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2017 CMDA National Convention

Venue Information

LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center
P.O. Box 128
Ridgecrest, NC 28770
800-588-7222 (Reservations)
828-669-8022 (Main Number)

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Asheville, North Carolina, rests the tranquil LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center. Natural stone buildings and thick mountain laurel create a restful charm throughout the campus. The sunrises are spectacular, with ambient colors reflecting off the mountain mist. Ridgecrest’s beautiful 1,300 acre campus climbs from valley to mountaintop, offering elegant comfort in guest lodging and meeting space.

Ridgecrest provides a wide variety of lodging choices, from deluxe hotel rooms to RV camping sites. Mountain Laurel’s lodging space offers the best in guest accommodations including telephones with voicemail messaging systems, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, and easily accessible dataports to stay within an e-mail’s reach of your office. An inviting lobby area provides a warm place of fellowship for guests to get acquainted or to discuss the day’s events.

Ridgecrest is less concerned about keeping you in touch with the nightly news than we are about keeping you excited about the Good News of Jesus Christ. Televisions are intentionally not included within the guest rooms at Ridgecrest. However, they are available in some of Ridgecrest’s lobbies and other group fellowship areas.

Room rates (Mountain Laurel - Deluxe Rooms)
$99.00 - Per room per night

Room rates (Standard Rooms)
$74.00 - Per room per night

RV Sites (50 - 75 feet long)

Special Student Lodging
CMDA has reserved several rooms in the Walnut Lodge for students. Each room has two sets of bunk beds and one queen bed. The cost per person is $75 for Thursday through Saturday nights (no discount for fewer nights). In order to put your name on the rooming list, please call Melinda Mitchell directly at 423-844-1013.

Meal Packages
Thursday Dinner - Sunday Breakfast - $93 per person
Purchase your meal ticket at the time you make your hotel reservations.

Cut-off Date for group rate
April 17, 2017

Off Campus Guests
Individuals staying off-site and coming on campus just for the meeting will be charged $25.00 per person as a day guest fee. This is a fee charged by Ridgecrest and is in addition to the CMDA Registration fee.

Call 1-800-588-7222, and mention Christian Medical & Dental Associations to receive the guaranteed room rate.