Catholic Reflection Center

General Information

See below our General Pricing and Extended Stay / Sabbatical Unit – PRICING!

Jn 7: 37-38 Jesus stood-up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture says: “Rivers of living water will flow from within him”.

Our Staff:

Director – Deacon William Shaw (; Office Manager – David Ferguson (; Housekeeping/Facility Manager – Yesenia Gamez Rico;

Our Cook – Lucina Hernandez; Kitchen Assistant/ Housekeeping Assistant – Jasmin Gamez Padilla.

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. )

The Hospitality Room (on first floor of Main Building) w/fully equipped kitchen and dining area (Room#1 in the Main Building) is available for private, directed and / or retreatants who have special dietary needs and who wish to prepare their own meals.


Private Retreats/Groups


Francis Hall (Prices effective 1-1-23)

Group: $110.00 night/per person with meals (up to 6 meals per weekend are inclusive of groups more than 8 or when other arrangements are secured.) Private – 2 night/3 day Retreat $210.00 (when kitchen is open). $90.00 per night NO MEALS.

Regular Room (in main building) (Prices effective 1-1-23)

                                    $110.00 night/per person with meals. (Private – 2 night/ 3 day Retreat $210.00 Group Rate $200.00 eight or more.)

                                    $85.00 night/per person without meals.

Extended Stay / Sabbaticals

  (Price effective 1-1-22)  $1900.00 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 – $600.00; 2 week – $1,000.00 3 Weeks – $1400(Deposit fees for this location are: $50 for 1 week; $100 for 2 weeks; $150 for 3 week; 200 for 1 month stay.)

 Commuter – w/Meals

 $35.00 per-day retreat (includes 3 meals within the cost of the retreat)

A $25 deposit for ALL Main and Francis Hall 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.

This Facility is NOT AVAIABLE until July 2nd week. Reservations are being accepted

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 or visit our website 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.


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.

The Wondrous Glory of Our God

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, a fully equipped 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 Smokey’s provide the perfect background for inspiring embraces with God and Nature.

When?  At your convenience!  How long?  One, 2 or 3 week stays, 30 day and up to 1 year stays are available. (30 or more days stay will require a Personal Recommendation from Pastor or Religious Leader.)

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 basic food necessities and shopping if desired (up to $200 for 30 days) during the rental of this space. The Retreatant will also have the option of using the Main Dining Room when available

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