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Location

Cedar Cross Retreat Center is situated in rural Franklin County halfway between US-1 and US-401.  It takes about one hour to get here from downtown Raleigh or Durham. 

Please follow the appropriate set of directions below that matches your starting location. Click for printer-friendly directions.

    FROM DOWNTOWN OR NORTHEAST RALEIGH
    (Takes one hour from downtown, longer at rush hour)
  • Take US-401 North, go around Rolesville and through Louisburg
    • From Louisburg:
    • Continue north 6 miles to Ingleside (US-401 turns right here);
    • Continue straight for 2 tenths mile (this is now NC 39)
  • Turn Left on Rocky Ford Rd,
    • Go 3 miles to the Rocky Ford intersection
  • Turn Right on Epsom-Rocky Ford Rd and go only 1 tenth mile
  • Turn Right at Cedar Cross Way. (look for small green street sign)
    • (We share this driveway with folks in the blue double wide)
    • Follow drive straight back 1/2 mile (may feel like more) to the Lodge

    FROM CARY, NORTHWEST RALEIGH
  • Take I-540 E
  • Exit onto US-401 North, continue around Rolesville and through Louisburg
  • Follow directions above, starting with "From Louisburg"
    FROM SOUTH OR EAST SIDES OF RALEIGH
    (Note: For those coming from East Raleigh, Garner, Fuquay, Clayton, etc. this is longer but more pleasant than coming via 401.)
  • Take US 64 East from Raleigh, passing by Wendell and Zebulon.
  • Take NC 39 North (Exit 439) through Bunn to Louisburg
  • At Louisburg, turn Right with 39, joining 401 North
  • Follow directions above, starting with "From Louisburg"
  • FROM ROCKY MOUNT & POINTS EAST
  • Take US-64 West
  • Take NC 39 North (Exit 439) through Bunn to Louisburg
  • At Louisburg, turn Right with 39, joining 401 North
  • Follow directions above, starting with "From Louisburg"
  • FROM DURHAM & CHAPEL HILL (Takes 1 hour from downtown Durham)
  • Take I-85 North to Henderson
  • Take Exit 214 onto NC 39 South, turning right, go through town and cross US 1
    • Continue 7 miles to Epsom (road widens to 4 lanes)
  • From Epsom:
  • Turn Right on Epsom-Rocky Ford Rd (convenience store at corner)
    • Go 3 miles, pass Joe Ward Rd, road curves to right, pass trailers on left
  • Turn Left at Cedar Cross Way (look for small green street sign)
    • (We share driveway with folks in blue double wide)
    • Follow drive straight back 1/2 mile to Lodge
    • (If you get to Rocky Ford Rd, turn around & come back 1/10 mile)
  • FROM VIRGINIA (& HENDERSON, 20 minutes)
  • Take I-85 South to Henderson
  • Exit 218 onto US 1 (Raleigh) left lane exit, go to 3rd exit, about 3 miles
  • Exit onto NC 39 (Henderson), top of ramp, turn left
    • Continue on NC 39 for 7 miles to Epsom (road widens to 4 lanes)
  • Follow directions above, starting with "From Epsom"

When you arrive, unload vehicle at the Lodge and then go to parking circle on the right. Look for numbered spaces.

If you get lost, call!

Updated: November 2015