The Mountain offers programs for all ages — from youth camp to leadership training for adults and youth and intergenerational programs that families can enjoy together.  In addition,The Mountain hosts gatherings, meetings and events for a variety of groups and organizations. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 4200 feet, the inspiring view from our mountaintop is the perfect background for your gathering! 

The Mountain is capable of hosting multiple groups at the same time. If you're interested in bringing a group and want to check on the availability of certain dates, please call (828) 526-5838 ext 250 or e-mail Ask about our great weekday rates!

The Mountain has now gone paperless with registrations!!  

On line registration is fast and easy.

Call the registrar for assistance at (828) 526-5838, ext 218.  


January 2015

16 - 19

GSV Winter Retreat

 Online Registration to open November 1st, 2014

23 - 25

Winter Snow January Weekend

 Take advantage of low prices to bring your family or group of friends on a weekend getaway to enjoy all the Winter recreation opportunities this area has to offer, and some great meals from The Mountain Kitchen. Group prices for 2 nights start at $250 for a group or family of 3-4 people. Call The Mountain to register, or submit an inquiry from this Calendar Page using the Personal Retreat button at the top of the page on the left. We'll get back to you with a quote to register your group. There are also special low prices for couples starting at only $200 for the weekend.

February 2015

6 - 8

Emerson UU Choir Retreat

 Open to current choir members and non-choir family & friends. Payment should be made to Nikki Houser with NO FEE online reservations available HERE for lodging & meals, roommate requests, and dietary preferences.

13 - 16

Winter Snow February 3-day Weekend

 Make The Mountain your Ski Lodge destination for this 3-night holiday weekend for Presidents Day and Valentines Day. Special low group pricing only $375 for 3 nights for a group or family of 3-4 people! 2-nights only $250. We'll help find those winter activities you want and provide some great meals (15 minimum registrants required to open kitchen and provide meals) to make for a hassle free getaway for the entire family or a group of special friends. Send an inquiry using the Personal Retreat button at the top of this page on the left, or call The Mountain for a quote and registration assistance. Special low prices for couples too!

20 - 22

PAL/ Mentor Leadership and Planning Weekend

The PAL program is a leadership experience for youth and young adults to gain experience in program planning, implementation and leadership. The PAL/ Mentor planning and training weekend is for interested PAL/ Mentors, especially those who have not PAL’ed before. The weekend will consist of training on how to work with youth of each age group, problem solving, the ins and outs of a youth CON as well as planning workshops, activities and evening programs. Registration for the event is open to all youth ages 16-17 and young adult 18 and up to attend.

20 - 22

Quarterly Meeting (Winter) of The Mountain Board of Directors

 A gathering of Board Members, families, and friends to plan, to work, and to enjoy the fruit of their labors. Online registration available HERE.

March 2015

13 - 15

Elementary CON

 Ages 8-11-A Youth CONference is a gathering of youth from congregations all over the southeast (and sometimes beyond!) for a weekend program filled with a variety of workshops, activities, good food, a safe environment and warm, cozy cabins.  This Spring youth will explore the theme of "CONservation" through the environment, consumerism and themselves.

13 - 23

Ontario Cycling Association

 Riders and coaches will base at The Mountain for the Blue Ridge Mountain Ride bringing 40 cyclists to train and enjoy the scenery. For more information about the organization, see their website HERE. Registration is through the Conference Coordinators.

20 - 22

Intermediate CON

 Ages 11-14

April 2015

3 - 5

Mountain Work Weekend

 Your opportunity to make a difference for The Mountain. Leave a legacy. Have fun productively. As always, The Mountain needs your help. Join friends - bring a group - help care for this wonderful place that means so much to so many.

Participants should be at least 14 years of age (minors accompanied by an adult) The weekend price of $70.00 covers meals - lodging is provided at no charge in exchange for your labor. To register online, click HERE.

10 - 12

High School CON

 Ages 14-18

13 - 17

Southeast Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (SEUUMA)

17 - 19

LBGTQ Workshop for Youth

 Registration will open in January, 2015 for this innovative weekend Exploration for youth in a safe environment. See the Flier HERE and save the date. $140.00 Super Low Package Price includes lodging and meals for 2 nights. Youth must be accompanied by an adult advisor of the same gender for housing purposes and there must be at least one advisor per 4 youth.

For more information, contact The Mountain's Program Director

24 - 26

GSV Spring Retreat - Communication & Connections

 Online Registration is available HERE. For more information, see the GSV website. Over-enrollment is anticipated, so register early, and don't expect a private room.

May 2015

25 - 29

Appalachian Spring

The second year of Appalachian Spring brings back the same amazing programing! Keynote Presenter Barry Whittlemore from North GA University will delve into the History of Appalachia.

Pricing: $475 (4 night) - price includes lodging, meals, and program fees

Click here for the Flyer

Click here for the Reflection from 2014.

Want to be a presenter or have an idea for a workshop? Contact Kathee Williams at

Registration begins January 1, 2015.

June 2015

5 - 7

Nepali Healing Workshop

8 - 12

Gateway Believers: Chosen 2015

14 - 20

Elementary I Camp

 Ages 9-11

14 - 27

Elementary II Camp

 Ages 9-11

14 - July 18


 Leadership Experience! Ages 16-17

14 - July 25

Counselors In Training (CITs)

 Leadership Experience! Ages 17-18

16 - 19

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)

 For Members Only - apply online for MEMBERSHIP HERE

2015 SBSE Summer Retreat REGIONS and LOCALITIES

Prices for this 3-night Retreat include lodging and all meals Tuesday dinner through Friday lunch, and an enrollment fee: Participants & Presenters (double occupancy) $375.00 or (single occupancy - private room) $475.00. Partners and spouses can also register at the same price (membership not required) and enjoy a Mountain Holiday. Students pay only $25.00 for double occupancy lodging & meals with SBSE Scholarship, and Cook Scholarship recepients pay nothing for double occupancy lodging & meals.

For additional information, contact Emily McGlohn, or call 334 507-0257. Online Registration will open February 1st.

SBSE Cancellation Policy: Registration fees may be refunded in full until May 15th. A partial refund of $100.00 will be provided between May 15th and June 1st. Refunds cannot be made on cancellations occurring after June 1st. 

21 - 27

Beginning Camp

 Ages 6-8

28 - July 4

Intermediate I Camp

 Ages 12-14

28 - July 11

Intermediate II Camp

Ages 12-14 

28 - July 11

Outdoor Skills & Adventure

 Outdoor Adventure Program Ages 15-17

29 - July 4

Fun & Adventure Week

July 2015

12 - 18

Sr High I Camp

 Ages 15-17

12 - 25

Sr High II Camp

 Ages 15-17

12 - 25


 Outdoor Adventure Program Ages 12-14

26 - August 2

Intergenerational Family Camp

 A Camp for families and friends of all ages to come together for traditional MountainCamp activities. Parents, Children, Grandparents are all welcome for this intergeneration camp experience. See the flyer HERE

Expanded 7 full days Arrive Sunday afternoon, depart Sunday after lunch 7/26-8/2 Adults $526, Youth & Teens 7-17 $245, Younger children 0-6 Free

5 days Traditional Camp Week Arrive Sunday afternoon, depart Friday after lunch 7/26-7/31 Adults $376, 7-17 $175, 0-6 Free

NEW - Weekend Camp Can't get a week off? You can still go to camp at The Mountain! Arrive Friday afternoon, depart Sunday after lunch 7/31-8/2 Adults $150, 7-17 $70, 0-6 Free

August 2015

13 - 16

Center for Integrative Yoga

Join Marlysa Sullivan and Tracey Sondik for this 3-night retreat to explore yoga, pranayama, meditation and psycho-spiritual inquiry, seeking to heal and transform from patterns that keep us from that connection inside and how to work with what arises to help cultivate healing, change and transformation. For more information,or to submit a question, visit our website HERE. To register online, click HERE.

September 2015

16 - 20

GSV Fall Retreat

 Online Registration will be available June 1st, 2015

October 2015

5 - 9

Southern Unitarian Universalist Fall Institute (SUUFI)