Directions To Terra Nova Center

We Are Not Far, From Where You Are

Terra Nova Center is a secluded retreat center in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Only 25 minutes from Brevard, NC, and 1 hour from Asheville, NC. We are a perfect day trip from Charlotte or Hendersonville. Just give a call and check availability. More Info

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Crystals Of Light Newsletter

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Visiting Terra Nova Center, Cedar Mountain NC

Visiting Terra Nova

We welcome everyone at Terra Nova Center. However we do ask that you call ahead to let us know you are coming. Whether for a day trip or an overnight stay. Call Lianne Starnes at 828-862-5909 for availability. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain.

Meet Rev. Marian Starnes

Rev. Marian Starnes, Minister, Spiritual Counselor, Teacher and Author. She is the co-founder of The Brigade of Light and along with Rev. Lianne Starnes manage the day to day details of Terra Nova Center.   Read More Here


There are many ways you can help keep this Lighthouse on the mountain shining bright. Keeping us in your prayers and meditations, remembering our mission and sending positive energy towards our work. You can help by volunteering your time to come and help clear trails and work in the gardens. Your tax deductible donations go along ways towards keeping things running around here and provide much needed funds to help those in need in our community. Your contributions to our food pantry helps us feed one more family for one more day. So join us won’t you? In this effort to hold a space of peace and fellowship, while serving those in need around the mountain.

Together We Can Create Miracles