A Place of Peace
Welcome to Kerith Retreat.
Come as you are, pray and rest for a few days or a week. Kerith Retreat is a Christian retreat house, offering a single detached upstairs apartment (brand new king bed & day bed, den, kitchenette, full bath) with a private deck on our quiet 2-acre property and stream in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Opening in July 2022, Kerith hosted over 100 nights of retreats in its first year to guests from a variety of home states, Christian traditions, and backgrounds -- pastors, missionaries, non-pastors -- simply desiring unhurried time away with God.
Your hosts, Chris and Claire, live in their home on the property (separate from the retreat apartment) and offer spiritual direction, pastoral conversations, and Communion if desired. But if your goal is a silent retreat alone with the Lord, it is our joy to provide the peace and solitude for that as well. Claire also offers remote spiritual direction by Zoom as a distinct ministry.
Kerith is not a "center" for group retreats. Our mission is to host one person, a husband & wife, or 2-3 friends who will have the apartment & grounds to themselves for the purpose of a spiritual retreat. We want to provide enough time and space to set aside their worries and the weight of their callings -- to sit with God and let him provide for their needs. Our hope is to see each guest return home energized, knowing someone has heard them, cared for them, and prayed for them -- remembering why they were called in the first place.
Kerith guest Dave Prevette shares his experience.
So Elijah did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and the evening, and he drank from the brook.
1 Kings 17:5-6
We are located in the mountains of western North Carolina, 15 minutes off of I-40, Exit 27:
5 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway
15 minutes from the picturesque Main Street of Waynesville
45 minutes from downtown Asheville.