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151 Friendship Lane
Elk Park, NC 28622
(828) 733-1909
(828) 733-1669 (fax)
Hours:
365 Days a year!

About Us

The Gilmer Retreat Center is Avery County Habitat for Humanity’s accommodation center that sleeps up to 38.

The center was built in 2005 when the need for overnight accommodations for out-of-town read more
  • About

    The Gilmer Retreat Center is Avery County Habitat for Humanity’s accommodation center that sleeps up to 38.

    The center was built in 2005 when the need for overnight accommodations for out-of-town work groups volunteering with the affiliate became apparent. It is named after Barrett and Dudley Gilmer - two long time donors, supporters, and volunteers of Avery Habitat. Since its completion, Avery Habitat has been able to host thousands of volunteers through group travel including church groups, college groups, school groups, recreational groups, and more. The Gilmer Retreat Center is open year-round and provides a one-of-a-kind experience to increase community impact in Avery County while enjoying some of the best mountain views, restaurants, recreational activities, and meaningful volunteer work with us.

    We provide accommodations for groups of all sorts!

    perfect for…

    Church and Mission Groups
    Volunteer Groups
    Family Reunions
    Corporate Retreats
    College Groups
    Hiking Groups

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  • Amenities

    • Accepts less than full week's stay
    • Handicap Accessible
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Major Credit Cards
    • Meeting Room

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