I have attended youth retreats at Ridgecrest for 6 years in a row, and it is honestly one of the most beautiful locations for a conference. I always looked forward to a weekend in the mountains to get away. The only con to this location is the food in the cafeteria, it varies between quality every year. Otherwise, RIdgecrest is one of my favorite places in North Carolina.
I was there Oct. 24-27, 2016 for the NAMB Chaplain's Conference. My room was clean and well appointed. The food was good and the meeting area was conducive to a good conference. It is a beautiful setting any type of meeting or retreat. I also found it conveniently located for excursions to local points of interest. I look forward to spending time there again.