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Montreat, NC is a secluded mountain cove community nestled 20 minutes from vibrant and cultural downtown Asheville in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Montreat is rare in that it is void of commercial development, has no traffic lights, no home postal delivery and is truly an environmentally conscious neighborhood. Montreat, a name created from a portmanteau of "Mountain" and "Retreat," was originally founded as a spiritual retreat in the early 1900's. Today the town is best known for The Montreat Conference Center, Montreat College and for being the home of evangelist Billy Graham.
In 2011, the census reflected a population of 728 with only 185 households and occupies 2.8 square miles with the focal point being Lake Susan constructed in 1910.The Montreat Conference Center hosts year-round religious conferences. The Conference Center's facilities include a hotel, several guest lodges, a beautiful stone auditorium seating 2,000, a craft center, child care center, children's park and abundant hiking trails. The Assembly Inn and The Montreat Family Campground are open to the public. Montreat College is a private, four-year coeducational liberal arts college. The College attracts many special events to Montreat, including symphonies, plays, community arts festivals, adult learning programs community trips abroad and sports programs. Most of the College's facilities are housed in historic stone and mica-laden buildings constructed in the early 20th century. The library is open to all Montreaters.
The Chapel of the Prodigal features internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long's rendition of "The Return of the Prodigal" and is open to the public. Connecting with nature is easy in Montreat. Multiple trails wind through hundreds of acres of wilderness surrounding the Town, along creeks, across rustic bridges and through preserved woodland areas.
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Updated: 19th January, 2018 4:14 PM.