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Longview Retreat Center

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Main House

Joe and Jane open the Main House, their home, to guests as a meeting space and food service location! From the covered front porch to the natural beauty surrounding the home, the Main House encourages you to slow down, unwind, and reconnect.


The main house at Longview was built in 1827 by Jane’s third great-grandfather, William Gray. Multi-generational living has become a tradition in this home; Jane and her family are the fifth generation of his descendants that have continuously lived here. 

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Genesis House

The Genesis House offers a private space for renewal. The quiet cottage was built in 2016 and has one bedroom, one and a half baths, and a full kitchen, and laundry. Resting quietly on the Avenue, the Genesis House offers a bright and cozy space to unplug and unwind. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world in our media-free occupancy with limited reception. Early birds can steal a moment on the porch to savor coffee in the quiet morning. Night owls can cozy up to warm fireplace and hear the sounds of the crackling fire. 


Whether its a romantic weekend getaway for you and your spouse or a leadership retreat, the Genesis House is a space for renewal and refreshment! You and your spouse can use this house to escape the chaos and reconnect. For leadership retreats, your guest speaker can rest and relax, so they’re prepared to guide you and your team.

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Belle House

The Belle House is a unique setting for weekend events or personal time with Joe and Jane. It is the original kitchen at Longview, and the first building built on site. The house was named after an early cook, although we do have a bell in the yard for signaling lunch.


Today, it is the primary meeting space for weekend marriage enrichment events. The Belle House seamlessly blends the comfort and style of modern amenities with the simplicity and craftsmanship of the original 1800s farmhouse. Located behind the Main House, you’re never too far from your next activity or a hot meal.