MISSION & HISTORY
Longview is located along the winding Nolichucky River, with beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The original property was a part of the Cherokee Territory. As early as the 1770s, frontiersmen established the "Nolichucky settlements" along the river in modern Greene County, Tennessee. The migration would not end there.
In 1999, George and Kay Widmaier came up from south Florida and fell in love with this wild country. With a belief that God could use their time and talent for His glory, Longview was born.
Over the years, the Ranch has been a place of rest and serenity, as well as fun and adventure. Upon the Widmaier's retirement in 2019, Longview was entrusted to their Board of Directors and is a non-profit 501(c)3 Christian ministry. With a renewed appreciation for the Ranch's history and a reignited passion, Longview continues to be a special place.
Guests come from all over to experience the breathe-taking view, warm staff, and the many activities the Ranch provides. We believe we offer an experience that will last forever by creating a space that allows our guests — young or old — to take a deep breath, reconnect, and reset. It’s our honor to continue the legacy and steward the mission of Longview to the glory of God.
The best week of your kid's summer will be Longview Summer Camp! We have Day Camps, as well as Overnight Camps. These camps are specifically designed to immerse kids, ages K-12 graders into the fun of the great outdoors and teach them about Jesus on their level. Camps are jammed packed with games, fun activities, and so much more!
Longview provides a unique setting for any gathering. We have a 3,000 square foot meeting facility with sound, staging and lighting. Our cabins sleep up to 140 people. Each cabin section has its own bathroom, A/C, and heat. Give us a call and we can help you plan your next Group Retreat.
Your contribution makes a huge difference in what we are trying to accomplish here at Longview. We love serving people throughout the year, organizing epic summer camps, planning retreats, continuing to grow our horsemanship program… but there is more to do! Check out more about the Ranch and how you can get involved.
Longview is a very special place and we want to welcome you into our Ranch Family for an unforgettable stay. These are some of our guests that have stayed with us over the years. We are so grateful to have shared so many memories and looking forward to so many more to come. The best is yet to come!