Mount Sequoyah | Vision
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Vision

Mount Sequoyah has provided visitors with a truly unique space to celebrate and connect with people, land, and spirit since 1922. We look forward to seeing this special property into a new era of vitality and sustainability—mindful of its history, land and nearly a century of memories made—so we can remain a vital resource for the community.

 

Consider Mount Sequoyah reflective of a great neighbor: a community-facing and welcoming front porch, a convivial dining table to gather and entertain, and a backyard to escape and relax.

Our History

A Road to the Mountain Top

Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center was founded in 1922 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as a summer retreat, spiritual center and faith-based training facility west of the Mississippi River. The city of Fayetteville pledged 400 acres, $35,000 in seed money, connections to all city utilities and construction of a road to the mountain top.

Today, Mount Sequoyah honors its history as a community gathering space, open and welcoming to all for booking a relaxing escape, planning an event on the beautiful grounds, or taking advantage of our seasonal recreation programming.

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The New Era

We are breathing new life into the halls of our historic buildings. We’re proud to be laying the groundwork for sustainable growth while giving back to the tapestry of good in our community. Our initial steps in this process:

At the beginning stages of developing property-wide design guidelines that inform and inspire a rich and cohesive experience for everyone who sets foot on these grounds. This includes everything from architectural standards to way-finding and identity.

Implementing site improvements in phases, including historic building restoration, better infrastructure for special events, such as weddings, celebrations, and business gatherings.

Providing a truly unique and inspiring work environment. New tenant spaces are being opened to entrepreneurs, artists, and nonprofits. In addition we are repositioning flexible conference rooms and meeting spaces for group booking.

The Road Ahead

You’ll find, there’s a Mount Sequoyah vibe that has inspired a century of visitors. And we aim to keep it that way. We are a neighbor and a vital resource to the community, we hope to protect and enhance this vibrant relationship and unique site for generations to come.

A flourishing arts scene. As students of life and advocates of the arts and education, we will strengthen our community enrichment programming to include a lecture platform, writers and artists residencies, continuing education for adults and experiential learning for children, and an annual concert series, to name a few.

More space to play. Activate our existing recreation and nature trail corridor to include community park area, year round pool usage and more robust swimming and tennis programming for adults and children. Outdoor studio for refreshments, bike repairs, equipment rentals, and camp management.

Meet, gather and celebrate. Bring in local partners with hospitality concepts that surprise and delight, tailored to our unique Mount Sequoyah scene. This may include a restaurant, grab and go, coffeehouse, or small corner store stocked with essentials for guests and passersby.

A beautiful place to be. Our 32-acre property has long been celebrated as a unique historical landmark for its architectural heritage, rich traditions and tranquil green space. We’re committed to enhancing that enduring appeal through green space preservation and a property wide walkway program.

Questions?

We would love to connect.