2023
Vineyard USA
National Conference
2023
Vineyard USA
National Conference

The conference will take place at Ridgecrest Conference Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

Lodging & food are separate from conference registration. There are lots of options!

Accommodations at Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest spreads throughout 1200 acres of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain, and features an abundance of housing, meeting spaces, recreational activities, and dining options. Lodging and meal plans are booked separate from conference registration. 

Stay & eat at Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest Conference Center provides a variety of hotel-style rooms to accommodate your family or team each with a different configuration of beds, including king or queen beds, or up to 8 sets of bunk beds. 

Staying at Ridgecrest requires purchase of a meal package, which includes 3 meals per day at the onsite dining room. The cost is automatically added to the total, divided across the number of days based on the number of people in the room.

At checkout, only the first night’s lodging is required as a deposit.

Book by phone at 800.588.7222 M-F 9a-4p EST
Stay offsite, eat at Ridgecrest

Meal packages are available for conference attendees not staying onsite, and should be purchased in advance around time of conference registration (by July 1). 

Meal Package includes dinner on Monday through breakfast on Friday.  

$143 per person ($35.75 per day).  
Children age 6-11 cost $88 ($22 per day).
Children 5 and under eat free with an adult.

If you don’t want to pre-order, you can buy meals onsite based on availability (pricing is about 17% higher & subject to change). Ridgecrest also has a coffee shop and ‘Nibble Nook’, where you can find treats or a quick meal. There are also offsite restaurants around the area. 

Stay at an offsite hotel, vacation rental, or campground

We would love to have conference attendees stay on site, but we want this to be a rich and comfortable experience, so encourage you to find the housing most suitable for your team. 

Offsite hotels

These hotels are each 2.7 miles from Ridgecrest. Note: We have not reserved room blocks at any hotels.  

Vacation rentals

Book a rental home with friends near Ridgecrest. 

Campgrounds

Camp at one of the two dozen area campgrounds. 

Airports and travel

Ridgecrest located at the center of the NE & SE corridors; drivable from many cities and their airports.

Closest airports

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Approximately 30 miles from Ridgecrest.
Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirt and United. 

Greenville / Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
Approximately 85 miles from Ridgecrest. 

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Approximately 107 miles from Ridgecrest.
Alaska, American (hub), Delta/Skywest, Frontier, GO Mesa, JetBlue, Southwest, United and Virgin. 

Drive

2 hours from Charlotte, 4 hours from Atlanta, 5 hours from Nashville, 2 hours from Knoxville, 3.75 hours from Chattanooga, 6 hours from Birmingham, 3.75 hours from Raleigh-Durham, 4 hours from Charleston, SC, 6 hours from Cincinnati.

Learn more in our FAQs

There's so much to do in & around Ridgecrest!

Including gymnasium, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, fishing, disc golf, mini golf, wii rental. 

High ropes course, climbing tower, zip line, laser tag. These must be reserved 2 weeks in advance through Ridgecrest.

4.8 miles of hiking trails through the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Golf, shop, eat, art, scenic drives, water falls, historical attractions, Sliding Rock Natural Waterslide, caverns, white water rafting.
Speakers to be confirmed, but will include leaders and friends of the Vineyard, such as...
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Nicky Gumbel via video

Retired Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, London and developer of the Alpha Course

Jay & Danielle Pathak
Jay & Danielle Pathak

Vineyard USA National Team members and pastors at Mile High Vineyard in Denver, CO 

Dave Ferguson

Lead pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicago and visionary leader of  NewThing church-planting movement / president of the Exponential Conference

More to come...