Spiritual Retreat, Nature Retreat at Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville, Arkansas

the entrance to Mount Sequoyah
the entrance to Mount Sequoyah | Source

Beautiful Mount Sequoyah

Mount Sequoyah, high on the hills in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is a peaceful mountain retreat where spirituality and nature meet to provide a relaxing, refreshing renewal. Meeting halls and cabins are nestled on a beautiful mountainside up the hill from the hustle and bustle from the University of Arkansas and the continually hopping Dickson Street.

Every year, I look forward to attending the annual Geriatric Conference that is held on Mount Sequoyah. Professionals in a variety of health care fields working with the elderly attend for continuing education credits and networking, getting a bonus mental health retreat made possible by the beauty of nature.

Walking around the campus, taking in the scenery and peaceful sounds, I am always filled with an appreciation for nature and a spirit of renewal. I enjoy every opportunity to visit the beauty of Mount Sequoyah. Since I live so close, I sometimes take a special drive up the hill just to drive around the campus to take it all in.


The gazebo: a place to relax . . . or even get married!
The gazebo: a place to relax . . . or even get married! | Source

Background of Mount Sequoyah

Although Mount Sequoyah has a Methodist background, created as a spiritual retreat for church leaders to gather and learn how to lead, this one-of-a-kind getaway is open to people of all faiths or no faiths. The mountain provides a perfect location to take a vacation from the world as visitors are enveloped by the natural world. Just up the hill from a busy downtown college town, the sacred mountain serves as a retreat for out-of-towners, as well as for the area's citizens, as it is just a short drive up a winding hill.

The spiritual solace welcomes everyone to enter its gates to retreat from the world and join nature if just for a few hours. Even a day there was revitalizing for me, as I walked around during my breaks to take pictures and video, gazing at the multi-colored trees, and traipsing through the falling leaves that crunched as I walked. All this in the middle of a Geriatric Conference.


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one of the meeting halls
one of the meeting halls
one of the meeting halls | Source

Services and Amenities

Mount Sequoyah is the perfect place to walk the beautiful trails of the mountain as you opt for an individual, family, church, or work retreat. There are meeting rooms for groups, such as the one I met in at the annual Geriatric Conference.

Even the old brick meeting halls are stately and blend in with the surrounding natural scene. Lodging is available in homey cottages that also fit in with the scenic view.

Mount Sequoyah is open to individuals and families, groups and organizations in search for a retreat, training, or conference. Guests can enjoy shopping in the gift shop for unique items or taking a hot meal in the dining hall. Staff are on hand to take care of your needs.


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the chapel
the chapel
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Vacation in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas

While staying in Mount Sequoyah, there are other places to enjoy in beautiful Fayetteville and the surrounding region. If you like the night life, Dickson Street is the place to visit, with friendly folks visiting the various establishments along the bricked street that leads up to the University. The Walton Arts Center rests on a corner, a site of numerous plays and music events throughout the year.

Northwest Arkansas also boasts Crystal Bridges, a state-of-the-art art museum, housed in a beautiful edifice, surrounded by pools of water and walking trails. There is a reason that Arkansas is called the natural state.

If you're interested in retreating to the beauty of Mount Sequoyah, visit the Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center website to check out more of their amenities, as well as services and affordable rates. Some of the best times to visit are spring and fall. My favorite is autumn, when the leaves are at the peak of changing colors.

Check out the photos and videos of this beautiful mountaintop. I plan to visit Mount Sequoyah a little earlier in the fall next year to update my pictures when the leaves are even more vibrant.

If you are looking for a peaceful getaway in the natural state, check out Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


My rating of Mt. Sequoyah after 20 some years!

5 stars for Mt. Sequoyah, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Enjoy Northwest Arkansas

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the cross on the top of Mount Sequoyah overlooking downtown Fayetteville
the cross on the top of Mount Sequoyah overlooking downtown Fayetteville | Source

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great review Vicki! Looks like a very peaceful and lovely place.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

It is, Bill. Absolutely beautiful. And so peaceful!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

How wonderful that you were able to have a spiritual retreat blended with the Geriatric Conference.

Looks like you made great use of your break time to take some stunning pictures.

The video and its musical score were relaxing and gave the viewer a sense of being right there with you.

Good luck in the Rigorous Review Contest.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Gail. I love what you said about the video. Loved your comments--all of them. Thanks so much. it would be nice to win something in the contest, but I've only done two or three reviews. Still, it's something to give us ideas, huh? Thanks again for reading and commenting!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

What a beautiful place this is. I've never been to Arkansas,but I would enjoy a retreat such as this.

I voted this Hub UP.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Vicki,

Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, Arkansas looks like a wonderful place to rest, relax, rejuvenate and have meetings. The autumn leaves were beautiful. Enjoyed your photos and video. Thanks for the link to my Eureka Springs hub and will happily link this one of yours to mine. Up votes and sharing.


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FreezeFrame34 4 years ago from Charleston SC

I love your pictures! I'm sure that looking through them, you fall in love with your town all over again!

Your autumn photographs make me miss my Northern roots badly!


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

Great review - makes me want to go there. Looks like a beautiful place - perfect for a spiritual retreat. Wonderful pictures and video.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

mary--Arkansas is a beautiful state. I think I'm fortunate to live in one of the lovelier parts! :-)


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FSlovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Victoria: What a peaceful tempo to your Hub as you describe a beautiful peaceful place in Mount Sequoyah..it was a pleasure to read, your Hub put me right into the retreat..thank you


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Peggy--I think Mount Sequoyah is probably my most favorite place around! Thanks for reading--and for the link! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

FreezeFrame--Yes, I do love my town. I love looking at the photos, too! Thanks for reading!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What a beautiful place! The fall colors in your photos are so vivid.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

How lovely Victoria! I've been on several spiritual retreats. There's nothing quite like it.

This place is especially quiet and lovely.


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

Victoria, even though I live in Bentonville, I have never been up to Mt. Sequoyah. It looks lovely!

My email is debbiepinkston59@gmail.com, email me if you want to get together sometime before Christmas!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

mperrottet--It IS beautiful. I love the place!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

FSlovenec--what a nice compliment. I'm glad the hub was peaceful to you. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, random! It is gorgeous! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nellieanna--I get that peaceful, spiritual feeling every time I'm there. :-)


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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

What a lovely hub with the lovely music playing and your wording really gets you into the relax mode. Looks like a beautiful place.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Debbie--You must visit Mt. Sequoyah sometime! I would love to get together. Things are just so crazy here at the end of the semester. Do you have any time after Christmas or are you heading out? :-)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Great hub Vic, you.ve done a great job with the video & music, so relaxing and a perfect feel for a much needed retreat for people, well done...and the photos of that spectacular scenery are awesome. I would def go there to rest or write even...best of luck with the contest...cheers


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Vee....this all looks and sounds too awesome for words....I go on a spiritual retreat once a year in the Spring. There's a Spiritual community about 40 miles from where I live....How I would simply Love to be able to go to Arkansas, to this lovely place. You are lucky to be so close.

Been meaning to ask you....do you know where Mount Ida, Arkansas is and it it far from where you live?...............UP+++


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

tebo--Thanks so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you felt relaxed!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Carter! I love the place. I'm fortunate to be so close to it! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Effer, that's cool that you do that. Come on down to Arkansas and I'll show you around. I have heard of Mount Ida. I looked on a map. I'm in northwest Arkansas; it looks like Mount Ida is due south, maybe about 3 hours away. I could mapquest it, but I'm too lazy right now. LOL. What do you know about Mount Ida? :-)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I don't know much. Just one family that lives there and runs a Mill of some sort. I think I recall they told me they live not far from Hot Springs, which I guess is another great place to visit. Is it?


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Oh, yeah, Effer, I think I've seen Mount Ida on the way to Hot Springs. I used to go to Hot Springs every spring for a health care conference. It's a pretty town, with interesting shops, natural "hot springs," and bath houses. I never had time to visit the springs of bath houses but always wanted to!


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Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

I love spiritual retreat centers and will keep this in mind when I'm in that area of the country. I have been to Hot Springs, where I once spoke at a conference. And I have a sister in North Carolina and sometimes we take road trips. Thanks Victoria!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Louisa--that's neat that you have spoken in Hot Springs. What conference and topic? Very cool. North Carolina is beautiful; I have been there once. Thanks for your comments!


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Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

I was the keynote speaker for the Arkansas Human Resources Association. In those days I spoke on building credibility in the workplace to many groups around the country. That was around 1997.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Louisa Rogers--that's neat! :-)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

The setting in itself will provide a spiritual renewal for all those who I attend I would imagine.

I will refer this to some of my friends who may travel to visit there. The exquisite beauty painted by nature is so calming even from this vantage point.

Angels are on the way to you this morning, Vicki. ps


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

ps--It is a lovely, lovely place, one I just go to certain times of the years to drive around. Thanks so much.


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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

Northwest Arkansas is such a beautiful part of America. I knew nothing of its history until I read 'The Shepherd of the Hills' (wrote a Hub about that book) and learned about the hardy souls who lived there 100 years ago. Your video is spectacular and really captures the beauty of Autumn in the Ozarks. Enjoyed and voted up!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Writer Fox--I read Shepherd of the Hills when I was a little girl. I should read it again. I'm glad you can share in appreciating the beauty of the Ozarks!


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DeborahNeyens 2 years ago from Iowa

My husband's family used to vacation in the Fayetteville area every spring to golf but I have never been there. Your photos are lovely.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Deb--Fayetteville is a lovely place. Come visit if you get the chance! I have been to Iowa to my best friend's wedding. I loved the cornfields, the farms, the overall look. Spent some time in Elkhorn. :-)


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Incredible way of spiritual feeling you created a hub with great meaning.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

DDE I'm glad you appreciated the spiritual feeling. That's neat!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

I love Fayetteville, Arkansas but I have only gone there to shop. My family lives in this area. I would move back there in a minute if I could. I enjoyed your hub and photos and video. Voted up and shared.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

moonlake--Fayettville, AR is definitely a beautiful place. Glad you enjoyed the hub and enjoy visiting here. Wish you could move back here. Maybe we can have a hubbers meet-up the next time you visit???? I would love that!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago

Sounds amazing! My goal in life is to travel extensively. I will put this on my ever growing list of places I need to visit! Thanks for sharing.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

It IS beautiful, Lisawilliamsj! Hope you make it there one day!


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favored 2 years ago from USA

Watching the video and listening to the soothing music was just what I needed at the end of a work day. The fall scene is lovely. I know I would have no problem finding relaxation there.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

favored--Glad you enjoyed it. it IS such a relaxing place!


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RandaHandler 10 months ago from USA

Thanks for sharing both the words and the music. I've never been to Arkansas and now you've made me want to visit one day! Best for 16!


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Victoria Lynn 9 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

RandaHandler--Arkansas is a beautiful place!

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