come to the zen barn.
to retreat. rest.
build a fire. get elemental.
find the jewel. spend time in the Holy.
- in Beauty may we Walk -
“What a place of peace this is.
Drift along toward the big red barn, under the cedar tree canopy that hides the world behind you and blesses your coming.
Welcome to our barn in the woods. We offer events (see menu) and rustic/casual accommodations, with a lake, simple living, and acres of open space. Hazelbrand is located just off I-20, 30 minutes east of Atlanta, minutes from the Covington Square, the Georgia International Horse Park, and Hard Labor Creek.
Hazelbrand is: Minimalist and quirky and fun. Old barn sliding doors. Horse pastures that have seen better days. Big kitchens. Pine work tables and luscious wool rugs. Patios and porches and comfy chairs. Air that reeks of clover. Tin ceilings and painted floors. Not perfect by a long shot, and - totally perfect. Here is a gracious gathering place when you visit Covington or to create your own personal retreat.
"Beautiful, stylish, peaceful place to stay. ....don’t get me started on how much we miss that beautiful Japanese shower! Thank you for an amazing getaway from our hectic lives.”
— TS August, 2019
The Studio Apartment
Tucked at the back of our red barn is our popular studio apartment, perfect for one or two people. Private, ground-level entrance, follow the gravel path under the tin-roofed patio. Patio doors look out onto woods. Heat/air and an indoor electric fireplace makes chilly nights cozy.
We offer a spa-style bathroom (shower only), couch turns into a lovely queen bed with cotton sheets. The kitchenette has the basics - MW, toaster oven, blender, and our own wonderful well water.
Camping and/or Day Meetings
bring your tent
Hazelbrand Farm offers primitive camping 30 minutes east of Atlanta, and just off I-20. We provide a sheltered and safe place to pitch your tent or bring your RV. Nice indoor bathroom - bring your own toiletries, covered cooking shack with picnic table, electric and sink with water. Bring your camp stove and set up in the cooking shed! Please arrive before dark!
patio and fire
Open Spaces with Water
The barn is cool, the accommodations are right on and funky enough that you will want to return just for the authentic experience. But it is the land and the water that ultimately makes Hazelbrand a zen place. A thin place.
Give yourself the gift of time to arrive before dark - first of all - the little country roads can be confusing. Soak up the smell of deep green, of rain forest, of wildflowers and honeysuckle, with the crush of gravel under your tires - not quite knowing what lies ahead. The lake will be on your left and the river ahead, through the trees. Watch for the geese, herons, and bull frogs. Listen for the owls at dusk, just about the time the fireflies come out.
From our guest book:
We are thankful and grateful. Hazelbrand was so restorative. Many thanks!" — D.M.
“This was a great retreat!"
"I love seeing the deer in the mornings!" — S.E.
“The barn is surrounded by a magical forest.”
“From the moment we pulled up we knew we picked the right place. The space was incredible - beautiful land with a little pond and creek that in only a few days will fill you up with the fresh air, peace of mind and rejuvenation that we all need more of!"
"Great fun had by all. Hope to be back next year. We took lots of family photos that will last a lifetime, but the Fire pit was the main attraction! —-Gibson annual Christmas family reunion."