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Submit a Retreat Inquiry with your preferred dates, and estimated size of group, to inform us of your interest in The Mountain for your retreat. Our Group Sales or Guest Services staff will follow up with you to discuss available options.

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The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is perched on a 4,200 foot high granite cliff on the Eastern Continental Divide in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains located in southwest NC four miles from the resort town of Highlands. We are a year-round retreat and learning center serving businesses, non-profits, schools, churches and other groups.

The quiet remote location, year round temperate weather, stunning vistas, proximity to pristine national forest, and the clear night sky, lends The Mountain an atmosphere with the quality of unmatched clearness and levity. 


The Mountain is an idyllic place for planning that next conference, church retreat, yoga class, music fest, learning workshop, nature study, hiking trek, wellness event, leadership training, performance arts class, or board meeting. 

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Inc. founded in 1979 is based on the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition and principles, grounded in the teachings of the world’s great religions, with an unbounded spirituality, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient traditions.

Our doors are open to anyone regardless of religious background, gender, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation or gender expression.

We love pets but we do not allow them at the top of The Mountain.  If you need, we can offer other solutions as to where you can board your animals while you stay with us.


We want to offer a little bit of the heaven of our mountaintop to any who desire the experience.

You supply the program activities, we’ll supply the inspiring vistas.



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Personal Retreats

Personal Retreats

The Mountain also offers personal retreats. Tending to our core values of a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Believing that accepting one another and encouraging spiritual growth will lead to a better world community. We want to empower and provide to those seeking time to turn inward. Whether you want simply to reclaim your inner voice and peace in the midst of modern life, get in touch with the natural healing of the Blue Ridge Mountains, do some soul searching over your life directions, or go deeper into your spiritual life and practice, going on retreat can be a perfect solution. The Mountain aims to elevate you. 

Personal retreats can vary depending on the time and season. Housing and facilities may be limited due to groups needs currently on The Mountain. Meals, available activities and use of The Mountains facilities will also vary with the season. Will you be planning a retreat during MountainCamp, in the winter, just for a day?  Due to this we encourage you to talk with our guest services to get a better idea of how we can help you plan a more rewarding and regenerative gift to yourself. 

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$95-$155 a night per person

(minimum 2 night stay) 

$40 a night for youth ages 12-17

 $35 a night for children ages 4-11

no charge for children ages 3 and under

Meals not Included

Call (828) 526-5838


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