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Sabbath Weekend Getaways

September 2–December 13, 2020SabbathSpecial Events

Montreat welcomes you to the mountains for Sabbath opportunities at the Assembly Inn. We are operating at reduced capacity and are providing guidelines for guests based on guidance and requirements from Buncombe County and the state. Visit our Guest Health and Safety page to learn about how we are working to protect you and ourselves in the age of COVID-19.

This special is all-inclusive, including lodging at Assembly Inn and meals at the Galax Dining Room. Meals begin with breakfast the morning after you arrive to breakfast the morning you depart.

Weekend Specials Dates
Sept. 9–13 Oct. 28–Nov. 1
Sept. 16–20 Nov. 4–8
Sept. 23–27 Nov. 11–15
Sept. 30–Oct. 4 Nov. 18–22
Oct. 7–18 Dec. 2–6
Oct. 21–25 Dec. 9–13

Rates

$100/room a night, plus meals. There is no minimum number of nights to receive this special rate. Price reflected on the room reservation page reflects the addition of meals in the total.

Important Updates to the Montreat Guest Experience

Safety and cleanliness have always been a top priority of ours. Right now, we’re adhering to CDC, state, and municipal guidelines. In fact, Montreat Conference Center is a “Count on Me NC” business, meaning we’re taking extra training and implementing new procedures in light of COVID-19.

All of our Montreat staff have been working diligently in anticipation of re-welcoming guests, and we are committed to providing you with outrageous hospitality during this “new normal” setting.

Whether this is your first stay with us or your hundredth, recommended guidelines for social distancing, gatherings of people, and guidelines for cleanliness have altered the typical stay at any hotel, including Assembly Inn. Please read the information on the “Guest Rooms,” “Hotel Services,” and “What to Bring” tab below to be aware of the changes to your experience with us.

When you make a reservation at Montreat, here’s what you’re pledging to do once you arrive:

  • Wear a cloth face-covering like a mask or scarf
  • Wait your turn by maintaining six feet of physical distance from others
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
  • Do not come to Montreat if you have been recently exposed to, or have symptoms of, COVID-19. (Montreat will refund your stay)
  • Be patient and kind to staff and other guests as we all try to adjust to a new normal.

Guest Rooms

Daily housekeeping services will not be offered during your stay to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff. Rooms will be cleaned thoroughly between guests.

Bring along personal care items and toiletries, including soap, shampoo, and a hairdryer. Limited personal care items are available for sale at the front desk.

As a safety measure, Assembly Inn is closed to the public and is only accessible with your room key card. Please keep your room key on your person at all times.

Hotel Services

Coffee will not be provided in the lobby, as self-serve options are not allowed at this time. Coffee makers are not provided in guest rooms.

The Galax Dining Room will be serving cafeteria style. You will be asked to move through the line with a mask on and six feet apart if possible. You will get a drink at the beginning on the line, tell the line cooks what you’d like on your plate, and pick up your plate at the end. Furniture has been arranged to meet restaurant social distancing guidelines for our state. Please do not move any dining room furniture. Table size is limited to 6. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Dining room attendants will be available if you need anything while eating.

Lobby furniture has not been moved for social distancing. We’re counting on guests to remember to keep your distance, and to only sit with members of your family or those you traveled with.

You can help create a safer, healthier environment for everyone by following a few guidelines and best practices. When you make a reservation at Montreat, here’s what you’re pledging to do once you arrive:

  • Wear a cloth face-covering like a mask or scarf
  • Wait your turn by maintaining six feet of physical distance from others
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
  • Do not come to Montreat if you have been recently exposed to, or have symptoms of, COVID-19. (Montreat will refund your stay)
  • Be patient and kind to staff and other guests as we all try to adjust to a new normal.

Montreat reserves the right to remove guests from our property if, after a polite reminder, they do not follow one of the rules above. Guests who must be removed from Montreat will not be refunded.

What to Bring

  • Cloth face mask or face covering for all guests in your party (required)
  • Toiletries and personal care items, including soap and shampoo
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hairdryer (if needed)
  • A cooler or mini-fridge (if needed)
    • Ice is available on the second and third floor
  • Snacks (if needed)
    • Soda and snack machines are located by the hotel front desk.

Activities

Montreat is full of outdoors activities! If this is your first time in Montreat, we suggest reading over what to expect during your time here. While you're at it, learn more about Montreat's wilderness and check out the Montreat Wilderness Trail Map to help you plan your outdoor adventure!

Montreat is also located very close to Black Mountain and nearby Asheville for good food and shopping opportunities.

We have some fun, intergenerational activities planned for our weekend getaways! Below are details on what you can expect.

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday night, 7pm - Fire pits on Moore Center Field and Anderson Lawn. Bring a chair to sit around the fire.
Sunday morning, 9am - Guided hike. Trail TBD.
Monday morning, 8:30am - Yoga with Martha Nelson. Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

Weekends September 9-October 31
Saturday morning, 9am - Guided hike. Trail TBD.
Saturday evening, 7pm - Fire pits. Bring a chair to sit around the fire.
Sunday morning, 8:30am - Yoga with Martha Nelson. Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

If you're looking for activities to enjoy at your own pace during your stay, here are some suggestions:

  • tennis or pickleball (be sure to bring your racket and balls)
  • rock hopping in the cool waters of Flat Creek
  • hiking one of the many marked trails in Montreat
  • fishing in Lake Susan (be sure to bring your fishing equipment)
  • bird watching
  • nature photography
  • a leisurely campus walk
  • reading a good book (or napping) on the porch of Left Bank
  • gather supplies and have a picnic on one of the many green spaces around campus
  • shopping at The Montreat Store or Ten Thousand Villages
  • hammocking

Normal Meal Prices

This pricing chart is a reflection of our normal meal prices. Meal prices have already been calculated into the room price on the reservation page based on the number of people you are registering. An additional purchase or fee is not necessary.

Meal Adult
(12 years +)
Child
(5–11 Years)
Breakfast $8.75 $4.25
Lunch $10.00 $5.00
Dinner $12.75 $6.50

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