The Valle Crucis Conference Center at the Historic Mission School.
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Secluded in an area of spectacular beauty, the Valle Crucis Conference Center overlooks a peaceful, rural valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer our ministry of hospitality to a diverse range of church and non-profit groups from around the Southeast.

Many groups say being at Valle Crucis feels like coming home. Maybe it is our informal and inspirational setting, where groups easily build community, or perhaps it is our popular homestyle meals.

Groups come to Valle Crucis for spiritual and personal renewal, for ski retreats and youth camps, for family reunions, and to meet and plan without the distractions of their usual work environment.

Once at Valle Crucis, groups have many recreational and cultural program options. We invite groups to explore our 448 acres of lush wooded mountain and open valley land, with its bold rushing streams and waterfalls. Perhaps your group would enjoy an old-time square dance in our historic Apple Barn.

The most popular pasttime at Valle Crucis is simply sitting in a rocker on one of our porches overlooking the pristine valley that has come to symbolize the sacred ground of Valle Crucis.

VCCC Grounds

The mission of the Valle Crucis Conference Center is to inspire, by loving example and service, those who break bread with us and share in the quest for spiritual renewal, Christian community, and stewardship of this sacred place.


The Right Reverend G. Porter Taylor
Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina

Valle Crucis Conference Center
Board of Directors

Mary Armstrong, President
Susie Morgan, Vice-president
Diana White, Treasurer
Walter Browning, Secretary

Jim Andrews
Tom Eshelman (ex-officio)
Karen Kassinger
The Rev. Beth Lilly
The Rev. Dorrie Pratt
The Rev. Sam Tallman

Tom Eshelman, Executive Director,
Wendell Seaver, Office/Reservations,

Mailing address:
Valle Crucis Conference Center
PO Box 654
Valle Crucis, NC 28691
Physical address:
Valle Crucis Conference Center
146 Skiles Way
Banner Elk, NC 28604
GPS address:
Valle Crucis Conference Center
146 Skiles Way
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 963-4453
(828) 963-8806

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Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Please visit the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina website.

The Valle Crucis Conference Center is a member of the following organizations:

North Carolina High Country Host
The Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers, Inc.
The International Association of Conference Center Administrators
Western North Carolina Conference Center Administrators
Boone Area Chamber of Commerce
Avery/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce

The Valle Crucis Conference Center is a proud sponsor of:

Mountain Home Music

The Valle Crucis Conference Center encourages you to visit the following websites:

Welcome to Valle Crucis
Grandfather Mountain
Mast General Store
Boone Country Dancers
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Sugar Mountain
Beech Mountain
Ski French-Swiss

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