Make the William Black Lodge and Retreat Center your nonprofit organization’s “home away from home.” Our cozy lodge is the perfect place to bring your group of up to 65 individuals for a retreat, conference, strategic planning session or other event.

Nonprofit groups find our lodge and conference center to be an intimate, affordable setting for:

  • Staff and board retreats
  • Educational seminars
  • Leadership training
  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Human services organization training
  • Government meetings
  • And more.

Quote2Often, nonprofit groups have the whole lodge to themselves, giving guests the sense that they are meeting in their own personal conference center. With no distractions, those attending are able to immerse themselves in group activities, work on targeted strategic planning or simply renew and refresh their sense of energy.

Our quiet mountain setting invites reflection and meditation, with opportunities for bonding activities such as hikes and other outdoor activities. Many groups enjoy our outdoor fire pit, some for the camaraderie of gathering around an outdoor fire and others as a part of group activities that can involve casting cares, worries and expectations into the fire.

2013_06_20_WILLIAM_BLACK_LODGE_MONTREAT_NCWe book nonprofit group meetings (minimum of 12 people) year-round. Most nonprofit groups schedule their retreats with us midweek, but full weeks are also available.

You can rent the entire lodge or book a section of the lodge for your group. In addition to lodging and dining facilities, the William Black Lodge also includes a conference center that will accommodate up to 85 individuals.

We are known for our hospitality and our flexibility. If your group has a special dietary need or other special request, just ask. We’ll accommodate you if at all possible.

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