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Turtle Island Preserve

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Never Too Old To Learn

I recently had the privilege of volunteering at Turtle Island Preserve. I expected to work hard and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Lanett, Alabama
Education in a peaceful atmosphere

One of the most peaceful places. Such a laid back atmosphere. If you are looking to get away and... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Tiffany S
Lovingston, Virginia
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3 Sep 2018
“Great place to learn”
19 Oct 2016
“Never Too Old To Learn”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2683 Little Laurel Rd, Boone, NC 28607-5431
+1 828-265-2267
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We were there for Father-Son camp in May 2018. It was a great time. The place is amazingly primitive yet functional and the staff is friendly. We slept in an open air barn and ate outdoors. The boys go to learn some great skills like...More

3  Thank thetravelingtates
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I recently had the privilege of volunteering at Turtle Island Preserve. I expected to work hard and learn new skills; I was blown away by the professionalism of the staff who taught the skills I learned. Nestled in the beautiful mountains in Boone, NC, I...More

6  Thank dottiedye
Reviewed 17 April 2016

One of the most peaceful places. Such a laid back atmosphere. If you are looking to get away and learn about how your ancestors survived add this to your list. You can really learn how to give to the earth and get back in return....More

7  Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you have ever dreamed about living in another time, you need to visit Turtle Island Preserve. They have fantastic teachers of the "Old ways" and total off grid living! My husband and I were thrilled with our rustic accommodations, full of old time craftsmanship...More

12  Thank wolfacresmaggie
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Turtle Island is a lovely place, with lovely people, and amazing structures. Get a real sense of what it must've been like for our ancestors and the first settlers to come to this country with absolutely nothing. you don't realize they had to cut down...More

4  Thank lori d
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Turtle Island is amazing! Horses, hens, roosters, and a goat I named Ed. Really fun outdoor old-time wilderness place and powered by a renewable energy Hydro system. If you're a family, group, couple, or single, I recommend visiting Turtle Island to get a feel for...More

4  Thank Robert O
Reviewed 26 October 2015

What a way to end our week long vacation in the NC mountains! My husband and I enjoyed several hours at Turtle Island; taking a carriage ride, talking with Eustace Conway, and exploring the preserve itself upon suggestions from Eustace. We found Eustace to be...More

6  Thank NCfamilytravel
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best afternoon I have spent relearning the simple way of life eustice Conway lives everyday I highly recommend this buggy ride to anyone who has been in the Boone NC area

5  Thank lonewolves1
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is an awesome experience. Eustice, from Mountain Men, is incredible. You experience his life on the preserve, enjoy a horse and buggy ride, and see all of the structures that Eustice has built. He really is an amazing man, and very intelligent. We had...More

4  Thank patricia22_12
Reviewed 11 August 2015

If you enjoy the mountains and want a true feel for the area, this is your best choice.It is a rare find and pure fun. This is not a theme park, zoo, or tourist trap. The natural setting and local beauty are unsurpassed.

7  Thank algataho
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22 February 2018|
Response from Eustace C | Property representative |
The base camp area of Turtle Island is a electronics free zone. There are a few locations where one can obtain cell reception and there is a land line on site in the event of an emergency. Hope that helps!
Debbie H
31 March 2017|
Response from Eustace C | Property representative |
All visits can be booked over the phone at 828-265-2267 or via email and we ask for at least 2 weeks notice. Thanks!
16 January 2017|
Response from Eustace C | Property representative |
Each April we have an event called "families learning together" its the best day of the year to visits. Tickets are available on our website. Visits on other days need to be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance by calling... More
17 July 2016|
Response from lori d | Reviewed this property |
Just go slow and you'll be fine.