Gatlingburg, TN | October 25 - 28, 2019


Retreat Details

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Big Willow Retreat

Break away to the beautiful Great Smokey Mountains during peak leaf-change season and experience a time of relaxation, growth and rejuvenation in your marriage. 


Big Willow Retreat

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Big Willow Retreat

We have secured The Big Willow Retreat at the brand new Cherokee Orchard Resort for our exclusive retreat accomodations.  It includes 10 King Suites, 10 ensuite baths, multi-level relaxation spaces, private theater and more!


Schedule (Subject to Change)

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Schedule (Subject to Change)

While we expect each couple to take ownership of their experience, there will be opportunities for marriage enrichment sessions and activities  offered throughout the weekend.

Retreat Facilitators

Johneric and Toni Emehel hosted their first couple's retreat in 2003.

Johneric and Toni Emehel launched their ministry of couple's retreat in 2003 with a trip to Bryson City, North Carolina for an evening of mystery on a 1900's locomotive dinner train and a weekend's stay at a charming bed and breakfast nestled in the picturesque Smoky Mountains.  Event and trip planning comes easy for this couple as year after year they can be found planning exciting trips for both large and small groups that build memories that last a lifetime.  

Their love of seeing others thriving and enjoying all that life has to offer fuels their passion to execute well devised plans for travel experiences that revive, rejuvenate and rekindle the flame of life!  If you have never traveled with the Emehel' is the time!  Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the place!  So, don't wait to make your reservation.  There are only 13 reservations available on a first reserve basis.  We long to see you there!


Payment Options



All payments + applicable online payment fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Your initial deposit of $200.00 per suite holds your space as a an attendee.  As a convenience, we have secured a master travel insurance policy for unforeseen circumstances that may prohibit a registrant who has paid in full for being able to attend the retreat.  Please see policy terms and conditions below.

Make your payment using Cash App

You may also make your full payment of $795.00 by using Cash App to avoid online payment fees.   Cash App payments to $ToniEmehel.

Make your payment using Zelle

You may also make your full payment of $795.00 by using Zelle to avoid online payment fees.  To make payments using Zelle add as a recipient.  You may also search by phone number using (704)504-3757.

Full Payment || $795.00