Attend a Mountain Retreat

  • Understand White Privilege and Become an Anti-Racist

    Sept 23 - Oct 28


    Open to the Public

    A Starting Point for Self-Reflection and Racial Reconciliation

    Learn how to Be More.

    Learn More. Do Better.

    Do better both as an individual white person, and as a member of the
    white racial group in America.

    Come with humility and an open mind and heart.

  • Farm Workshops

    & Events

    On-Going Dates

    Open to the Public

    Foraging Tours

    Educational Workshops 

    Herbalism & Permaculture Classes

    Farm Dinners

    Mushroom Workshops

    & Much More

    Check in for new developments in programming

  • Knee High Naturalist 

    Fridays in October


    Open to the Public

    Let’s go outside and explore! Join the Highlands Biological Foundation’s Education Specialist, Paige Engelbrektsson, every Friday morning in October as she leads you and your little ones in this program combining stories, walks, and activities. Each week, we’ll cover a different season topic.

    Interested in joining?

    Families with young children (suggested age 3-5 years) are invited to join in this program,  Be prepared to go outside rain or shine!


  • UUCA Men's Fall Retreat

    October 23 - 25

    Private Event

    Men of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta gather spaciously for their annual Fall Retreat at The Mountain. Fresh air, open vistas, hiking, time in nature and brotherhood! This weekend promises to be an enjoyable time. The Mountain is following all best practices for keeping our guests healthy during this time. Please see our posting on additional health measures or feel free to reach out to The Mountain directly with any questions or concerns. 

  •  The Shaman's Path

    with Don Simmons

    Oct 28 - Nov 1

    Private Event

    To "retreat" in Shamanism is to give yourself the opportunity to become fully immersed in growing your relationship with Great Spirit in order to replenish, renew and remember just how strong of a connection you have with the Divine Nature of the Universe. 

  • Volunteer Work Weekend 

    Nov 13 - 15

    Open to the Public

    Join us for a Mountain reunion and volunteer work weekend. 

  • Volunteer Work Week - Bridge to Thanksgiving

    Nov 20 - 25

    Open to the Public

    Join us on The Mountain the week before our Thanksgiving program. Several package options are available for stays ranging from just the weekend to a full week stay-over to join in our Thanksgiving gathering. This is a chance to get out and give back this year. We plan to gather in the spirit of service towards the vision and mission of The Mountain. Renew yourself as we work to build up and renovate The Mountain together for the 2021 season. 

  • On-site Thanksgiving Gathering & Feast

    Nov 25 - 29

    Open to the Public

    The Mountain is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving celebration for family and friends, an annual event since 1979! In addition to a festive and delicious feast on Thursday, our long weekend schedule is filled with fun activities, adventure, and community. Enjoy workshops, evening programs, and arts and crafts. Hardy souls may hike Mountain trails, while many gather around fireplaces for storytelling, playing games, and relaxing. This traditional weekend of blessings and thanks will feature a worship service Sunday morning.


    SPECIAL NOTE: Space is limited to 50 people this year.

    Please register early if you plan on join us on The Mountain.

  • GSV Virtual

    Winter Meditation: Reflecting on Resilience

    January 15 - 17, 2021

    Private Event

    Join your GSV siblings to experience meditation/journey visioning focused on practicing gratitude and on gleaning the things we have learned as we have all navigated pandemic, social unrest/awakening, and a charged, divisive political landscape over the
    past months.  To enhance our sacred space and our time together, we will weave our hearts together on Friday evening along with our Opening Ritual and Heart Circle.  We will also create small breakout sessions for further processing and sharing of what we
    bring forth through these meditations and other activities.

  • Earth, Spirit, Healing Arts: 3-Day Immersion

    May 23  - June 4, 2021

    Private Event

    With Adolfo Ttito Condori & Amy Nicholson

    In this retreat, you will learn the foundations to Andean Energy Medicine cosmology including: 

    • The cosmic principles and laws that govern the organization of cosmic beings and their connection and communication with human beings. 

    • Foundational practices for misa work.

    Learn more at

  • Earth, Spirit, Healing Arts: 5-Day Immersion

    May 23  - June 4, 2021

    Private Event

    With Adolfo Ttito Condori & Amy Nicholson

    This 5-day immersion retreat is for those who already have a misa and who work with clients. Or, for those who are interested in learning how to use a misa to work with clients. 

    Learn more at

  • A Gathering of Performing Artist 

    June 3 - 6, 2021

    Private Event

    A Gathering of Performing Artists. This event is by invitation only and not open to the public. 

  • Wedding of MaryCait Russell and Nick Cannon

    June 4 - 6, 2021

    Private Event

    The couple asks that you join them for a full weekend of festivities and togetherness; with their wedding ceremony taking place on Saturday afternoon and celebration into the evening. 

    Please RSVP  as well as booking your lodging at The Mountain thru this webpage

  • UU Church of Spartanburg Mountain Gathering

    October 29 - 31, 2021

    Private Event 

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg annual Mountain gathering. Join your congregation here on The Mountain.


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