Dan and Tammy traveled across most of the US but returned home to raise children who could roam the Tennesse woods and fields in safety. In 1993, they purchased the first section of their 240 acres. The couple had grown up climbing trees, chasing pigs and planting crops. Their kids (now young adults), have similar tastes of jumping on round hay bales, working cattle and riding four wheelers around the property.
Grace Meadows is a working farm, raising grass fed angus cattle and selling the meat and the genetics. In the midst of rolling hay or other farming chores, the Eldridge's especially enjoy helping guests bring alive the events they envision.
Dan, a contractor, built the "party barn" in 2000, to store and repair equipment. But his family saw its potential as a picnic pavilion, skating rink and barn dance venue. Dan converted the space to an auction house for cattle. But, the community continued to request to use it for wedding receptions or family reunions.
In 2014, the family added onto the facility to accommodate their oldest daughter's wedding reception and it officially became a sought after venue for events.
The backdrop of the rolling hills and the lake makes it one of the most beautiful sites in the area. Conveniently located just outside Johnson City in Jonesborough, it takes just 7 minutes to travel from Interstate 26.