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Lutheridge Conference & Retreat Center

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Lutheridge Conference & Retreat Center

28 Spruce Dr
Asheville, North Carolina 28704

500Largest Group
12Meeting Rooms
200Overnight Guests
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Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Lutheridge conference center and church retreat offers exceptional options for your next conference or meeting. Lutheridge is the ideal setting for team-building, corporate meetings, family gatherings, religious meetings, youth events, and more.  This premier conference center in Western North Carolina is specially designed for corporate events, church retreats, and other team building retreats. You will be impressed by the level of comfort and privacy in the lodging accommodations and state of the art meeting space with wireless internet and all your A/V needs, as well as a chef capable of any dietary needs.

In addition to Lutheridge, please visit our partner site, Lutherock, nestled near Boone, North Carolina (
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Charlotte - 2 hrs
Knoxville - 2 hrs
Atlanta - 3 hrs
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Asheville/Hendersonville Regional Airport / 3
Available 10 months of the year from August 1 through May 30.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Bath Type(s):
Private Semi-Private
Largest Group:
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Largest Classroom Style:
Largest Theatre Style:
Number of Overnight Guests:
Teleconference and internet connections available in meeting space. State of the art audio/video in new 500 seat auditorium.
Food & Beverage:
Professional chef and service staff with Aramark. All dietary needs accommodated including gluten free, dairy free and all food allergies.
Special Rates and Packages:
$25 - $85 per person per night.
Ideally suited for:
Leisure travel
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
The Faith Center The Faith Center is a multi-purpose and newest building at Lutheridge. Finished the summer of 2007, the Faith Center serves up to 552 in theatre-style seating and includes two breakout meeting rooms, a conference room, and a 24-hour access fitness center. Moveable walls enable breakout rooms, providing flexibility. The center also includes an indoor climbing wall. The Faith Center is equipped with state of the art sound and video equipment to provide groups the ability to display presentations.

Faith Center Board Room For smaller groups wanting a change of scenery from the standard room, the Board Room in the Faith Center will seat up to 16 people.

Efird Lounge One of the most popular meetings rooms, Efird Lounge has a rustic, mountain decor with two stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a covered porch overlooking the mountains and trees. Ideal for plenary sessions and keynote speakers, Efird Lounge is also well suited for receptions and formal dining events and features full AV equipment and wireless Internet access.

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 90 guests and features full AV equipment, and wireless Internet access.

Mission Hall Surrounded by windows, Mission Hall also features a stage and is often used for presentations and features full AV equipment.

Kohnjoy Conference Recently renovated and newly furnished, the conference room at Kohnjoy Inn is the perfect size for meetings of up to 32 people and features full AV equipment.

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 225 people can meet simultaneously in the three rooms and feature full AV equipment.

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 up to 40 people and feature full AV equipment.

Lineberger Hall Newly renovated space!  Natural wood paneling, and brand new hardwood floors!  This space is now air conditioned and heated, and looks incredible!  Lineberger Hall is available as a meetings space for groups utilizing exclusive use of the property, Lineberger Hall features a large fireplace and built in PA system.

The Whisnant Chapel The open-air chapel at Lutheridge available April through October. It features an elevated stage and sound system, and is often used for large group gatherings.


  • Presentation is never overlooked with any catering at Lutheridge.
    Catering Overview
    Our talented chef is waiting to work with your group. Let our Dining Room Director take the hassle of food preparation away from your group while you are staying with us. Take a look at what our chef has created for everyday meals (examples are below for each meal). Or, let his creative juices flow as he customizes 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.
  • Sample Breakfast Menu
    Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
    Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
    Fresh Fruit
    Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee
  • Sample Lunch Menu
    Pan seared Chicken Breast with Tomato and Garlic Relish drizzled with Balsamic Reduction
    Roasted Asparagus
    Wild Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pecans
    Coffee, Tea, Water
  • Sample Dinner Menu
    Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce
    Wild Rice Pilaf
    Sauteed Green Beans
    Mixed Greens Salad
    Coffee, Tea, Water
  • Sample Reception Menu
    * Carved Herb Crusted Steamship Round with Assorted Dinner Rolls & Gorgonzola-Horseradish Mayo
    * Cheese Display with Imported and Domestic Cheeses, Crackers, & a Wild Mushroom and Crab Cheesecake
    * Fruit Display with Assorted Seasonal Fresh Fruits & Raspberry Yogurt Dipping Sauce
    * Vegetable Display with Assorted Fresh Vegetables & House Lemon Dill Dressing
    * Low Country Style Pickled Jumbo Shrimp
    * Coffee, Tea, Water
  • Sample Customized Menu
    Catered Dinner:
    * Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Demi Glaze
    * Mixed Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Candied Pecans, House Vinaigrette
    * Sauteed Asparagus
    * White Truffle Mashed Potatoes
    * Molten Chocolate Cake
    * Coffee, Tea, Water

    * Mixed Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Candied Pecans, House Vinaigrette
    * Baked Salmon Florentine
    * Saffron Orzo with Sun Dried Tomatoes
    * Baby Green Beans and Carrots with Butter, Honey, & Balsamic Vinegar
    * Apple Cranberry Crisp
    Coffee, Tea, Water


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Kohnjoy Inn 16 32 Hotel-Like Private yes
Thornburg Hall 35 60 Residence Halls Private no
Bacot 8 18 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
Lakeside Village 12 60 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
Carla and H&H Cottages 3 15 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
The Whisnant Youth Village 6 60 Residence Halls Shared no
Pioneer Cabins 10 200 Residence Halls Shared no


  • Lineberger Hall
    Lineberger Hall
    Seating Capacity: 225-400
    Lineberger Hall features a wood-burning fireplace, wrap-around porch and rocking chairs.
  • Gathering Room
    Gathering Room
    Gathering room features a charming stone fireplace and serves fresh coffee, hot beverages, and refreshments throughout the day.


Activities Conveniently located on 160 acres in Arden, NC, Lutheridge includes a vast array of recreational activities, sports, teambuilding and staff-led initiatives.

Staff-led Initiatives The Lutheridge 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 to you to the top.

Challenge Tower Lutheridge has a 41' 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 nine different challenges. Groups must work together to accomplish the tasks with Lutheridge staff helping the groups in processing.

Environmental Games A staff member is specially trained in teaching on the environment. With wetland, hardwood and pine forest, lake, and open space all on the same site, many aspects of environmental education can be taught.

Basketball & Volleyball A full size outdoor court is available for your use. A volleyball court is located by the lake.

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.


Audio Visual Equipment AV equipment, flip charts, dry erase boards and markers, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, and LCD projectors can be set up in any space.

Internet Wireless Internet connections are available in Efird Hall, Mission Hall, Kohnjoy Inn, and the Faith Center.

Area Attractions

Biltmore Estate A preferred partner of Lutheridge, the 250-room Biltmore Estate is America's largest privately owned home built by George Vanderbilt over 100 years ago.  Tickets can be purchased through Lutheridge at a discounted rate for guests at Lutheridge!

Fly fishing The nearby Mills River features some of the best trout fishing on the east coast.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial This early 20th-century 29-room boardinghouse Old Kentucky Home was the childhood home of the novelist.

Carl Sandburg Home Located close to famed Flat Rock, NC, the Carl Sandburg Home includes 264 acres of trails, forest, lakes and spectacular views.

The Grove Arcade One of Western North Carolina's most historic buildings located in downtown Asheville, the Grove Arcade features local crafts, fresh food, and an array of restaurants representing the area's distinct mountain heritage.

Chimney Rock Park Chimney Rock Park offers a spectacular75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, Nature Center, Native Plant Nursery, a variety of special events and much more.

The Blue Ridge Parkway With an entrance located just four miles from Lutheridge, the Blue Ridge Parkway is was designed as a recreational motor road connecting the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks winding 469 miles along the Blue Ridge Mountains through North Carolina and Virginia.

Pisgah National Forest Hike through nearby Pisgah National Forest and visit Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, and the Cradle of Forestry (the birthplace of forestry conservation).


  • 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 "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.

  • 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!).

  • 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