Montreat is a small resort town and home to the Montreat Conference Center. In the winter it is a very quiet and secluded little town. The fall colors of the area make it a perfect destination to enjoy the season and it is 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Summer time is the ultimate family environment with organized activities and groups for kids of all ages. Black Mountain is 3 miles away with restaurants, music venues, and retail. Downtown Asheville and the Biltmore house are a 20 minute drive away.