Memorial for Charlie West

 Family and Friends Gather to Celebrate the life of Charlie West

September 3-6, 2021

There is space available if anyone would like to have additional retreat time to enjoy the cool mountain air and to explore the local waterfalls and interesting town of Highlands.

Call 828.526.5838 or leave a message to book an extended stay.

In our registration system, select ...Other Retreats... then select your "Memorial for Charlie West" program.  

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  • September 3-6, 2021  

  • Friday through Monday

  • Registration now open

What to Expect

Friday, September 3   

2:00 until . . .  Check in and get settled in lodging, gathering for "together-time"

6:00               Dinner 

7:30               "Together-time," 


Saturday, September 4  

8:00               Breakfast    

9:30               Hike from the top of The Mountain, visiting on the deck with a view of Blue Valley, puzzles                         and board games, could also organize a trip to  local waterfalls or the Art Museum -                                   depending on the interest of participants

12:00             Lunch

2:00               Tour of The Mountain's Many Hands Peace Farm -- poultry, greenhouse, food forest,                                   garden, apiary, and mountain meadow (pollinator area).


6:00               Dinner and snacks in the meeting room where the ballgame will be viewed

7:30               Football game -- Georgia and Clemson                                                        


Sunday, September 5

8:00               Breakfast

10:00             Memorial Service, followed by scattering of ashes in the Memorial Garden

12:00             Lunch 

Plans for Sunday afternoon and Monday will be discussed with those staying for the full weekend.  There are a variety of activities available at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, as well as the local community.  Or, we could enjoy more "together-time" as we sit on the deck at 4,200 ft overlooking Blue Valley in the southern Appalachian mountains.

Call 828.526.5838 or leave a message to book an extended stay.


Registration fee includes:

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Use of assigned facilities

  • Participation in program activities

  • 4, 3 and 2 night packages available

 Nightly Rates:

  • Adult:        | $105  |  double occupancy  per person

    •              $155  -  private room* 

  • Youth:       | $55  |  ages 12-17 per person

  • Child:        | $40  |   ages 4-11 per person

  • Toddler:   |  Free  |   ages 0-3