Guest Groups

Looking for a Christian conference & retreat center?

The Cove is the perfect venue for your next event.

From the moment you drive through the gates, you understand that The Cove is different.

The distractions of the world suddenly do not seem so important as you are taken in by the beauty of 1,200 acres of dense forest, bubbling streams, and native wildlife. Your guests can spend quiet time on our walking trails, or enjoy stretching their legs on a brisk hike to the overlook for panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Designed and furnished with rustic elegance, our well-appointed guest rooms each have two queen beds. Spacious suites include gas fireplaces and private decks with rocking chairs. Each inn offers 24-hour complimentary beverage service, so you can curl up in a soft chair with a steaming cup of coffee or an ice-cold soda and enjoy a time of fellowship or personal reflection in our warm and inviting lobbies.

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From fresh salads to quality meats and seafoods to delicious desserts, our professionally-trained chefs carefully prepare each buffet with the high standards that guests have come to expect from The Cove. Our dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows revealing sweeping mountain views, setting the stage for a distinctive dining experience to remember.

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Our two large auditoriums feature theater-style seats and capacities of 451 and 119. Our 14 additional meeting rooms have flexible setup options available to suit all of your needs. Whether your event is large or small, we have the perfect meeting space for you.

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A generous audiovisual service package is included in your standard pricing, with additional services, such as session recording, available at reasonable rates. From formal meetings to dynamic concerts, our experienced technical services staff will ensure that your event looks and sounds great!

Complimentary Amenities
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  • Dedicated Experience Coordinators
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi
  • Business Center Access
  • Free Parking
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Cappuccino Station
  • No Added Taxes
  • Shuttle Transportation
  • Walking Trails


  • “The Cove exceeded our expectations! The Lord was there. We have received many letters telling of a life-changing experience. Thank you for your attention to detail and your “can do” spirit. The weekend could not have been better in any area! To God be the Glory!”

  • “It would be hard to improve what you already do with such excellence. It has been our privilege to be in this place. God bless you!”

  • “You were unbelievably kind and accommodating! The Training Center and its surroundings are a feast for the eyes. Thank you so very much!”

  • “I sent out a request for feedback from those who attended. Overwhelmingly, the responses were positive with many requesting to return to The Cove and expressing the desire to stay an extra day.”

Hold Your Own Event at The Cove

The picturesque surroundings of The Cove provide the ideal year-round backdrop for your next Christian conference, retreat, or ministry event. Our gracious accommodations, delicious meals, distinctive meeting spaces, and exceptional service combine to provide an atmosphere free of distractions where your group can relax, renew, and refocus through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Call our Guest Group events team at 828-771-4800 or request information to discover how we can help make your event one that is both memorable and impactful.