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Rumbling Bald Resort

Rumbling Bald Resort

Situated on the Northern shore of Lake Lure, NC is the Rumbling Bald Resort. Surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs, this resort offers a variety of outdoor activities, including numerous hiking and biking trails, two championship golf courses, a variety of boating and water sports, tennis, pickle ball, volleyball and basketball courts. Furthermore, this resort has a wellness center, including a small indoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, spa and hot tub.

Just 30 miles from Asheville NC, Rumbling Bald Resort is in the foothills of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounded by towering cliffs and softly forested mountains, Lake Lure has been named by National Geographic Magazine as “one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world”. It’s not surprising that this lake has been a filming favorite for movies such as Dirty Dancing and The Last of the Mohicans. And to make it even more spectacular, the Plant-Based Cooking Summit will be held during the peak season, when the mountains come alive with bright red, yellow and orange leaves.

Testimonials from participants who participated in previous Global Root’s conferences  

“It’s hard to put into words how much this conference meant to us. The food, the camaraderie of the conference attendees, the excursions, the resort, and the workshops were all absolutely wonderful. It was beyond delightful to dine on the wonderful food with fellow plant-based travelers from Norway and Ireland and Romania and from California to Connecticut and points in between. The food was fabulous – who knew plantains could be so good with breakfast! – and the variety of dishes was amazing. It was simply impossible to go hungry. How amazing to rub elbows with some of the world’s best researchers in this intimate setting. Bring a notebook and a pen! Not least was the privilege of participating in LeAnne Campbell’s tireless work for the people of the Dominican Republic. We are so grateful for the opportunity and look forward to coming again.” —Mary Jo Wenkus

” Dr. Campbell’s and Dr. Hollie’s presentations were very informative and very well presented! Dr. Burton’s was excellent and you could see how committed she is to this project. Del’s cooking classes show that not only can you cook in the WFPB diet but have fun and make great tasting food! The excursions were a great way to break the daily routine and the school was great fun! Dr. Hollie’s willingness to talk one on one on personal topics were tremendous help in my struggle to not only stay informed but to be able to inform my doctor. The food was amazing and I am excited to cook again! LeAnne’s willingness to help us on all subjects and her enthusiasm with the kids was contagious!”—Dan Rothenberger, Jr.

“How has the conference impacted me? Intellectually, I now understand the science behind the WFPB diet. Anectdotally, thru networking with attendees who have been on the diet. Practically, by eating the foods 24/7. 5 stars! Learned great cooking tips from Del in his cooking classes. Met fascinating, interesting people that I hope to keep in touch with. Got great exposure to Dominican Republic and its people thru field trips- wonderful! Overall, terrific week!” —Karen Rosenbeck

“The Total Health Experience was incredible opportunity to learn in-depth about a whole food plant-based diet from the experts. I found the conference to be educational yet relaxing and a great opportunity to share cooking and eating experiences with like-minded attendees. I particularly enjoyed the cooking classes and sharing meals with other attendees from the extraordinary whole food plant-based buffet provided each day. This was my first trip to the Dominican Republic and the venue did not disappoint. The fact that the resort was clean, safe and a had great beach to enjoy was a huge bonus. Thank you for providing a jump start to eating and living the healthiest way possible. I’m looking forward to returning in April for another amazing experience!”
Heidi N. Kurrus NP-C, MSN, MBA

“The Total Health Experience far exceeded our expectations. The speakers were excellent, the format/schedule for each day was perfect, allowing time for relaxation; the food was delicious and in abundance (we never felt like we needed to snack); the participants were friendly and eager to share their WFPB experience; and the hotel staff was great-eager to please. We would definitely like to attend another session and will share our experience with friends and family.” —Deborah Quash