View of Lake Susan and Left Bank.

Superior Court Reaches Decision on MRA Lodge Permit

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The Mountain Retreat Association has been notified that a ruling from Buncombe County Superior Court will set aside the permit to build a new lodge which was granted to the conference center by the Town of Montreat’s Board of Adjustment in the spring of 2022. We will await the Court’s formal order before commenting specifically on the decision.  

The conference center’s primary mission is to serve the Church of Jesus Christ, and our board’s deliberations and decisions will continue to prioritize that commitment above all else. On behalf of our board, I also want to thank every single person who added their own support to the broad coalition of stakeholders that recognizes the need for the new lodge. I am confident that, regardless of what decisions lie ahead, the future will confirm that you were right to do so. Thank you.

Richard DuBose

Richard DuBose
President, Mountain Retreat Association (DBA Montreat Conference Center)