Catholic Reflection Center

General Information

Our Gift of Winter in the Smoky’s

Who we are: Living Waters Info – email:

Our Staff:

Director – Deacon William Shaw (; Office Manager – Mary Anne Yurko (; Facility Manager – Sharon K Dorsey (; Our Cook – Lucina Hernandez; Kitchen Assistant – . All of us look forward to assisting you during your stay with us.

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 by 10 am on the day of departure unless otherwise arranged.

Transportation – If traveling by car, follow U.S. 19/ 74 to Rte 19 (Soko Road) into Maggie Valley. We are located at 103 Living Waters Lane (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 a smoke free facility.

Alcoholic Beverages – Please check with Director prior to bringing on site.

Please only electrical candles permitted in rooms

Pets – For the health and comfort of our guests, pets are not permitted. (Service animals must have Certifications and pre-approval.)

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 on a limited basis in most areas surrounding the Main Office and Tiffin Room.

The Dining Room is open for meals when larger groups are present.

The Hospitality Room (Room#1 in the Main Building) is available for private or directed retreatants who wish to prepare their own meals.

Private Retreats/Groups

Francis Hall

                                    $100.00 night/per person with meals (6 meals are inclusive of groups more than 10 or when other arrangements are secured. (Private – 2 night/3 day Retreat $200.00. Group $190.00 ten or more)

                                    $80.00 night/per person without meals  

Regular Room (in main building)

                                    $85.00 night/per person with 6 meals. (Private – 2 night/ 3 day Retreat $190.00 Group Rate $190.00 ten or more.

                                    $70.00 night/per person without meals.


                   $2100.00 per month (This does include weekly private kitchen restocking when Main Kitchen is not being operated. (See below)

 Commuter – w/Meals

 $50.00 per day (includes 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 or visit our website for more information. 

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 has available on a “private arrangement basis” Spiritual Direction by two certified Spiritual Directors:

Meeting with Sr. Fran Grady, SCL  – Special arrangements with Sister by contacting her at . Sister’s rates and schedule are available by direct contact with her

Sabbatical Renewal


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

 Treat yourself to a spiritual renewal in the Smoky Mountains. Create your own 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. You will reside in a single-bedroom apartment with fully equipped kitchen, laundry, full bath and sitting room. (WiFi is available as well as T.V.) LWCRC will provide for the food necessities and shopping (with in reason) during the rental of this space. The Retreantant will have the option of using the Main Dining Room when available.

Write, call (828) 926-3833, or e-mail ( for more information.