About Ridgecrest

In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina you will discover Ridgecrest, a 1,300-acre Christian conference center (Campus Map) where you can leave your cares at the gate. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Ridgecrest has welcomed over one million guests. Thru the years, God has continued to work in the lives of those visiting Ridgecrest Conference Center. Ministers and missionaries have been called, thousands have been saved and godly relationships have been formed.

At Ridgecrest Conference Center we offer comfortable lodging in everything from deluxe hotels to family and youth housing. You can relax in your room, stroll around the campus or stake out your spot on Rocking Chair Ridge and let your mind wander as you look across the mountains. Ridgecrest is where people come to look into the mountains -  and listen to God.

When you are ready for more activity, Ridgecrest Conference Center offers a variety of outdoor recreational possibilities on site.  Choose from hiking, miniature golf and fishing just to name a few. Within a short drive, area attractions include Biltmore Estate, whitewater rafting, golf and stunning vistas year-round. For those who love to shop, options abound in both nearby Black Mountain and Asheville.

At Ridgecrest Conference Center, we strive to provide excellent customer service in a Christian environment. Before you even set foot on the campus, (Directions)  Ridgecrest’s staff has prayed for you - by name. Our mission is simple: we point people to Christ. Lives change at Ridgecrest. Priorities become realigned. And personal goals give way to God’s perfect will. Why not come and experience Ridgecrest for yourself?

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, Ridgecrest invites you to experience the rustic charm that is found in these mountains, and the spiritual peace that is found in our Lord Jesus Christ.



Upcoming Events

  • Apr. 8

    Southern Gospel SpringFest

    Ridgecrest Conference Center, located just east of Asheville, North Carolina. Come join hundreds of other senior adults in celebrating the God honoring sounds… Learn More

  • May. 18

    Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

    The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is the premier training and networking event for both seasoned and aspiring writers and speakers.  This event allows… Learn More

  • May. 19

    Fly Fishing Adventures

    Do you love to fly fish, or want to learn? Then come to Ridgecrest and join other men… Learn More

  • May. 23

    Rally to Ridgecrest

    This Memorial Day weekend join Christian bikers from all over the country for one of the most unique experiences available to Christian bikers who want… Learn More

  • May. 30

    I'm The Man

    Man's presence in the church has faded over the years. On any given Sunday there are 13 million more adult women than men in America's… Learn More


Ridgecrest is a great place!

Dan DeGroat