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Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center

KanugaFacilities Aerials2010 KanugaAerial RetouchedTilted WEB 400x600Thinking of making the journey to gather with the herbal women’s community that comes together to learn, celebrate, and connect each fall? Women travel to this wise women herbal conference from both coasts of the countryand everywhere in betweento join the unique sisterhood that is growing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just 30 minutes from the Asheville airport, the conference is placed within a region known for beauty and culture, both historic and progressive. While you’re in the area, consider staying at least one more night nearby and visiting the Malaprop’s Bookstore in downtown Asheville, hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or dancing to live mountain music at the Old Farmer’s Ball.

Nestled on 1,400 peaceful acres in the mountains south of Asheville, just outside the charming town of Hendersonville, our venue is a destination in itself!  Amid mountain vistas, crisp streams and towering pines, Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center includes the pristine 30-acre Kanuga Lake and 20 miles of biodiverse hiking trails through woodlands to wetlands. Appreciating our focus on ecological stewardship and empowerment for a diverse group of women and girls, Kanuga is eager to welcome us back to their beautiful land.

Kanuga offers a wide range of housing options from bunkbeds in lodges and camping, to charming cottages and inn rooms. The variety of accommodations provides something for everyone. 

 Getting There

The Herbal Conference is located at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center, 130 Kanuga Chapel Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Parking is limited. Please carpool or share a ride from your home town (near or far) or the airport you fly into. To connect with others who have a ride to share or are searching for a ride to join, post on our carpooling platform (coming in summer)

  • Driving Directions

    Kanuga is easily accessible via Interstates 26, 40, and 85. If this is your first visit to Kanuga and you will not be using a GPS, we recommend using these directions.

    From Interstate 26
    • Take exit 53 Upward Road toward Hendersonville
    • Turn left on Upward Road, continue 2.5 miles. You will cross over US-176/Spartanburg Hwy (intersection with large Ingles Grocery) onto Highland Lake Road and proceed until the road ends.
    • Turn left on NC-225 South (Greenville Hwy) towards Historic Flat Rock.
    • At the traffic light (just past the Flat Rock Playhouse), turn right on Little River Road and continue for roughly 4 miles until the road ends at a blinking red light. Turn right on Crab Creek Road/Kanuga Road.
    • Take first left onto Kanuga Lake Road (watch for the brown road sign).
    • Proceed to Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center.
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  • Flying into Asheville

    Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), located thirty minutes from Kanuga, offers service on Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit, and United, with daily nonstop service to Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Washington DC and other major hubs. When exiting Asheville Regional Airport take a left onto Airport Road and follow the signs for I-26 East toward Hendersonville. Follow directions for Interstate 26 East.

    Ground Transportation
    Uber, Lyft, and taxi cab services pick up passengers at the Asheville Regional Airport with no reservation needed. If you'd like to make a reservation ahead of time, you could check out this list of car services.

  • Other Regional Airports

    Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP – 1 hr.)
    Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, located one hour from Kanuga, offers service on Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways. Taxi services and major rental car companies are available at the airport terminal. When exiting Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport follow signs for I-85 N. Continue for 14 miles and take exit 70 to merge onto I-26 West towards Asheville, NC. Follow directions for Interstate 26 West.

    Charlotte, NC (CLT – 1 hr. 45 min.)
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport, located one hour and 45 minutes from Kanuga is the largest airport in the region. If flights into Asheville or Greenville-Spartanburg are unavailable we recommend Charlotte as an alternative. When exiting Charlotte Douglas International Airport follow signs for I-85 South towards Gastonia/Spartanburg. You may choose to follow I-85 all the way to I-26 West. Alternatively you can take exit 10b to merge onto US-74 W towards Kings Mountain/Shelby for 56 miles. US-74 merges with I-26 near Columbus, NC. Follow directions for Interstate 26 West.

  • Bus

    Reaching Kanuga by Bus: Greyhound offers service to Asheville, NC, their closest stop to Hendersonville. The bus station is located at 2 Tunnel Road (about 32 miles from Kanuga) and is open 8am - 9pm seven days a week, except holidays. Taxi services and rental car information is available at the station.

 

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