The Center for Sustainable Stewardship  is proud and honored to operate Big East Fork Retreat. It offers something for everyone: hiking, horseback riding, biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocci ball, sunset watching, farm animals to meet, edible foraging, fire circles, music making, play acting, yoga, and dancing.

All visitors who venture outside the Retreat Center must purchase a day pass. Purchasing a pass allows hiking, sitting/lounging on outside porches, forest bathing on secluded outdoor platforms by a tranquil stream, exploring the organic farm across the road (including petting and feeding Rosie the donkey and our pet goats, Smith and Wesson), and picnicing in the Lake Gratitude gazebo. Most importantly, purchasing a day pass allows you to help preserve and protect 2300 precious acres of biodiverse species and landscape which all of us  (and those who will follow) can enjoy. 

Big East Fork Retreat is the home of Sustainability Radio, a non-profit network of interesting conversation and other-worldly music.  Come to our studio as we record on Sundays. Become part of the conversation.

2-day pass $10/ person

Family 2-day pass $25 

Fishing $10/person. Catch-and-release. Required TN State fishing license may be purchased in office.

Watercraft (kayak, canoe, paddleboat, paddle board; includes required flotation vest) $10/hr

Free Movie Thursday night 7pm

Plan your events, workshops, classes, or conferences at the Retreat or in one of nine adjacent homes. Contact us for details: bigeastfork @ gmail dot com

Several MeetUp groups use our facilities for fellowship and music making.