The Jewell House, owned and operated by Suzanne Barnes, is a thoughtfully designed retreat and event venue nestled along the Ogeechee River, about 45 minutes outside of Augusta, Georgia. Suzanne’s primary team is her husband Wayne, and their traveling hippie daughter Tara. The team prides themselves on the plethora of local small businesses they are able to collaborate with in order to provide clients luxurious amenities in a serene environment. They prioritize organic, farm-to-table food and emphasize partnerships with other local women business owners to empower their community.
The Jewell House itself is an 1895 country manor that retains its historic charm, with the addition of modern amenities. The house consists of a luxurious master suite and two dorm-style bedrooms, with a total of 10 beds. In our farm-style kitchen we prepare a variety of nutritious dishes, like eggs from our hens, homemade granola, or fish from our pond. Camping is also available, and more indoor sleeping arrangements are in progress.
The historic 40+ acre Jewell House property includes ½ mile (800 meters) of Ogeechee River frontage and a pond. The serene Forest Pavilion overlooks the river and is an ideal space for workshops or group yoga sessions. The Nave, our outdoor stage and backdrop, lies at the base of our largest meadow, overlooking the pond. Between The Nave and the forest lies the 2,500 square foot Riverwalk Barn, crafted to Suzanne’s detailed imagination, with lumber harvested and milled on site by a local, third-generation forester. We love doing yoga in the barn because the wood and open barn doors allow you to feel the forest, even though you are indoors. After your sessions in the barn, head to the Riverwalk Trail for a rejuvenating walk or run through the forest along the river. While you’re at it, you can search for your favorite meditation enclave along the way to pause and connect with nature and yourself.
We have created a space where your group can develop together in the ways that you as a retreat leader are visualizing. Let the creative energy we put into this place flow into your projects. You have brilliant ideas, and we have the perfect spaces for them to unfold; our facilities are all designed to be both inspirational and functional.
Providing memorable events and hospitality in a unique environment has been a long-time dream of Suzanne’s, and we are committed to helping you achieve your dreams just as we have realized ours.
- Historic country manor (10 beds)
- The Nave outdoor space
- Forest Pavillion
- Riverwalk Barn
- Riverwalk Trail with Meditation Enclaves
- Pond and 1/2 mile (800 meters) Ogeechee River frontage
- Organic, farm-to-table food options (we can accommodate ANY dietary needs)
- Riverfront Garden Baths (coming soon)
- Camping, 1 RV hookup
- Massage Therapist (Hot Stone, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, and more!)
- Crystal and Energy Therapist
- Wine Tastings
- Local Winery or Brewery tour
- Sip’n’Paint Classes
- Cooking Classes
- Workshops such as: Creating your Dreamboard, Introduction to Crystals, Creating your Sacred Space, and many more!
- Historic Grist Mill Tour
- Local Historians and Storytellers