Welcome to Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat

The perfect place for your mind, body, and soul.

Herbal Products & Plants

The majority of the herbs utilized in all the products are grown and harvested here. The plants available for sale have been either naturally growing or populated on this property.

Retreat & Getaway

Located only 45-60 minutes from Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Shippensburg or Carlisle, our 22 acre property offers serenity, fun and an educational experience for those of all ages and interests.

Reiki & Chakra Clearing

Reiki and Chakra Clearing are forms of energy manipulation in the body. Appointments are available for 30 or 60 minute sessions.

About us  

Try our naturally grown herbal products and experience the knowledge and hospitality offered at our various retreats and at this  country getaway. Brenda Solonoski is lovingly known as the “plant or herb lady” and your “super host”. She has been growing and harvesting herbs for years. Her custom blended tea, respiratory steam blends, and foot/body soaks have been a staple for maintaining health and improving issues. The naturally grown herbal products are offered in single doses as well as larger quantities affording you the flexibility to try several varieties.

Brenda is usually a presenter at the various retreats offered throughout the year.  Click on the Retreats page for information on the upcoming events.

The property offers various indoor and outdoor activities along with day and weekend get-a-ways for small groups. There are several areas for group activities.  A large  pavilion with picnic table seating for 48 people, water, electric , a fire pit and a cooking fireplace.  An outdoor kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave oven, drip coffee maker, and a hot plate is also located at the pavilion along with access to an internet connection.  

The enclosed pole barn with cement floor and large barn door that opens offers a large indoor space for groups. Electric, internet access and water is available there.

Inside the lower level suite of the house, the open floor plan offers a space for groups while still being able to seat 16 in its kitchen. Overnight guests have the choice to enjoy the outdoors by camping in the field or woods, stay in one of the 2 lower level bedrooms or bunk in the great room on a futon or mattress. 

The Tiny House is a new offering in 2020 offering a glamping experience by the stream at the edge our lower field.

Meet the team

Brenda Solonoski

Herbalist, Gardner, Reiki Master, Event Coordinator

In her life before herbs and Reiki took over Brenda was the co-founder of four alternative sport and fun stores in the south-central PA area that for the past 27 years conducted many large promotional events. She was also the co-director of the largest Footbag tournament on the east coast for 25 years which earned her the honor of being inducted into the Footbag Hall of Fame.

Joe Solonoski

Joe Solonoski

Grounds Caretaker, Event Coordinator

Joe keeps the grounds looking good at all times besides being our maintenance man, lumber jack and designer of the Disc Golf Course on the property. He was the other co-founder of the alternative sport and fun stores and the Footbag tournament. He was also inducted in the Footbag Hall of Fame.


Security Officer

Bella takes pride in her position but does comply to watch from a distance for those unsure of their security due to her. 🙂

Her main job is to keep groundhogs, rabbits and squirrels out of the gardens.

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What our guests say



Bnb Review

"Brenda's place is breathtakingly scenic and affordable. We were able to turn a budget-minded trip into a fantastic weekend away. Having one bed each and two bathrooms for the price we paid was a steal, and all the extras—the firepit, the wood, the kitchen equipment, the coffee pot, the towels/toiletries made us feel like it was a home for three days. Oh, and Brenda is amazing. :-)"



Bnb review

"This mountain getaway truly offers a small glimpse of paradise! The majestic mountains cradle their serene pond fed from a babbling mountain creek! Time paused as we took in the awe-inspiring meteor shower while being warmed by their campfire. The location allows you to retreat from the stresses of life and enjoy nature's beauty!"



Bnb Review

"This host and this property were PERFECT! My whole family was impressed with amenities and the hospitality. Brenda made everything seem like we were visiting old friends... You MUST come visit here!"


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