Come Up to the Mountain

February 15-19, 2017

Who is the retreat for?

This is a couples-only retreat for married couples of all ages. It is designed to be part getaway weekend and part practical instruction seminar on enriching marriage relationships.

All classes are for married adults only. Please do not bring children.


  • Registration: $50 per couple.
  • Early Bird Discount: $40 per couple (must be registered/paid by January 15, 2017).

Why a fee?

The Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat was offered free to attendees when it began years ago as a getaway for Jacksonville members.

It has outgrown four venues so far, and expenses now exceed what one church can handle. By all pitching in a little, we cover costs for speakers, conference rooms, and printed material.

Neither the Jacksonville church nor any individual makes any money on the retreat.

Location / Lodging

Holiday Inn Conference Center
3230 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Front desk: 865.428.2700

Room rates: $64.99/weekdays and $88.99/ weekend. Give Holiday Inn the three-letter code JCC to qualify for group rate.

Including fee, food, and hotel, most couples can come to the retreat for about $300.

You are responsible for making your room reservations.

Free Time

Many go early to enjoy time with each other. The schedule builds in free time to go to the outlets, see a show, explore the beautiful mountains, or enjoy leisure time at the hotel.


This retreat is sponsored by the Jacksonville church of Christ (PO Box 520, Jacksonville, AL 36265), under the oversight of its elders.

Allen Webster is the retreat director.