Getting Here


The Mountain is located at 3872 Dillard Road (Highway 106), Highlands, NC 28741.

We are 4 miles southwest of Highlands, NC and 10 miles east of Dillard, GA on GA Highway 246/NC Highway 106.

As much as we encourage you to arrive during the check-in window (typically 3-6pm) we understand that sometimes life happens and schedules can get delayed.

If you will be arriving after check-in ends, we ask that you do the following:

  1. Call The Mountain at 828.526.5838 before 5pm to let us know when to expect your arrival.
  2. When you arrive on site go directly to The Main Office, there will be signage to direct you. There you will find a welcome packet waiting for you in the window box.
  3. Your welcome packet will inform you where your room is located. There will be a map highlighting for you how to get there.
  4. Check-in to your cabin. (There are no keys, your space will be open and ready for you.)
  5. You may also find your program’s schedule in the welcome packet. If evening programming is underway you may join your follow retreatees and find your way using the map provided.
  6. In the morning please locate Mountain Staff at the Main Office and let us know that you arrived safely.

If you have any trouble at all with this process you can reach a Staff member after hours by dialing ext. 205 or 222 on a Mountain phone.

A Mountain land-line phone is located in the same window box where you will find your welcome packet, just outside the Main Office door.

You may also use a cell phone to dial 828.526.5838 ext. 205 or 222

Arriving by Car

Please note that navigational applications are inaccurate and may route you over rough gravel mountain roads. To avoid any issues, we suggest you follow the following directions:

  • From Asheville/Knoxville: (1.5hr/ 2hr) Take I-40 West from Asheville or I-40 East from Knoxville to Exit 27 at Clyde, NC. Follow US 23/441 South to Dillard, GA. Turn left at the Dillard stoplight, then go 10 miles to The Mountain.
  • From Atlanta: (2.5hr) Take I-85 North to I-985 North — which becomes US 23/GA 365 and then 23/44 — to Dillard, GA.  Turn right at the light on GA 246, which will become NC 106 at the NC State line. It is 10 miles from the light in Dillard to The Mountain.
  • From Chattanooga: (3hr) Take US 64 East to Franklin, NC. Turn onto 23/441 South to Dillard. Turn left at the Dillard stoplight onto GA 246. The Mountain is 10 miles from the turn.
  • From Charlotte/Greenville: (4hr/ 2hr) Take I-85 South to Exit 1, Rt. 11 North to US 76 West to Clayton, GA. Turn right on 23/441 North and proceed to Dillard. Turn right at the Dillard stoplight onto GA 246, which becomes NC 106 at the NC State line. The Mountain is 10 miles from the turn at Dillard.

The Last Mile

There are two entrances to The Mountain from Dillard Road (NC 106).  To enter, look for our large road signage at Little Scaly Rd. If traveling from Highlands to The Mountain, this will be the second Mountain entrance.

​Please note there is a large parking lot at the base of the Mountain used by our staff and camp counselors. Proceed past this lot and look for our “To the Office” signage and continue up The Mountain.

The road is quite narrow with sharp curves, so be careful and watch your speed as you may encounter other cars. We recommend that you roll down your windows – weather permitting – to take in the fresh mountain air and listen for any cars headed down the Mountain.

​Once at the top of the Mountain, follow signage to our Office or The Commons so you can check in for your program. If are dropping off a camper for MountainCamp, follow our MountainCamp signage.

Arriving by Air

There are several airports in the area to consider:

  • Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (3hr)
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (2hr)
  • Asheville Regional Airport (2hr)

Please note that there are no public transportation options from the airports that service The Mountain. You may wish to consider rental car or taxi services at the airport of your choice. Contact our Sales Team to discuss your transportation needs.

We Have a No Pet Policy

The Mountain has a no pet policy. For guests with pets we have a list of local kennels and boarders for your convenience before visiting.

History, Mission, & Vision

History, Mission, & Vision

Getting Here

Getting Here

Mountain Governance

Mountain Governance