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. Click here to register or call the registrar at

(828) 526-5838, ext 218.  

April 2014

4 - 6

BotanoLogos April Class

 April Class - second in the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies series of 10 classes. Special Friday programming available with Friday night lodging. Class begins Saturday at 10:00 AM and ends on Sunday around 5:00 PM. Sign up online once and be automatically registered each month for the next class. Online Registration

4 - 6

Columbia UU Congregation

All-inclusive price $170.00 adults, $64.00 youth, and children $40.00.  On line registration.

5 - 5

Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild

 A whole day to knit & knot at The Mountain. We'll provide you great meals to keep up your strength as Guild members gather to enjoy each other's company and, of course, dazzle each other with new creations. For details, contact Pam Potter at The Guild, 828 926-9613 or

11 - 13

Spring High School CON

Ages 14-18.

18 - 20

Mountain Volunteer Work Weekend

Save the Date! Another great weekend at a great price! Open to teens and adults ages 12-99, you pay only for meals and your volunteer labor pays for your lodging. Online registration available - be sure to use the additional information section to tell us about your skills and what you'd like to accomplish. No skills? No worries. We'll find just the right job for you! See the flier here for details.

25 - 27

Gay Spirit Visions (GSV) Spring Retreat

Private Group.  On line registration.

28 - May 1

Southeast Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (SEUUMA)

May 2014

3 - 4

BotanoLogos May Class

9 - 11

UUC Charleston Congregational Retreat

 The Coordinator for this Spring's Congregational Retreat is Sue Weller. Register online by clicking HERE. For for information, contact email is

14 - 18

UU Womenspirit Spring Institute & Gathering

19 - 23

Appalachian Spring at The Mountain

Come enjoy 'heaven on earth' at The Mountain!  Enjoy the perfect combination of place and program, with music, dance, folklore, craft, history and more!  Click here for the current flyer and here for and sample schedule.  Take a look at the 2013 Southern Unitarian Universalist Fall Institute Yearbook for a taste of things to come with the Appalachian Spring Program.  Register on-line today!

23 - 26

Mountain Homecoming

Join us for The Mountain's Annual Homecoming Weekend. This Memorial Day tradition is an inter-generational weekend full of fun and family with a little bit of work mixed in.

Enjoy Steve O'Neil from Earthshine Nature, a concert by Lee Knight, and many other exciting workshops and opportunites.

All inclusive rate for adults/3 nights is $280 for this Family Friendly Program which includes the Annual Meeting and Report to the Members.  Youth 12-17 are $96. For this 35th Anniversary Special, children 0-11 are FREE!  Members of the Mountain Board of Trustees and their family pay only for meals. See the flier HERE.

Commuters are welcome to enjoy 3 meals and programming for $50 per day. 

June 2014

5 - 8

Scott Dillard Performing Artists

Private group.  3-night Package Price is $285.00 + tax. On line registration is open.

9 - 14

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Dallas Youth

15 - 21

Elementary I MountainCamp

Ages 9-11.

15 - 28

Elementary II MountainCamp

Ages 9-11.

15 - July 26

Counselors-In-Training MountainCamp

Ages 17-18.

15 - 19

Mountain Health & Wellness

Facilitated by Cathy Woods, this 4-night program is guaranteed to get your motor running. See the Flier for details. $550. for Adults Only. For more information about Presenters, click name to see their websites. Cathy Woods - Lead Presenter, Hannah Levin - Music, Art, Massage, or Hannah Levin2Diane Jones - Life Coach, Tanis Deal - Massage.

20 - 22

Nepalese Shamantic Healing Traditions

Private group.  $190.00 weekend package. On line registration.

22 - 28

Beginning MountainCamp

Ages 6-8.

22 - July 26

A.S.C.E.N.D.E.R. MountainCamp

Ages 16-17.

23 - 27

Sacred Loma

27 - 29

BotanoLogos June Class

Special programming available with Friday night accomodations. Class begins on Saturday at 10:00 AM and ends Sunday around 5:00 PM. Commuters welcomed. On-line registration.

29 - July 12

Intermediate II MountainCamp

Ages 12-14.

29 - July 12

Outdoor Skills & Adventure MountainCamp

Ages 15-17.


Outdoor Skills and Adventure is an incredible two-week experience that focuses on adventurous activities with fellow campers.


The first week will be spent building teamwork skills and community during outdoor activities (rock climbing, high-ropes, and off-Mountain trips), completing a one-day service project, and preparing the campers and their equipment for the second week of hiking in either the Pisgah or Nantahala National Forest.

30 - July 5

Fun & Adventure Week

 In classic Mountain Tradition, this program brings together all the outdoor fun of whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and zip lining (activities fees apply) to those you've known and loved in the past. There will be nightly entertainment, opportunities to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge. Click these links for more information. Tentative Schedule, Program Description, and Flier. You can register online NOW by clicking THIS LINK

July 2014

6 - 11

RE Week

Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Details to come. Package Prices: Adults $635.00, Youth 6-17 $200.00, Caregivers $160.00, little ones 0-5 NO CHARGE. For online registration, click HERE. View the flier HERE

6 - 12

Intermediate I MountainCamp

Ages 12-14.

12 - 19

American Eithical Union

Private Registration

13 - 26

Sr. High II MountainCamp

Ages 15-17.

13 - 26

Explorers MountainCamp

Ages 12-14.

13 - 19

Sr. High I MountainCamp

Ages 15-17.

19 - 20


Friday accomodations are available.  On-line registration.

27 - August 1

Family Camp

Save The Date for this great Mountain Program. All ages are welcome. See the Flier HERE. Online Registration HERE.

August 2014

2 - 8

Southern Unitarian Universalist Leadership Experience (SUULE)

16 - 17


Friday accomodations are available.  On Line registration.

22 - 24

Cotter - KaneRisman Wedding

On-line registration is now open.

29 - September 1

Karmeil Israeli Dance Group

September 2014

5 - 7

Sacred Light Journey

 Details to come.

12 - 14

Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild Fall Retreat

 Save the date!

13 - 14


Friday accomodations are available.  On-line registration.

17 - 21

Gay Spirit Visions Fall Retreat

26 - 28


26 - 28

A UUFH / UUSV Fall Festival

Western Carolinas Cluster partners from Hendersonville and Black Mountain. Many activities, great food, music, connecting and revitalization. Mark your calendars now!! Online Reservations will be available soon.

October 2014

3 - 5

Athens UU

 A Fall Congregational Retreat for all ages. Adults $190 per person double occupancy - Teens 11-17 $64, Children 4-11 $40, and little ones 0-4 at no charge. For online registration, click HERE.

6 - 9

Southern Unitarian Universalist Fall Institute (SUUFI)

This will be the 3rd Annual, and you don't want to miss it!  A great combination of program and place, see what's in store by clicking here for the 2013 SUUFI Yearbook.

10 - 12

Asheville UU

2nd Annual Asheville Congregation Gathering

15 - 19

UU Womenspirit

24 - 26

National Ladies Homestead Gathering

24 - 26

UUC Atlanta Mens Retreat

For additional information, please contact the coordinator, Sven Lovegren,

25 - 26


Friday accomodations are available.  On-line registration.

November 2014

7 - 9

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

10 - 13

Southeast Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (SEUUMA)

15 - 16


26 - 30

Mountain Thanksgiving

30 - 2


December 2014

5 - 6

BotanoLogos December Class

 Last class in the 2014 series.