Set on a majestic hill in serene West Virginia, the Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center hosted by Ben and Janis Medeiros offers peace, intrigue, and adventure all rolled into one.
The Center's surrounding five acres and resort-style features are just the beginning. There are an additional 240 privately owned acres for you to explore, including a fascinating, ancestral cemetery dating back to the early 1800s.
Blennerhassett Island, a popular tourist destination for Lifestyle Center guests, is just a short distance away, including a ride aboard the Delta Queen paddleboat. It was on this island that the Burr Conspiracy unfolded involving former U.S. vice-president Aaron Burr. The island's attractions also include tours of a majestic mansion, plus wagon rides and walking trails.
Modern architecture buffs will want to see nearby Falling Water, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's signature project. The home is an amazing feat of engineering, featuring cantilevers throughout, all built over a natural waterfall.
Those who appreciate art should visit what the Smithsonian has called "a priceless work of art." The Warther of Dover, just two hours from the Lifestyle Center, features 64 masterfully produced train carvings of ebony, ivory and walnut, created by Earnest Warther.
Perhaps most intriguing of all is nearby Greenbrier, revealed in 1992 as a secret government bunker that had been hidden in the White Sulfur Springs area for 35 years. The facility is now a tourist destination, open for public viewing.
Whether you want to spice up your new Hallelujah Lifestyle with some action and adventure or just enjoy the serenity of the scenery, the Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center in West Virginia has what you're looking for.
Ben and Janis Medeiros had been juicing carrots since 1990 but the rest of their diet consisted of the standard American fare of health-deteriorating foods.
Their story changed in 2002 when Ben began having pain in every joint and reported cholesterol readings of more than 380. As Janis says, when she had to start helping her husband out of bed at just 50 years old, she knew something had to change.
Around this time, they were given Rev. Malkmus' most famous book, Why Christians Get Sick. They took the information to heart and began getting back on track. By 2008, they were eating only plant-based foods. Ben's cholesterol dropped to 162 and his blood tests continue to be the best of his life.
After running a construction business in California since 1991, Ben and Janis retired in 2010 to enjoy their home West Virginia on full-time basis. Having renewed their health through Hallelujah Acres' books, Health Minister Training, and visits to Lifestyle Centers, they were inspired to give the gift of health to others.
"We want everyone to know how their bodies can heal themselves when given the right foods," say Ben and Janis. "We are looking forward to sharing our home with as many as will come."
Perched on a picturesque hill, the West Virginia Lifestyle Center offers a commanding view of its private, breathtaking surroundings encompassing more than 240 acres.
This six bedroom home is exquisite in its setting and its décor. The main floor boasts a large living room, dining room, and all-important kitchen. And a fully furnished basement includes an exercise room, large game/theater room, a second kitchen for juicing, and even an infrared sauna.
At the rear of the home, a wonderful glassed-in room offers a fabulous view of rolling hillsides, and a multi-tiered deck leads to a near-Olympic size saltwater pool with plenty of deck space to replenish your vitamin D in the sunshine.
The expansive, resort-style yard also features a volleyball court, fish pond, and serves as the gateway to 240 additional acres including beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere.
The property also includes a fascinating, ancestral cemetery dating back to the early 1800s.
Rachel Cerda – Denver, CO
Here is a letter we received from Rachel one year after she came to our center.
Her sons finally convinced her to come here for two weeks as a last resort to save her life.
Janis & Ben, Hello to both of you! Here it is July 15th 2013 a
Linda Palmer – Mokena, IL
My name is Linda Palmer. I was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer on May 30th, 2013. It was in my liver, lungs, small bowel, and one ovary. The oncologist told me if I didn't do his treatments that I would be dead in 2-3 months. I knew I wasn't
From Northern Ohio: Take Hwy 77 South across the border into West Virginia. Take exit 174, which is Staunton. At the end of the ramp, go left for 11 miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.
From Southern West Virginia: Get on Hwy 77 North and take exit 174, which is Staunton. At the end of the ramp, go left for 11 miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.
From Southern Ohio: Take Hwy 50 across the border into West Virginia. Get off on Staunton and go right. After you drive under the overpass of Hwy 77 go 11 more miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.
From Maryland: Take Hwy 68 towards Morgantown, WV. Then take Hwy 79 to Clarksburg. Then take Hwy 50 to Parkersburg. When Hwy 50 hits Hwy 77 go south on 77 to the next exit, which is 174, Staunton. At the end of the ramp, go left for 11 miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.