Ashland Couple Buys Spiritual Retreat Property
The couple who restored the Ashland Springs Hotel has bought a quirky house and retreat on a hill above the city for 15 percent of the original $10 million asking price.
Doug and Becky Neuman won the bidding for the 1,100-acre Circle of Teran, created as a spiritual retreat in 2003 by hand surgeon Scott Young and Robin James, daughter of the founder of the Raymond James company.
Inside are 11 bedrooms, a glass conservatory heated and cooled to grow bananas and a 10-sided, two-story great room with marble fireplace, interior balcony and glass domed skylight. Outside is a 200-foot-wide lavender maze.
Doug Neuman says they may turn it into a winery or bed and breakfast with winery, keep it as a home, or resell it.