About Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest’s location is less than a day’s drive (Directions) from over 15 states, sitting conveniently just off Interstate 40 outside bustling Asheville, but once you enter the gates, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from the rest of the world.  Cradled in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Ridgecrest’s 1,300 acres invite you to leave your cares at the gate.  Providing meeting and event planners of Christian conferences and retreats one-stop shopping and first-class customer service in a Christian environment, Ridgecrest understands your needs and helps you manage your budget.

Before you even set foot on the campus, Ridgecrest’s staff will be praying for you, your event and its attendees. If you are a Christian meeting planner seeking the ideal location for your next conference or event, a pastor or ministry leader preparing a personal or Staff Retreat or a family looking for a unique mountain Spiritual Retreat, our mission is simple:  Cultivating experiences, nurturing relationships,  impacting lives for God’s glory.  God can change lives at Ridgecrest. Why not come and experience Ridgecrest for yourself?



This was a great setting to get away with my spouse and rekindle the flame that busyness in the ministry can often extinguish. Thank you LifeWay for providing this great service.

- Ridgecrest Survey
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Ridgecrest's campus offers a variety of lodging accommodations and styles within easy walking distance to all meeting space.

Meeting Facilities

Our auditoriums and meeting rooms' diversity, functionality and flexibility meet the space needs of any sized gathering, whether it be teaching sessions, conferences with exhibit space, concerts or banquets and receptions.

Food Services

While the dining room does an excellent job managing large groups efficiently, Ridgecrest also excels in designing custom banquets for a more intimate atmosphere.


Ridgecrest Conference Center's diverse outdoor recreation options are a favorite of guests of all ages.

Facility Rental

Ridgecrest Conference Center is your source for an exceptional meeting experience. As a Christian meeting planner the environment you choose for your next event can be as important as the event itself.


Ridgecrest's highly trained staff can work with you and provide the resources and creative options needed to inspire your next event in a Christian environment.