RegisterNestled on 28 acres in the countryside of western North Carolina between Asheville and Charlotte, CIT’s Retreat Center offers an ideal site for a variety of meetings and retreats including training sessions, staff retreats, youth retreats, team building activities, board meetings, and personal or family get-aways.


We are close to the mountains as well as many scenic and tourist attractions so you can use CIT as your base and have fun exploring the area.

With several meeting rooms available, we are ideal for groups of 5 to 50 people. If a personal or family retreat is what you have in mind, we have family-friendly accommodations and playgrounds available.

You can organize and plan your own retreat or let us do it for you. Our staff may be available to speak or facilitate your meetings, so just let us know how we can serve you.


CIT’s main mission is to train workers for cross-cultural life and ministry, so some weeks our campus and accommodations may be full of trainees. However, we have many opportunities throughout the year to host your family or group so contact CIT for your next retreat, conference, or meeting.



Admin building

Houses the training center offices, main classroom with a capacity for around 50, depending on the set up, and five conference/break-out rooms.

There are three different housing complexes.


The Student Center (ping-pong, pool, fuseball), volley ball court, picnic pavilion (tables, grill, fire pit), and an outdoor swimming pool.

All buildings have central heat and air and may be used year-round.


[one-half class=”alignleft”]Debbie Wagner, Event Coordinator
CIT Retreat Center
PO Box 250

Union Mills, NC 28167
Phone: 828-287-8996 x 248
Email: [email protected][/one-half][one-half class=”alignright”]

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