Retreats and Respites
How do you feel,
down deep inside?
||Do you need time out from the
busyness of your lifestyle?
Time to be with yourself, to take stock of your life,
to contemplate the road
Are parts of you not
getting a chance to really live?
Feeling a little
depressed, anxious, or disconnected?
Is the potted plant in
your cubicle starting to look like a tropical rain forest to you?
Then you need either a retreat or a respite:
[n] withdrawal for prayer, study and
meditation; a spiritual retreat
[n] withdrawal to a more favorable
3. [n] an area where you can be alone; a sanctuary; a refuge
A term literally
meaning "to withdraw." Within a spiritual context,
retreats center on your relationship with God. A retreat tries to
explore all the consequences of that relationship, including your
decisions, your actions, your values, your goals, and your life's
A couple's retreat is an
opportunity to get undistracted, intimate time together in a peaceful
and quiet location surrounded by beauty and Nature for the purpose of
deepening the bonds of Love, renewing & revitalizing the
relationship commitment, and contemplating any unmet needs that are
becoming a source of division or resentment.
A group retreat is a
special gathering where
the participants are invited to explore some topic, theme, issue or
Business retreats are often designed to plan for the future, brainstorm
new ideas, or evaluate past performance.
[n] temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation
2. [n] interval
of rest; pause; release
3. [n] to relieve and refresh by a pause or interval of rest
you are a caregiver, minister, helper, or companion to those in need,
then from time to time you will need a respite to slow down, nurture
yourself, be nurtured by others, and recharge your wellspring of
well-being. If you will not give this to yourself, then others who value
your work must gift it to you. Please accept the gift wholeheartedly.
How many of you are there?
Very Small Groups
|If you need to get away from the modern world
for awhile, we certainly understand!
We created Maggie's Place as a refuge from the traffic, noise,
air pollution, and general busyness of
contemporary urban life. Here in the Smoky Mountains of Western
North Carolina you will find the peace & quiet of vast
uninhabited forests, the soothing sounds of ancient waterfalls,
fresh mountain air scented by pine & cedar stands, and a
comfortable, cozy room with a fire to sit by. Maggie will help
you to plan the kind of retreat or respite that you need, so
you'll return home relaxed, refreshed, and invigorated.
For selected individuals that meet our criteria for an Extended Spiritual
Retreat or Mental Health Respite,
we also offer a special long-term rate based on need, ability to pay,
and availability of space. We recognize that the stresses of modern life can
become so overwhelming that they can threaten our sanity. Know that you are not
alone - you have a friend here at Maggie's Place.
Please call us at 828-452-9609 to discuss your needs.
Check out our: "I
NEED TO CHANGE!" Retreat.
Small Groups of
up to 60 People
a special arrangement, we are able to host groups of up to 60
people at The
Sunset Inn & the adjoining Providence Lodge. The Sunset Inn is a charming country inn overlooking Lake Junaluska
in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The
Inn's thirteen guest rooms, large dining rooms, and breezy
porches are reminiscent of the 1920's and are perfect for group
reunions, weddings, and other group getaways.
rooms and fabulous food, the Sunset has offered mountain
hospitality to hundreds of people since 1914. They can accommodate
up to 31 guests, and the next door Providence Lodge can
accommodate an additional 35. Just a short walk away are the
swimming pool, tennis & basketball courts, playground,
paddle boats, walking trail, and other outdoor activities. We
can arrange all sorts of wonderful group activities, including
whitewater rafting, horseback riding, wilderness hiking,
birdwatching, ecotours, live music, storytelling, arts &
crafts, group therapy & mediation, and lots more.
Whether your group books the
Inn, or both the Inn & the Lodge, let us
help make your group's mountain memories a lasting treasure.
We offer group specials throughout the year.
Call us for available dates and rates at 828-452-9609.
Really Large Groups up to
For really large groups
up to 100 people, may we
Mountain Retreat & Learning Centers,
a retreat center in nearby Highlands.
Open year-round, The Mountain offers excellent programming
for all ages. Inspiration mixes with renewal as you challenge yourself to grow
and learn. The Mountain is available
for groups for meetings, retreats and other events. Browse their website
to discover more about the opportunities from learning, renewal, personal growth
and just plain fun that await you at The Mountain.
During your stay, you’ll enjoy simple but comfortable accommodations,
wonderful food, and plenty of fresh air. The highly-skilled and committed
Mountain staff will provide an exciting and meaningful program — you'll value
your Mountain experience long after you've gone home.
call them at (828)526-5838 to discuss your needs.