From high-comfort, motel-style accommodations to modern cabins with private baths, all Mar-Lu-Ridge facilities have been designed for your comfort and year-round use. Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp and Conference Center has 12 individual meeting rooms (most with active fireplaces) that can accommodate 10 to 200 participants. Some of the meeting rooms enjoy a stunning overlook of the scenic Potomac River Valley.
Mar-Lu-Ridge also offers:
- full Chef-prepared food service for all occasions and groups of all sizes
- 150-seat banquet room
- 200-seat indoor chapel
- outdoor pavilions and chapels
- 250-seat amphitheater
- large-group grills and campfire circles
- group initiatives course, zip line, canoeing, archery, hiking trails
- outdoor recreation and play fields
Our facilities are available for banquet, meetings, weddings and parties. Other Activities at Mar-Lu-Ridge There are so many possible activities for your group at Mar-Lu-Ridge! On your own, enjoy volleyball, basketball, campfires, hiking, the prayer labyrinth, and ping-pong. For rock-climbing, the group initiatives course, and an amazing zip line experience, Mar-Lu-Ridge staff members must accompany your group.
The Ridge Inn and Conference Center – photos
The Ridge Inn, Mar-Lu-Ridge’s high-comfort facility, is capable of housing 56 guests. Each of the Inn’s 16 rooms sleeps three (twin beds) and has a full private bath and individually controlled heating/AC. Four rooms also have a meeting area and queen-size sofa bed. Full linens are provided. The Ridge Inn also has a large assembly room with spectacular scenic view toward Washington, furnished outdoor deck, conference room, dining room, and gas fireplace. (Carpet is a non-issue) The Ridge Inn is a two-story building, with full accessibility. Chef Tim Waskiewicz will help you meet any special dietary concerns or restrictions your group may have. Snacks are included in facility rental fees. The Ridge Inn and Conference Center is a year-round facility available to groups during the week as well as for popular weekend retreats. Download the Guide to the Ridge Inn Conference Center
Cabin Area and Agape Hall- photos
Mar-Lu-Ridge Cabins are located on Catoctin Ridge overlooking the Potomac River and a spectacular tri-state view. The Cabin area can accommodate up to 126 visitors in 9 fully winterized cabins (each cabin sleeps 14, and is divided into two bunkrooms, each with full bath). Meeting space is available in four cabins (maximum 30 persons each), each with fireplace. Also available for larger groups are the Potomac Lodge and Agape Hall. For worship, ceremonies, or meetings, Salem-on-the-Mountain chapel overlooks the Potomac River valley and seats 200. The Cabin area also has two lighted and covered picnic pavilions for picnics and outdoor gatherings. Meals are provided in Agape Hall and are served buffet-style. With advance notice, special arrangements may be made for dietary restrictions, food allergies, or for vegetarian guests. An evening snack is always provided for your group. **Agape Hall can be rented separately for receptions and gatherings.** Cabins are available any time of the year. For weekend use, the duration of your stay is flexible based on your needs. A two-night, five-meal plan is the most common package for user groups. Youth retreats, small or large group retreats, meetings, and day conferences may all utilize the Cabin area. Don’t forget your camera-the view is spectacular!
Lodge and Area 3 – photos
A self-contained facility, Lodge 3 has a large meeting room capable of seating 100 people. Informal bunkhouse sleeping accommodations for up to 28 are available (with two full baths). User groups may bring their own meals – a warming kitchen and refrigerator are available (however, there is no full kitchen, utensils or cookware). Full Mar-Lu-Ridge meal services are available.
Chapel – photos
The Salem on the Mountain Chapel is a beautiful sanctuary, available for all retreat guests and summer campers to use free of charge. As of September 1, 2014, we are no longer a wedding venue UNLESS you meet the parameters outlined in our Wedding Informational Packet and Application.
High Ropes & Challenge Courses –
|Various team building activities to reach a common goal. Recognize your strengths as a group and personally.||$45/1.5hrs|
|Zip Line*||Conquer your fear of heights, by going down our zip line tower.||$10/person|
|Nessie*||Walk across three dangling planks of wood. You can only get across with the help of your teammates while they balance the boards.||$10/person|
|Flying Squirrel*||Soar into the sky like a flying squirrel, while your group hoists you up!||$10/person|
|Rock Climbing*||Climb our real rock climbing walls on the mountainside.||$10/person|
|Archery||Spend some time taking a few shots on our archery range with a personal instructor.||$5/person|
|*= choose two for $15/person|