The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center's programs reflect strong convictions about peace, justice and environmental ethics. Annually 4,000 people from more than 35 states visit The Mountain. Voted by USA TODAY as "one of ten great places to renew the soul,” a group or personal retreat at The Mountain is a break from stress. Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest near Highlands, NC, The Mountain is set atop Little Scaly Mountain at 4200’ with breathtaking views amidst a forest of ancient and wind-shorn oak trees. Worlds away from everyday distractions, The Mountain is still only a few hours drive from major cities in the Southeast.