40th Anniversary Event – Travel, Lodging, & Meals

Hotel rooms at Ridgecrest are sold out! Our team is working on securing a room block at nearby hotels to give you the best room rates possible. Please check back in a few days for where to book your rooms.
Meals will still be provided by Ridgecrest Conference Center. Please call them at 800.588.7222 between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm EST, Monday – Friday to reserve your meal package. The meal package is only $65 for (5) meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast.

Flying In? 

We recommend flying into the Asheville Regional Airport. Ridgecrest Conference Center is a short 30 minute drive from the airport. Transportation to the Conference Center will not be provided. It will be your responsibility to rent a car, call an Uber, or catch a ride with a friend. 


Ridgecrest is located 15 miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, on Interstate 40 at Exit 66. The Conference center is approximately 30 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport.

Physical Address

1 Ridgecrest Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 

Driving Distance From
  • Atlanta, GA – 3.5 hours
  • Birmingham, AL – 6 hours
  • Charlotte, NC – 2 hours
  • Cincinnati, OH – 6 hours
  • Columbia, SC – 2.5 hours
  • Jacksonville, FL – 7 hours
  • Knoxville, TN – 2 hours
  • Louisville, KY – 5.5 hours
  • Memphis, TN – 8 hours
  • New York, NY – 10.5 hours
  • Orlando, FL – 10 hours
  • Washington, DC – 7.5 hours
Airline Travel