Catholic Reflection Center

General Information

In addition to our scheduled retreats, Living Waters Reflection Center offers private and directed retreats year-round. Simply call us (828-926-3833) and make your request or email us at Meals are provided for groups of 14 or more.
One cold December day this elk stopped by to have a conversation with St. Francis

Scheduled Retreat Information

Arrival-Departure – We ask our guests to check in between 2:00 and 4:00 PM on the first day of retreat and to check out between 9:00 and noon on the day of departure unless otherwise arranged.

Transportation – If traveling by car, follow U.S. 19 into Maggie Valley. We are located next to Ghost Town (across from the Shell Station). If you are flying use the Asheville, NC Airport. Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged with our volunteers at reasonable hours. We ask you to give them $25 each way for the 45-mile trip to the Asheville Airport.

Smoking – Living Waters is smoke free.

Alcoholic Beverages are discouraged

Pets – For the health and comfort of our guests, pets are not permitted.

Art Studio – Is available for anyone who wishes to include creative experiences with retreat or sabbatical time at Living

Wireless internet service is available in most areas

The Dining Room is open for meals when larger groups are present. The Hospitality Room is available for private or directed retreatants who wish to prepare their own meals.


Private Retreats/Groups

Francis Hall

                                    $90.00 night/per person with meals

                                    $80.00 night/per person without meals  

Regular Room (in main building)

                                    $80.00 night/per person with meals.

                                    $70.00 night/per person without meals.

Weekend Retreats

Francis Hall

                                    $230.00 with meals

                                    $210.00 without meals

Main Building

                                    $185 with meals

                                    $140 without meals


                                        $2100.00 per month

 Commuter Meals

                                        $50.00 per day (includes the cost of the retreat)

A $25 deposit is requested to reserve a retreat reservation

Our Lady of Lourdes Retreat 

  • Living Waters has a retreat house available for private or small group retreats up to four (4) retreatants. Meals are not included. 

        Please call 828-926-3833 or visit our website for more         information. 

  • $80.00 night/1 retreatant
  • $150.00 night/2 retreatants
  • $210.00 night/3 retreatants

Minimum two night stay

Directed Retreats

  $25.00 per session – meeting with Sr. Fran Grady, SCL 

Sabbatical Renewal


(Call to check on the availability of the small full kitchen apartment)

 Treat yourself to a spiritual renewal in the Smoky Mountains. Create your custom-made extended sabbatical time. Choose such possibilities as solitude, prayer, outings in the mountains, arts and crafts experiences, holistic, and cultural events.  An art space is available for creative experiences.

When?  At your convenience!  How long?  One month to a year.  Persons on sabbatical are invited to make any of the scheduled retreats during their stay. It is recommended that persons on sabbatical bring a car for transportation

Write, call, or e-mail for more information.