Panorama of the Big House

Welcome to the Big House!

View of the Big House

The Big House Lodge and conference center is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. It is owned by the LaPrelle family, and rented to organizations and private individuals for workshops and events.

The Association for Research & Enlightenment's Atlantic University has been holding residential classes at the Big House since the 1970s, and the A.R.E. Camp runs satellite youth programs here every summer. We've been hosting Henry Reed's Creative Spirit Revival and other workshops facilitated by Henry and Janis Reed since 2006.