The Pond Outdoor Retreat Center
A Beautiful Peaceful Place For Inspiration, Meditation and Prayer

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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 with gazebos, pergolas and covered shelters, wildflower meadows with winding paths, tranquil woods and a bamboo grove. Availability is from May 1 through November 30th during daytime hours only, and groups of up to 30 persons can be accommodated. 









Lee James Pantas: 828-779-1569


The Pond Retreat Center
18 Garren Mountain Lane

Fairview NC 28730