For 90 years, friends, family and colleagues have gathered on 32 private acres for meetings, training, conferences and retreats. Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center welcomes individuals and families, as well as, faith groups, non-profit groups, and business leaders looking to bring focus and direction for their missions and purposes. It is a home away from home to college students when their loved ones visit.
A hideaway above the city, Mount Sequoyah offers a pleasant and unique change from hotels or convention centers. The campus offers a place of solitude and numerous meeting and lodging locations while convenient to cultural venues, world class art, sporting events, shopping and eateries. We are located just minutes from outdoor recreational activities in the Ozarks, the University of Arkansas, and many historical places that are within a short driving distance. However, most of our guests choose not to leave our beautiful campus.
Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center was founded in 1922 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which comprised the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Called the Western Methodist Assembly, it was planned as a summer retreat, spiritual center and faith-based training facility west of the Mississippi River. Located on what was then called East Mountain, the site was chosen in part due to a generous offer from Fayetteville. The city pledged 400 acres, $35,000 in seed money, connections to all city utilities and construction of a road to the mountain top. Other considerations included the site’s natural beauty, its centrality in the South Jurisdiction and its proximity to the University of Arkansas. The Fayetteville location was chosen over proposed sites in or near Siloam Springs, Rogers, Mt. Magazine, Mena Arkansas and Neosho, MO.