Getaways for Families and Individuals
Come to Highland to enjoy a personal retreat surrounded by our forests, trails, streams, and inspiring mountain vistas. Or bring your family or some friends and enjoy time with each other in the midst of God’s beautiful creation! We have several lodging options for small getaways, and plenty of outdoor activities for you while you are here. If you're a pastor, make sure you check out the information about pastoral stays.
Learn about the facilities that are best suited for individuals and small groups below. Or jump down to see the lodging availability calendar. Ready to make a reservation or get a quote? Complete the form found here.
A 2-bedroom cottage located in the lower grounds, near the pool. Dogwood is complete with kitchen, bathroom, and living area, and is heated and air conditioned for comfortable lodging year-round.
Each of the 9 simple A-frame camping cabins has bunk beds for up to 12 people and offers a quaint lodging experience along the stream in the lower camp. Each cabin has electricity, a picnic table, and a fire ring, but no plumbing or AC.
This campground has 11 tent and RV sites; 2 are primitive sites and the other 9 have water and electric hookups. 4 of the sites with electric also have sewer hookups. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring for outdoor cooking. Groups desiring exclusive access to the area around Mt. Everett Pavilion and bathhouse can reserve the entire campground. For larger groups, several additional sites are available a short distance away.
This campground has 16 designated campsites, arranged for both group camping and individual use. Water and electric hookups are available at most sites. Site 2 also has sewer hookups. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring for outdoor cooking. Two bathhouses are located within a short walk from anywhere in the Lower Highland Campground. Groups desiring exclusive access to the area may reserve the entire campground, or at least the 8 sites closest to the Tabernacle Pavilion.
Mountain View Retreat Center rooms
This building has 14 motel-style rooms, each with a queen bed, two twin beds, a bathroom, and a small fridge. The building is most often reserved by larger groups, but any extra rooms would be available for individuals to rent. Groups of under 20 people can have access to the Crestview meeting room and kitchen if they reserve 4 of the bedrooms. Heated and air conditioned for comfortable lodging year-round.
Lodging Availability for Getaways
Use the calendar below to see which facilities are booked and which might be available. Note that seasonal facilities are not bookable over the winter, and no facilities are bookable more than 2 years in advance. These calendars are updated about once a week (usually Friday mornings), so it is possible that a facility that appears available has been recently booked. If you request a reservation or a quote, Highland staff will be able to confirm if the dates you are interested in are in fact available.
Pastoral Stays at Highland
Did you know? Highland Retreat has a commitment to offer free personal retreats to pastors and their families, usually in one of our cottages, as a way to encourage wellness in the broader Christian church. Anyone who works as a pastor in any Christian church can come to Highland for a time of refreshment and reflection and enjoy completely free lodging. These free stays cannot be used as part of a larger church gathering; they are meant to be individual getaways, where pastors can get a break and return to their churches feeling rested and renewed. There are some limits to how long and how often these pastor’s stays can be, and scheduling will depend on the facilities being available. But if you’re a pastor, you can come to Highland every year if you’d like! Make sure your pastor knows about these free retreats, so this blessing can be shared among many congregations and faith communities.
The retreat at Creekside helps tremendously in hearing from God, gaining a sense of direction for the season to come. Hiking trails are outstanding.
Pastoral retreat at Creekside Cottage, August 2023
We love the mission and outreach of Highland Retreat! Thanks so much for your service!
Couple staying at Mountain View Retreat Center, August 2023
This week is exactly what I needed. I was able to rest up, connect with the Lord, and take a few hikes! Thank you for investing in pastors. This helps us to better invest in our people. God bless you all!
Pastor Stay in Dogwood Cottage, June 2023
Thank you for this valuable time to retreat. Creekside Cottage was just what I needed. I noticed how well the property is cared for and maintained and how intentional you are about providing a place for groups and families to rest and be renewed together. I appreciate your generosity in allowing pastors to retreat here for free, to come away with God and rest. May God bless you abundantly.
Pastoral Retreat in Creekside Cottage, May 2023
What an amazing cabin! Thank you. The hiking trails are wonderful and well marked. It was nice to get away for some prayer and reflection time.
Individual retreat at Creekside cottage, April 2023
We had a great time! Very nice, restful weekend without the kids. Particularly enjoyed the hiking trails, beautiful weather!
Couple staying at Creekside cottage, April 2023
The pine trees and mountains are as beautiful and peaceful as ever! Your last-minute hospitality was the warmth we needed. Thank you so much.
Family stay in Mountain View Retreat Center, April 2023
Thank you for a quiet and restful retreat!
Personal retreat in Creekside Cottage, February 2023
Great spiritual retreat that included rest, nature, reading, prayer, journaling, and reflection as well as hiking. I feel refreshed to return to ministry.
Pastor stay in Creekside Cottage, December 2022
These quiet days at Highland were just what my soul needed. Creekside provided a lovely warm place for reflection. I spent a lot of time on the trails – it is such a gift to soak in the beauty of creation. Thank you so much for these restful days to listen and be with God.