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Ten Reasons Hendersonville Is Perfect For Retreats

Ten Reasons Hendersonville Is Perfect For Retreats

Friday, 05 January 2024 13:29

You must consider many factors when planning a retreat for your organization. You must have a proper venue that meets the needs of the group. You must also ensure that the activities and speakers meet the needs and expectations of the staff.

But a retreat should not all be about work. There should also be time set aside for your group to relax and have fun. A suitable venue should have onsite facilities to help meet this need, but the geographic location of the venue is also crucial in deciding where to hold your event.

Western North Carolina is the perfect location to go to for your retreat because of all of the natural wonders to explore, as well as the many exciting attractions located throughout the region. There are many retreat camps in the region; however, Tekoa Retreats in Hendersonville has all you need for your next retreat event.

Being situated in Hendersonville makes scheduling your next retreat at Tekoa Retreats even more attractive.

Hendersonville is known for its wonderful downtown, excellent wineries, craft beer, apple orchards, and outdoor recreation. And as you’ll see in this article, there are plenty of fun things to do in Hendersonville within each category.

Ten Reasons Hendersonville, NC Is Perfect For A Retreat

There are many local attractions in and around Hendersonville, NC, that you can pick from to add a fun and exciting element to your retreat at Tekoa Retreats. Here are ten convenient attractions in Hendersonville you can pick from to get started.

1) Shops In Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Historic downtown Hendersonville offers many exciting shops, stores, and restaurants, including many breweries offering some of North Carolina’s best draft beer to visit situated along Main Street, Church Street, and King Street.

2) Appalachian Pinball Museum

The best way to spend a rainy day or any day during a weekend in Hendersonville is to visit the Appalachian Pinball Museum. They serve North Carolina beer to accompany the more than 80 classic pinball machines to play.

For $12, you can play for as long as you want. Thanks to the signs above each one, you can learn about the games and when they were made. The Appalachian Pinball Museum is located at 538 N. Main Street.

3) Team ECCO Aquarium and Shark Lab

Team ECCO Aquarium and Shark Lab is an educational resource and public attraction, and it’s one of the family-friendliest things to do in Hendersonville! As the first inland aquarium in North Carolina, Team ECCO has over 275 fish, invertebrates, reptiles, and salamanders. 

Check out the shark and ray as they swim in a 2,000-gallon tank while interns monitor these fascinating creatures’ life cycles and behavior. The Aquarium is located at 511 North Main Street.

4) Mineral and Lapidary Museum

Henderson County has one of the most diverse mineral deposits in the nation. So, while you can find something to take home at a local gem mine, you can peruse some spectacular gems at the Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County.

The museum is located at 400 North Main Street. Admission to the museum is free, and it offers a wide variety of exhibits of gemstones, meteorites, and a really cool display of fossils. 

5) Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

Gem mining is one of the most popular things to do in Hendersonville, and we’re hooked after visiting Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Sift and pan and find rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, and more in their outdoor or indoor water flumes. 

6) Dupont State Recreational Area

DuPont State Recreational Forest, situated a short drive from Hendersonville, offers eighty-six miles of trails for hikers, some available to mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Dupont is also home to some of the most remarkable waterfalls in North Carolina, including Bridal Veil and Wintergreen Falls, as well as the ninety-nine-acre Lake Julia.

7) Jump Off Rock

Jump Off Rock is 5 miles from downtown Hendersonville, in Laurel Park. It’s best known as a scenic overlook, thanks to the sweeping mountain views that await. Three marked hiking trails, too, start at the parking lot and are reasonably short. The shortest trail is 480 feet (Blue, Easy), followed by the moderate Yellow (1,221 feet) and Red (1,239 feet) trails.

8) Carl Sandburg Home

The Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock is a National Historic Site that protects Connemara, the final home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer.

9) Chimney Rock State Park

North Carolina’s Chimney Rock State Park is one of the most iconic attractions in Hendersonville’s eastern neighbor, Rutherford County. It’s also one of our most popular state parks.

10) Apple Picking in Hendersonville In The Fall

Hendersonville produces eighty-five percent of North Carolina apples, and apple orchards in Hendersonville offer opportunities for people to come onsite to see the trees and operations and pick apples for themselves. This could be a fun excursion, especially for children.

These are but a few of the many attractions that await you when you schedule a retreat at Tekoa Retreats. By scheduling your retreat at Tekoa Retreats, you will be close to all of these attractions and can pick activities that will meet your retreat schedule.

Tekoa Retreats In Hendersonville Is The Destination For A True Retreat

Fortunately for you, North Carolina offers many opportunities for weekend retreats, with one such retreat center being Tekoa Retreats in Hendersonville.

There are abundant activities that you can plan to do during your trip that are within a short distance of Tekoa Retreat Center, or you can stay the entire time and enjoy our facilities.

There's no better place for a retreat than in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Tekoa Retreats is the place for Touching Hearts, Changing Lives, and Sharing the Light of Christ! Let us host your next group retreat, picnic, school or community function, college or youth retreat.

Tekoa Retreats is located at 211 Thomas Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28739. Our phone number is 828-692-6516. If you want to find out if Tekoa Retreats is the perfect place for your next retreat, contact us!