2323 Clevland Rd., Smithfield, NC  27577
919-934-7463
    • Welcome
      Everyone in life is on a journey – whether it is personal, family or in your business. Whatever it is, it is important to take time away to focus on your goals, objectives and overall mission. Short Journey Retreat Center provides an ideal environment to do just that – get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on what is important. Short Journey Retreat Center opened its doors in 1983 and has hosted thousands of individuals from all walks of life – each on a journey to return to what is important. Our doors are open to all on ‘the journey.’
       
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    • Facilities
      Short Journey Retreat Center offers 10 meeting rooms varying in size from 175 down to smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings. All of the furniture and surroundings are designed with comfort in mind.

      Short Journey also makes available the audio-visual equipment you’ll need – from the simple flipchart and overhead projectors to projectors that can hook up to your computer. And there is always free Wi-Fi available throughout the facility
       
      Short Journey can also accommodate up to 120 individuals for overnight stays in our dormitory settings or one of our 4 private sleeping rooms.
       
      Guests will find a number of activities on the ten-acre property that will remind you of your childhood days. From soccer fields to sand volleyball to basketball or baseball, we are sure to open up some old memories!
    • Directions
      Short Journey Center - Directions

      From Raleigh: Take I-40 East out of Raleigh crossing over US 70. (Do not take Exit 306 ? Smithfield). Continue on I-40 East to Exit 312 (NC 42, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina). At the top of the ramp, turn right. Travel 1/2 mile to the 2nd stop light. Take a left onto Cleveland Road (SR 1010). Travel approximately 10.1 miles and Short Journey will be on your right.

      From Wilmington: Take I-40 West. Take Exit 312 (NC 42, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina). At the top of the ramp, turn left. Travel 3/4 mile to the 3rd stop light. Take a left onto Cleveland Road (SR 1010). Travel approximately 10.1 miles and Short Journey will be on your right.

      From Fayetteville: Take I-95 North to Exit 95 (Smithfield/Goldsboro) onto US 70. As you pull onto the Exit 95 ramp, follow signs to Business US 70 West. Turn left at the top of the ramp onto Business US 70 West. Travel through downtown Smithfield. Cross the Neuse River and move into your far left lane. At the 1st stop light after crossing the river, turn left onto NC 210 West. Travel 1.5 miles and the road will fork. Stay to the right onto SR 1010 / Cleveland Road. Travel 2.1 miles and Short Journey will be on your left.

      From Rocky Mount: Take I-95 South to Exit 95 (Smithfield/Goldsboro US 70). At the top of the ramp turn right onto Business US 70 West. Travel through downtown Smithfield. Cross the Neuse River and move into your far left lane. At the 1st stop light after crossing the river, turn left onto NC 210 West. Travel 1.5 miles and the road will fork. Stay to the right onto SR 1010 / Cleveland Road. Travel 2.1 miles and Short Journey will be on your left.

      From Points East: Travel on US 70 into Johnston County. After passing a flashing yellow light, you will get into the far left turning lane at the next stoplight. After making the left turn, you will now be on US 70 West Business heading toward Smithfield. You will pass over I-95. Travel through downtown Smithfield. Cross the Neuse River and move into your far left lane. At the 1st stop light after crossing the river, turn left onto NC 210 West. Travel 1.5 miles and the road will fork. Stay to the right onto SR 1010 / Cleveland Road. Travel 2.1 miles and Short Journey will be on your left.
       
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