Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Greybeard Mountain, Montreat is a quiet mountain cove community. Montreat has zero commercial development and is proud that they don’t have a single traffic light. Located less than 30 minutes from Asheville, and 5 minutes from Black Mountain, it’s a great place to find a home for people working in the Asheville area who are looking for a slower home life.
The Montreat Conference Center hosts year-round religious conferences and the facility includes a hotel, several guest lodges, a 2,000 seat stone auditorium, a craft center, child care center, children’s park, and abundant hiking trails.
Montreat is also home to Montreat College, a four-year liberal arts, Christ-centered, college. The College brings many events to the community such as plays, symphonies, sporting events, community art festivals, and more.
Restaurants Near Montreat
This delicious breakfast joint is located just 6 minutes from Montreat in Black Mountain. Off the beaten path of Main Street, the blue and white house with wrap around porches beckons you to sit in the shade of the trees and enjoy some traditional southern cuisine with a local and modern twist.
Also located in Black Mountain, this quaint and cozy cafe - located across from the post office - is a unique blend of Argentinean and French cuisine. Their crepes and tamales are mouth watering! Stop in and see why the locals can’t stop talking about them!
Offering everything from bar food to sophisticated seafood dishes, this Black Mountain staple is a no-brainer! They proudly serve local produce, baked goods, and brews from the Asheville area.