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A retreat and conference center, not a resort - but a wonderful place

We were there for a conference and learning experience. Wildacres' mission is to enhance cultural... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Hank8Raleigh
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Raleigh
Art retreat july 2018

A wonderful place with great staff, great food, and wow desserts. The instructor was talented and... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
nanbluffton
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This is a favorite for many artists. WildAcres Retreat has an impressive amount of wilderness areas near their well kept cabins. They also have fantastic places to hike. I visited WildAcres often while rehearsing for a stage play they allowed us to perform in their wonderful auditorium. It was a real treat and just driving onto the beautiful grounds fills you with a sense of peaceful tranquility.

Date of experience: August 2011
2  Thank Chrissy M
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

My other daughter was at Wildacres for over a week while I was in NC and DC. She LOVED it. She highly recommends it. I cannot tell you how much of that review is based on those running the oboe camp, though.

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Hansfamily
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

I've been attending an "art retreat" here for over 10 years, and I always look forward to the beautiful setting. This is a nonprofit retreat center that rents out to nonprofit groups, and it can't be beat as far as value is concerned. In October the views are a spectacular red, yellow and orange with the fall leaves. The rooms are dorm-like, with private bathrooms. No keys to the doors, and there is no AC (but it isn't needed usually because of the mountain air.) No phones or internet, which makes for a great retreat. Food is served family style in the dining room, and the main lodge has huge fireplace which is wonderful on cold evenings. The food is NOT gourmet, but it is plentiful and filling, and there is almost always a nice salad bar. There are a number of cabins that are set up to serve as painting studios, meeting places, and kilns; the auditorium has great acoustics for musicians. There isn't a lot of bells and whistles, but that is what makes it perfect as a retreat!

Date of experience: October 2011
7  Thank DelArtist
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