Set in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the Center offers an experience of meditation and natural beauty coupled with comfortable lodging and facilities. It is located just three miles from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and a short distance from Boone, North Carolina, home to Appalachian State University. The center covers 381 acres of forested mountains, with the main retreat facility set on the mountaintop. The halls display architecture designed to uplift the spirit and turn it towards reflection. Nature grows abundant on this mountain, so each outdoor walk gives a chance to experience the natural environment. The center is also home to many types of creatures, including deer and varieties of birds.