Wildacres Retreat Wildacres Lodge

The amphitheater at Wildacres Retreat, a North Carolina conference centerWelcome to Wildacres Retreat,
a North Carolina Conference Center

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, Laurel, or Azalea Cabins 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.

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Wildacres News and Events

The 32nd annual Wildacres Interfaith Institute will take place August 3-6 and this year’s topic is “Sharing the Abrahamic Legacy and Blessing: Challenges for Jew, Christians, and Muslims”.  All are welcome to join this important interfaith dialogue about issues of mutual concern. For more details and registration information, go to the Wildacres Interfaith Institute listing on our site.

The Fall Gathering will be held the last week of the Wildacres season, beginning on Monday, October 27 and ending on Sunday, November 2. It is a great time to be on the mountain and a great way for us to end the season. We will not accept any registrations until Monday, June 16.

The 2015 Wildacres Residency program application is now on our website and the deadline is January 15. For more information and a link to the applications, go to the residency page.