DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee

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DuBose Conference Center

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Welcome to DuBose Conference Center, Middle Tennessee's historic, nonprofit conference venue atop beautiful Monteagle Mountain.

*** COVID-19 Update: DuBose staff is working regular (socially distanced) hours during COVID-19. We are accepting group bookings for future calendar dates & individual overnight hotel lodging / historic building reservations. Facility tours, however, will not be offered until a later date. You can reach us by phone, or by using the "contact us" form on duboseconferencecenter.org . ***

DuBose is available to host events, large and small, throughout the year. With four different styles of lodging available on our 65-acre property, we are an ideal location for church retreats, seminars, conferences, leadership training, camps, family reunions, festivals, receptions, scout events, and more.

Center grounds feature 12 meeting spaces of varying sizes, easily walkable and centrally located around the main courtyard. Additional amenities available on-site include: pool, outdoor chapel, playing fields, pavilion with meditation labyrinth, Art Barn / creative workshop space, community garden, walking trail, and campfire circle. Garden workshops and events are planned regularly throughout the year, and open to guest participation. 

Generations of Tennesseans have enjoyed these peaceful grounds and warm hospitality.  Located just a few easy hours from Nashville, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Knoxville, with professional service to support coordinators and event goals,  it's easy to see why DuBose is a top choice for conferences and conventions throughout the Southeast.

Our staff is happy to guide you in choosing activities for nearby recreation and sightseeing, and we are glad to connect you with local vendors, artisans, and educators to take your event to the next level. Individual guests are welcome to take advantage of DuBose’s hotel facilities when visiting Monteagle Mountain, Grundy County, University of the South, and other areas in the South Cumberland.

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A youth group meets at DuBose Conference Center in the Large Chapel
DuBose specializes in group retreats, including accommodations for marching bands, youth groups, scouts, art groups, and more. Our environment supports all that Camp provides: connection, community, education, and life changing experiences.
Japanese Cherry Blossoms in the Kim Agee Courtyard
Generations have enjoyed DuBose's peaceful grounds and warm mountain charm. Our mission is to provide hospitality, programming, and sacred space to groups of all faiths and backgrounds for education, creativity, and renewal.
DuBose Pavilion set for a reception
Our campus houses 12 indoor meeting rooms and worship spaces... but when the weather is nice you may find your group drawn outside to the balcony porches, green spaces, garden, or pavilion instead...
The  grounds at DuBose, highlighting fall foliage
Quick DuBose Highlights: 65 acres of mountain woodlands and open fields, experienced venue staff, a rich history of service, beautiful spring and fall foliage, on the National Register of Historic Places.
DuBose Dining Hall
We specialize in southern cuisine and home-style desserts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the spacious dining hall, which can accommodate up to 144 diners at one time; our kitchen is equipped to serve up to 300 people in a single service.
DuBose Conference Center in the snow
DuBose is a perfect retreat, designed to be a welcoming place for meetings, seminars, conversation, contemplation, worship and fellowship. The Center operates year-round and each season brings along new and familiar faces.
South Cumberland Plateau
DuBose is located on Monteagle Mountain in Grundy County, TN. On the edge of the South Cumberland Plateau, this area boasts some of the highest rated hiking trails in the southeast and a rich history. Ask us about things to do and places to visit!
Night Swimming at DuBose
DuBose is a perfect retreat, designed to be a welcoming place for all. Available on-site to groups: pool, outdoor chapel, playing fields, pavilion with meditation labyrinth, the Art Barn, community garden, walking trail, and campfire circle.
DuBose Garden Seedlings
The DuBose Garden provides great farm-to-table vegetables. Excess produce is routinely donated to local food pantries and the garden is used an educational space for wellness workshops and culinary instruction. Ask how your group can get involved!
Group Art Project at DuBose
Creativity is part of our mission here at DuBose! Make your messes and masterpieces in our spacious art barn, or ask us about connecting you with a local artist who can lead a group art project or campfire session.
DuBose Conference Center
January through November:

8 am - 4 pm Monday
8 am - 4 pm Tuesday
8 am - 4 pm Wednesday
8 am - 4 pm Thursday
8 am - 4 pm Friday
9 am - 1 pm Saturday


8 am - 4 pm Monday
8 am - 4 pm Tuesday
8 am - 4 pm Wednesday
8 am - 4 pm Thursday
8 am - 4 pm Friday
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

DuBose is in the Central Timezone (same as Nashville).
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