The Earthshine Story

Get away to adventure

Our Mission

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

Earthshine is a place where you can 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 Adventures in the NC Mountains

Earthshine began 30 years ago as an outdoor education center. The original owners, Marion Boatwright and Kim Provost, knew when they found the property that the land was special and the perfect place to host outdoor education groups.  Since then, Earthshine Lodge has gone through many changes although at its heart, the mission to provide extraordinary life-changing experiences has always stayed the same. Earthshine officially closed its doors in 2018 and was purchased by new owners, Ali Lien and Anna Bracco, in 2019. While some things will change and others will remain the same, Ali and Anna want to ensure that the legacy of Earthshine and magic that brings people back year after year stays the same. 

Our Team

Ali Lien / Co-Founder

Ali has extensive experience running non-profit organizations in the Western Carolina area and has worked for over 20 years for outdoor / experiential programs in 12 states on both the east and west coast. An experienced facilitator, teacher, and business owner, Ali has had a strong connection to Earthshine since getting married on site years ago.

Anna Bracco/ Co-Founder

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 and developing high performance in leaders and their teams. Anna first fell in love with Earthshine Lodge when participating in team building programs there over 20 years ago.

It Takes a Village

As part of the local community, we strive to offer the best of what the Carolina's have to offer. We are proud to work with local area partners to deliver the perfect Earthshine experience!

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