aerial fall view


Revel in the beautiful drive along the scenic winding road carved through the resplendent Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Printable Directions

Download a PDF of turn-by-turn directions, including landmarks.


The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: 800-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (address above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.


Click on Directions to open the map in Google Maps

Directions from the East, West, and North

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Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:

  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)


The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. Reservations are required; book online here.
Please confirm shuttle times coordinate with your travel plans.

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National, and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.


It is often possible to take an Uber from the Charlotte airport to the Center—which can be very cost-effective when traveling with friends or family. Note Uber is rarely an option for return trips to Charlotte due to limited availability in our area. Please visit Reception for a list of local transportation options.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25 am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6:00 pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.


639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.