Ridgecrest Conference Center

While the General Assembly provides a forum for worship, fellowship, and unity of Spirit, its chief purpose is business, both doctrinal and practical. From the beginning it has been the expressly stated purpose of the Assembly to search the Scriptures for additional light and knowledge.

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Ridgecrest Conference Center

Plan Your Visit

Room Accommodations

Ridgecrest’s campus offers a variety of lodging accommodations within easy walking distance to all meeting space. Deluxe hotels, Mountain Laurel Inn and Rhododendron, offer comfortable hotel accommodations and amenities such as hair dryers, in-room irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers and complimentary wireless internet throughout the building.

Standard hotels such as Pritchell and Maple offer in-room irons and ironing boards as well as complimentary wireless internet, providing guests with economical options. Ridgecrest’s varied lodging options also include Walnut and Royal Gorge, perfect for larger families.

 2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults
Deluxe Suite$101.00$111.00$121.00

No additional taxes or fees are collected. Children under eighteen stay for no additional cost.

Food Service

The main dining area at Ridgecrest is located on the lower level of Rhododendron, a centralized location on campus. Daily meal tickets can be purchased for these cafeteria-style meals along with a room reservation.

 Adults (12+)Children (6-11)Children (0-6)
Two Meals per Day$20.00$12.00Free
Three Meals per Day$26.00$16.00Free

There are no additional taxes required or tips expected for meal purchases.

Stop by Clouds coffee shop where gourmet coffees, teas, and fresh lattes are served. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or an environment to fellowship with friends, Clouds is a great place to take a break from the day’s activities.

Nibble Nook is an old-fashioned ice cream counter with a diverse selection of flavors. This Ridgecrest favorite also serves a variety of snacks including pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, chips, crackers, candy, and drinks.

Rhododendron meal times and Nibble Nook operating hours may vary and will be announced during the General Assembly.

Directions & Travel Information

Driving Directions

Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ridgecrest Conference Center (1598 Old US 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711) is located seventeen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina on Interstate 40 at Exit 66.

  1. From I-40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest).
  2. Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue.
  3. Turn right onto Old U.S. Highway 70.
  4. Ridgecrest is on the left.

For detailed directions, please use a map service such as MapQuest or Google Maps.

Nearby Airports

Asheville Regional Airport is serviced by several carriers including Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, and United. Guests may also choose to fly into nearby larger airports Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport, or McGhee Tyson Airport.

For more information about airline accommodations from your area, contact your local travel agent or book online via your preferred travel website such as Priceline or Expedia.

Other Transportation Services

Greyhound is an intercity bus carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America including Asheville.

Car rentals are available from Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz.

Uber and Lyft are convenient, inexpensive, and safe taxi services where riders connect with drivers via a smartphone app.  Both companies offer services in the Asheville metropolitan area.

Facility Information

In order to ensure a positive Assembly experience, delegates are asked to familiarize themselves with the Ridgecrest Conference Center campus prior to arrival. If you need additional assistance upon arrival, contact an Assembly usher or a Ridgecrest Conference Center staff member who will happily assist you.

The primary Assembly sessions will convene in Spilman Auditorium. Doors to the auditorium will open daily at 8:00 AM and will remain open throughout the day. The locations of Children’s Assembly, luncheons, and workshops will be announced during the Assembly.

Delegates needing assistance moving around campus are encouraged to ask for information regarding the shutting schedule upon arrival.

Download a Ridgecrest Conference Center campus map.