Everybody's Got a

Laughing Place 

“Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”

--Mark 6:31

Come and join me at my favorite spot! My “laughing place” sits on the top of a hill off the beaten path near the TN/NC line. You will be staying in a farmhouse (circa 1927). This is where I write my books. It’s my family’s private get away. We don’t rent this house out, it is not a showroom kind of home. But it is sacred space.

Retreat space is limited to 8 people (THIS IS SHARING BEDS!). The best way to come is with a friend. But if you’d like to come and have a bed to yourself, you can pay an extra fee. Or you can come and make a new friend! 

The cost includes all lodging, food and gifts as well as some really great time together. You will arrive as distant “cousins in Christ” and leave as sister/friends! I believe that God handpicks the women who will spend this weekend together, if you are with us, God has something amazing in store for all of us.

Pastors and Wives Retreat

Now that Tom and Leighann have transitioned to “founding pastors” at Thompson Station Church, they are eager to open their “laughing place” in the NC mountains to pastors and wives who are looking for a moment’s peace, a bit of laughter and a lot of renewal. This will be open to three couples at a time.

"This home has served as a sanctuary for us throughout our years of ministry and we want to share it with you. We’ve survived many heartaches singing hymns on our porch swing, and spent many hours pouring into each other hiking in the woods. We want these retreats to give you a safe place to reconnect with each other, and with God." - Tom and Leighann McCoy

  •     Pastors and Wives Retreat August 20-23 (Sunday-Wednesday)
  •     Women's Retreat August 25-28 (Friday-Monday)
  •     Pastors and Wives Retreat September 10-13 (Sunday-Wednesday)
  •     Women's Retreat September 15-18 (Friday-Monday)
  •     Pastors and Wives Retreat October 22-25 (Sunday-Wednesday)
  •     Women's Retreat October 27-30 (Friday-Monday)
At this retreat you will:
  •  Discover why I call this my "laughing place."
  •   Be still and know…
  •   Discover why God handpicked this tiny band of sisters to share this space with you. (space is limited to 4-8 women per retreat)
  •    Leave refreshed and renewed
This all-inclusive retreat includes,
  • Lodging for 3 nights in a historic mountain farmhouse nestled in the Appalachian mountains. Guest Rooms 1 and 2 have 2 person per room capacity. Guest Room 3 can accommodate up to 4 people sharing beds.  Be sure to check out each room and pricing individually below. 
  • Meals—3 Country breakfasts, light lunches, and dinners PLUS snacks, unlimited beverages and a snack sack for the road. Be prepared to pay additional for two meals out; one lunch and one dinner. 
  • GIFTS 
  • Retreat notebook 
Guest Room 1
Guest Room 2
Guest Room 3