Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

Lodging

land 2014 10 mirror lake island tree hi resAs you drive up the tree-shaded lane onto the grounds of Camp Rockmont and first look out across Lake Eden to the mountains rising behind, you know you are in a magical place. The site of the former Black Mountain College, Camp Rockmont sits on 550 acres of pristine woodlands, including a 20 acre private lake. Used primarily as a summer camp, Camp Rockmont is located 15 miles east of Asheville, NC, near the town of Black Mountain.

The camp accommodates participants in a variety of shared cabins bunkhouses, and shared lodge rooms, as well as camping. 

Tent Camping

  • accom 2014 10 camping lakeside hi res cropGear: No camping gear is provided, bring a tent, sleeping bag, etc.
  • Reservations: All camping areas are available on a first come first served basis
  • Amenities: There are no tables, fire pits, grills or food lockers in the camping areas
  • Fires: No open fires permitted, even in fire bowls. You may bring a campstove for cooking
  • Bathrooms: Nearby porta-potties, handwashing sinks, and shared bathhouse with communal showers
  • Price: $0 (included in registration cost)

Camps

  • Mountain Camp: Remote camping up on the mountain with views, and a  steep hike with many stairs from the center of camp. Walk your camping gear to campsite from nearby Mountain Lot parking.
  • Lakeside Camp: Along the wooded shores of Lake Eden. A short walk around the lake to the center of camp. Parking in satellite lot.
  • Grassy Camp: A centrally located large grassy field. Parking in satellite lot.
  • If you would like to sleep in your car, you may choose to park your car in Mountain Lot. You may not set up camp (tents, etc) outside of your car.

Vehicle/Car Camping

*New this year*  Due to changes at Camp Rockmont, there will no longer be vehicle camping sites for trailers, rv's, etc. 

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Rustic Cabins

Beds: Bunk beds with bare mattresses
Amenities
: Table, cubbies, electrical outlets, lights, screened windows, cold outside = cold inside
Bathrooms
: Access to shared bathhouse with toilets and communal showers, a short walk from cabin
Capacity
: 9 women per cabin
Location
: Higher elevation than the rest of camp, parking in mountain lot
Accessibility
: Steep walking on trails and stairs
Price: $45 per bed or $350 for full cabin rental

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Bunkhouses

Beds: Bunk beds with bare mattresses (bottom bunks can be reserved for women with mobility challenges - make a note in the lodging request section of the registration form)
Amenities
: Table, cubbies, electrical outlets and lights (during the day there will be youth programs taking place in the lodge common room)
Bathrooms
: Shared bathroom with a toilet and sink, shared bathhouse with communal showers downstairs
Capacity
: 14 women per bunkhouse
Location: Centrally located upstairs in the lodges, parking in main lot
Accessibility: Only a short walk from conference activities
Price: $110 per bed

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Lodge Rooms

Beds: Bunk beds with bare mattresses (bottom bunks can be reserved for women with mobility challenges - make a note in the lodging request section of the registration form)
Amenities
: Cubbies, electrical outlets and lights (during the day there will be youth programs taking place in the lodge common room)
Bathrooms
: Shared bathroom with a toilet and sink, shared bathhouse with communal showers nearby
Capacity
: 5 women per lodge room
Location: Centrally located, parking in main lot
Accessibility: Only a short walk from conference activities
Price: $140 per bed
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Private Rooms

Beds: Bunk bed with bare mattresses
Amenities: Dresser or closet, cubbies, electrical outlets, lights
Bathrooms: Shared bathhouse with toilets and communal showers nearby
Capacity: 2 women per room
Location: remote, private, parking in mountain lot
Accessibility: Steep walking on trails and stairs
Price: $350 for 2 women

Off-Site Lodging

A number of participants choose more private overnight lodging, in the towns of Black Mountain and Asheville, each just a 15 minute drive away. Participants staying off site need to select the Commuter Parking Pass option upon registration.

Listed below are a few of the closest hotels and other accomodations in Black Mountain and Asheville.

Super 8 Motel Black Mountain   
828-669-8076   www.super8.com  

Comfort Inn Black Mountain   
828-669-9950   www.comfortinn.com

Holiday Inn Asheville East
   828-298-5661   www.holidayinn.com   

Days Inn Biltmore East   
828-298-4000   www.daysinn.com  

Red Rocker Inn Black Mountain   
828-669-5991   www.redrockerinn.com  

Mama Gerties
(RV campground only 10-15 minutes away)  828-686-4258   www.mamagerties.com

Camp Rockmont (the conference venue) has two large rental houses (each house has 4-5 bedrooms that sleep up to 18), just 10-15 minute walk from the conference events: Gloryland and Valley View, at $525/night group rate. To reserve one of these houses, contact edwardl@rockmont.com

Lake Eden Events has a few cabins and homes for rent. The best part is they are right next door to the camp! Book early, these will fill up quickly.   828-713-9471   www.lakeedenevents.com

Heron House A retreat space for women, just 15 minutes from the camp. Inquire for conference rates. heronhouseasheville.com

For more, see Black Mountain & Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce.


 

Bring your own bedding: All on-site accommodations require you to bring your own bedding (sheets and blankets, or sleeping bag, as well as pillows)--none is provided.

Communal showers: Please be aware that in this summer camp facility, the on-site showers are communal--large tiled rooms with multiple shower heads, and no privacy. This applies for the bathhouses that campers use, as well as the bathhouses for cabins, bunkhouses, lodges, and private rooms. For private showers, please consider off-site lodging.

 

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