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Retreat Dining & Meals

MEALS AT REFRESHING MOUNTAIN JUST GOT EVEN BETTER…

You will find delicious, buffet style meals in our new state of the art Dining Hall, which has 6 serving lines and a capacity of 350 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.

The atmosphere created by the soft warm lighting and open space will bring a new connection point of fellowship at the table. 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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Refreshing Mountain Retreat Menus

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 during your retreat, we will give consideration to your requests and accommodate them whenever possible.

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
  • Chicken Salad
  • Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Sausages
  • Beef BBQ
  • French Fries or chips
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • A casserole
  • Soup
  • Cold Bar:

  • Full Salad Bar
  • Veggies & Dip
  • Crackers & Cheese
  • Sliced Pickles

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
Dinner Dining Hall Buffet

SNACKS AT REFRESHING MOUNTAIN

Your group arrives later than the meal time but you’re hungry, what will you do? We have options for you! Get that fruit tray, pizza, Ramen, or nachos for an evening snack like you always wanted. Check out our new snack menu options.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

 If your group has guests attending that may have dietary restrictions (i.e. food allergies, diabetic, vegetarian and/or vegan, etc), it is recommended that these guests plan to bring food along to supplement what RM 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, RM cannot guarantee that we can meet the needs of specific dietary restrictions, due to the large volume of guests that we serve, as well as the “often-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.

See Retreat Dining in A Whole New Way

People Love Retreats At Refreshing Mountain

Don’t take our word for it

Karen Spangler Harnish
17:46 27 Sep 21
something for everyone. our family of 14, ranging in age from 7 to 72! loved the 2 escape rooms , ziplining, obstacle course, climbing wall, giant swing, fishing, ... wildlife center, archery.everything top quality, staff all so friendly, kind and great at their jobs. Mark
in the wildlife center was so knowledgeable and his love for reptiles and birds of prey was very obvious. the retreat center is a jewel right here in our county. thanks for a fabulous 50th Anniversary family weekend!!
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FAQs

You have 3 options to consider for snacks.  We can provide them, you are welcome to bring your own, or you can request to have our camp store open for your “snack time”.  Here are some details about each option.

Our snack options. Choose from a variety of snacks- priced and serving size listed for your convenience. Click here to see our snack menu.

Bringing your own snacks.  If you intend to eat the snacks in your meeting room, please plan snacks that are appropriate to the age of your group, keeping in mind that all of our meeting rooms have carpet on the floor (i.e. Red grape juice is not a good drink choice for young children, because spills will stain the carpet). Please be aware that your group will be billed for damages that you cause to the carpet. If possible, we encourage groups to use the Dining Hall for their snack area.  Also, don’t forget to also pack your cups, napkins, plates, utensils, etc. that you may need for serving snacks.

Opening the Camp Store.  Our camp store has lots of snack options, like ice cream, popcorn, coffee, pizza, etc.  You are welcome to request to have the store open at specific times for your group, and then your guests can purchase the snacks that they want.  Talk to Guest Services if you have interest in adding this

The following are examples of some meals here at Refreshing Mountain:
  • Breakfast – will generally include eggs (Scrambled, omelets, or quiche, etc.), a grilled/fried item (Pancakes, French Toast, or Waffles, etc.), breakfast meat (Sausage, ham, bacon, etc.), potatoes (Home fries, hash browns, etc.), a Danish (donuts, pop tarts, banana bread, etc.), fresh fruit, cereal, juices, coffee, and tea.
  • Lunch –will generally have 2 sandwich options (Meatball subs, Chicken sandwiches, Burgers, Hotdogs, Sausages, or cold cuts, etc.), a baked item (casserole, mac, and cheese, or soup, etc.), a fried item (French fries, onion rings, or chips, etc.), salad bar, fruit, & beverages.
  • Dinner – will generally include 2 entrees (Baked Chicken, Pasta, Roast Beef, Fish, Sliced Ham, etc.), several side dishes to complement the entrees (Baked/au gratin/mashed potatoes, rice, steamed vegetables, etc.), a salad bar, Dinner Rolls, desserts and beverages.
While planning the schedule for your event,  you will be able to make some menu recommendations for your group. While we do not guarantee that we can serve what you request (i.e. depending on market conditions, vendor limitations, etc.), we will certainly consider your requests when determining the menu and honor them where possible.
Overnight Retreat Groups are required to purchase their meal plan from Refreshing Mountain, since there are no cooking facilities available for guest groups to rent. Additionally, groups must keep a consistent meal schedule (i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from the start of the retreat to the end of the retreat (i.e. no skipping meals).
Guests that are staying in Tents or Cabins generally have the option to provide their own food, provided that the total group size is less than 20 people.  For any overnight retreats with 20+ persons, a meal plan from Refreshing Mountain will be included in your quote for the event.

We do! Please talk with our guest services when planing your retreat about options.

You can also view our menu items here.

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