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“Come away to a secluded place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31

Nestled in among 104 acres in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, Genesis Ranch B&B offers you the opportunity to retreat, rest, and rediscover in the quietness of God’s beautiful creation. Genesis Ranch was built to offer Christian adults quiet tranquility as they stay in one of five unique suites. Each one is filled with personal touches that will make you feel right at home. You can view our guest rooms by clicking here.

The Genesis Ranch acreage that surrounds the B&B is filled with recreational adventures and fellowship opportunities for guests to enjoy during their stay. If you plan to hike, good hiking shoes or boots are recommended since some of the trails are steep. On the top of the highest peak, and at several points in between, there are peaceful resting spots where guests are encouraged to pray and connect with Jesus.

Conveniently located, Genesis Ranch B&B has the feel of a remote location, but is still close to town and only a 30-minute drive from the McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN, as well as a 30-minute drive from Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg.  We have many close local attractions such as America’s most popular National Park, the Great Smoky Mountain National ParkCades CoveLittle River Logging MuseumTuckaleechee CavernsThe Lily BarnRiver Rats River Rafting and much more. In addition to all the local places of interest, there is an array of many wonderful restaurants located nearby, such as Elvira’s Cafe, Misty Morning CafeThe RiverstoneThe Carriage HouseTrailhead Steak and Trout, and many more.

As a place filled with the love of Jesus Christ, Genesis Ranch is owned and operated in obedience to the commands of His Word. As a place of respite, Genesis Ranch is also specifically geared to adults. In keeping with the theme of quiet and rest, we also ask that pets be left behind during your stay.  Please visit our Policies page for more information.

There are two separate components to Genesis Ranch. The first is described above which offers guests a personal time of retreat here at the Ranch. The second component offered is the opportunity for intensive Biblical-based counseling outlined in the book Genesis Moment. 

You can find out more about this non-profit ministry of Genesis Ranch here.  


Former Corporate Executive and Bivocational Pastor, Justin Strecker and his wife Jordan, an Army Veteran, serve as the Innkeepers of Genesis Ranch B&B. Following The Lord’s leading, they moved to Tennessee in October 2014 to build the vision God laid on their hearts for a ministry center where followers of Christ could come find rest and healing. Their hearts are to serve those who stay at Genesis Ranch and they look forward to seeing what The Lord has in store for each person that visits.