When it’s time to remove the group from all distraction, there’s no better destination than a Blue Ridge Mountain retreat center. Your seminar, training session or sales meeting will be the most productive you’ve ever had. When work is finished, we offer good distractions, from elegant dining to mountain golf to fly fishing. And if you’re looking for a romantic spot to say “I do,” you’ll fall in love with our Blue Ridge Mountain wedding destinations.
Very popular with church and school groups, friend getaways, and extended families, Rivers Ridge Lodge can accommodate 20+ in the winter and 30+ in the temperate months with the use of 2 on-site bunkhouses. Our custom-built log home and large 5,000 SF deck with gazebo on 17 private acres provide wonderful areas for many group activities. Add the 3,000+ feet of river frontage surrounding the property (a branch of the Catawba River), and you have an idyllic setting for your next group getaway.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our conference center offers a distraction-free environment perfect for a multitude of applications. We will cater to your needs and provide an atmosphere that is private and productive, and suit it to your budget. In addition to the many amenities you would expect offered by our state-of-the-art conference center, we can also accommodate your lodging needs with over 30 single occupancy rooms. Our award-winning restaurant, Carter's, is available for your meals and break sessions.
Location, location, location . . .The Cradle of Forestry is located in the heart of Pisgah National Forest near waterfalls, hiking, fishing and picnicking. They have a conference room and two classrooms available with a kitchen. Additional things to do on site: 18-minute movie, guided trails, historic cabins, craftsmen, logging train, helicopter simulator, the Forest Discovery Center, cafe and gift shop. Call (828)877-3130 to book your next meeting at the Cradle of Forestry.
The Lodge on Lake Lure is a perfect getaway for retreats and meetings for up to 25 people. Our elegant seventeen-room lodge has exceptional service, spacious meeting facilities, distinctive dining, fabulous lake and mountain views, stone fireplaces and terraces. After a hard days work, swim from our beautiful lakeside dock, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. One hour southeast of Asheville.