The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center
3872 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5838

The Mountain is an ecologically-conscious retreat and learning center serving congregations, businesses, schools, and other Unitarian Universalist and community groups. Located on 4,200 foot high granite cliffs on the Eastern Continental Divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we offer a unique opportunity in gratitude to the unique ecology and history of the oldest mountains in the world. The Mountain is located on Little Scaly Mountain in Highlands, NC, just a half hour from Franklin.

They have a full range of dining, lodging, and meeting spacefacilities supporting their own program events, as well as events sponsored by third party vendors seeking the right place for their conferences, workshops, family gatherings, wellness events, hiking treks or inspired experiences. They strive to be a smoke-free facility.

Whether you are attending one of the Mountain programs or a retreat program hosted by a congregation or other organization, their doors are open to all. This open-door policy is a based on the Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith tradition and principles of the founders and those who have dedicated their time, talent, and treasure to ensure that all have equal access to The Mountain. Regardless of religious background, gender, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, or gender expression, they want to share the magic of their mountaintop sanctuary with all who desire the experience.