Wildacres Retreat is a conference center offering its facilities to non-profit groups conducting educational or cultural programs on topics such as music, art, science, religion, lapidary, craft and writing. It is also available for staff and board retreats for non-profit organizations.
At an elevation of 3,300 feet, Wildacres is situated on 1,600 acres atop Pompey's Knob, a mountain near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Conference center facilities at Wildacres Retreat include indoor meeting spaces of various sizes; a 165 seat indoor auditorium for lectures and concerts; a 200 seat amphitheater for outdoor gatherings; a fully equipped lapidary workshop and pottery studio; a dining hall serving three family style meals daily; and 57 double-occupancy bedrooms, each with a private bath.
Additionally, the Wildacres residency program allows guests to spend one week each in Owl's Nest Cabin while concentrating on a specific project. See the Residency page for more information.
I.D. and Madolyn Blumenthal dedicated Wildacres Retreat in 1946 for the betterment of human relations and interfaith dialogue.
The amphitheater at Wildacres Retreat, a North Carolina conference center
Wildacres is now open for our 68th season. Work continues on the scheduling of groups for the year and the 2013 schedule is now on this website. Contact Philip Blumenthal in Charlotte at 704-688-2305 if you would like to bring a group to Wildacres.
The deadline for applying for the 2013 residency program has past. We are currently taking applications for 2014 and the deadline for next year's program is January 15, 2014. The Azalea and Laurel cabins are complete, so along with the Owl's Nest we will have room for about 75 residents next season. For more information about the residency program, go to the residency page on this website.
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