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Meals at Refreshing Mountain

You will find delicious, buffet style meals in our newly remodeled Dining Hall, which has a capacity of 320 guests. Enjoy a hot bar at each meal, comprised of 2 main entrees plus an offering of side dishes. A cold bar is available at each meal, serving fresh fruit, cereal and yogurt at breakfast, and a full salad bar for lunch and dinner. Your group will have reserved seating and custom meal times, allowing you to dine together and to minimize wait times and congestion.

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We have a menu request form that your group can submit as part of the retreat planning process. Although we cannot guarantee that we will serve the items that you request, we will give consideration to your requests and accommodate them whenever possible.

Click here to complete your menu request form for your retreat.

A typical breakfast menu may include some of the following
  • Hot Bar:
    • Scrambled eggs with bacon and cheese
    • Sausage
    • Pancakes
    • Pastries
    • Home Fries
    • Oatmeal
  • Cold Bar:
    • Fresh Fruit- Bananas Apples
    • Yogurt
    • Cereal
    • Bagels and Bread (with a toaster)

 

A typical lunch menu may include some of the following
  • Hot Bar:
    • Teriyaki Stir Fry over Rice
    • Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Sausages
    • Chicken Salad
    • Beef BBQ
    • French Fries or chips
    • Macaroni & Cheese
    • A casserole
    • Soup
  • Cold Bar:
    • Full Salad Bar
    • Veggies & Dip
    • Sliced Pickles
    • Apples & Bananas
    • Crackers & Cheese

 

A typical dinner menu may include some of the following
  • Hot Bar:
    • Chicken or Beef Tacos
    • Fried Fish
    • Green Beans
    • Roast Ham
    • Roast Beef
    • White Rice
    • Au gratin Potatoes
    • California Blend Vegetables
    • Dinner Rolls
  • Cold Bar:
    • Full Salad Bar
    • Veggies & Dip
    • Crackers & Cheese
    • Sliced Pickles
    • Dessert:
      • Assorted pies
      • Ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream
      • Cheese Cake

 

Refreshing Mountain also hosts banquets, company picnics, and wedding receptions. Click here to see our banquet menu list.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your group has guests attending that may have Dietary limitations (i.e. food allergies, diabetic, vegetarian and/or vegan, etc), it is recommended that these guests plan to bring food along to supplement what RMC will provide. There is access to a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and sink in the Dining Area that they are welcome to access for storing/preparing supplemental food. While it is our goal to serve all guests well, RMC cannot guarantee that we can meet the needs of specific dietary limitations, due to the large volume of guests that we serve, as well as the “oft-specific” preparation that is required in many of these cases. Prior to your group’s arrival, please be sure to talk to Guest Services about special menu accommodations that may be needed for your group. We will gladly provide a specific menu for you 1-2 weeks prior to your event so that you can determine if supplementary food will be necessary, and while you are onsite, we can also provide ingredient lists for any menu item being served.

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Storm Repair Update

Refreshing Mountain Storm Repair Update

March 21 (9:20 AM):

Happy Spring! We sure are feeling it up here, with the warm temperatures and renewed life all around.

  • Activities Status:
    • As of Monday our Challenge Adventure Zipline passed all necessary inspections and tests and is officially back up and running! Thanks to Treetop Quest and our crew, these ziplines are back to their prime condition- just under 4 weeks after they were damaged.
    • We anticipate the Aerial Excursion Zipline to be available come March 31. Stay posted!

To check our Zipline Tour availability and make a reservation, click here!

March 16 (4:40 PM):

Despite the 17 inches of fresh powder, we are working on our ziplines and giant swing.

  • Activities Status: Today they were able to reset guide cables on our Giant Swing. We are performing the necessary inspections, tests, and expect to have this activity open by early next week.

March 10 (8:00 AM):

We received three inches of snow and expect another few inches in the upcoming week but that's not stopping our crew!

  • Activities Status: New poles arrived and our crews are hard at work setting anchors for the guidelines that stabilize the zipline poles on the closed courses. We are ahead of schedule!
  • Zipline Bookings: Speaking of schedules are open online and booking is live, click here!

March 7 (10:40 AM):

The rain has slowed and crews are hard at work.

  • Activities Status: Our zipline builder and inspector gave the go ahead to open our Flying V and High Ropes course! Schedules are open online and booking is live, click here!
  • Forest Recovery: The past week we have been trimming branches from downed trees and prepping them for loggers to come in and remove. At this point conservative estimates are 50-60 trees have been recovered and more to address as we get past the initial border of our forest lines.

March 6 (12:00 PM):

This past weekend we hosted 200+ people with our overnight retreats. The weather was cold, but we accomplished more work and are excited about the progress.

  • Facility status: Thanks to Meadow Valley Electric (MVE) Group our solar panels have been inspected and repaired and are up and running.
  • Activities status: Today we have an inspector from our zipline builder, Climbworks, here to inspect and evaluate our ziplines. We should have a projection of when our zipline tours will reopen in the next few days.

We expect more great news, stay posted!

March 1 (4:00 PM):

The rain impeded us from completing some of our outdoor projects today, but none the less much was accomplished.

  • Parking status: Cleared all parking areas of downed trees and limbs.
  • Activity status: We restored our sling shot and archery areas and ensured the nature center critters and farm animals will be ready this weekend. In addition the climbing tower and climbing wall will be fully operational as well!

Feb 28 (4:00PM):

  • Communication status: Minutes ago our communication lines were restored. Email and phone lines are now operational. We can now begin returning your calls!
  • Building status: All damaged roofs have been weatherproofed and are scheduled for permanent repair.
  • Activity status: We will have pedal carts and teambuilding in full operation this weekend, with more to come!

Our staff along with contractors have been working tirelessly campus wide to clear debris and begin repairs. We are extremely grateful for our neighbors who have given their time and energy. We are extremely thankful for how God continues to provide. We look forward to the days to come and our retreats this weekend!

Feb 27 (4:00 PM):

Around 3:30 on Saturday February 25th, a major wind storm hit Northern Lancaster County and significantly impacted Refreshing Mountain. We sustained damage to several buildings as well as our Ziplines / adventure activities. Nevertheless, we are so thankful to God that no one was hurt during the storm. Also, we are grateful that so many people in the community are helping with cleanup and repair. Our Retreat Center ( lodging, meals, Recreation) is still open and ready to host the many groups scheduled over the next few weeks. But our Ziplines and other adventure activities are temporarily closed as we inspect, assess, and repair. We hope to have everything back up and running within the next few weeks.

Click here to read our press release regarding the storm and repair efforts

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