We call our ministry headquarters Feather Ridge. The Back2Basics Adventures' property expands over 50 incredible, private acres located in beautiful Jonesborough, Tennessee, nicknamed the Storytelling Capital. Jonesborough is the first established and oldest town in Tennessee.
Our property borders the Cherokee National Forest with access to the famous Nolichucky River which is known for its whitewater rafting and fishing. We are situated directly next to Clark’s Creek one of Tennessee's premier stocked trout fishing streams. Sill Branch and Buckeye Falls (the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi) are located in the bordering Clarks Creek forest area.
Our property offers a lovely newly constructed 40'x40' Event Pavilion with a natural rock fireplace perfect for worship, wedding, faith, family, and corporate gatherings which also boasts an attached guest facility that can accommodate 10-12 guests and offers 4 bedrooms, two and a half baths, three showers a kitchenette and loft.
The Back2Basics Adventures' property also offers dry elevated Treehouse Cabins with up to 6 beds in each all with direct access to thousands of acres of incredible hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails that lead to waterfalls swimming pools, and amazing vistas.
Our Back Country Camping area offers a flowing creek, a second rustic large Covered Pavilion with a natural stone fireplace large grilling area, 2 bathrooms a kitchen area with a large double sink and refrigerator to offer comforts to a primitive camping experience if desired. A concrete pad for vehicle or RV parking is on-site with over an acre of open meadow for private camping experiences all surrounded by thousands of acres of Cherokee national forest.
Featured Adventure Options in Tennessee:
Advanced Whitewater Rafting
Class III & IV rapids on the Nolichucky River, the deepest gorge East of the Mississippi, offer the best scenery and whitewater in the region for ages 10+. Prices start at $100 per person.
Relaxed Leisure River Raft, Paddle, or Tube and Swim
Class I & II rapids on the Lower Nolichucky River for all ages. Prices start at $65 per person.
$60 for a half-day.
$100 for a full-day.
Electric Mountain Biking
$50 an hour two-hour min.
Visit Tennessee’s Appalachian Trail
Beauty spot with hiking and natural swimming pools. Prices start at $20 per person.
$20 per person.
3-D Archery Course
$30 per person.
Smallmouth bass and walleye trout. Prices start at $250 per person.
Prices start at $250 per person.
Sporting Clay Shooting
Prices start at $60 per person.
- Bear $3k for 3-5days (stand hunting) $4-5k include accommodations in our Tree Cabin or Guest Pavilion and meals.
- Deer $3k for 3-5 days accommodations in our Tree Cabin or Guest Pavilion and all meals. Must be 8 pt or better buck or $750 fine.
- Turkey $2k for 3 days with accommodations in our Tree Cabin or Guest Pavilion and all meals.
All-terrain Vehicle Guided Tour of Bumpus Cove Trails
$500 per vehicle can accommodate 5 guests, including lunch.
Self-guided ATV tours
$500 for a 2-seater.
$600 for a 5-seater.
Zip Lining $75
Explore a beautiful natural cave while learning the forgotten history and geology of an underdeveloped limestone cave. This adventure is wild caving so be prepared to get wet and dirty. Ideal for ages 7+. Prices start at $75 per person.
Rock Climbing at Rocky Fork State Park
Minimum weight of 74 pounds is required. Enjoy a natural hike past the beautiful Rocky Fork Creek and its waterfalls then climb on a natural beginner-friendly rock face where your guide will teach you the basics of rock climbing in a calm environment all equipment is provided. The price starts at $90 per person.