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Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center

28 Spruce Dr
Arden, North Carolina 28704

300Largest Group
12Meeting Rooms
140 Adults/260 YouthOvernight Guests
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  • Lutheridge Camp and Conference CenterLutheridge Camp and Conference Center
  • Lakeside Lodge is a covered outdoor facility seating 100 for picnics or worship.Lakeside Lodge is a covered outdoor facility seating 100 for picnics or worship.
  • Faith Center Conference Center seats 100 to 300 theater style.Faith Center Conference Center seats 100 to 300 theater style.
  • Faith Center Board RoomFaith Center Board Room
  • Efird Lounge features hardwood floors and two stone fireplacesEfird Lounge features hardwood floors and two stone fireplaces
  • Efird Lounge porch features wooded views and rocking chairs.Efird Lounge porch features wooded views and rocking chairs.
  • Efird Assembly features wooded views and a stone fireplaceEfird Assembly features wooded views and a stone fireplace
  • Bischoff Lodge has a large gathering room, dining room and equipped kitchen.Bischoff Lodge has a large gathering room, dining room and equipped kitchen.
  • Mission Hall is ideal for presentations and groups of up to 120Mission Hall is ideal for presentations and groups of up to 120
  • Our open air chapel may be rented April to October 1.Our open air chapel may be rented April to October 1.
  • Kohnjoy Conference room seats up to 20.Kohnjoy Conference room seats up to 20.
  • Comfortable lounge in Kohnjoy Inn for social gatherings and down time.Comfortable lounge in Kohnjoy Inn for social gatherings and down time.
  • Thornburg meeting spaces accommodate up to 30 people.Thornburg meeting spaces accommodate up to 30 people.
  • Popular recreation activityPopular recreation activity
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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.  Located minutes from the 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. Our lodging accommodations are comfortable, our site is beautiful, our staff is friendly and our food services staff can accommodate most dietary restrictions. 

In addition to Lutheridge, please visit our partner site, Lutherock, nestled in the mountains near Boone, North Carolina (
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Asheville - 20 min
Charlotte - 2 hrs
Knoxville - 2 hrs
Atlanta - 3 hrs
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Asheville/Hendersonville Regional Airport / 5
Public Transportation Options:
Available 10 months of the year from August 1 through May 30.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Bath Type(s):
Private and Semi-private
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Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
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Number of Overnight Guests:
140 Adults/260 Youth
WiFi available in meeting space. Audio/video equipment included in the Faith Center. AV available in all other meeting rooms.
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Food & Beverage:
Aramark Food Servcies. Most special dietary needs accommodated including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and all food allergies.
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Special Rates and Packages:
We specialize in affordable retreats for non-profit, spiritual, corporate and youth groups.
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 conference center and the newest building at Lutheridge. Finished the summer of 2007, the Faith Center serves up to 300 in theater-style seating and includes two breakout meeting rooms, a conference room, and a 24-hour access fitness center. Movable walls in breakout rooms provide flexibility. The Faith Center is equipped with a sound system, projectors and screens.

Faith Center Board Room For smaller groups in need of a conference table and all day long comfy chairs, the Board Room in the Faith Center fits the bill. Our Board Room seats sixteen.

Efird Lounge One of our most popular meetings rooms is Efird Loung. Beautifully rustic and woodsy, graced with two stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a covered porch that puts you right in the trees it's a good fit for groups from 25 to 80 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 80 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 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.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Kohnjoy Inn 16 32 Hotel-Like Private yes
Thornburg Hall 35 60 Residence Halls Shared yes
Bacot 8 18 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
Lakeside Village 12 48 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
Carla and H&H Cottages 3 10 Suite/Apartment Style Private no
The Whisnant Youth Village 6 60 Residence Halls Shared no
Pioneer Cabins 10 180 Residence Halls Shared no


  • Dining Hall, Buffet, Catering
    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 (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


  • Dining Hall, Meals
    Lineberger Hall
    Seating Capacity: 300
    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 We have staff specially trained in teaching about our environment. With wetland, hardwood and pine forest, lake, and open space all on the same site, many aspects of environmental education can be experienced.

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 and the Davis River feature 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.

  • 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

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