Passionate Intimacy Retreats

Weekend of Bliss—Hot Springs, NC

April 26-28, 2024

If you’re a couple longing to rekindle the passion that brought your together, then join us for a Weekend Intimacy Retreat that will ignite your desires, deepen your emotional connection, and give you skills and tools to create a dynamic long term intimate relationship.

Nestled close to your beloved in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina, you awaken to the beginning wisps of spring in the mountains, where the leaves are just beginning to awaken into their full beauty.

You sit across from your partner, bathed in the soft glow of moonlight, feeling the world fade away as you create your own special bubble, one in which the world outside ceases to exist. In this sacred space you speak freely of your love and desires and feel a level of emotional connection that you have both been longing for.

Whether you’ve been together five years or twenty-five years, the truth is that long term relationships can easily lose their spark. The fiery passion and excitement are replaced by monotonous routines. Resentments build up over time, leaving you feeling disconnected and frustrated.

Relationships need time to grow and flourish which doesn’t happen in our busy lives.

But wouldn’t it be incredible if you could dedicate a whole three day weekend to your relationship in the majestic mountains of North Carolina?

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, then you must join us for a Weekend of Bliss!

Are you longing for deeper emotional connection with your partner?

How incredible would it be to feel passion and excitement when your partner walks in the door?

Wouldn’t it be great to “want to want sex” again?

Can you imagine how freeing it would feel if you understood what turns you on and were able to ask for and receive it?

Our specially designed couples weekend retreat was designed with you in mind
  • Surrounded by the crystal mountains, in a lovely rustic setting, you will spend an entire three days strengthening your connection, free of distractions and life stresses.
  • Carefully created connection and communication exercises will open your hearts and leave you feeling more fulfilled in your relationship than ever before.
  • Interactive learning, live demos, and special rituals will help re-kindle passion and desire.
  • You will discover your own and your partner’s sexual style so that you can confidently ask for and receive the pleasure you want and deserve

Welcome to Bliss House

Welcome to your secluded mountain sanctuary, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with access and views of the National Forest for as far as your eyes can see. Hidden away deep in the Blue Ridge, The Bliss House overlooks a sea of forested land. Breathe in the fresh forest air, hear the rush of waterfalls, hike nearby trails and experience summer gently melting away into fall. Take a short drive down the mountain and experience the healing waters of Hot Springs.

We know how important it is on a retreat to nourish all parts of you so rest assured that Chef Madeline will serve you delicious, healthy meals and snacks all day long. 

You start your day with a vegetable frittata or fruit and yogurt for a lighter alternative. At lunch time your feast on a Caesar salad with fresh trout fillets and sweet potato bisque. 

Dinner is the main event where our Chef’s prowess in the kitchen and love of Korean cooking comes to life. The sweet smell of Korean Beef Bulgogi wafts through the air.

As you take your first bite your taste buds awaken to an exquisite sweet and salty combination laced into extraordinarily tender meat, topped with homemade kimchi. 

For dessert, you feast on the sensual taste and texture of chocolate soufflé.

*Please let us know about food allergies and dietary restrictions so we can meet your needs

Let’s Get Blissed Out!

Welcome to the start of your Weekend of Bliss!  As you arrive at Bliss House, you take in the beautiful scenery, get settled, and explore the grounds.


4:00 PM – Arrival and Explore the Grounds

6:00 – Welcome and Group Dinner

7:30-9:30  – Get to Know Each Other Connection Exercises


8:00 AM -Breakfast

9:30 -12:30 – How to Create a Great Sex Life/Explore the Sensual Style

12:30—1:30    Women’s Lunch

                        Men’s Lunch

1:30—4:00      Free Time

4:00—6:00      Explore the Energetic Style

6:00—7:00      Dinner

8:00—9:30     Trip to Hot Springs


8:00 AM          Breakfast

9:30-12:30       Sharing Circle

                         Core Desires

                          Explore the Kinky Style

12:30—1:30    Lunch

2:00—4:00      Couples Puja

                          Closing Circle




What’s Included:

What’s Not Included:

Room Options and Upgrades:

Accommodations range from a Full Size Bed with Private Bath to an Airbnb Home right next door to the retreat center.  Please see the pictures, descriptions and pricing below and make your selection on the Registration page.

The Love Nest

If you’re into cozy and want to save some money, chose one of our Private Love Nests. Featuring a full size bed on the bottom and lots of different beds to also play on!   The Love Nest includes a private bath and shower and ground floor access.

$3099 Per Couple

The Queen’s Room

Private room with Queen size bed on the second floor of Bliss House. Lovely view with a full bathroom and sauna that you will share with one other couple on the floor.

$3579 Per Couple

The King’s Room

Private room with King size bed on the second floor of Bliss House.  Please note that the twin beds seen in the picture convert into a King size bed. You will share the full bathroom and sauna with one other couple on the floor.

$3799 Per Couple

The King Suite

Features a beautifully appointed private room with King size bed and private en-suite bathroom, with tub and shower.

$3999 Per Couple

The Mountain House

For those who would like extra comfort and privacy, this lovely two bedroom house with a hot tub is located right next door to the retreat center. Walking is possible but given the terrain we recommend you drive over.

$4599 Per Couple

Xanet Pailet

Xanet  is a nationally recognized sex and intimacy educator and coach and bestselling author of Living an Orgasmic Life: Heal Yourself and Awaken Your Pleasure.  She is a former NYC health care lawyer who lived in a sexless marriage for over two decades.  After experiencing her own sexual healing and awakening in 2011, she transitioned her career into a full-time sex and intimacy educator and coach and is now based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Xanet believes that pleasure is our birthright and she is passionate about helping individuals find their way back into their bodies, their desires, and their pleasure.  Over the past decade, she has helped rescue hundreds of couples from unsatisfying sex lives and has helped women who are sexually shut down learn how to love themselves, their body, and reclaim their desire.

Xanet is a certified Somatica Sex and Intimacy Coach, Somatic Sexologist, Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Tantra Educator and Somatic Experiencing Trauma practitioner. She has been on the faculty of 1440 Multiversity, Ecstatic Living Institute and the Somatica Institute.

Daren Love

Xanet will be joined on this retreat with Daren, her soulmate and partner in crime. Daren has a long history of being involved in the sex positive world and a deep understanding of human psychology through his work in the health care field for more than 30 years.  He will assist and co-facilitate, hold space, and will lend to our retreat the male view around sex and intimacy.