Meetings

Annual Meeting Information

Our conference lodging is at the Terrace Hotel and also the Lambuth Inn.  At this time, our block is oversold and there are only a few rooms left.  If you do not have a room, please call the Lake Junaluska Conference Center reservations line:  1-800-222-4930 and tell them you are with the "Christian Ophthalmology Society" to see if rooms are available.  We have been told that there are rooms left in Lambuth Inn and also in the Terrace as cancellations happen.

Lambuth Inn

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Other options include finding a cabin at Lake Junaluska online at this site:  http://www.lakejunaluska.com/accommodations/cottage_rentals/

 Driving Directions

Coming from East (from Asheville-25 miles):

  • From I-40, take exit 27 onto US 19-23.
  • Drive 3-4 miles.
  • Do not take exit 104 -- it is easy to get lost.
  • Take exit 103 and drive about 1 mile until you see Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front entrance gates on the right.
  • Bear right and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Coming from West (from Knoxville- 92 miles):

  • From I-40, take exit 20 toward "Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley".
  • Bear right on the ramp.
  • Drive 7 miles until you come to the stop light.
  • Turn left at the light and drive 3 more miles, and pass through 1 stop light.
  • The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front gates will be on your left shortly after the stop
  • Turn left and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Coming from Atlanta- 172 miles from Midtown:

  • Take I-85 North to I-985 North.
  • At Gainesville, GA take 365 North to 441 North into NC.
  • Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74 which will turn into 23/74.
  • Take Hwy 23/74 North Lake Junaluska/Maggie Valley Exit (102-B).
  • Travel two miles then turn right on US 19. The entrance to Lake Junaluska is approximately ¼ mile on left.
  • Turn left and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Using a GPS to find us?
Below is the street address of the Bethea Welcome Center.

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
91 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Late Arrival?

If you are arriving after 5 p.m. please go to The Terrace for check-in.

The Terrace
689 N Lakeshore Dr 
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Directions from Bethea Welcome Center:

Go north along N. Lakeshore Dr. Follow the road as it curves to the right. Continue on for approximately half a mile. Turn left onto Terrace Dr and proceed up the ramp. Parking and check-in are located on the second level.

Airport Information

Our closest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport

  • Airport Car rental Information –

http://flyavl.com/passenger-services/parking-transportation/rental-cars/

  • Transportation from the Asheville Airport to Lake Junaluska is available from Elite Limousine of NC 828-890-2424

We are certainly disappointed if you are not able to attend the annual meeting after you have already planned on coming and registered.  If you are in this situation, please be aware of the following refund policy:

On or prior to May 15th - full refund
After May 15th - participant will incur a $75 cancellation fee
After June 15th - 50% refund
After July 1st - no refund 

 If you have questions about this, please contact info@cosw.org

Please reserve your hotel room early as we only have 95 rooms available to our group.  We will be staying in both Terrace Hotel and Lambuth Inn.  Please note that if you would like more than 5 people in one room, you should call Lake Junaluska and reserve Lambuth Inn.   For 4 or less guests, you should choose the Terrace Hotel.

For online reservations, please see the following guide:

1.  Click this link:  Lake Junaluska Retreat Center Hotel Booking Form

2.  Place the COS group attendee code "28810107726" in the following fashion

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Here are some comments from first time attenders to the 2008 annual meeting:

It was a pleasure learning from fellow believers who are attempting to follow Jesus by providing compassionate, excellent eye care to needy people around the world

Dr. Paul Yoder
Harrisonburg, VA

 

Coming from dry and dusty Africa, to COS 2008 in Callway Gardens, was akin to stumbling upon an oasis: An oasis rimmed with flowers. The fragrance of Christ was everywhere. This is a precious interlude in the long journey through our professional lives. We ought to avail ourselves of moments like this more often.

Dr Jonathan Pons
Sitecki, Swaziland