We are a Christian retreat center and camp, but open to any group. Our hope is that your stay here will provide an experience of transformation either of mind, body, and/or spirit. We host various groups such as: churches, scouts, quilting guilds, businesses, schools, and family gatherings. Contact the office to see how we can serve your needs.
Where are you located?
We are just outside of Banner Elk, in Avery County, North Carolina located in the mountains of western North Carolina.
We are open all year. In the fall groups come and enjoy the colorful leaves. In the winter we host ski groups. In spring we witness wildflowers. The summer we have the greatest summer camp for kids.
What is there to do?
We offer rock-climbing, zip-lines, biking, team building course, archery, canoeing, paddle boards, kayaks, fishing, 120′ mountain slide, swimming in one of our two lakes, basketball court, four-square, tree house, games in our recreation fields, hiking around our 150 acres, and more. We can outfit you with gear to camp on the Appalachian Trail.We can also provide you with some great tips in the area for restaurants, shops, music, wine tour, breweries, outdoor adventures (white-water rafting, skiing, caving, rock climbing etc.), blue ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, and the list goes on…
What are some of the local attractions?
You can go White-water rafting on the Nolichucky and Watauga Rivers. Hiking on the Appalachian trail. Skiing in the winter. Wolly worm festival in the fall. Explore Grandfather Mountain. Local golf courses. There are natural rock slides at upper and lower creek. Drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and more.
Why should I stay at Holston?
We are located in the beautiful western mountains of North Carolina. Our comfortable and cozy lodgings will make you almost forget home. Our food and hospitality are exceptional. You experience the seasons God has created here like few other places.
How do I book a retreat at Holston?
Contact our office at 844-465-7866 or Email for more information on booking a retreat at Holston.