Hotel check-in is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bethea Welcome Center which is on your left as you enter the conference center at the main entrance on N. Lakeshore Drive. If arriving after 5:00 p.m., you will need to check in at the Lambuth Inn front desk. The planned activities may be altered because of weather, trail, or road conditions as the Group Leader deems necessary.
After you have your room assignment, join us at the Road Scholar table in the Lambuth Inn hotel lobby to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing the up-to-date schedule that reflects any changes, other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Remember to bring your name-tag (sent previously).
In the hotel dining room, the dinner buffet offers choices of two meat entrees, two vegetables, a starch option, salad bar and varied desserts, including sugar-free and gluten-free options. Beverage choices include coffee, hot tea, water, iced tea and lemonade. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains of western North Carolina.
Orientation and group social. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. This is a Road Scholar Retreats program. Our programming at Retreat locations includes opportunities for light morning exercise, interaction with members of the local community, a farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, and evening entertainment. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.