Summer Guest Period

Join in our favorite summer tradition at Kanuga!


July 1, 2017 – August 19, 2017

This beloved summer retreat allows families the chance to unplug and escape the busyness of life. Enjoy a mountain getaway where meals, lodging and activities for all ages are covered, leaving you to rest, worship and play as you choose.

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Activities & Recreation

Guests can choose to structure their day with activities or leave their free time open for relaxing on a rocking chair with a good book or socializing with a friend on a porch swing. Activities for all ages include:

artisan crafts tennis tournament
square dance two-mile road race
carnival hiking trails
team trivia 50-foot climbing tower
kickball high ropes course
live music archery
campfire with s’mores waterfront activities:
Bible study and vespers – swimming
yoga classes – boating
onsite massages – fishing
– paddleboarding

Fleming’s Lakeside, located at the Cuningham-Nevius Pavilion, serves a great selection of The Hop ice cream, sundaes, floats, iced coffee and other treats from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday during Summer Guest Period. In the evenings, we invite you to gather on the waterfront at Fleming’s Nightlife for craft beer on draft, wine and cocktails.

Kanuga also offers reasonably priced off-site trips, like whitewater rafting, zipline canopy excursions, brewery experience, local winery tours and more.

Youth Programs

Our youth programs allow parents the luxury of “me” time while their children are cared for in a safe and fun Christian environment with well-trained, enthusiastic staff. Each program generally runs Monday–Friday in the morning and afternoon. Registration and a daily schedule are available upon arrival.

For details on our programming for children of all ages, please view our Youth Programs guide.

Dates & Rates

Check-in: 4 p.m. Saturday | Check-out: 10 a.m. the following Saturday

2017 Summer Schedule
Week One July 1–8
Week Two July 8–15
Week Three July 15–22
Week Four July 22–29
Week Five July 29–August 5
Week Six August 5–12
Week Seven August 12–19
2017 Summer Guest Period Rates

Kanuga introduces a voluntary three-tiered lodging-rate structure for 2017. This new option is an attempt to avoid implementing a significant rate increase for every guest. We realize that every guest may not have the financial ability to pay the full rate. These new, voluntary rate options only apply to the cost of lodging during Summer Guest Period. There remains one rate per person for all meals.

2017 Lodging Rate

This rate best helps cover the actual cost of providing Summer Guest Period, including staffing, lodging, activities and programs for children, youth and adults, while allowing us to make improvements in your experience. It is $255 more than Subsidized Rate 2 per cottage, guest house or inn room.

Subsidized Rate 1

This rate allows Kanuga to cover more of the Summer Guest Period expenses. This tier is $105 more than the Subsidized Rate 2 per cottage, guest house or inn room.

Subsidized Rate 2

This rate does not reflect the true cost of Summer Guest Period but is offered with the hope that families will be able to continue to enjoy this beloved Kanuga tradition.

Please view our complete Summer Guest Period rate guide for more details.

Guest Period Rates

To Reservations & Payment

To register for Summer Guest Period, please go to our registration page by clicking the button below, and choose your dates. You may also inquire about availability for your favorite lodging, and a staff member from our reservations department will contact you.

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Questions? Contact us: Phone 828-692-9136 | Fax 828-696-3589 |