Intro: Peaceful cabin rentals, reunions and retreats on a private 60 acres Nature Sanctuary. Over 1/2 mile of wild river frontage, 2 spring-fed ponds, trails, fairy houses, gardens and more for outdoor nature lovers.
The short version: Wellnesste (pronounced “wellness stay”) literally means "Wellness Onto You" and comes from our belief that wellness, happiness and the quality of life for all living Read more...
The short version: Wellnesste (pronounced “wellness stay”) literally means "Wellness Onto You" and comes from our belief that wellness, happiness and the quality of life for all living creatures in directly tied to nature and the outdoors.
The more interesting version: Wellnesste was conceived by Christophe Marin (a French immigrant, former Army Green Beret, biologist, entrepreneur and avid conservationist) and Karen Gerlach (a Norwegian-American botanist). Our family's philosophy is that the power of nature can help to heal all wounds both spiritual and physical and thus aid in our individual wellness and "joie de vivre." We also believe in the gesture “Namaste” which represents the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The Namaste gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”
On a clear and crisp March day, following a silent meditation on the meaning of Namaste and the healing powers of nature (adjacent the spring melt waters of the mighty river that borders our 60 acre paradise), the name Wellnesste was born... brought to Christophe like a gift in the spring winds.
Our hope is that all of our visitors will be touched by the healing power of nature in this special river valley and thus come away with a sense of wellness and tranquility that they can bring back home with them.