Somewhere  new,                                 

Somewhere just a little bit risky,

Somewhere a little more free,

Somewhere lighter....

                                           Elsewhere Awaits

"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you WILL have tribulation.  But take heart, I have overcome the world."  John 16:33  



Discover, Embrace, and Experience ...

a 'New Normal' in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This scenic mountain-top retreat sits at 4,000 feet in elevation, atop a beautiful gated community.


Visitors are transported (no public access) through a private entrance lined with Rhododendron, native wildflowers, wildlife, and waterfalls.  Whether sunny or overcast, 

Elsewhere is breathtaking!


About Us

Almost a decade ago, our average, small-town life took a serious detour when we realized our daughter was addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol.  

We didn't know it,  but we were about to experience Romans 8:28, the"live" version.   

God used one of our deepest heartaches and most devastating disappointments to redirect our path and deepen our faith.  

Our journey has been one of redemption and restoration with many miracles along the way!

Our daughter's addiction, subsequent recovery, and battle to gain freedom from the anxiety, feelings of rejection, and depression that led to the addiction,  transformed our lives and deepened our dependence on God.  When you are depending on God for your next move, your next thought, and sometimes it felt like for your next breath, your faith deepens and life changes.  Our life certainly did!   

 Addiction impacts the entire family.  if you have a loved one in the midst of addiction.  If you are wrestling with "Why?" Know God is a God of redemption and transformation.   

Elsewhere Ministries" ID-IQ Program is the NEXT STEP after rehab.  

It is exactly what we were looking for .... after our daughter's rehab, and could not find.    

This led us to move across the country to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, and Elsewhere Ministries, Inc. was formed.  If you have a loved one in the midst of addiction,  If you are wrestling with "Why?", learn more about our life's mission and the ID-IQ Internship Program.   

Elsewhere Cabins & Retreat Center

are designed to provide a place of retreat and rest.  Our fast-paced world can be a faith-drowning disaster.  Come disconnect from the world to reconnect with God and one another.  Rest, refuel, gain clarity and direction.  Mountain-top journeys change us.  For more information on cabin rentals, please call our office at 828 575 7435.