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SEI Asheville Training, October 6-9, 2023

Training Location:

Bend of Ivy Lodge (BOI) Retreat Center

3717 Bend of Ivy Road, Marshall NC

BOI On-site Lodging Guests:

Limited on-site lodging options are available at Bend of Ivy Lodge. Booking October room reservations now. Room reservation fees are non-refundable.

Private Room/ Shared Bath - Sold out (waiting list option)

Shared Room/ Shared Bath

Private Loft Room/ Shared Bath - Sold out

If you want to be placed on a BOI lodging Waiting List, please email Please specify room desire options: shared, private room or either. 

Book your BOI Lodge room here, or at above links. If you want to share a room with a specific person, please have person register for a shared room too and email us your names and info. Email

Lodge video and photos, including photos of some bedrooms and floor plan.


If commuting, you MUST register and pay commuting fee for 4 day training. Payment link in Commuters Registration section and here. Commuters will get full access to BOI's nature sanctuary (including trails, labyrinth, etc), refrigerator use, daily beverage service and parking. 


Please ride share when possible. Parking is limited at venue. We encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes before session start, to give ample time to park and get to training room. In mornings before session start, BOI staff will be assisting with parking guidance.

Beverage Service:

Coffee, tea and water service will be available in designated areas, in morning and afternoon. Please bring your own cup, mug or beverage container. We'll have some paper cups available too.  

Optional Box Lunch ordering:

A catered Box Lunch option will be available for $15 + tax each day. There will be 3 daily options for a boxed lunch, which includes meal and a cookie. Gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options available. Water and tea will be available on-site at Bend of Ivy. Please click here to purchase the box lunch option.

Other lunch options:

Bring your own lunch & can store in BOI fridge (label your food!) 


Local grocery stores, restaurants and fast food in Weaverville, 12 minutes drive.

On-site lodgers have use of Lodge Refrigerator.
BOI lodgers will be sent link for all catered options.

BOI Lodging guests:

 A catered Meal Service of daily Breakfast ($15 per day + tax) & Dinner ($25 per day + tax) is available to lodging guests. Please email us at to let us know if you're interested in this option. 

BOI Venue Information:

Learn more about all that Bend of Ivy has to offer on our website here. We have numerous lookout points, nature + hiking trails, and even a beautiful labyrinth space to explore in your free time. Find them all on our Trail Map.

Get a sense for the beauty of this special land by taking a virtual tour here.

Transportation/ Directions:

Driving Directions to Bend of Ivy Lodge: 

Follow map directions for 3717 Bend of Ivy Road, Marshall, NC. At Oak Grove Road and Bend of Ivy intersection, look across the road, to the left of the church parking lot, for a big black mailbox and large Bend of Ivy sign.You’re here, at the Bend of Ivy entrance! Enter our gravel driveway. Look to your right upon entry, and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains and Mt. Mitchell. Follow signs to Lodge and parking lot.


Transportation Options:

- Weaverville Cab - (828) 450-3238

- Uber - comes to BOI easily

- Shuttle buses run from Charlotte and Greenville, SC airports to Asheville Airport 

- Car rental

Any questions, please email Susan at


BOI entrance view.JPG
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