A Mountain Of Possibilities
Our facilities include a renovated dairy barn housing a professional kitchen (Porterfield Hall) and retreat space. For an overnight stay, Starrs House is capable of sleeping up to 28 people where guests can relax in the lounge area or watch a presentation in the outdoor amphitheater. The Meador Natural Science Education Center offers lovely meeting space with a stone fireplace upstairs and classroom space downstairs. All buildings have wrap-around porches to encourage lingering in the outside to enjoy the views and fresh country air.
Comfortably secluded high on the hillside, Starrs House is a modern lodge designed to accommodate overnight educational programs, conferences and retreats. It has bunk house style sleeping quarters for 28 people, bath room and shower facilities, a large multipurpose room and a covered out-door amphitheater. Starrs House offers not only a comfortable overnight place to rest, but also its varied layout provides the perfect location for groups to hold their retreats.
This renovated dairy barn houses camp offices, a large multipurpose meeting room with a stone fireplace, a private classroom with library, and restroom facilities. The lower floor contains a fully equipped commercial kitchen, dining room, recreation/classroom area, restroom, and storage space. The wrap-around deck expands the space to include vistas of the grounds and surrounding mountains.
James A. Meador Natural Science Center
A gift from the James A. Meador Foundation to Apple Ridge, the Meador building serves as the headquarters of the Environmental Education Center and houses exhibits, wet labs and classrooms for our student visitors. It also serves as a Conference Center, providing first class meeting accommodations for any event. Our VGA LCD computer projection capabilities downstairs are also available to enhance your visit or presentation.