Our Farm has an unique combination of offerings, rarely found all together in one place! There are edible, medicinal, culinary, flower and native plant gardens, an orchard, streams and ponds, hardwood forests, hiking trails, events, private yoga or bodywork sessions, educational opportunities, vegetarian farm to table meals, and lodging for both residents and guests!!!

We have dorm-style beds and a private room that sleep up to 11. Veritas Lodge also offers a large lawn space and community fire circle, to hold open air events if you choose. We offer organic, vegetarian meals, made in house, or you can use our communal vegetarian kitchen. Our Open Space Studio and Dining Room can hold up to 30 day students!

We have several ecosystems to explore from gardens, to fields, streams, overlooks, forests, orchards, green-built structures, and there’s birding, too!

The deep and long-term ecological footprint we have consciously created on this land, being a well-established organic farm in the area for 50 years, is evident in the diversity of life here.

Relish the gardens and trails during your stay and immerse yourself in a plant paradise. There is a mile long nature trail loop, the Frank Cook Nature Trail, available for guests to walk, and a hearty hike for those who don’t mind steep trails – with an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains (and the sunset if timed right) at the top of Onion Rock.

And we are away from the city, but not a far drive from it! Herb Mountain Farm is a 25 minute drive from Asheville, NC.


VERITAS LODGE offerings:

The Open Space Studio
A light-filled, comfortable space that can hold up to 30 people, with a handicap accessible bathroom attached and another bathroom next to it, this is a wonderful space to hold your conference, event, class or workshop. There are folding chairs, tables and cushions available so that you can choose how to use the space. A library of a wide range of books awaits you. It is connected to a patio with a large lawn and fire circle that leads right up to the Frank Cook Nature Trail. You could hold your event inside or out, whatever is most appropriate for the day!

Dining Room
Come dine with us! Hart will be serving vegetarian farm to table meals (with occasional fish on the menu) or you can rent the lodge for your own vegetarian cooking. If you haven’t had Hart’s cooking, boy are you in for a treat! Herbs, fresh produce, 50 years of experience in natural foods cooking, prime ingredients, many hours put into each meal, and this chef’s loving devotion for the craft of cooking make the food unforgettable! Alternatively, you can rent the Lodge and make your own vegetarian meals. The dining room can hold up to 30 people.

Vegetarian Kitchen
If you would like to make your own vegetarian meals, rent the kitchen too! It has a built-in grill with the gas stove and oven and is fully stocked with the equipment needed to prepare delicious meals. We also sell produce from our farm to guests.

Common Areas
Downstairs has a cozy open space with a wood stove, as well as a small  outdoor eating area and additional lawn attached to the teaching studio. Upstairs are more books to be appreciated while resting on the sofas or out on the deck overlooking the Glad Garden.

The Fern Room
This is the only private room in Veritas Lodge. It is furnished with a queen bed. The bathroom is directly next door to it.

The Flower Room
One of Veritas Lodge’s 2 dorm rooms. It has 2 bunkbeds and one single bed, sleeping up to 5 people, with its own private bathroom. Each bed is named after a flower. There are shelves for your personal belongings.

The Tree Room
One of Veritas Lodge’s 2 dorm rooms. It has 2 bunkbeds, sleeping up to 4 people, with its own private bathroom. Each bed is named after a tree. There are shelves for your personal belongings.