High Pastures Retreat & Conference Center

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High Pastures is a Christian retreat center available to any group or individual who wishes to take time out from worldly care in order to grow closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Unclutterered by hurried schedules and electronic influences, High Pastures is truly a place of retreat.

Seek renewal in a pastoral setting with wildflowers, wildlife, scenic view, and quiet places along the hiking trails, stream, waterfalls, and natural baptismal pool.

High Pastures is an ideal place for:

  • drawing closer to God
  • resting in the Lord
  • regrouping resources
  • spending time with family


High Pastures Services

RETREAT CENTER – A place for individuals, couples, families, and groups, open year round. Accommodations for groups ranging from 1 to 150 persons are available, including a seasonal 8-site campground with bathhouse.

Activates may include hiking, nature study, volleyball, horseshoes, badminton, and cookouts or campfires near the Prayer Tower.

FOOD SERVICES – Tasty meals are served to groups of 20 or more. Cooking facilities are provided in some of our buildings for smaller groups.



The Prayer Tower, located high up on the mountain, was designed by High Pastures founder Betty Motsinger. It was completed in 1981. While here, take the time to visit this serene spot and to enjoy the construction and symbolism found there.

The name is from Proverbs 18:10: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and is safe.” The Prayer Tower is just that, a refuge, open at all times for those who go in the name of the Lord to find safety.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my going. Psalms 40:2

Located 40 miles northeast of Asheville, NC, just off U.S. 19E, east of Burnsville, NC. Nearby attractions include:

Mt. Mitchell
Grandfather Mountain
Blue Ridge Parkway
Whitewater Rafting
Craft & Antique Shops
Biltmore House
Golf Course
Gem Mining
Snow Skiing
Linville Caverns
Trout Fishing

We will assist your group with arrangements for any of these outings.


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The Blessing Place of Western North Carolina

  • Online Monthly Prayer Service:

    • Join us Thursday, June 17, 2021 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST)
    • Worship, Reflection, Small Prayer Group time

  • Healing Winds Conference

    Where: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
    Guest Speaker :  Mary Ellen Conners
    When: Sept 17-19, 2021
    Registration Begins June 1, 2021
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