Travel to SOIL

SOIL, at Earthaven Ecovillage, is nestled in the heart of the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, 30 miles outside of Asheville, NC on curvy mountain roads and within two hours of three airports.

Driving to SOIL

Earthaven Ecovillage is located at 5 Consensus Circle, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Be advised that some mapping systems don’t have Earthaven Ecovillage listed by name or address.

Earthaven Ecovillage on Google Maps

From Asheville (I-40 Eastbound)

  • Take I-40 E for 25 min
  • Take exit 73 Old Fort
  • Turn right on Bat Cave Rd aka Old Fort Rd – 16 min (9 miles)
  • Turn left on Camp Elliot Rd – 5 min (1.5 miles)
  • SLOWLY continue onto Another Way at the Earthaven Ecovillage sign
  • Road turns to gravel, follow gravel road – 2 min (0.5 miles)
  • Follow signs to Campground or Tour Parking (whichever is appropriate for your visit)

From Hickory, NC (I-40 Westbound)

  • Take I-40 E for 25 min
  • Take exit 73 Old Fort
  • Turn left on Bat Cave Rd aka Old Fort Rd – 16 min (9 miles)
  • Turn left on Camp Elliot Rd – 5 min (1.5 miles)
  • SLOWLY continue onto Another Way at the Earthaven Ecovillage sign
  • Road turns to gravel, follow gravel road – 2 min (0.5 miles)
  • Follow signs to Campground or Tour Parking (whichever is appropriate for your visit)

From South Carolina (I-26 Westbound)

  • Take exit 49A (Hendersonville)
  • Turn right on US-64 E – 20 minutes (12 miles)
  • Turn left on NC-9/74-A – 1 minute (.3 miles)
  • Turn right on NC-9 – 10 minutes (7 miles)
  • Turn right on Old Fort Rd aka Bat Cave Rd – 6 minutes (3.2 miles)
  • Turn left on Camp Elliot Rd – 5 min (1.5 miles)
  • SLOWLY continue onto Another Way at the Earthaven Ecovillage sign
  • Road turns to gravel, follow gravel road – 2 min (0.5 miles)
  • Follow signs to Campground or Tour Parking (whichever is appropriate for your visit)

Earthaven kids celebrating planting native flowers by the Earthaven Ecovillage sign

Flying to SOIL

The closest airports, in order of proximity and preference are…

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) – 1 hour drive from Earthaven
  • Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) – 1½ hours from Earthaven
  • Charlotte Airport (CLT) – 2 hours from Earthaven

Travel From/To Airport

There is no public transportation to Earthaven. Plan to rent a car at the airport or arrange pick-up with SOIL well in advance.

It’s sometimes possible for transportation to be arranged by SOIL to and from the Asheville airport only, at a fee of $60 each way. It’s possible that we could connect you with another participant traveling similarly, but we can not guarantee that.