We gather people to experience God's transforming power and inspire love for the world.


guests experience Montreat each year


youth attend Youth Conference each summer


acres of protected wilderness


meeting, retreat, and event guest groups served each year


conferences and events attended each year

Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Montreat is a private, non-profit conference center with roots in the PC(USA). For over 100 years, we have been a place set apart for those who journey here seeking a closer relationship with their Creator.

All are welcome here.

Experience Montreat

There are many ways to experience Montreat. Whether you're coming for a conference, planning a group retreat, hosting a meeting, taking a getaway on your own, hiking through the protected wilderness, or playing in one of our recreation spaces, you are welcome here!

Explore this site, see what we can offer you , and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

Our Mission & Values

We gather people to experience God's transforming power and inspire love for the world.

  • Cultivate an abiding faith in Jesus Christ through personal and congregational spiritual renewal and growth;
  • Nurture and preserve relationships;
  • Demonstrate intentional hospitality;
  • Care for the natural treasure that is Montreat;
  • Foster a safe place; and
  • Honor continuing ties to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

All Are Welcome Here. Montreat Conference Center is a private Christian institution that strives to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. As a key part of that commitment, we will not tolerate discrimination on our campus against any child of God, including discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Read more about Montreat's commitment to inclusion.