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The Candle Cottage

The History of the Candle Cottage

Our company was founded in 1976 by John and Gayle Luck and their son Trey. Initially, the company just made candles for their own retail shop located in Gatlinburg, TN. But soon after, the company transitioned into becoming a manufacturer for other stores and shops too.

Over the next 40 years, The Candle Cottage was blessed to grow from a family garage to its current home within a 40,000 square foot facility located in the foothills of the beautiful, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.

The company is forever indebted to the leadership and guidance the Luck family provided and as we transition into new ownership, the goal is to continue the success of the business through new candle innovations, products and ideas.

We still remain committed to the core values established by John and Gayle, which is to provide our customers with a premium made candle, at fair pricing, with free excellent customer care and service.

We are proud to be recognized as a country candle brand and will continue to develop more of these types of candle products. At the same time, we are very excited about new products and brands we are currently developing that will focus more on home décor and new fashion trends. 

We would like to say “Thank You” to the many loyal customers that we have had the privilege to ship our candles to for so many years and we sincerely welcome our newest customers to our growing company as well.

Please provide any feedback or suggestions you may have thru this website or on our Facebook page as well. It’s our customers that make us successful and we are happy to serve you.


Terry & Michelle Carpenter

Owners - The Candle Cottage

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