The Pond Day Retreat Center

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The Pond Day Retreat Center  is a peaceful place in the mountains just outside Asheville NC for individuals or small groups to gather for prayer, meditation and spiritual renewal  through self-guided day retreats and meetings. Facilities available for retreat use include the beautifully furnished 4000 sq. ft. house of artist and author
Lee James Pantas, and seven landscaped acres of gardens, ponds and streams, wildflower meadows with winding paths, inspiring sculpture, bamboo groves, tranquil woods, frogs, wild turkeys and other woodland creatures.

   The Pond Day Retreat Center is non-denominational and welcomes individuals and groups of all faiths, traditions and points of view. Lee James Pantas, retreat center owner, is a Roman Catholic Christian with roots in the Discalced Carmelite and Franciscan orders of the church.

Facilities and grounds are available for rental daily only (no overnight retreats) from May through November for either 4 or 8 hours blocks of time. Groups of up to 20 persons (14 years or older) can be accommodated. Meals are not provided but a full kitchen is available for retreat group members use. In addition to the large living and dining area, there are smaller meeting rooms, a chapel and 700 sq. ft. covered front porch with beautiful mountain and valley views. Throughout the 7-acre grounds are park benches, picnic tables, hammocks, pergolas, gazebos, and a dock on the edge of a Monet-inspired water lily pond.







Lee James Pantas: 828-779-1569


The Pond Day Retreat Center
18 Garren Mountain Lane
Fairview NC 28730