Who can use Holston?

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.

Our physical address is: 6993 Hickory Nut Gap Road Banner Elk, NC 28604.

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When are you open?

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 Lisa at 844-465-7866 or Email us at info@HolstonCenter.org for more information on booking a retreat at Holston.

Check out our Current Retreat Rates. (Rates are subject to change.)

Please see our Current Activity Rates. We strongly advise making reservations for activities or activity spaces before arrival to ensure access for your group.

Anyone participating in any activity at Holston Camp and Retreat Center must submit a completed HPC Activity Participation Agreement. Please complete the form below and submit to info@holstoncenter.org
HPC Activity Participation Agreement