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The Stable

“This is the perfect getaway for serenity; a beautiful setting and a wonderful retreat center; to recapture the peace we miss so dearly in our daily lives.”

~ retreat participant

The StableThe Stable, a way cool, barn-like structure tucked away between Durham and Hillsborough, NC, is the home of Art Wanders. It is an intentionally created, private retreat venue that invites you to relax, feel, think, create, paint, write, sing, strum, explore, nap, eat, wonder, gather, work (if you must), celebrate and connect with what’s important. It has been described as a “peace-filled sanctuary” – a quiet place to access your creative spirit and reconnect with your inner knowing – solo or with your favorite others. A restful vibe greets you inside and outside this thoughtfully designed space. Surprises and artistic delights are sprinkled throughout. Most of the retreats offered by Art Wanders are held at The Stable.

The map below approximates the location of The Stable. The physical address will be provided once your registration or deposit for your event is received. Please note that The Stable is located on private property and is not open to the general public without a reservation.

“The Stable’s quiet setting is perfect for a retreat/workshop, and the creative building itself is inspirational. I can visualize many great opportunities here!”

~ retreat participant

Would you like to rent The Stable for personal or professional use? It is available to rent for daytime use for up to 12 guests and overnight accommodations for up to 6. Please send inquiries to [email protected] to see if The Stable is a good fit for your solo retreat, small group workshop, retreat or event.

Check us out on Airbnb! If you would like to book overnight accommodations at The Stable without using it for an event, meeting or group and/or to take a look at interior photos:

Just being in The Stable is an adventure in itself, thinking about how you added so many creative touches. The artistry is incredible. This place is fun, life giving and so balanced. This is without a doubt the most memorable AirBNB and probably housing of any sort where I have ever stayed.

~ Airbnb guest


A classical, 22’ diameter, 5-circuit labyrinth graces the green behind The Stable.

Some Great Uses for The Stable: 

  • Personal Retreat (with or without art/writing supplies)
  • Solo Retreat to read, write, eat, nap and repeat
  • Host or Lead your own Workshop, Class or Retreat
  • Intimate Wedding, Reception or Rehearsal Dinner Venue
  • Baby Shower or Bridal Shower
  • Girlfriends Getaway/Slumber Party
  • Music Camp/Singing Workshop
  • Yoga or Meditation Group
  • Writing or Book Group
  • Gift for Newlyweds, Anniversaries or Birthdays
  • First night of Honeymoon (with breakfast included)
  • Team-Building Workshops
  • Business, Work, Church Meetings

If you are thinking about renting The Stable, just do it. This place is operating on a higher vibration. From the moment I walked in, I was in love.

~ Natalie, 1 week work retreat

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