Directions & Parking

Navigation & Pro-Tips for a Smooth Journey

We are in the country! Lots of lovely roads, cows, meadows, rolling hills.

Quality time for reflection and meditation.

However, this also means there are no gas stations and we have poor cellular service. This is what you need to know to have a good trip here and back again.

Silk Hope vs. Siler City

Technically, we are in Silk Hope, which is a small rural town without a post office. So, our mailing address is Siler City (which is 12 minutes away.) Please navigate directly to our address. The GPS may direct you to a mailbox just before the turn off to our driveway.

2196 Tom Stevens Rd
Siler City, NC 27344

Ancestral Grove

Access to and parking for the Ancestral Grove is by a different entrance to the Heartward Sanctuary. Please use these GPS Coordinates to get there. The entrance to the Ancestral Grove is marked by two large Griffin statues.

GPS Coordinates: 35.8205264, -79.4013500

Gas

There are no gas stations in our immediate vicinity, so get gas before you get out on the country roads. The closest gas station is about 4.5 miles away in Silk Hope, across from the fire station.

Navigation & Cell Signals

GPS signal is generally consistent for the whole ride here. However, it can be hard to pick up a signal to navigate away from here. You may want to enter the address for navigation at the house rather than the parking area.

We get fine cell reception at the house and in the yard. There is good internet (fiber) at the house, so if you’re struggling to connect and need to check texts or make a call, walk uphill to the house.

That said, if you prefer to have printed directions, we provide directions from various locales here.

Parking

Some events are held near the barn and others near the house. Multiple options for parking are available.

If you park at the house, walk around the right side of the house to find the ceremony space located between the barn and the house.

Parking for Dances

There is ample parking on the right side of the gravel driveway as you enter between the road and a magnolia tree. Please park PERPENDICULAR to the road on the right. This is to allow more cars to fit. Once you park, you’ll walk towards the barn following the smaller driveway that leads off the main drive

If you have been to Heartward Sanctuary before and know where you are going, you are also welcome to park at the house.

Lastly, there is a driveway that goes to the barn with a few spaces right by the barn for the elderly, the alternately-abled or for drop-offs.

Parking for Larger Events

There is ample parking on the right side of the gravel driveway as you enter between the road and a magnolia tree.

Please park PERPENDICULAR to the road on the right. This is to allow more cars to fit. Once you park, you’ll walk towards the barn.

People dropping items off for large events are welcome to come to the house or barn to make their drop-offs, but are asked to remove their vehicle to the main drive for parking.

Parking for Ancestral Grove

If you are visiting the Ancestral Grove, there is a separate entrance just around the corner on Plainfield Church Rd. The driveway is currently marked by two stone griffins.

Please pull in the driveway and park immediately on your right.

GPS Coordinates: 35.8205264, -79.4013500

Parking for Elders and the Alternately-abled

Depending upon where the event will be held, there is parking near the house and parking near the barn. These spaces are reserved for elders, the alternately-abled, and those who need closer access for any reason. For events at the ceremony space, you will want to park at the house. For events at the barn, you will want to park there. People dropping items off for large events are welcome to come to the house or barn to make their drop-offs, but are asked to remove their vehicle to the main drive for parking.

To access parking at the house, simply follow the main drive all the way up to the house. After parking there, you will travel around the right side of the house to get down to the ceremony space behind the house.

To access parking at the barn, there is a smaller drive that turns off to the right before the main driveway enters the trees.

Directions

Here are print directions from various points around the Triangle and North Carolina.

From Jones Ferry in Carborro (~35 minutes)

Take Jones Ferry away from Carrboro

Turn right onto Crawford Dairy Rd (at Aidan’s Trading Post) for 1.5 mi

Turn left onto Chicken Bridge Rd (Fire Station on the left) for 4.0 mi

Sharp right onto NC-87 N for 2 min (2.2 mi)

Turn left onto Pete Thomas Rd for 2.9 mi

Continue straight onto Van Thomas Rd for 2.6 mi

Turn right onto Silk Hope Lindley Mill Rd for 0.5 mi

Turn left onto Moon Lindley Rd for 2.0 mi

Turn left onto Tom Stevens Rd for 1.1 mi

Destination on left

From NC-87 in Saxaphaw (~20 min)

From NC-87 S, turn right onto Moores Chapel Cemetery Rd for ~0.8 mi

From NC-87 N, turn left onto Moores Chapel Cemetery Rd for ~0.8 mi

Turn left onto Lindley Mill Rd for 6.9 mi

Turn right onto Moon Lindley Rd for 2.0 mi

Turn left onto Tom Stevens Rd for 1.1 mi

Destination on left

From Durham (55-60 min)

From 40/85, Orange Grove Rd and 15-501

From I-40 W, take exit 147 for NC 87 S, then merge with directions from Saxapahaw above

From 15-501S, take the exit for Jones Ferry, then merge with directions from Carrboro above

From Hillsborough (40-45 min)

Take Orange Grove Church to Hwy 54 W

Turn right onto Hwy 54 W for 0.8 mi

Turn left onto Morrow Mill Rd for 1.4 mi

Slight left onto Orange Chapel Clover Garden Rd for 2.0 mi

Turn right onto Old Greensboro Rd for 1.0 mi

Continue onto E Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd for 5.5 mi

Turn left onto Lindley Mill Rd for 4.3 mi

Continue onto Silk Hope Lindley Mill Rd for 1.7 mi

Turn left onto Moon Lindley Rd for 2.0 mi

Turn left onto Tom Stevens Rd for 1.1 mi

Destination on left

From Raleigh (60 min)

Take I-40 or I-440 to US 64 W/US 1 S

Exit right to stay on US 64 W for 24.4 mi

Take exit 381 for NC 87 N for 1.8 mi

Turn left onto Silk Hope Gum Spring Rd for 8.1 mi

Continue onto Silk Hope Liberty Rd for 1.8 mi

Turn right onto Plainfield Church Rd for 2.3 mi

Turn right onto Tom Stevens Rd for .2 mi

Destination on right

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