Retreats for Sabbath Rest and Renewal

January 4, 2023

Find places for ministry leaders to get away for Sabbath rest and renewal across Western North Carolina. 
Please note this is not a complete list of programs, as it is impossible for us to keep up with the many programming changes at the listed facilities, though we've done our best to compile the following list.  We encourage you to check out the retreat center's programming website for updates and changes.

Catholic Conference Center

Hinton Rural Life Center

Clergy Discounts, Retreat Options:

Lake Junaluska


Ridgecrest Conference Center

Saint Francis Springs Prayer Center

The Lydia Group at Starrette Farm

Well of Mercy

Or experience time away at one of our camps:

Tekoa Foothills in Casar, NC

Rent a room and private bath in Loy White Lodge for only $40/night.  Browse the website and contact the camp for additional options!


Mt. Shepherd Retreat Center in Asheboro, NC

Plan a stay at Bethlehem Cottage or one of the Cabins


Additional Christian retreat centers WNCC clergy have utilized and recommend include:  
  • Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, KY
  • Camp Don Lee, Arapahoe, NC
  • The Community of St. Mary, Sewanee, TN
  • Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA
  • Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, SC
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