Galax Glade


Laurel Lodge

If you’ve got a large crowd coming to enjoy the peace and quiet Laurel Lodge is ideal. This retreat spot features 12 rooms and the spacious Rhododendron Hall conference room that accommodates 100 people. The possibilities for events and social gatherings here are plentiful.


Surrounded by wildflowers, maples and rustling white oaks, this mountain lodge is just the place to unwind from the hectic pace of modern life and settle deeper into your faith.
Cost: $99/night

This retreat spot features:

  • (12) Rooms

  • (2) Double beds and (1) Sleeper sofa per room

  • Private baths

  • Fully Air-conditioned

  • Kitchen, located in Rhododendron Hall

  • The conference room may be used at no cost with the rental of at least (6) rooms.


Carolina Hemlock (Betty’s House)

The original home of High Pastures founder, Betty Motsinger, this white stone, two-story gabled ranch house accommodates up to 22 people. This retreat spot is air-conditioned, quiet and secluded. It contains 8 bedrooms, a dining room that seats 20, a meeting room and a flagstone fireplace to gather round in the evenings with a cup of tea.

With an elevation of 3500 feet, Carolina Hemlock overlooks King’s Mountain and Green Mountain. You can step out on the porch and take in the gentle, sweeping contours of the mountains and lush horizons of High Pastures in this little slice of Appalachian heaven.

Cost: $39/person (14 people minimum)

This retreat spot features:

  • Two Stories

  • 8 bedrooms

  • Accommodates up to 22 persons with additional pull out couches. 

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Fireplace

  • Meeting Room

  • 20-person Dining

  • Air-conditioned

  • Linens and towels included 

Poplar Place

This quaint lodge seems to have grown right out of the boulders that border it. This peaceful refuge can accommodate up to 30 people, with a minimum of 15.

Complete with 8 comfortable bedrooms, a conference room, a full kitchen and a cozy fireplace, your group will be sure to have all of the common and private space that you need to enjoy during your retreat.

Poplar Place provides easy access to the Prayer Tower and the Yellow Trail, which connects

the Crest Trail and the Red Trail.

Cost: $39/person.

Minimum 15, Max 30

This retreat spot features:

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Gas Fireplace

  • Conference Room

  • Linens and towels included


Singing Waters Dorm

This facility built astride a mountain stream is the perfect place to find serenity as you listen to the sweet babble of the water. Surrounded by lush rhododendrons, Singing Waters Dorm accommodates up to 50 people, with a minimum of 15. With 6 comfortable bedrooms, bunk beds, a conference room and kitchen, this lodge includes everything your group will need on your relaxing retreat into reverent tranquility.

Singing Waters is within walking distance to the Prayer Tower and game area, which is popular for kids and the young-at-heart. The area includes horseshoes, cornhole and a volleyball court. 

So, if you’re looking for the perfect balance of relaxation, worship and play just around the bend, this spot is perfect.

Cost: $29.00 /person

Minimum 15, Max 50

This retreat spot features:

  • Spacious bunk bed facilities

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Accommodates up to 50 people

  • Built astride a fresh mountain stream

  • Conference Room included with rental

  • Linens and towels not included 

Log Cabin

Tucked away like a fairytale, this historic cabin has been restored and prepared for some true mountain relaxation. With two comfortable bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and fireplace, the Log Cabin beckons the weary spiritual traveler with the embrace of old-timey simplicity. This spot is a rustic gem.

History: The Log Cabin was acquired by our founder in the 1960s from the Crane family, moved and restored piece by piece.

Cost: $149/day

Each cabin features:

  • (2) queens and (2) twins

  • (1) sleeper sofa

  • Kitchen

  • Gas Fireplace

  • Accommodates up to 6 people

  • Linens and towels included


Dogwood Den

A charming Appalachian cabin with a wrap-around porch, Dogwood Den greets you with gleaming pine floors and a cozy fireplace.

Flanked by Dogwood and Sycamore trees, this retreat space accommodates 4-5 people. With two comfortable bedrooms, a friendly kitchen and a convivial living room, this spot lends itself to a small group or family.

Guests of Dogwood Den may enjoy hiking along the mile-long Prayer Tower Trail where they can then build a campfire at the Prayer Tower fire pit.

Cost: $149/day

This retreat spot features:

  • 2 bedrooms

  • Accommodates 4-6 people

  • (2) Twin beds, (1) Queen

  • (1) Sleeper Sofa  

  • Living Room

  • Kitchen

  • Gas Fireplace

  • One Bathroom with tub

  • Linens and towels included


Burch Burrow

What better way to melt away the material obsessions and anxieties of modern existence than to find a sweet, rustic cabin in the woods to rest in? This adorable, rough-hewn bungalow, nestled away in a grove of galax and shady birches, accommodates 2 people and contains a fully equipped kitchenette.  

This quaint cottage is centrally located just off the trail from Laurel Lodge to the dining hall.

Cost: $99/day

Each cabin features:

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Bathroom with a shower

  • Fully equipped kitchenette

  • Linens and towels included

  • Gas Fireplace


Galax Glade

This modest, yet soulful cottage is located across from the Dining Hall yet giving you the feeling of complete privacy.  The winding Red Trail head begins right of the front porch and offers panoramic views of the Black Mountain range.

Enjoy the sounds of the stream flowing nearby as you sip your coffee on the porch, and quietly connect with God.

Cost: $99/day

Each cabin features:

  • 1 Double Bed

  • 1 Bathroom with a shower

  • Fully equipped kitchenette

  • Linens and towels included


Sourwood Stop

Newly Renovated interior and beautifully located by the creek. 

Cost: $99/day

Each cabin features:

  • Limited kitchenette with coffee maker, hotplate, microwave, toaster, minfridge, utensils, plates, ect.

  • Accommodates 2-3 people

  • 1 Queen bed and 1 sleeper sofa  

  • 1 Bathroom with shower


Prayer Tower

Baptismal Pool

Dean Simpson Family Amphitheater

Red Barn




High Pastures
290 Kings Highway
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714

(828) 682-3138

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