The Cottages
The campus that now houses the Lillian E. Smith Center was once the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls. You'll find information about the camp and the story of it's importance to The Center on other pages of this web site. Three of the cottages have been modernized and equipped to serve as bot lodging and small studio space; and the fourth is a completely private apartment with its own entrance. It is located in a residence adjacent to the main campus.

Of the four furnished cottages available to the Center's residents, two of them are on the ridge of Screamer Mountain, near the Directors house. One is nearby, on the road to the Center. A fourth is located at the base of the mountain. All of the cottages contain kitchen and bath facilities as well as areas for sleeping and working. All bath and bed linens are furnished as well as necessary kitchen utensils, pots, pans, dinnerware and flatware. The Director's cottage on the ridge was Lillian E. Smith's home and library. The library is open for use by the residents at specific times.

The Common Room
Also located on the ridge is a structure housing what is known as the Common Room where residents may gather occasionally and from time to time special occasions are held. This building also houses the laundry facilities offered for use by the residents and contains
wi-fi for internet availability.

Meals
We currently do not provide meals at the Center but there are fully stocked grocery stores in the nearby town of Clayton that carry basic to upscale items such as fresh seafood and there are health food stores in Clayton as well as in Franklin, NC, a short drive to the north. There are a number of good restaurants in Clayton and a great road side fruit and vegetable market between Mountain City and Dillard.

Fees
A fee of $150.00 per week is charged to help defray the basic expenses of maintenance and operation. The length of each residency period shall be negotiable between the applicant and the director.

Housekeeping
All cottages are cleaned and prepared for resident arrival. All residents are expected to do their own housekeeping during their stay and to leave the studio in an orderly condition when leaving. Laundry facilities are located in the kitchen which adjoins the Common Room.

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Esther Cottage Interior

Common Room looking toward dining area

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Common Room looking toward seating area

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