Clergy Sabbaticals & Personal Retreats

Christmount is a great place for sabbaticals. It is quiet and peaceful, a place to relax, read, walk or take a hike and pray. Enjoy the two outdoor chapels, meditation areas, hiking trails, rocking chairs, and fireplace. 


Study materials: Bring your books and materials. Christmount has a small library with some reference books. Also, there are good bookstores in Asheville, about 15 minutes by interstate.


Meal Options:

  • Kitchenette - Grocery stores are within a 5 minute drive.

  • Dining Hall - You may make reservations for meals at regular rates when meals are served.

  • Restaurants - Numerous restaurants are 5 minutes from Christmount.


Requirements for sabbatical use:
1. Contact Christmount to confirm dates for availability, and
2. Let us know if there is a special focus for your sabbatical - perhaps we can connect you with local resources or individuals to meet with while you are here.

Rate: 1/2 regular rate per night - enter discount code: CLERGY on the Registration form


More information and reservations: 

Make your plans early, especially if your schedule is not flexible.


Lodging: A two-room apartment in Guest House East may be reserved for clergy sabbaticals for up to 4 weeks (minimum 3 nights). The apartment includes:

  • living/study area 

  • kitchen area

  • bathroom

  • bedroom

  • heat and air-conditioning 

  • cable TV 

  • wireless internet

  • no phone