Your Retreat on Top of the Mountain!

​​Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2350

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

​Physical Address: 1818 Goforth Road

828.295.7813 Voice

828.295.5066 Fax

Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions about our facility?   Hopefully, we have answered many of them on the pages of  our site or on this page.  If you have not found the answer to what you are looking for please feel free to contact us.  We are happy to assist you in any way that we can.

What kind of lodging do you have?
Corriher Lodge
We have 31 rooms in South Corriher Lodge, 15 downstairs, 16 upstairs. In North Corriher Lodge we have 20 rooms, with 10 downstairs and 10 upstairs.
Two Double Beds, extra long
Private Bathroom
Five sets of rooms in Corriher South are adjoining.

​Each of our four cottages will accommodate up to six people. There are two bedrooms per cottage; one with a queen size bed and the other with two twin beds and a set of bunk beds. Each cottage includes a common room with open kitchenette, dining area, living area, bathroom and a private back porch. Cooking utensils are available upon request.
The cottages work well for keynote speakers, or group leaders who need a little "space" and for family get-aways.
The unit rate per cottage is $180 for the first night, and $155 for each additional night. Youth retreats staying in the cottages are charged youth accommodation rates.

Youth Dorms
​All of our youth dorms have bunk beds, with most bedrooms containing two sets of beds for four people. All but Calvin Cottage have shared bathrooms connected to the bedroom, and Calvin Cottage has a combination of private and shared bathrooms.

Sheets, a blanket, a pillow and pillow case, as well as a towel and washcloth are provided for each guest.

These units are older and designed for youth and so amenities are limited. Adults and families will most likely prefer Corriher Lodge.

Calvin Cottage can house 24 in bunk beds, 16 in four upstairs bedrooms,  and 8 in the lower bedroom. Rollaway beds    can be added in these rooms if needed. The downstairs dorm room has a private bathroom, and the four upstairs bedrooms share two bathrooms off of central halls.  Calvin Cottage also included a household-size kitchen and dining space, and is quite popular with youth groups who want to prepare their own meals.

Rowe Dorm will accommodate 80 persons in ten two-bedroom dorm style suites. Each suite has a bathroom.

The Southern Conference Youth Center will accommodate 24 guests in its four bedrooms: two bedrooms on each side of the central hall, with a large shared bathroom between each set of bedrooms. A trundle bed is available, bringing the capacity to 28. 
Prices are $29 per person, per night in all youth dorms.  

Do you have handicapped rooms available?

We have 4 handicapped accessible rooms in South Corriher, with transfer tubs. We have one handicapped room in North Corriher, which has a roll in shower.

What time can we check in?
Guest rooms are generally available for check in by 4 PM.  

Our Group would like to arrive before 2 PM; may we check in early?
If your rooms are ready and available before that time, we will gladly allow you to check in sooner. However, early check in must first be approved by our Reservation Manager. 

​What is the process for checking out? 
Groups and individuals must check out of rooms by 11 AM. Keys can be dropped off at the front desk, (individually or as a group). A $6 fee is charged for lost/not returned keys. 

Our Group has scheduled meetings after lunch; can we have a late check out? 
Groups can extend their check out time as long as it is scheduled and approved in advance with our Reservations Manager. Late check out approval is based on availability on the day of check out. As long as we do not have ​a group scheduled to arrive for the requested block of rooms the request will most likely be authorized. 

May I add more people or get additional rooms?
Yes, as long as we have the space available. If you anticipate having more people than you had contracted for make sure you inform our Reservations Manager as soon as possible to confirm availability.   ​

Will our rooms be all together?
We do our best to block rooms on the same floor.  The earlier you book your retreat, the better the room selection. Keep in mind that there will most likely be other groups utilizing the facility at the same time.

Can groups select their meeting space? 
Generally the meeting spaces are assigned according to the size of your group, as well as the size of the other groups that will be here during the same time.

Do you charge for meeting room setup/equipment?
Meeting rooms are set up according to the group's specifications. You may request a number of different set up styles (i.e. theater style rooms, semi-circle, classroom styles, etc). Our reservations manager will work with your group leader to determine what will best fit for your group in your assigned meeting room. The facility/conference fee covers sound system, microphones, podium, LCD projector, screen,stages, whiteboards, tables and chairs as needed. The fee is $10 per person for the first day, and $1.00 each additional day

Do we have to share our meeting room? 
Your meeting room is available exclusively for your group for the duration of your contracted retreat times. If you'd like to access to your room before your contracted time on the day you arrive, check with our Staff for availability. 

Some of our participants have dietary needs. Can you accommodate them?
If you have dietary needs, please inform us as soon as possible. Our Food Service Director will make the necessary arrangements (example: gluten free, vegetarian, nut allergy). The staff will do our best to accommodate as long as we are notified in a timely fashion, if possible two weeks in advance.

What time are meals served? 
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:45
Lunch 12:00 - 12:45
Dinner 6:30 - 7:15
Please call us in advance if you need to schedule a different meal time.

​How are meals served?
All group meals are served buffet style. Our caring staff plans menus factoring in the types of groups being served, their dietary needs and ways that can enhance the group's experience.

FAQS - Miscellaneous 
Can individuals come or do we need to come with a group?
Yes, individuals are welcome. 

What are the office hours?
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30. Saturday 9:00 to 4:00. 
If you want to take a tour of our facilities, please call in advance to make an appointment. 

What do I do if a situation arises after office hours?

We have staff who live on site. There is always an emergency phone number beside the phone at the front desk. 

What is the cell phone coverage like?

The coverage is good overall. However there are some areas where the signal is weaker.

Do  you have Wi-Fi?

​Wi-Fi is available in Corriher Lodge, Upper & Lower Shuford Meeting Hall, Southern Conference Meeting Room, and the Gym. 

Do you have an elevator?

​We do not. Be sure to advise us in advance if you cannot do steps. 

Do you have a curfew?

We request that quiet time begins at 11 PM. You may use your meeting space as long as you like, but please be reminded that others may be sleeping as you return to your room/cottage.