Ridgecrest Conference Center



Driving: Ridgecrest is located about 12 miles east of Asheville off of Interstate 40. Interstate 26 also intersects in Asheville. We are located in the middle of the Northeast and Southeast Corridors of the United States at 1 Tupper Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

Ridgecrest is located 17 miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, on Interstate 40, Exit 66, approximately 30 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport and 18 miles from the Asheville Bus Station.

Driving Directions
The drive to Ridgecrest is absolutely beautiful through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

1. From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest). 
2. Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue .2 mi
3. Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 1 mi
4. Ridgecrest is on the Left

*Please note: Physical address does not work in most GPS systems and mapping programs, please use the turn by turn directions provided above. The GPS Coordinates of Ridgecrest are 35 degrees 37' 16.36" N. by 82 degrees 16'38.03" W.


 *Asheville Regional Airport (AVL):
Airlines servicing the AVL Regional Airport are:  Delta, US Airways/American, Allegiant and United.

AVL Website

*Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport (GSP):
Airlines servicing this airport are:  Allegiant, US Airways/American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United.

GSP Website

*Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT):
Airlines servicing this airport are: American Airlines (HUB), United, Delta, Southwest Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue, British Airways, Frontier Airlines, Lufthansa, Hawaiian Airlines, WestJet, South African Airlines, COPA, NetJet, Air Berlin, Qatar Airways, SAS, Finn Air, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Japan Airlines, Emirates, ANA, Qantas Airlines, Iberia Air, KLM Airlines, LAN Airlines, TAM Air

CLT Website

Shuttle at Asheville Regional Airport: Wally's Asheville Transportation Service provides group shuttle pricing for Ridgecrest's Guests in Cars or Vans.  The one way, per person cost (in the same van) to or from the Asheville Regional Airport is below: 

1 Person - $55.00                      2 People - $30.00                    3 people - $25.00
4 people - $20.00                      5 People - $20.00                    6 people - $20.00                7 people - $15.00

If group is scheduling flights, the transportation company will require a list or individual's flight arrival times for arrival day and departure times for the guest's last day.  They can bill the group or guests can pay individually.  An individual form can be provided by Wally's - Asheville Transportation Service for the Group's Event Planner to send to guests electronically.  Reservation and payment should be made directly to the Transportation Company.

Contact for Wally's - Asheville Transportation Service: 
Wallace Hartman
Phone:  828-707-5792 - Reservations
Payment Methods - All Credit Cards or cash

Transportation can also be provided as a group to local attractions such as Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway/Arboretum Tours for spouses, shopping tours or restaurants in Biltmore Village/Downtown Asheville; etc.  Call Wally's - Asheville Transportation Service for rates.

Rental Car

Several car rental agencies are available at the Asheville Airport including Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.