Family Retreats 2020

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Experience Rockmont as a Family!

Full compliance with NC and county guidance for social distancing is a little easier when you have 100s of acres to spread out! Play on the waterfront, try out the climbing wall, and stay in your own cabin! Cabins and summer staff residences are available for rent for select weekends this fall! All cabins have a 2 night minimum stay. Come join us for a weekend of socially distant family fun!

Fall Family Retreat Dates! Book Now!
Family Retreat (Labor Day) September 4th - 7th
Father Son Weekend September 25th - 27th
Father Son Weekend October 2nd - 4th
Family Retreat (and Paladin Weekend) October 9th - 11th


Cabins 1 – 44, plus the *Mountain House, *Valley View, *Gloryland, *Lake House, and *Grey Eagle are available for rental. (*See descriptions here Prices range from $425/night to $1000/night plus state and occupancy taxes. Rental includes a hot breakfast and lunch bar provided each day for up to four people. An additional person rate of $75 per person per day applies for families over four. Dinner each night is on your own, with many choices available in Black Mountain and Asheville for take out, delivery, and possibly dine-in or outside seating. Some of the rental homes feature kitchens for those who prefer to cook dinners for themselves.


You can never be bored at Rockmont! Below are some of the fun-filled Rockmont skills and activities available for your family’s enjoyment together:

Scheduled Activities include:

  • Gully Washer
  • Homesteading
  • Zip Line
  • Lake Eden Waterfront
  • Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards
  • Horseback Trail Rides (Additional cost applies)
  • Trap Shooting (Additional cost applies)
  • Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Biking
  • Riflery
  • Yoga
On Your Own Activities include:

  • Table Games
  • Fishing
  • Porch Sitting
  • Disc Golf
  • Hiking
  • Soccer Golf
  • Tennis
  • Crafts
  • Camp Fire
  • Bible Study
  • Music/Jam

Please note: Skill sites and activities will be open and staffed as conditions and social distancing guidelines allow and as demand for them dictates.



Daily Schedule:

7:30-8:30 • Coffee station opens

8:30-9:30 • Breakfast open, assigned family tables or Eden Hall deck

10:00-12:30 • Skill and activity sites open

1:00-2:00 • Buffet Lunch

2:30 – 5:00 • Waterfront, SUPs, Boats, Zipline, Slide

Evening Dinner on your own, in town or take out

8:00-10:00 • Evening campfire/songs

10:00 • Quiet Time


Covid-19 Specific Information:

  • All North Carolina and Buncombe County regulations applicable at the time of families’ stay will be followed. These may change with little advance notice – either further easing or tightening – and in order to continue to operate we will have no choice but to change our protocol accordingly. 
  • All family members are urged to be tested within 5 days prior to arrival; if any member of the reservation party tests positive the reservation may be cancelled or postponed at no cost.
  • All cabins and lodging will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between reservations; families are to clean and sanitize their cabin/home during their stay.
  • All family members agree to report any Covid Indicating Symptoms should they present within 14 days after departing.
  • All Rockmont staff will be screened daily. Should any staff member indicate possible symptoms of Covid-19 they will be quarantined and tested per state and local regulations.
  • Breakfast bar items will be served by a member of a food service staff in adherence to all state and local regulations.
  • Family table assignments will be made to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups will be used.
  • All children under the age of 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent to any skill site or activity.
  • Proper cleaning protocols should be followed at each location to sanitize equipment between participants from different families. 
  • Proper social distancing between families should be followed at all times, including evening campfire/songs.


May I bring my own snacks and adult beverages?

Yes, but they’ll need to be stored in your car, not your cabin. Bears and other furry animals are not welcomed in the cabins and food attracts them. Ice is available in town as needed.

How close will parking be to my Cabin?

It depends on which cabin you choose. In general, for cabins 1-22 residents will park near the tennis courts. Other cabins have spaces nearby.

Can visitors from another cabin come to my cabin?

No, in line with social distancing guidelines only family members may be in your cabin.

What do we need to bring with us?

Each family should bring their own linens and towels. Mountain nights are cool so make sure you have a blanket or sleeping bag. Pack enough clothes to last the duration of your stay. Feel free to bring your own fishing rod, tennis racket, discs, bikes, etc. Please bring your own Nalgene/water bottle so you can stay hydrated during the day. See Packing List below.

What about cleaning and sanitization products?

We’ll have cleaning supplies available in your cabin. You should bring a good supply of hand sanitizer for your family’s use, and masks for each person to wear when appropriate.

Do the cabins have bathrooms?

In general, no. Most share a shower house with bathrooms, which are divided into male/female sections. Shower and toilet stalls are private. For social distancing purposes, the number of persons in a shower house at the same time will be limited. Shower houses will be cleaned and sanitized several times daily.

Is there WIFI?

In many locations, yes! We have guest hot spots around camp for your convenience. Verizon has the best (and sometimes only) coverage here. 

How are we going to maintain Social Distancing at Skill Sites and Activities?

Skills will be limited per site according to the social distancing requirements. For “on your own” activities such as tennis, disc golf, etc., social distancing signage will be posted.

What does Evening Campfire/Songs entail?

This will be held at Inspiration Point on various nights when conditions support it. It’s a large enough (outdoor) area for each family to have their own space, while still allowing everyone to participate in singing and storytelling led by one of Rockmont’s directors. 

Are restaurants and shops open in Asheville and Black Mountain?

Currently, there is a wide variety of restaurants open in the area for curbside takeout. We anticipate being in Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening plan which may allow for outdoor dining or perhaps limited indoor dining. The same holds true for all the shops in Black Mountain and Asheville – they are open but with social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Can we bring our pets?

No, cabins and camp housing make hosting any and all pets difficult. Enjoy the time free of walks and feeding times! 

What are the Check-In/Check-Out Guidelines?

Check-in is handled at the Roundhouse between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on the day of your arrival. A camp nurse will be on hand to screen for virus symptoms upon chceck in. On the day of your departure, we ask that you leave your cabin swept clean and trash disposed of in the nearest dumpster by 10:00 AM. You are welcome to continue to enjoy the facility before you depart, but we need the cabin cleared by 10:00 AM to ensure adequate time to clean and sanitize it.