• Extended Dining Room
  • Nibble Nook


The main Dining Room at Ridgecrest is located on the lower level of Rhododendron, a centralized location on campus. Eight serving lines and round table seating accommodate large numbers of guests quickly and efficiently.

Ridgecrest also offers plenty of unique Catering and Banquet spaces as well as individual dining options like year-round Clouds coffee shop and our summer-only favorite the Nibble Nook.

Group Dining
Ridgecrest's Dining Room is centrally located within the Rhododendron Hall assuring attendees a very short walk from virtually every lodging venue. The dining room includes eight serving lines to accommodate large groups quickly and efficiently.

Catered Functions & Banquets
While the Dining Room does an excellent job managing large groups efficiently, Ridgecrest also excels in designing custom banquets for a more intimate atmosphere. The event catering staff enjoys working with meeting planners to customize each banquet to meet specific needs.
Catered breaks and fellowships are also available to keep conferees refreshed throughout their event or meeting.
Catering rates do not include 15% service charge.

Note on Special Dietary Restrictions
Ridgecrest offers enhanced menus with items suited for those with special dietary needs.  On the serving lines in our dining room, look for the unique symbol referencing gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. A symbol is placed on the label beside each item to indicate those classifications.  We have experienced great success with our new offerings and found it meets the needs of the majority of our guests.  For any additional concerns regarding our menu, feel free to call us at 828-669-8022.