About Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest’s location is within less than a day’s 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 of Christian conferences and retreats 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
    ·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:  Cultivating experiences, nurturing relationships,  impacting lives for God’s glory.  God can change lives at Ridgecrest. Why not come and experience Ridgecrest for yourself?



Upcoming Events

  • Apr. 14

    Southern Gospel SpringFest

    Ridgecrest Conference Center, located just east of Asheville, North Carolina. Come join hundreds of other senior adults in celebrating the God honoring sounds… Learn More

  • May. 17

    Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

    The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is the premier training and networking event for both seasoned and aspiring writers and speakers.  This event allows… Learn More

  • May. 22

    I'm The Man

    Man's presence in the church has faded over the years. On any given Sunday there are 13 million more adult women than men in America's… Learn More

  • Jun. 5

    Downhill@Dawn Half Marathon

    We are now accepting registrations for the waiting list. Waiting list registrations DO NOT guarantee an entry for the… Learn More

  • Jun. 8

    FUGE Camps

    For more than 30 years, over one million people have experienced FUGE. Your group can also be a part of the FUGE family of camps… Learn More


A great and refreshing time for rest and renewal. God was there as he always seems to be. Loved the book store and play area for the kids.

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