What You Can Do

1 Sign the petition to Stop the Hotel: CLICK HERE

  • Encourage friends and family to visit this website and sign the petition.

2 Donate to support our work

  • Expenses for legal counsel and expert witnesses are significant. Please send a tax-deductible donation as described here: Donate

3 Request a yard sign and red ribbons to show your support:

4 Write a letter to the editor (or guest column) for the Black Mountain or Asheville papers

  • The Black Mountain News is covering this issue closely, and will welcome letters or op-ed columns. They request letters to be under 200 words, but often accept longer submissions; email to news@blackmountainnews.com by Thursday at 3 pm. Include name, hometown and a telephone number. More BMNews contact info here.

  • The Asheville Citizen-Times invites letters to the editor of 250 words or less. Include your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number and email address, and email to letters@citizen-times.com. Op-eds are submitted the same way except they should be around 750 words and also include a one-sentence bio and head shot. Submissions might be edited for space and clarity. Phone: 828-232-5912

5 Send comments to the MRA Board Task Force

  • In March the MRA Board appointed a task force to serve as the board’s representatives on this issue. Please send your opinions and questions to the MRA board at lodgeproject@montreat.org. The task force will collect and review these communications.

  • The MRA Task Force includes members of the board’s executive committee and four additional board members (all cottagers): Aram Bae, Edna Banes, Amantha Barbee, Chris Boney, Harry Emerson, David Evans, Lewis Galloway, Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman, Will Jones, Helen Krone, Sally Miller, Ross Sloan, and Burnet Tucker (Chair).

6 Sign up to stay connected: There are two email lists we use to communicate, as noted on the petition:

  • The Stewards Updates List will send updates from the Montreat Stewards once or twice a month, and when there is important news.

  • The Montreat Stewards Google Group receives more frequent news and allows those working against the proposed hotel to communicate with each other.

  • Email us at MontreatStewards@gmail.com and specify which list you want to join, and you will be added.

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