The Retreat Center
Icthus Ministries' Retreat Center is much more than a destination; we are a place of experiences. Our staff specializes in providing activities, fellowship and teaching as led by the Lord for each group and each individual. Most importantly, we create an atmosphere where each guest can develop a heart that draws them closer to God.
We look forward to hosting your group.
Icthus has accommodations for 26 girls and 29 guys in a dormitory style facility. Each dorm is equipped with 3 showers, 2 toilets, 2 lavatories on the girl's side and 3 lavatories on the boy's side. Dorm beds are military double deck bunks with 6" memory foam mattresses. There is also one bedroom with a private bath and a full size bed. You need to furnish your linens, pillows, blankets, and all personal items. We offer a large kitchen featuring 2 ranges and 2 refrigerators. It is well equipped with big pots, pans, skillets, utensils and an ice machine.
Our goal is to provide top-notch facilities at the most economical price. Furnishings are nice and in keeping with a rustic mountain house. Meetings are often held in our spacious den which has a stone fireplace. Adjoining is a 20' x 30' dining area. There is an 18"X 48" outdoor charcoal grill and a 20' x 100' deck. Any special equipment desired should be brought by the campers. Basically, we rent you our facility and you provide the cooks, food, paper products, etc.
Our costs are as follows:
10 to 35 persons: $16 per person, per night
36 to 50 persons: $15 per person, per night
Minimum of 10 persons or $160.
All groups using the Retreat Center are required to pay a $150 cleaning fee.
Deposits confirm all reservations.
Thank you for your interest in our retreat facility.
Please help us be good stewards of the ministry to which God has called us. You can do this by letting your "yes be yes" and your "no be no" when you make a reservation. In the past we have had six to ten groups a year who have scheduled a two to five day retreat only to call at the last minute and cancel. Since we host one group as a time, this translates into many lives that miss out on an opportunity to receive a touch from Jesus, and many days that His place is not used.
Whether this is your first time or your hundredth time with us, we ask that you would be diligent about sending in your deposit within ten working days of your reservation. We strongly suggest that the deposit come from your "retreaters" so that they have a personal investment in their time here.
We believe in the "spirit of the law" rather than the "letter of the law". If more time is needed to raise funds for your retreat, we will gladly work with you. Please communicate your needs to us. Your cooperation in this area will help us keep everyone's cost to a minimum.
Please click the name of any of the forms below to download a printable form in PDF (Portable Document Format).
Icthus Confirmation Form
Use this form to send in with your deposit check with details of your stay at Icthus.
What to bring, what not to bring, etc.
Whitewater Rafting Info
How to prepare for a great and safe rafting trip.
App Rivers Release Form
Waiver of release and liability for all trips booked with Appalachian Rivers Raft Co.
Cataloochee Ski Area
Located mile high in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we are the home of "Great Skiing in the Great Smokies!" One of the first areas in the region to open each season, we are committed to making your skiing and snowboarding experience the best it can be. We utilize one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast and offer 100% snowmaking on 16 lighted slopes including the Cat Cage Terrain Park. With a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something for everyone. Plan your Great Skiing in the Great Smokies vacation today at Cataloochee...where we're all about the FUN!
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
We are located in the heart of Bryson City, North Carolina. Your journey begins in Bryson City! Our scenic rail excursions takes you from our historic depot through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. Our variety of train excursions and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories with your friends and families! Dine in our First Class Cars with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola! Step on board for your next rail adventure! Group reservations: 800-872-4681 option 3
Nantahala Village Stables
The Nantahala Village Resort and Spa is privileged to be in relationship with two horse stables in the area, The Nantahala Village Stables located on site, and Lonesome Dove Stables in Robbinsville. Catering to all groups and sizes from singles, families, church groups, and special needs children, riders will experience a scenic adventure through sundry parts of the Nantahala National Forest. Through horses, nature, and leisure, our desire is to provide an unforgettable experience.
Bryson City Bicycles
Bryson City Bicycles offers bike rentals, sales and repairs in downtown Bryson City. Step inside and you'll find personalized fittings, daily and weekly rentals, parts and accessories, gift items, books, maps, trail information, kids' products and more. BCB supports a strong and healthy community through bicycling and local involvement. Our hours of operation are 10-6 on Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday so we can fish for trout.
Wildwater Rafting Ltd.
Contact Trey Barnett at 864-710-6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep Creek Lodge & Creekside Tubing
Contact Rod & Naomi at 828-488-2587
To schedule a date with us, call (828) 507-1315 or (828) 488-0553.