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Lutheridge

Lutheridge

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

Get inspired at an ideal spot for your conference, retreat, workshop, meeting, or reunion. With accommodations for groups of 10-400 for half-day, overnight, and multi-night stays, Lutheridge also offers staff-led activities such as hiking, lake sports, ropes course, and games and recreation.

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center offers clean, comfortable lodging and exceptional meeting spaces for your next conference or retreat. Lutheridge is the ideal setting for spiritual retreats, corporate retreats, team building, family gatherings, health and wellness retreats, training and classroom sessions, youth events, and more. Just minutes from Asheville Airport and all that Asheville has to offer, the location is convenient and your options for off-site dining and sightseeing are almost endless. Contact us for information about our shuttle service to and from the Asheville Regional Airport. Our lodging accommodations are comfortable, our site is beautiful, our staff is friendly, and our food services team can accommodate most dietary restrictions.

In addition to Lutheridge, please visit our partner sites. Lutherock is 709 acres nestled on the south slope of Sugar Mountain near Boone, North Carolina. Lutheranch is on 519 peaceful acres just one hour west of Atlanta off of I-20 in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Luther Springs is located on more than 500 acres just south of Gainesville, Florida, along the shoreline of Vause Lake. Get Inspired!

Nearby Attractions
  • Biltmore House—8 miles
  • Blue Ridge Parkway—5 miles
  • Sierra Nevada Brewery—2 miles
  • French Broad River—2 miles
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 300 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 100
  • Largest Theatre Style: 300
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 300
The Faith Center
A multi-purpose conference facility that serves up to 300 in theater-style seating and includes two breakout meeting rooms, a conference room, and a 24-hour access fitness center. Moveable walls in breakout rooms provide flexibility. The Faith Center is equipped with a sound system, projectors, WIFI, and screens.
  • 4725 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
  • 300 Conference Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Faith Center Board Room
The Board Room is for smaller groups in need of a conference table and all day comfy chairs. Our Board Room seats sixteen and often serves as the Conference Office during larger meetings.
Efird Lounge
One of our most popular meeting rooms is Efird Lounge. Beautifully rustic and woodsy, graced with two stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a covered porch that puts you right in the trees making it a great fit for groups from 25 to 65 participants. Efird Lounge has been utilized by many groups as their main meeting space or as their social gathering room at the end of a busy day. Efird Lounge will accommodate up to 65 theater style or 36 classroom style.
Efird Assembly
A large, carpeted meeting space with a stone fireplace, Efird Assembly has a panel of windows overlooking the covered terrace with rocking chairs for your enjoyment. Often used for board meetings, breakout sessions, and keynote addresses, the Assembly Room can serve up to 80 guests.
Mission Hall
Surrounded by windows with views into the woods, Mission Hall also features a stage and is often used for presentations.
Kohnjoy Conference
The conference room at Kohnjoy Inn is the perfect size for a meeting of up to 26 people.
Bischoff Lodge
This lodge features three large gathering spaces with one containing a large double sided stone fireplace, hardwood floors, and stage. Additionally, a light industrial kitchen is contained in the lodge for groups desiring to prepare their own meals. The room with the stage can accommodate up to 100 in theater style. More than 175 people can meet simultaneously in the three rooms.
Thornburg Meeting Rooms
These meeting rooms are great for receptions and late-night gatherings for those staying in Thornburg. Each room also provides an ideal meeting space for groups of up to 30 people.
Lineberger Hall
Natural wood paneling and hardwood floors make Lineberger Hall a great space for groups utilizing exclusive use of the property. The space is air conditioned, heated, and features a large fireplace and PA system.
The Whisnant Chapel
The open-air chapel at Lutheridge is available April through October. It features an elevated stage and sound system, and is often used for large group gatherings.

Food & Beverage Options

Lineberger Hall
Lineberger Hall features a wood-burning fireplace, wrap-around porch and rocking chairs.

Seating Capacity: 300-500 depending on seating arrangement.
  • Seating Capacity: 300-500
Gathering Room
The gathering room features a charming stone fireplace and serves fresh coffee, hot beverages, and refreshments throughout the day.

Catering options

Catering Overview
Let our Dining Room Staff take the hassle of food preparation off your plate while you are staying with us. Take a look at what our chef has created for everyday meals or let their creative juices flow as they customize a menu for your special event.

We are able to provide your group with a wonderful meal experience. Looking for a special meal for your group? No problem. Have members of your group that have special dietary needs? We can handle it. Looking for more local and fresh food in your menu? Asheville is the perfect place to find it. Just let us know and we will start to work with the chef to design a menu for your group.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 260
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 76
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi

 

Kohnjoy Inn
Kohnjoy Inn is the most comfortable and private of all lodging options at Lutheridge. With a sleeping capacity of 32. Kohnjoy has sixteen individual rooms with private bathrooms. Each room is equipped with its own heating and air conditioning unit. Linens are provided. Rocking chairs are situated on the deck for quiet time and a lounge is available for your enjoyment.
  • 16 Rooms
  • 32 Beds
Thornburg Hall
Thornburg Hall is a comfortable two-story center that features a combination of private rooms and suites (two rooms share one bathroom). This thirty-five room building can sleep over 60 adults. Most rooms contain a double and single bed. Thornburg Hall is equipped with a handicap accessible suite on the first floor. Linens are provided.
  • 35 Rooms
  • 60 Beds
Bacot
A cozy two-story house, Bacot is also a wonderful housing option for small groups wishing for a more secluded, intimate ambiance. This eight-bedroom house is equipped with a full kitchen, two gathering areas, and four bathrooms. The central gathering area upstairs is perfect for small group meetings as well as lounging around the stone fireplace. Five of the bedrooms contain two single beds, two have a double and a single, and the remaining room has one double bed. Linens are provided.
  • 8 Rooms
  • 18 Beds
Lakeside Village
This village of six cottages is picturesquely situated by the lake. All cottages have the same layout with two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a gathering area. Each cottage also features a deck overlooking the lake.
  • 12 Rooms
  • 48 Beds
Carla and H&H Cottages
These cottages are perfect for small groups desiring an intimate atmosphere. With a kitchen, fireplace, couch, and dining room table, your group can be totally self-contained in Carla and H&H.
  • 3 Rooms
  • 10 Beds
The Whisnant Youth Village
Provides year-round housing and meeting space for youth in six cabins around a central meeting room.
  • 6 Rooms
  • 60 Beds
Pioneer Cabins
Available April through October, these ten classic youth cabins feature a central covered pavilion.
  • 20 Rooms
  • 180 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
28 Spruce Dr,
Arden, North Carolina 28704

Nearby Airport

  • Asheville/Hendersonville Regional Airport - 5 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Charlotte Douglas International - 105 minutes

Nearby Cities

Asheville – 20 min
Charlotte – 2 hrs
Knoxville – 2 hrs
Atlanta – 3 hrs

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Cultural Catering Available: No

Technology

WiFi is available in meeting spaces. Audio/Video equipment is included in the Faith Center. Portable AV available in all other meeting rooms.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: No
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: yes

Testimonials

While not surprised at the accommodation and cooperation of the Lutheridge staff, we greatly appreciated your good work in making this an outstanding Professional Leadership Conference for us. A fair number of our folk had never been to Lutheridge before. All of them that I talked to are looking forward to coming back!
Leadership Conference
The retreat simply couldnt have gone any more smoothly from our perspective. You all are FIRST CLASS, and your respective many efforts on our behalf, which we know in each of your cases at some point meant working LONG days, were deeply appreciated.
Retreat Attendee
We just wanted to extend our gratitude and appreication for your entire team who did so much for us. Your willingness to help us with any random request we had, and with a smile, was truly refreshing. Not to mention the DELICIOUS food and comfy rooms.
Retreat Leaders
The "new" Dining Room is beautiful; food was delicious
Each meal has been a pleasant surprise offering not only meatless options, but completely vegan options. The pita,veggie,lentil-salad, & humus meal was AWESOME!
All staff members I encountered were very helpful and friendly
They ALL did -- so friendly and helpful. Everyone seemed to be really gifted at noticing someone with a need and offering to go out of their way to help before they even needed to be asked!
All of you do a fantastic job. I'm always thrilled with the staff.
Yes - the meeting space was just the right size, the furniture and fixtures perfect and the cleanliness was terrific. I couldn't have asked for anything better.
I feel very refreshed and had no worries during my stay
Very relaxing and beautiful grounds.
Yes! Efird Hall is gorgeous, the food was good and I was shocked at the lack of bunkbeds (nice rooms!).

Services

Activities
Conveniently located on 160 acres in Arden, NC. Lutheridge includes a vast array of recreational activities, team building and staff-led initiatives.
Staff-led Initiatives
The Lutehridge staff is serious about community building among groups. You’ll be amazed at the creative challenges that our staff uses to get your group working together. These activities are perfect for any size or age group from youth groups to boards and staff wanting to build community and strengthen ties.
Climbing Wall
The Faith Center is equipped with a climbing wall. Pick a level of difficulty as the Lutheridge staff guide you to the top.
Challenge Tower
Lutheridge has a 40’ Challenge Tower. The tower contains a climbing wall, challenge activities, and a zip line dismount. Lutheridge staff will lead your group on this activity designed to build self-esteem and community among your group.
Group Interaction Course
A group interaction course is tucked into the woods with 8 different challenges. Group must work together to accomplish the tasks with a Lutheridge staff helping the groups in processing.
Basketball Court
A full size outdoor court is available for your use.
Hiking
With over 160 acres, interior trails provide a wonderful glimpse of nature and allow for quiet solitude.
The Lake
The lake at Lutheridge provides for serenity as well as catch and release fishing. Canoeing is also available.
Swimming Pool
Lutheridge has certified lifeguards on staff for your swimming enjoyment.

Technology

Audio Visual Equipment
Speakers, Microphones, Flip Charts, Dry erase boards and markers, TVs, DVD players, and LCD projectors can be set up in any space.
Internet
Wireless Internet Connections are available in Efird Hall, Mission Hall, Kohnjoy Inn, Thornburg Hall, and the Faith Center with hotspots also being available.