FAQs

Mount Sequoyah Center, Inc. is different and we find people have a lot of questions. We hope to answer a few of them here, so that when you arrive you can do what you came here to do, whether that is to relax, to work, or to entertain or play.

What is Mount Sequoyah Center?

We are a non-profit community center where all are welcome to enjoy our grounds. We have a beautiful campus in the heart of Fayetteville with lodging, dining, event, meeting, and recreation space for the community and visitors. We also offer a range of recreation programs including youth day camps, swim team & coached lap swimming, tennis lessons, and more! Our Creative Spaces wing hosts over 50 resident artists as well as hosting seasonal concerts & shows. 

How do I make a reservation?

It is pretty easy!  You can fill out an inquiry form on this website or email stay@mountsequoyah.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.  If time is of the essence, call 479-443-4531.  Unfortunately, we are unable to take reservations online at this time.

What do I need to bring for my stay?

Mount Sequoyah provides all towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, and soap. However, we do not supply shampoo. We have a limited number of hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, and a few other necessary items. There is nearby access to a dirt hiking and biking trail, bring your hiking shoes.  Our pool is open May through September and guests are welcome to swim, so bring your swimsuits, too!

Do rooms have a microwave and fridge?

No, our motel style cottage rooms do not, but we do have a few on campus that can be reserved and placed in your room.  The houses and halls do have full sized refrigerators and microwaves.

Do the buildings have wifi access and are they heated and cooled?

Yes to all! We were built in 1922, but we didn’t stay there!

Is alcohol allowed on campus?

Yes!  Event insurance must be purchased and presented to us prior to your event or you must hire an insured bartender to serve.

Can we use an outside caterer?

Our executive chef is wonderful and we think you’ll think so too.  We do understand if you would like to use another caterer, however, a fee will be charged for some events.  

Is the pool open to the public?

All overnight guests to Mount Sequoyah have access to the pool. If you are staying on campus with a large group, please arrange a time to use the pool with the main office.

Community members may purchase memberships to the pool on a monthly and daily basis. Guests and members must check the pool schedule before planning to swim at the pool because open swim hours vary due to swim team and meets, swim lessons, summer camps, and private parties.

What services will be provided during my stay?

We like to give you your space when you stay at Mount Sequoyah.  Our housekeeping staff won’t come into your room unless you ask us to.  If towels need to be replaced, just leave outside your door. Trash will be picked up in the same manner.

Location/Directions:

Address: 150 N Skyline Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701

The address listed above is for the entire 32 acres of Mount Sequoyah. To get to the main office, drive through the main gates of Mount Sequoyah and look for the Dining Hall up the hill. The office is across the parking lot from the Dining Hall.

There are 3 entrances to Mount Sequoyah, so it is possible to enter through one of these and get turned around. Don’t hesitate to call the office for help navigating your way to the main office. Also, don’t be afraid to enter through the main gate – they should always be open!

**If you are arriving in a charter or school bus, please do not take Dogwood to get to Mount Sequoyah. We have had buses get stuck on this residential road. Please make sure you are taking Assembly or Maple from Mission/HWY45.

Is Mount Sequoyah a non-profit? Is it associated with a religious organization?

Mount Sequoyah is an independent non-profit. While it was founded in 1922 by the Methodist Episcopal Church as “a summer retreat, spiritual center and faith-based facility west of the Mississippi River,” today it is non-religious and welcomes all people to come and experience its beautiful grounds and relaxing ambiance.

Who is Mount Sequoyah’s average visitor?

Mount Sequoyah is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all. The average visitor to Mount Sequoyah, therefore, is any person/group seeking a comfortable meeting space and retreat center with a thoughtful staff and uniquely peaceful atmosphere.

Is Mount Sequoyah committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)?

Absolutely! Mount Sequoyah welcomes people from every culture, social network, and community to come and experience all that its campus has to offer. In recent years, Mount Sequoyah’s leadership has made a concerted effort to not only welcome all but to take time to listen to the concerns of marginalized and underrepresented groups. DEI initiatives are at the heart of Mount Sequoyah’s mission.

How can I know that Mount Sequoyah is a “safe space” to host my group/event?

Mount Sequoyah welcomes all people. We are committed to making all our visitors feel safe, respected, and cared for. If you have concerns, or insights that may help Mount Sequoyah better serve its guests in the future, we want to know (Email us here)! We are committed to learning and doing the work necessary to support our visitors and make their Mount Sequoyah experience great.

Is Mount Sequoyah LGBTQ+ affirming?

Yes! We welcome all, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

How is Mount Sequoyah involved in the surrounding community?

Since becoming an independent non-profit in 2016, Mount Sequoyah has had a renewed focus on being “a living and breathing member of our community.” What we mean by this is that we want to not only be a meeting space in a community, but a meeting space made up of, and for, our community. We recognize that in the past we have failed to embrace all members of our community well. Today, Mount Sequoyah is actively seeking input from underrepresented and minority communities to understand their unique perspectives and how we can serve them better. We understand that a key part of serving underrepresented people is giving them a seat at the table. Mount Sequoyah aims to be a center of community for all the people of Northwest Arkansas and its surrounding areas.