Come to Mountain Top for your next getaway! All are welcome: Individuals looking for a beautiful, serene place to hide away, or families who crave a place to grow together. Mountain Top is the perfect place for church groups to retreat, as well as for family reunions.


Make it a life changing experience by taking advantage 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 season at Mountain Top Experience runs each year from April 1 through November 10.


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

  • Hike the self-guided mountain trails.

  • Enjoy 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 tetherball, ladderball, and corn hole toss.

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

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 retreating at the House of Joy. Courtesy of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Raleigh, NC.

Our Partners in Christ

In their online podcasts, Laureen & Tony Giorgio share their life stories of hope

and encouragement through their faith in Jesus Christ.You too can find peace, joy, and victory in life. It's not about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain, with Jesus as your umbrella.

Mountain Top Experience   *   73 Solid Rock Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785   *   Phone: 828-400-2317  *