Candlelight Forest is only 18 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

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Forest Fun

Our forests are full of activities. For the daily visitor we offer:

  • Firepit
  • Pygmy Goats
  • Badminton
  • Canoes and Paddleboards
  • Fishing
  • Pop-up soccer goals
  • Kite flying
  • Outdoor movies
  • Scavenger hunts
  • S’more kits
  • Hammocks
  • Hummer Rides
  • Pete Nelson Designed Grand Treehouse
  • Huck Finn Rope Ferry 
  • Wading creek
  • Hiking trails
  • Lookout Deck
  • Access to the Farm Stand and Picnickery

Memberships

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 9am-4pm

Day Passes

$12/ adults

$6/kids

Children 2 and under are free

 

Birthday Party Packages

$200

10 kids

$10/ extra child.

Children 2 and under are free. Parents of birthday party guests are free. 

Add-on Cake $35

 

Birthday Party Packages Include:

Access to all Candlelight Forest activities and amenities.

Reserved “Home Base” picnic table or patio spot for refreshments and present opening. Heated, indoor "Home Base" available during winter months. 

1 Mountainside Hummer Ride for the kids (optional)

Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza (at least one slice per child)

Coke, Sprite, and Water

Utensils

Party host for set up/ clean up

 


Testimonials

"We loved our magical birthday celebration in Candlelight Forest. Our kids' dreams came true as they caught crawdads in the creek, took turns soaring on the rope swing and pulled each other across the pond on the Huck Finn Rope Ferry. They loved exploring the tree house, feeding the goats and a highlight was the Hummer ride around the property. Mariel and the staff at Candlelight Forest took such good care of us -- helping us set up for the party and even providing some food for our festivities. Not only did the kiddos have fun, but the grownups set up our chairs in the creek and enjoyed a reprieve from the hot August day. Everyone told us it was the most fun birthday party ever, and we agree!"

-Allison Poole, Chattanooga Mom

 

"Mariel and her staff at the Candlelight Forest made planning and executing my daughter's 8th birthday party a stress-free experience. They were accommodating, receptive to my ideas, and the level of communication was superb. You will not find a more beautiful and peaceful setting in the area, and our party-goers enjoyed playing creatively in the outdoors and exploring the grounds. The hummer ride was a treat as well. My family believes that Candlelight Forest is truly the hidden gem of Walker County. We're already thinking about a small family gathering at the site next year, complete with treehouse rentals at Candlelight Forest."

-Connie Fernandez, Chattanooga Mom

The Plucky Peacock

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farm stand & picnickery

Open Tuesday- Saturday 9am-4pm

The Plucky Peacock farm stand serves as our outfitting station and welcome center for the property as well as an outlet for farm grown vegetables and daily fresh eggs. We also have vinegar and olive oil tastings, gourmet charcuterie, cold drinks, coffee, and board games. The Plucky Peacock is also home to our Picnickery*. Come and see us at the farm stand and we’ll put together a picnic basket for you Candlelight Forest grounds.

 

*One day notice required

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This Old House

America's very first show home and Idea House by This Old House.

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Sophie's Roost

A charming treehouse professionally decorated by Sophie's Shoppe of Chattanooga.

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Le Petit Chateau

Our second charming treehouse decorated in a french farmhouse style.

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Candlelight Forest

A simpler times resort.

Hours:

Tuesday- Saturday

9am-4pm

➢  Contact Us 

(615) 428-6303

(901) 651-7697

(404) 583-7819

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