The Site

The Asheville/Black Mountain Area

Just a country mile from the conference center is the town of Black Mountain (population 7,500) with an eclectic offering of shops and bars. Asheville, a major tourist destination, is located 15 minutes to the west. The Asheville Airport is about 25 minutes away. There are direct flights from many U.S. cites. The population of the Asheville area is over 400,000.

The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. Asheville is one of the most welcoming, vibrant cities in America.

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The city also prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville's historic and architecturally diverse heritage remains beautifully preserved. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Asheville is the ultimate playground, with a wide diversity of outdoor adventures and the ideal destination for an active and healthy getaway.

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The Blue Ridge Assembly

Located literally on the side of a mountain in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly conference center offers a uniquely secluded, serene, and quiet setting conducive to relaxation, contemplation, and concentration. Undisturbed by traffic, city noises, air pollution, or even the constant din of televisions, the players will be surrounded by a beauty and unhurried calm that will enhance and deepen their go-playing experience. With all the nostalgic charm of a rustic summer camp yet the amenities of a full service conference center, this special site offers something for everyone.

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