Laughing Waters Retreat, Hickory Nut Gorge

A jewel in the midst of 200 protected acres near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, 25 minutes southeast of Asheville. Part of a green, sustainable eco-community. Experience the peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere of this magical place. Indoor Facilities: The great room accommodates 100, with hearthstone wood stove and huge windows overlooking the waterfall. Lower level has a cork floor ideal for dancing, yoga, etc. Honeymoon Cabin by waterfalls. Outdoor Facilities: Stone ruins of an old farmhouse, gristmill and the historic Drover’s Road with five miles of trails. Abundance of sites for a ceremony – the enormous deck, in the orchard, by stone ruins, in the meadow. Small weddings are ideal in the clearing next to the falls.