Why try to explain, when their web page have the best information...
All I have to say is that Lanier is a peaceful place, a place that gives me peace due to the beauty and quietness, a place to learn, meditate. This place is a gift that keeps on giving, with wonderful lectures, concerts, and collections( including the C.S. Lewis second best collection in the U.S.A., will be posting my photos soon).
It is Beautiful all year around.