Educational Group Experience

Wildacres Retreat has hosted a wide variety of educational groups.  The retreat offers a range of spaces that such groups find fit their needs perfectly.  Our educational groups use both indoor spaces as well as our extensive grounds and trails for their workshops and learning.  Groups at Wildacres have the opportunity to really get away from outside distractions and focus on connecting through education and dedicated hands-on experience time. All stays at Wildacres include lodging, family-style meals in our dining hall, use of program facilities, and full access to our extensive hiking trail system.


  • 165 seat auditorium
  • Smaller meeting rooms within our Lodges
  • Outdoor spaces such as our trail system, the Lodge patio and amphitheater
  • Quiet spaces throughout the retreat
  • Access to the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah Mountains

Sample of Educational groups

  • Senior Scholars
  • Sun City Lifelong Learning
  • Wildacres Interfaith Institute
  • Discovery Place
  • Sicha Rabbinic Study
  • ASU – Guided Imagery and Music
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
  • Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies


The studio is a great space for groups wishing good acoustics, an open floor plan, and good lighting.


Wildacres has a 165-seat auditorium that includes internet connectivity for the ability to include distance learners.


Our outdoor spaces, such as the amphitheater and Lodge patio, are perfect for meetings and classes in the fresh mountain air.

indoor meeting SPACES

Wildacres has spaces of different sizes to meet the needs of the groups using the facility.

Next Steps

If you are interested in considering Wildacres Retreat for your non-profit group, please fill out the contact form below.  As soon as we receive your information we will be in touch to talk with you further about Wildacres and the potential of hosting your group. You are also welcome to call us at 828.756.4573 in lieu of completing the form. We look forward to connecting soon!
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Educational Groups’ Gallery