The Earthshine Story

Our Mission

Earthshine Lodge hosts and provides extraordinary experiences through overnight stays, retreats, outdoor education, and adventure programs.

Earthshine is a place where guests disconnect at a secluded mountain oasis with picturesque views and acres of forest to explore. While here, guests are encouraged to develop connections with self, others, and the natural environment.

A long history of providing adventure in the NC mountains

Earthshine began 30 years ago as an outdoor education center. The original owners knew when they found the property that the land was special place.  Since then, Earthshine Lodge has gone through many changes, although at its heart, the mission to provide extraordinary life-changing experiences has stayed the same.

Earthshine officially closed its doors in 2018 and was purchased by new owners in 2019. While there are changes in the works, the legacy of Earthshine and magic that brings people back year after year stays the same.

Our Team

Anna Bracco

Owner/ Managing Director

Anna has spent her career working with executives as a leadership development consultant. She brings over 15 years of experience working with corporate groups – assessing, coaching, and developing and facilitating leadership programs. Anna first fell in love with Earthshine Lodge when after visiting over 20 years ago. ​

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Ali Lien

Owner/ Director of Outdoor Education

Ali has extensive experience running non-profit organizations in the Western Carolina area and has worked for over 20 years for outdoor / experiential programs across the country. An experienced facilitator, teacher, and business owner, Ali has had a strong connection to Earthshine since getting married on site years ago.

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