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Retreat Logistics


Location: Great Bear Retreat Center

Butler, Tennessee


Dates: Thursday, October 6, 2022, check-in begins at 3:00PM. Retreat begins with 5:00PM supper and ends the evening of Saturday, October 8. Guests may stay through Sunday breakfast and check out by 1:00PM Sunday. 


This is the most popular time of year in the Appalachian mountains as peak leaf season at this altitude is mid-October. Please register as soon as possible to make sure you have lodging either on site or in a local bnb. 


Total cost of $1,200 includes 3 night’s stay, all meals and the program fee. 

Commuter fee is $900 and includes all meals and the program fee. 

A payment plan is available. 


Lodging: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in either the main lodge, the Little Bear Cabin, or at local BnBs. To stay on site, please register as soon as possible. All beds have Tempur-pedic mattresses; towels and bedding are provided. 


Meals: Thursday: supper. Friday and Saturday: continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday: continental breakfast. Delicious home-cooked, healthy meals with vegetarian and gluten free options. 


The Neighborhood: Great Bear is close to beautiful Watauga Lake, the Cherokee National Forest, Doe Mountain Recreation Area, the Appalachian Trail and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Airports: Tri-City Regional, Blountville, TN, 1 hour; Asheville, NC, 1.5 hours; Charlotte Douglas International, Charlotte, NC, 2.5 hours.  

To register please contact

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