The Lifestyle Center at Lake Lure is in the Great Smokey Mountains region, where Americans have flocked by the thousands to build second homes and retirement pads for almost a century. The Center is just south of the famous, lovely lake where several feature films have been set, including the Last of the Mohicans and Dirty Dancing. The Lake Lure and surrounding area is teeming with picturesque and historic attractions. Just minutes from the Center, Chimney Rock State Park offers 1,000 acres of breath-taking views and spectacular NC hiking trails.
You'll love the moderate climate, spectacular scenery, and laidback friendliness of the region. George Washington Vanderbilt liked it so much that he built his “little mountain escape,” now known as the magnificent Biltmore Estate and Gardens, near Asheville, an attraction in itself, with dozens of shops, galleries and music venues, and an enviable list of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and healthy grocery stores. The city of Asheville has recently achieved the enviable distinction of being among the top 20 most visited cities in the world.
Just up the road from the Center at Lake Lure, the Swannanoa Gathering, a series of weeklong workshops in various folk arts, are held in July and August on the campus of Warren Wilson College. Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain National Military Park, both Revolutionary War sites, are in the region.
Less than 40 minutes west is Flat Rock, summer home of poet Carl Sandburg, the Flat Rock Playhouse, and abundant outdoor fun. An hour south is Greenville, SC with an array of small city attractions including galleries, museums, and performing arts. For a more complete listing of the many travel destinations in the region, click on www.westerncattractions.com.
Hosts Tim and Anita Koch open their contemporary six-bedroom home on seven acres surrounded by Blue Ridge beauty for you to enjoy. You get sun time on pontoon boat excursions, leisurely walks on country roads, and will enjoy organic produce from the Koches' bounteous gardens.
Tim and Anita Koch find their greatest joy in sharing the Hallelujah Lifestyle with others.
The Koches are Messianic believers who honor Anita's Jewish heritage and celebrate Jesus Christ as Savior. They often participate in community activities where they can spread the word about living foods through demonstrating methods and providing delectable samples.
They are a multi-talented couple with many interests and experiences they bring to their Lifestyle Center. Anita once taught high school English and dance, and still enjoys the worship of God through the art of dance. Tim was a building contractor and fitness coach.
Years before she became a living foods convert, Anita Koch owned and operated an award-winning restaurant in her native New York State. Tim has recently become a certified vegan chef, bringing sophisticated textures, colors, flavors, and eye-appeal to a table spread with life-giving fare.
Together, they bring their love of delectable food and commitment to excellent health to your service at the Lake Lure Lifestyle Center. You’ll find several original Lake Lure dishes in the recipe book that all Lifestyle Center guests receive.
The Koches' Lifestyle Center is tucked away on a quiet country road, making it safe and serene for walks and outdoor activities at any time of day and in every season. Surrounding views of the world-famous Blue Ridge Mountains give the location postcard-worthy loveliness. Inside, the spacious, airy interior flows from the large, well-equipped kitchen to dining, living and lecture areas on the house’s upper level.
On the lower level, a dayroom doubles as an indoor exercise area, and a second kitchen insures even more convenience. Two upper level bedrooms are each furnished with two queen beds. On the lower level, a large bedroom is furnished with two queens, and a smaller bedroom has a single queen bed. Both have private baths. A separate cottage offers two bedrooms, each with one queen bed, attached half baths and a shared Jack and Jill shower.
A 5 day, hands-on, mostly raw cuisine coaching program lead by Chefs Tim and Anita Koch and Chef Richard Arnold, the experienced chefs and teachers who direct the Hallelujah Diet Lifestyle Center in Lake Lure, NC. Classes cover basic kitchen equipment, knife skills, common measurements and equivalents. Basic tastes and the Four Components of raw gourmet cuisine. Hands-on experience in making, creating and plating gourmet raw food dishes: sauces, dressings, appetizers, salads, cultured veggies, raw breads, and desserts. A good time is had by all as we all work together in our large hands-on food prep classroom, not to mention all the great food we get to eat!
Yvonne D. – Gloucester, VA
Dear Anita and Tim:
Just wanted to write you and tell you so many thank yous for what you did and still do at Lake Lure. You planted the seed that only God could grow when I truly became obedient. Since the time I was there...two years...I still continued to
Cathy H. – Benton, KS
Don and I are still very excited about the Hallelujah Acres Program. Don has lost 7.5 pouns in two weeks and I have lost 16.5 pounds. I put on a pair of dress slacks and top that I haven't worn since I came back from NC, they were too BIG!!!!
This Lifestyle Center is located mid-way between Mill Spring and Lake Lure, NC , in the southwestern part of North Carolina. If you will be driving from Hallelujah Acres® headquarters in Shelby, NC, the Lifestyle Center is just 50 miles west. Take US Hwy 74 West to Exit 167 (toward Mill Spring), and turn right onto NC Hwy 9.
The nearest airport servicing this Lifestyle Center location is Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP), located just one hour south in South Carolina.
Airport pick-up service is available for $60 each direction.
If you will be driving to the Lifestyle Center from the airport, take I-85 North (toward Spartanburg) to I-26 West (toward Asheville); from there, take US Hwy 74 East and Exit NC Hwy 9 toward Mill Spring.