The Black Mountain Retreat Center sits amidst plenty of wide open spaces as well as dense forest, so you can make time for the great outdoors whether you prefer sun or shade. Far from the highways, away from major flight-paths, there is little to disturb the peace of this beautiful place. As you sit or walk, notice how the loudest noise is often just the sound of a large bird’s wings sweeping through the clear air. Lower down, it might be the buzz of the humming-bird. Breathe deeply… this is some of the purest air you will find anywhere.