COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RETREAT SCHEDULE We are now fully open for our Retreat Schedule as well as private retreats. Our cleaning regimen is thorough and safe. Each room is prepared to the standards set forth by NC Health. If there are any questions please give us a call at 828-926-3833. We will still provide masks for those who wish them and may be obtained at our Office.
Currently, NCS Executive Order allows for persons to wear or not wear masks when outdoors and indoors only if unable to be socially distant. Our employees will continue to wear masks when in food service areas that are being occupied by our guests for both the safety of our guests and employees. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.catholicretreat.org; email: LivingWatersInfo@catholicretreat.org
See below our Extended Stay / Sabbatical Unit – PRICING!
Director – Deacon William Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org); Office Manager – David Ferguson (DPFerguson@catholicretreat.org); Housekeeping/Facility Manager – (open for hire); Our Cook – Lucina Hernandez; Housekeeping/Kitchen Assistant – (open for hire). All of us look forward to assisting you during your stay with us.
Facility / Retreatant 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 please have your room emptied by 10 am on the day of departure unless otherwise arranged.
Directions – If traveling by car, follow U.S. 19/ 74 to Rte 19 – Exit 103 (Dellwood / Soco Road) into Maggie Valley. We are located at 103 Living Waters Lane (across from the Shell Station). *Please note if you’re driving from Charlotte or anywhere south, I-26 is under construction from Hendersonville to Asheville and there may be significant delays. You may wish to drive up 321 from Gastonia and then take I-40 West to exit 27.
If you are flying use the Asheville, NC Airport. Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged with our staff personnel at reasonable hours. We ask you to give them $35 each way for the 45-mile trip to the Asheville Airport. Uber Transportation is also available.
Smoking – Living Waters is a smoke free facility.
Alcoholic Beverages – Please check with Director prior to bringing on site.
Candles: Please, only battery operated electrical candles permitted in rooms.
Pets – For the health and comfort of our guests, Only Certified Service Animals Permitted. No other pets are permitted.
Small Meeting Room 3 / Art Studio is available to all guests. This room is pre-supplied with materials and art equipment for use especially by our Sabbatical guests.
Wireless internet service is available in most areas throughout the Main Building and Francis Hall.
The Dining Room is open for meals when larger groups are present. Meals are served at 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM. (We must have a minimum of 10 persons to operate the kitchen. For groups less than 10 an additional charge of $15 per day per person can be charged to accommodate the difference.)
The Hospitality Room w/fully equipped kitchen and dining area (Room#1 in the Main Building) is available for private or directed retreatants who wish to prepare their own meals.
PLEASE REMEMBER – FOR ALL DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENTS ONLY CHECK OR CASH We can not accept Debit or Credit Cards.
Francis Hall (Prices effective 1-1-22)
Group: $100.00 night/per person with meals (up to 6 meals per weekend are inclusive of groups more than 10 or when other arrangements are secured.) Private – 2 night/3 day Retreat $210.00 when kitchen is open. Group $200.00 for ten or more)
$85.00 night/per person without meals
Regular Room (in main building) (Prices effective 1-1-22)
$90.00 night/per person with meals. (Private – 2 night/ 3 day Retreat $200.00 Group Rate $200.00 ten or more.
$80.00 night/per person without meals.
Extended Stay / Sabbaticals
(Price effective 1-1-22) $1800.00 per month (This does include weekly private kitchen restocking of basic grocery supplies or Retreatant may choose (when available) Main Kitchen / Dining Room . This Unit is Also available for 1 week – $525.00; 2 week – $900.00 (Deposit fees for this location are: $50 for 1 week; $100 for 2 weeks; $200 for a 1 month stay.)
Commuter – w/Meals
$60.00 per day (includes 3 meals within the cost of the retreat)
A $25 deposit for ALL retreat reservations is requested and non-refundable. Payment to be made on the date of arrival by cash or check for the balance of the cost.
Our Lady of Lourdes Small Group / Family Retreat Cottage.
Do you have a small group or possibly family members that wish to get away for a weekend to deepen your relationships, spirituality and prayer life? Living Waters has a retreat cottage available for private or small group retreats up to four (4) retreatants. There is a fully equipped kitchen for meal preparation. Meals are not included. This quaint cottage comes equipped with 2 1/2 baths, 4 separate bedrooms with full size beds. (St Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church is less than 1/4 mile walk away down the hill.)
Please call 828-926-3833 or Email LivingWaters@catholicretreat.org or visit our website www.catholicretreat.org for more information. See “OUR LADY OF LOURDES TAB”
Minimum two night stay – see link page “Our Lady of Lourdes Retreat” on menu bar for more information.
PLEASE REMEMBER – FOR ALL DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENTS ONLY by CHECK OR CASH We can not accept Debit or Credit Cards.
Private Spiritual Direction:
The Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center recommends that retreatants make their own arrangements for Spiritual Direction (i.e. SKYPE or Zoom) with their respective Directors.
Extended Stay – Sabbatical Renewal
(Call to check on the availability of private extended stay unit. Equipped to meet all your needs!)
If you are seeking an extended time away for Spiritual Renewal this may be just the answer. Our Extended Stay / Sabbatical Renewal unit provides you with the opportunity for quiet reflection as well as privacy. The amenities provide you with the opportunity to stay-in and cook for yourself, an efficiency kitchen has all that is necessary as well as a washer/dryer unit. There is a sitting room with desk, a bedroom and full bath. There is 24 hr. access to the Chapel as well as walking distance to St. Margaret of Scotland Church. The Smokies provide the perfect background for inspiring embraces with God and Nature.
When? At your convenience! How long? One or 2 week stays, 30 day and up to 1 year stays are available.
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. (WiFi is available as well as T.V.) LWCRC will provide for the food necessities and shopping (within reason) during the rental of this space. The Retreatant will also have the option of using the Main Dining Room when available
Who we are: Living Waters Information – email: Livingwaters@catholicretreat.org
Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center, 103 Living Waters Lane, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 email: LivingWaters@catholicretreat.org / web page: www.catholicretreat.org