Montreat, first envisioned in 1897 by the Rev. John C. Collins, has a rich and storied history. For over 120 years, we have been a place set apart for those who journey here seeking a closer relationship with their Creator. Through years of growth and change, our core mission of providing space for encountering God through relationships, renewal, recreation, and rest has remained firmly intact. Below is a brief timeline of people and events of particular note.