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First Baptist Church of Durham is privileged to own this retreat in the mountains of North Carolina.

The Rand Cottage is located in the town of Ridgecrest, fifteen miles east of Asheville on Interstate 40, about 3 ½ hours west of Durham.

Purchased in the 1940’s, this facility has enabled our members to attend conferences at the Ridgecrest Conference Center for many years, and has served as a place of retreat for Bible For Life classes, Youth Groups, and families for many generations.

This 7-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home accommodates 24+ guests and is reserved for use by church members and their visitors only.

A team of church members spends several weekends annually on regular maintenance,  making the cottage a comfortable place of retreat, They also oversee fee schedules and usage policies in accordance with the Rand Cottage Policies document.

To make reservations email or call the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 33.

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