THE GAIA GATHERING
AT SEVEN OAKS RETREAT CENTER
We joyfully introduce you to our new venue: Seven Oaks Retreat Center, a sacred sanctuary in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Nestled beside the Rapidan River in Madison County, Virginia, Seven Oaks provides a beautiful & supportive setting for our annual gathering.
SEVEN OAKS RETREAT CENTER
Nestled along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Seven Oaks is named in honor of the majestic 300 year old Oak trees that crown a ridge along the Rapidan River. This land is the unceded territory of the Monacan, Manahoac and Shawanee tribes. Seven Oaks Retreat Center was established as a sacred sanctuary in 1972. The beautiful grounds and facilities host groups who long for a deeper connection to self, community, spirit and the natural world. During our weekend together, we invite you to explore and connect with the spirit of this land.
A 10 acre Central Campus
120 acres of Forest and open Fields
Over 5 miles of Walking Trails
A 10-15 min walk to the banks of the Rapidan River
Pine forest path to a Turtle & Frog Pond
Forest Labyrinth & Sanctuary
Beautiful Gardens & Trees
Camping and Indoor Lodging available
Access to Kitchenettes and Bathrooms
Full Dining Room & Nourishing Meals
Indoor & Outdoor Gathering areas
2 Fire Circles
Large Central Gathering Space
Some Enhanced Accessibility supports
On-site Parking Area
Camping is included in your ticket to The Gaia Gathering. We are now able to offer access to indoor areas, bathrooms, showers and a variety of camping options to choose from:
Family Camping: A quieter camping area close to Artemis' Garden & the bathrooms in Holly House.
General Camping: A tent village with access to the bathrooms in Morning Glory & Light House.
BIPOC Camping: A dedicated area available near the BIPOC space beside Light House.
Vendors Camping: An available area close to the marketplace beside Light House.
Small RV/Campers: A limited number of spaces are available for those who wish to camp in their cars or small campers. The location is in a tree-lined field close to bathrooms and can accommodate vehicles/campers 24' or smaller. There is no electric, water or septic hook up.
Seven Oaks offers indoor lodging at an additional cost in the Holly House, Corn Crib, Center Building, Morning Glory, and Light House buildings. More details about these facilities can be found here. Note: Please address all questions to us and not to Seven Oaks.
ACCESSIBLE INDOOR LODGING:
The beds in the Morning Glory house are reserved for those who need accessible lodging. Morning Glory is ADA compliant and has a ramp at one entrance.
All Indoor Lodging tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis, are reserved during registration, and must accompany an event ticket. Indoor Lodging includes: a twin bed in a shared room; bedding; and bathrooms. Some buildings have kitchenettes. Note: indoor lodgers will need to make and strip their own beds, and vacate the rooms by 9am on Sunday.
For additional information, please visit the registration page here.
We hope you will stay on site for Gaia's immersive experience. If you need accommodations outside of what we can offer, here are some local options. Note: we have not vetted these locations, so please do your research to make sure they meet your needs.