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for bachelorettes, bridal parties, anniversaries

or general gal pal gathering

Venture into the rural wonder wanderful land for your mini-retreat and farm-stay style experience near Hohenwald, TN.

When you believe that experiences are priceless and want a unique opportunity to celebrate your big day pre-party, this Hen Party excursion is a one-of-a-kind event. Spend a weekend, an overnight or a day trip.


  • Guided Forest Walk (approximately 3 hours)

  • Pinch-pot Pottery (approximately 1.5 hrs, plus completion after departure)

  • Kayaking on the Buffalo (approximately 5 hrs)

  • Cooking class (approximately 2-2.5 hrs)

  • Collage workshop (approximately 2 hrs)

  • Yoga class (approximately 1 hr, based on availability of local teacher)

  • Photography session (approximately 2 hrs, based on availability of local photographer contact)

  • Access to the land, the donkeys, and the lodging (for overnight guests) can collect wildflowers when in season

Happy to partner with you on organizing a fun day for you and your friends. Here are some ideas:

Arrive at 11am for a picnic brunch on the bluff including fresh made quiche with our farm organic eggs, fresh fruit, and mint tea (hot or cold) with the rest of the day on your own to hang out by the river or on the land.

Or if you would like to customize your afternoon, we could learn to slow down and notice details with a guided Forest Walk or if you want to be more active, let's make either pottery or a collage.

* Outdoor activities are weather-permitting.

* Professional photography session based on availability and advanced scheduling

* Stay overnight in the lodge or a giant tent.

Best size group is about 6, but we can accommodate more.

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HI I'm Val, and I'll be your host and guide on some of your agenda items. I started Camp Wonder Wander as a pivot after a long career as a graphic design professor. But when thinking about starting life over, I reflected upon my other life experiences predominantly in hospitality from being a Girl Scout leader, a hostess and server for several years, and even my activities in event planning for various organizations as well as my work with students in role as a professor, mentor, and club advisor including travels. Happy to share my story, but this will be your day with your friends.

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Extend your stay!



approximately 1.75 hrs SW of NASHVILLE

Take the Scenic Route Down Natchez Trace for a slightly longer but gorgeous drive.

1 hr north of FLORENCE, AL and west of COLUMBIA, TN


approximately 3 hrs east of MEMPHIS



In a light pollution free zone!