About Us & Here
Amadell is pronounced 'AH-ma-DELL'. Ama is the Cherokee word for 'water' and is homage to our many natural springs and the indigenous people of the land. In several romance languages, 'ama' means 'I love you', which we thought fit just right as well. This being a small wooded valley, is a dell.
The Origin Story
Amadell is the private property of one family. Something called them to leave behind their expectations and go to these mountains to create a place to honor Nature and share it with the like-minded. The summer of 2017 was the beginning of their vision being realized when they met this land. Each family member brings a different energy, interest, community, and perspective to the fruition of Amadell. It is truly an endeavor of love with the intention of the highest and greatest good for all beings.
Our Heart is Outdoors
Amadell is foremost a Nature sanctuary for plants, wildlife, and Spirit. With a combined 100+ acres and ever-expanding vision, Amadell is to protect and nurture this amazing and unique forest. We are working towards achieving a formal conservancy. Amadell is accepting of any spiritual expression that embodies our True Nature. We believe Nature, in her many forms, is our greatest teacher.
Breathe & Rest well
Within Amadell are 4 buildings: The Vista sleeps up to 8 with a large great room for events and mountain views; The Vale sleeps an additional 4 just beside it; The Kumbaya Cabin sleeps up to 4 with its own private pond; The Mandala Cabin is still under renovation [est. Autumn 2018]. For personal retreats, check for availability on our Airbnb listings page. For events, please contact us.
WHAT HAPPENS on the mountain
All our activities are best explained on our adventures page. We offer personal, private retreats on the property for cultivation, creativity, and healing. We also gather with communities of the like-minded and sometimes offer space for sacred celebrations. Lastly, we do invite select teachers and leaders to host open events.