In the early 1970's, Tom and Clara Dupree purchased
the land that was to become The Close; then a deserted wilderness farm in
the loop of Kentucky's Rockcastle River in the midst of the Boone National
Forest. They felt a strong spirit over the land and they wanted to
dedicate it's use to God.
They named the farm "The Close" which means "an enclosed clearing or an open space at the end of a road in the forest." They began building a Christian retreat which started them on an exciting, although at times bewildering, but incredible journey with the Lord. Come see the result.
A copy of the "The Story of The Close" is located in both Salem House and Bethany.