The Venue

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YMCA Blue Ridge

near Asheville, NC

84 Blue Ridge Circle Black Mountain, NC 28711

YMCA Blue Ridge boasts a sprawling 1200 acres campus near the city of Asheville. It is a peaceful oasis that was originally founded by Dr. Weatherford in 1906.

Perhaps the beauty of this pristine nature can be summed up by the story of the founder chose this land:


In 1906, Dr. Weatherford set out looking for a place of beauty and inspiration for college conferences. Arriving by horse and buggy with a friend, Dr. Weatherford parked his horse down near the current location of the entrance to Blue Ridge Assembly. After hiking up the mountainside, Dr. Weatherford climbed a tree to assess the view. Upon seeing the beauty of the valley and mountain peaks beyond, he exclaimed to his friend waiting below, "Eureka, we have found it!" 

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YMCA Blue Ridge offers its guests the flexibility to decide what meals to include in their meal package.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections are prepared daily, using only the freshest ingredients available. All meals are served buffet-style in the dining hall located at the venue. The meal hours are:

Breakfast: 8-8:45am
Lunch: 12:30-1:15pm
Dinner: 6-6:45pm

Menu Items

All meals are buffet and include: Two main entrées, two sides, bread, deluxe salad bar (lunch and supper) and dessert. Vegetarian entrée options are available. All other food restrictions must be requested by leadership in advance.


Check-in occurs at the Guest Services Desk of Blue Ridge Center. Guests may check-in after 3:00 PM on the arrival date. Check out time is 10:00 AM on the day of departure. Wireless internet access is available throughout the majority of the main campus. Depending on your cell phone carrier, reception is generally good throughout the property.