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Mountain Top is the perfect place for church groups to retreat to, as well as a place for full-time ministry families to grow closer to Christ and closer to each other.


It can be a life changing experience when you use one of our christian based life-enriching resources. Schedule one of our speakers to implement teaching sessions*, or use our self-guided video programs on your own.


* The subjects we will offer will be posted when we get closer to our re-opening date.

Mountain Top Experience's season generally runs from April through December each year.


Mountain Top Experience is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 by Martin and Joy Haymond. Their vision was to have a place for people to bond together while experiencing the majesty of God's creations in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.





Things to do at Mountain Top

  • Schedule to have a speaker teach a bible-based curriculum.
  • Use one of our self-guided christian video programs.
  • Hike our mountain trails.

  • Sing and tell stories around a roaring campfire.

  • Relax on the breezy wrap-around deck at the House of Joy and enjoy the gorgeous mountain views.

  • Explore the mountain streams.

  • Play outdoor games, including tether-ball, ladder-ball, corn hole toss and horse shoe.

  • Check out our collection of family-oriented books, games and movies.

  • Use our video-based Christian curriculum or have a speaker come to implement Christian studies for you and your group.

Off-site Activities

  • Horseback Riding

  • Fishing

  • Rafting

  • Zip-lining
  • Shopping in historic downtown Waynesville
  • Exploring nearby Smoky Mountain National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Spend time in popular nearby cities and towns, such as Asheville or Cherokee.

This video journals the experience of a group of young men having their summer retreat at the House of Joy.

Courtesy of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Raleigh, NC.

Mountain Top Experience

73 Solid Rock Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785 

Phone: 828-400-2317