Welcome to Sufi Lodge
A more unique place would be hard to find. Sufi Lodge is a happy, healthy, healing, meditative and family friendly place to stay.
A place for introspection and reaching to our true heavenly selves. Mostly for spiritual purposes we do not allow alcohol and tobacco products on the premises. If you want a bigger explanation, just ask.
Most hikers have heard about our reputation for serving excellent foods from the many reviews on hiker specific apps and services. Both your hosts are adept at cooking a wide range of cuisines. Vegetarians love the many diverse meals we cook and appreciate the care and diversity we offer in our vegan and vegetarian meals. We are most known for our excellent Middle Eastern cuisine. Sign up for the Mediterranean Feast when you book your rooms.
James (Umar) and Suzanne (Fatimah) have traveled the world and spent many years in Damascus, Syria where they taught English at the American Embassy. While living and working in Damascus they became interested in the spiritual meditative practice known as Sufism - like the famous Whirling Dervishes popularized by the most widely read poet in America Jallahudin Rumi. Sufi Lodge, also known as a Dergah, Zawiya, or Khan is a place where people searching for higher spiritual purpose gather to spend time advancing themselves through meditative practices and prayer. We all have a rocket to reach to our heavenly stations but we must find the key. Sufi Lodge is open to all who wish to experience something a little different. We cater mainly to the Appalachian Trail Hiker and Trans American Bike Community, but all are welcome. The food is great, the beds are clean and comfy and the atmosphere is very inviting.
Private or Shared Rooms
In the main Lodge we offer the 60's Retro Room with two twin beds. Guests may rent an entire room or an individual bed. Beds rent for $39.00 per night including local shuttle linen, robe, towels, hot shower, breakfast, and complimentary Epsom salt foot bath. We also offer two rooms with a queen size bed renting for $69.00 and $79.00 per night plus ten ($10) dollars extra for an additional person. The Blue Room has a private shower and bath and the Orange Room a sleigh bed. Guests may also select one of three private hiker rooms in the main Lodge with a private sink in each room. Private rooms rent for $49.00 and come with all the above amenities.
Have A Bite to Eat
We have developed quite a wonderful reputation for our delicious food and diverse menu we offer at the Sufi Lodge. Our standard hot breakfast is included in the price of a room usually consisting of organic pancakes and eggs. Lunch and dinner are also served to our hungry guests. James and Suzanne are well versed in cooking a wide range of meals including, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian and more. Meals are priced accordingly and range from $10.00 to $25.00. We welcome vegetarians but ask for a little advanced notice.
Sufi Lodge operates on a B&B non-commercial kitchen status.
Sufi Lodge is a frequent stop along the Appalachian Trail by weary hikers looking for a place to rest and revive their tired bones. Suzanne and James are both trained in natural medicine.
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia all the way to Maine and thousands of hikers each year set out to completed the entire trail. AT hikers are an extraordinary bunch of human beings that help makes Sufi Lodge a rare place to stay and enjoy good conversation and company.
In addition to AT hikers we have the pleasure of serving visitors to the famous Grayson Highlands National Park, fly fishing enthusiasts, hunters, horseback riders, Crooked Road festival goers and much more.
Sufi Lodge officially opened on April 3rd 2017. We are continuing expanding our offering. Raised bed organic gardens, chicken coup, small barn with sheep and goats, open showers, an outdoor dining area and much more are in the works. Many amenities like a carbon sauna, massage and cupping therapy, natural perfumery, small gym , kitchen, shower and lounge are available. We also rent our facility out to groups for seminars, workshops and retreats. Contact us for details. Hope to see you all here soon!