Rustic Tranquility In The Blue Ridge Mountains

Come experience Golden Valley, NC- Our private retreat center offers guests a unique off the grid experience focusing on the serenity that nature provides. Located on a private 550 acre parcel, take a step out of the grind and hustle and bustle of everyday life. Connect with friends and experience the great outdoors with a variety of on site activities including: private lake, hiking trails, tennis, basketball, archery, fishing, canoeing, paddle boards, horse shoes, movie theater, pool table and much more.

Several outdoor amphitheaters and private lodge buildings allow for multiple meetings/entertainment to happen simultaneously around the property and create private spaces for gatherings up to 50 people.

The lakeside pavilion is the perfect place for an outdoor event with soft lighting, power and bathroom facilities, guests can relax and  enjoy all that the lake has to offer.

The main lodge is equipped with a full commercial kitchen and seating for 225, full wrap around porch with 180 degree mountain views, large stone fireplace and lake view. A/V equipment and movie screen also allow for any presentation needs you may have.

Lodging is available for up to 250 guests- more available via remote tent camping sites as well.

Conveniently located two miles away from our distillery- tours and tastings of Defiant Whisky are available to all guests over the age of 21.