Who can use Holston?

We are a Christian retreat center and camp, but open to be used by any group. We have various types of groups from 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

When are you open?

We are open all year long. In the fall groups come and enjoy the leaves changing. We are 5 miles from Sugar and Beech Mountain, in the winter we have ski groups. The spring tends to warm up for more outdoor activities and the summer we have camp for ages 8-16.

What is there to do?

We offer paintball, rock-climbing, zip-lines, team building course, archery, canoeing, fishing, 120′ mountain slide, swimming in one of our two lakes, basketball court, four-square, games in our recreation fields, prayer labyrinth, hiking around our 150 acres, and more.

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.