David & Kathi

David and Kathi Jensen moved from their Florida home to Calhoun, Tennessee, in August of 2019. Inspired by Tenessee’s natural beauty and intrigue (and desiring to live closer to two of their three children attending university near Chattanooga), they purchased Hiwassee Acres with the dream of turning it into a retreat center for individuals of all ages.

David and Kathi (with help from the kids on weekends) turned the run-down property into a high quality retreat and event center. With a conference center, auditorium, modern living spaces, a lodge, miles of hiking trails, and much more, Hiwassee Acres became the perfect getaway for anyone seeking a relaxing escape, corporate retreat, family reunion, weekend wedding, and more. With 225 acres of land and a mile on the Hiwassee River, Hiwassee Acres is the perfect location for your next getaway or event!


1. Quiet hiking trails
2. Basketball court
3. Free use of kayaks for overnight guests
4. Petting farm
5. Disc Golf course
6. Community fire pit
7. Firewood
8. Grill
7. Hanging chairs by the river
9. The Gathering Space with catering kitchen event/conference center available for rent
10. Workout center
11. Fishing pond
12. Hangout lounge with self serve coffee and goodies
13. 24-hour laundry facility
14. Outdoor games – corn hole, ladder ball, more
15. Souvenir Shop

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