MISSION & HISTORY.
Long View Ranch 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, Long View Ranch 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, Long View Ranch was entrusted to their Board of Directors. With a renewed appreciation for the Ranch's history and a reignited passion, Long View Ranch continues to be a special place.
In just 21 years, we have seen more than 6,300 summer campers and 1,800 amazing volunteers pass through our gates. 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 breathe, reconnect and reset. It’s our honor to continue the legacy and steward the mission of Long View Ranch.
Your contribution makes a huge difference in what we are trying to accomplish here at Long View Ranch. 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.
Long View 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!