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The Octagon At 

Harriet Tubman 

Nature Reserve



Nestled in the lush Nature Reserve region of Sassafras Ridge, and surrounded by groves of flowering mountain laurels, wild orange azaleas and roaring streams, IBIS Retreat is an idyllic place for relaxation, workshops and retreats. Located next to the Harriet Tubman Nature Reserve and only a five minute walk to Lake Nia, IBIS offers retreats for those who are seeking a renewal of health ... physical, spiritual, mental and emotional.


An octagon with a wrap a round deck, IBIS has a design that is open, flows and functional. The main level features a central sunken conversation pit with fireplace, a large great room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two baths. The daylight lower level, now available for rentals, has three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, library, a living room and an outdoor Patio with a 26 Jet Hot Tub Sauna!

Massage Theraphy and structructed Excercize, Yoga,  and Workouts can be scheduled... Including Zumba!!!




IBIS is designed to host retreats for small to mid-size groups of up to twenty-five people. Other homes and facilities can be used to accomodate larger groups. With our warm, bed and breakfast atmosphere and reasonable rental rates, IBIS is also the perfect place for family, couples or individual escapes!


“We invite and welcome all to explore your inner self through workshops and activities that help you relieve stress and help you to focus” says IBIS Founder Dr. Aisha Gilliam. Along with her husband Shaka Kusaidi, Retreats sponsored or hosted by IBIS include nature walks, delicious healthy food, massages, meditation, music/socials, tai chi, yoga and lectures by guest speakers and experts. 


In addition to health issues, presentation topics at IBIS Retreat include leadership development, Bible Study, strategic planning, life coaching, stress management, diet, exercise, creative expression, Steppin' and Line Dancing!


Call 404.573.3710 today for your family or group reservations!

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