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The Pond Retreat Center is seven acres of landscaped gardens, meadows and woodlands at the residence of artist & author Lee James Pantas, and is located  in the mountains just outside Asheville in Fairview, North Carolina. It is available for individuals or small groups to gather for self-guided spiritual retreats, artist and writer workshops, or get-togethers for garden or birding clubs and other compassion-centered environmental organizations. The retreat center is non-denominational and welcomes individuals and groups of all faiths, traditions and points of view, both religious and secular.

The retreat center is available for individual or group use on a donation basis, and consists of  seven landscaped acres of gardens, ponds and streams and wildflower meadows with winding paths, tranquil woods and a bamboo grove. Facilities on site for group gatherings include pergolas, gazebos, large covered garden shelter and main house front porch. Availability is from April 1st through November 30th during daytime hours only, and groups of up to 30 persons can be accommodated. 











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18 Garren Mountain Lane

Fairview NC 28730

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