FAQs

FAQs

I am interested in booking a retreat at Mountainside! What should I do?
Please e-mail Shannon at scaraviello@bar-t.com and she would be happy to begin that process with you.

What is Mountainside’s capacity?
Mountainside can comfortably sleep a total of 110 guests.  There are 10 beds in each Yurt style cabin.

Is there a minimum reservation number in order to book an event?
We do ask for groups of at least 12-15 people in order to book at Mountainside.

How can I book Mountainside exclusively for my retreat?
Mountainside requires a group to have a minimum of 100 full paying guests in order to ensure exclusive use for your weekend retreat, slightly smaller numbers are possible for weekdays.

Are we able to host small groups? What if we provide our own meals?
You can host a small group as long as you meet the minimum fee required.  Food is allowed to be brought in to the facility as long as we know what is coming ahead of time to prepare for refrigerator and freezer space.

Will each guest need to bring linens or a sleeping bag?
All linens and sleeping bags are brought in with the guests.  Mountainside does not have any linen for rent.  Guests are required to bring sheets for a twin mattress or blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, towels etc.

What staffing is each group responsible for providing?
1. Work Crew:  Provides assistance in food service and other areas.
2. Medical Staff:  A designated person who knows what allergies and conditions are present on campus
3. Adventure Work Crew:  Provide assistance with adventure activities during free time.
These are just volunteer positions that we ask you help with during your stay.

What is the group expected to help clean up at the end of the retreat?
The expectation is to return the cabin to its original condition. Some responsibilities include cleaning up trash, sweeping, and keeping bathrooms clean.

What is the arrival and departure time for groups? 
Check-in time is no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and departure is no later than 10:00 a.m, for overnight groups.  For groups using the property for day use only, all activities must conclude by 10:00 p.m.  If the group coordinator needs to arrive an hour or two before check-in, please contact your guest services host to find out if the camp is available at that time.  Arrival times will vary for each group depending on the programming of your event.

Dining Hall Capacity: The dining hall will accommodate a maximum of 130 people at one time.  Additional outside seating under shelter can be provided for an additional 100 people.

Audio/Visual: Use of Mountainside’s audio/visual resources is included at no additional charge when booking a retreat. Mountainside also has a portable sound system, portable projector/screen, overhead projectors, TV/VCR, flipcharts, microphone and dry erase boards available.

Adventure Elements/Activities: Activities are weather and staffing permitting. High elements ropes course, outdoor 4 sided climbing wall, two 700 ft. zip lines, a Giant Swing, and Leap of Faith.

Recreation: Mountainside has an un-heated swimming pool (open during summer season only), generally opens early May and closes at the end of September. Game Room with ping pong, foosball, air hockey, outdoor volleyball, basketball courts, sports fields and hiking trail.  Nearby seasonal recreation opportunities include hiking, Mountain Biking, fishing, rock climbing and golf.