Emerson Guest House


Emerson House

The Emerson Guest House is a six bedroom, two bathroom stone residential building. There are six bedrooms with two twin beds in each, providing comfortable sleeping arrangements for up to twelve guests. Each room has it’s own unique décor.

There is a comfortable, homey living room area with cable TV and DVD player, a wood stove and a gathering table for puzzles and games.  There is wireless internet service throughout the property.

The Emerson House has two dormitory style bathrooms with 3 showers, 3 sinks, 4 toilet stalls and a washer and dryer. All linens and towels are provided for your stay.

Emerson House Dining


Emerson House Bath

Downstairs in the Emerson House is the fully stocked commercial kitchen which includes a full refrigerator, full freezer, dishwasher, 5 burner gas cooktop, microwave, double oven, and triple dish sink. There are two family style tables which each seat six comfortably in the dining room. Larger groups may prefer to serve meals buffet style in the kitchen and seat people on the outside picnic tables or in the chapel.


Akasha Hall

Akasha Hall

Akasha Hall is a beautiful, historic chapel with wrap around decks and even a bell tower! The Hall is wide open with portable seating, including a large circle of rocking chairs. The space can be set up with tables for large group dining, games or workshops. Or it can be cleared for a lovely meditation or yoga practice, a dance floor. There is also a ping pong table for a fun evening activity.

There is a full bathroom, kitchenette and library in the Chapel. Up the spiral staircase in the Chapel addition is another bedroom with a full sized bed.


The views at Akasha are spectacular (especially from the hammock!). Right around the corner is Shifflett’s Mill Road which is a 2 mile dirt road known as one of the most beautiful walking, running and biking routes in Albemarle County. There are also public hiking trails at the Patricia Ann Byrom Park one mile down the road.  On the property, you are welcome to enjoy the open fire circle where drumming is welcome.  Bring your own tent and sleep out under a blanket of stars!

Mountain View at Akasha

Mountain View at Akasha