Driving Directions


Safe Travels!


Mountain Quilt Camps will be held at the Holston Presbytery Camp and Retreat Center, 6993 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC. 

Please use these driving directions as they will keep you off the most curvy of our mountain roads.  

From points West (Johnson City, Jonesborough, Elizabethton, Kingsport) - 45 minutes from Elizabethton

Take I-26 to Exit 24, turn towards Elizabethton,, TN.  Follow 321 through Elizabethton, turn right onto US 19E / US 321 toward Roan Mountain.  Follow 19E approx. 22 miles, through Hampton, Roan Mountain and Elk Park. 1 mile outside Elk Park turn left at Time Square Diner onto Hwy 194 and drive 7 miles to the light in Banner Elk. Turn right and drive 0.5 mile and turn right onto Hickory Nut Gap Road crossing a small bridge. Drive 1 mile to the camp entrance on the right.


From points North (Bristol, Abingdon, Mountain City) - 45 minutes from Mountain City

-  Take I-81 to Exit 19.  Take US58 East 11 miles, to Damascus.  In Damascus, turn right on VA 91S / US 58E.  Stay on VA/TN 91 for 13 miles.  Turn left on US 421 South in Mountain City.  Follow US 421S 22 miles to Boone, NC.  At first traffic light entering Boone, turn right on NC 105 Bypass, go 2  miles.  Turn right on NC 105 S, follow 14 miles to Tynecastle Junction.  Turn right on NC 184, follow 3.8 miles.  Turn left on Hickory Nut Gap Road, go 1.1 miles.  Entrance is on the right past the lake. 


From points EAST (Wilkesboro NC, Greensboro NC) - 25 minutes from Boone

-   Take US421 W to Boone, NC.  In Boone, turn left on NC 105 Ext / US 221.  Follow NC 105 S, 14 miles to Tynecastle Junction.  Turn right on NC 184, follow 3.8 miles.  Turn left on Hickory Nut Gap Road, go 1.1 miles.  Entrance is on the right past the lake. 


From point South (Asheville, Waynesville, Sylva, Atlanta)  - 2 hours from Asheville.

- Take I-40 East to Exit 73.  At the bottom of the ramp bear left onto Catawba River Rd for 100 yards, then turn left on S Catawba Ave, go .5 miles, turn right on US 70 East.  Follow US 70E 10 miles.  Turn left on US221 North to Linville, follow 35 miles.  At the traffic light in Linville, turn right, go .5 miles, then turn left onto NC 105.  Follow NC 105N 4 miles to Tynecastle Junction.  Turn left on NC 184, follow 3.8 miles.  Turn left on Hickory Nut Gap Road, go 1.1 miles.  Entrance is on the right past the lake.   (Note:  If the weather is nice the Blue Ridge Parkway is an excellent alternate route - check with http://maps.nps.gov/blri/road-closures/ for real time road closures.)

The MapQuest option below will get you to the entrance of the retreat center, but may take "the scenic way".  If you need GPS coordinates, try  36.147 N  and  -81.882 W.

Get Directions To:
6993 Hickory Nut Gap Rd
Banner Elk NC 28604
USA