27377