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Address: 1565 Wildacres Road, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Phone Number: +1 828-756-4573
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We were staying at the Big Lynn Lodge nearby and stopped by in the afternoon to see the dozens of sculptors and artists doing what they love to do in a nonprofit mountain retreat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Big Lynn Lodge nearby and stopped by in the afternoon to see the dozens of sculptors and artists doing what they love to do in a nonprofit mountain retreat setting that brings together muscians, artists and writers for a week of work and comaraderie. This place is a testament to the Blumenthal family of Charlotte... More 

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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent a week with the Nature Printing Society's Annual Workshop. Great hiking area with lots to see and friends getting together for the week of workshops and honing their skills printing in many different mediums. The lodges are very comfortable and clean. The staff is wonderful and helpful. The views are spectacular with no Wifi, TV or telephone... More 

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Shelter Cove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was so lucky to have the opportunity to attend the 40th anniversary of the Nature Printing Society in the annual week long workshops held in the most beautiful blue ridge mountains at the wild acres retreat. It's an amazing place and a perfect place to be creative.

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Thank sproutywoman
North Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

I had the opportunity to come to this retreat for the first time this year. It is an amazing place run by many dedicated, personable, friendly and service oriented folks. I'm hoping for a return visit sometime in the next couple of years. The views from Pompey's Knob were spellbinding!

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Bega, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We attended the Masonry Heater Association of North America conference here and found it to be excellent. While not having the luxury of a plush centre,the ethos of the retreat makes it an eminently satisfying place at which to stay. Fabulous food and helpful staff smoothed our week well.

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McKinney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

I attended a workshop at the facility and could not have been happier with the grounds, work spaces and food hall. It was a treat to be removed from electronic distractions. Wi fi access is limited as well as cell phone coverage. It is possible to access but be mindful of the groups that will be using the facility after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We used to go to Wildacres when I was a child. So much has changed since then, but the old dinner bell is still there and the steps where we would have group pictures is the same. No one minded us just walking about. There is a fantastic mineral exhibit in the new dining hall. Go see it!

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We have attended two retreats at wild acres. The experience the first time was so fantastic we had to go again! The staff is so friendly. The good is great. The views amazing. Check the website for schedules.

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Wildacres is a 1400 acres retreat for civic and arts organizations, located near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It has 2 buildings for sleeping accommodations, a dining hall, and an auditorium--everything very functional yet rustic-looking. Food was plentiful and good. Map describes walking trails. Groups come here for 3 to 10 days stays.

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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

Gardner-Webb University has retreats there for writing, etc. It is very quiet and has no distractions. The food is very good.

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