Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains near Asheville, NC, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a full-service conference center situated on 1200 acres of woodland beautified by mountain streams, wildflowers, ridges, valleys, and spectacular views.
We will have Weatherford Hall entirely for our group! The hall includes three floors with 40 rooms total that can sleep up to 80+ dancers comfortably (2-3 per room). Each room has two regular beds (1 small double, 1 single); separate sink, shower, and toilet; and a dresser, desk, and chairs. The rooms do not have AC, but the windows can be opened.
There's a full dining hall and commercial kitchen. The dining hall can seat up to 80+ folks. (We can add additional tables to the common area as needed.) There's a wonderful common area with a fireplace for gathering, visiting, crafts, fun & games, or anything else we want. The outside deck has picnic tables and will be a perfect gathering spot for our singers and outdoor meals, weather permitting.
There are two activity rooms that are perfect for smaller gatherings, particularly for rehearsals for our musicians and singers.
While Weatherford Hall is little further from the dance gym, you will be walking mostly across the Blue Ridge Center Parking lot on a gradual incline. NOTE: The dance gym, a historic 100-year-old building, does not have any plumbing, so changes in the dance gym itself are not an option.) We will need to keep the same arrangement as last year, with a lighted path to the bathrooms in the second gym.