About Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest’s location is within less than a days drive (Directions) from over 15 states sitting conveniently just off Interstate 40 outside bustling Asheville, but once you enter the gates, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from the rest of the world.  Cradled in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Ridgecrest’s 1,300 acres invite you to leave your cares at the gate.  Providing meeting and event planners one-stop shopping and first-class customer service in a Christian environment, Ridgecrest understands your needs and helps you manage your budget. And we offer perks you just won’t find everywhere else:

    ·Meeting space included with guaranteed room blocks
    ·Audiovisual technicians on staff and certain AV equipment available at no extra charge
    ·No taxes on our accommodations
    ·Fellowship rooms and common areas available where small groups can gather informally
    ·Intimate catered meals or service for more than a thousand in our Dining Room

Ridgecrest offers comfortable accommodations from deluxe hotels to youth housing. Guests can enjoy on-campus activities, (Campus Map)  stroll around campus or claim a rocker on legendary Rocking Chair Ridge and get lost in the amazing view.  When you are ready for more activity, Ridgecrest offers a variety of on-campus outdoor recreation, such as a high ropes course, hiking and team sports. Within a short drive, you’ll find top-notch fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting. World class shopping can be found in nearby Asheville and quaint artisan shops are just up the road in Black Mountain.

Before you even set foot on the campus, Ridgecrest’s staff will be praying for you–by name. If you are a Christian meeting planner seeking the ideal location for your next conference or event, a pastor or ministry leader preparing a personal or Staff Retreat, or a family looking for a unique mountain Spiritual Retreat, our mission is simple: Impacting lives for God’s glory. God can change lives at Ridgecrest. Why not come and experience Ridgecrest for yourself?



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It was a blessing to be there. We thank God for Southern Baptist leaders who founded and have sustained such a place of high standards. We praise the Lord for this place!

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