Tennessee’s diversity of rolling pastures, natural waters, super cool cities and of course, farms, make it an appealing getaway in the south. But why book a hotel when you can experience true southern living in the lovely state? Stay on a farm where you can absorb the culture, soak into nature and eat homegrown food, while still being close enough to experience cities like Nashville. Ready to truly retreat from the hustle and bustle? Take a look at these breathtaking farm retreats.
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Blackberry Farm, Walland (Prices & Photos)
Set within the picturesque mountains, and just a short drive from the natural wonders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this chic farm offers cozy cottages and suites with aesthetics that would make Joanna Gaines proud. Manicured grounds, a mountain view pool, and other little books like a modern dock gazebo extending over the pond will have you wandering the 4,200-acre farm for days, that is if you can part from the fireplace and soaking tub in your room. Blackberry Farm utilizes its own homegrown ingredients in dishes that are on another level culinarily. Farm life meets high-end lodging here in Walland, Tennessee.
One of a kind farm, Minor Hill
This Airbnb is truly one of a kind, as pivotal moments of the Civil War supposedly took place in this very spot, and there’s much to explore like fox holes and Indian caves. How’s that for unique lodging? Located in Minor Hill, ponds and creeks are everywhere, so bring the fishing poles, and in the vast woods a variation of wildlife is bound to be seen. The terrain can be explored by provided four-wheelers, or guests can just wander the working farm and feed the animals. The house is rustic and large, with the ability to accommodate large families.
Farmhouse Retreat, Pulaski
This Airbnb is nestled among rolling hills in Pulaski and is refreshingly simplistic. Listen to the rain pelt on the metal roof, and enjoy the house, which has the perfect balance of updated amenities without erasing the charm. A bed and breakfast option is offered by the owners, and they’ll fill the pantry with country cooking goodies and snacks.
Cozy Cabin on Working Farm, Rogersville
This Airbnb offers simple accommodations with one queen bed and one double sized futon, perfect for a weekend away with the kids. The cabin sits on Mendin’ Fences, a farm which works with horses, raises cows and makes hay, so you might learn a thing or two during your stay. The owners are quite accommodating and rely on an honor system for many things, which further adds to the home-like feel. Rogersville is a phenomenal location proximal to Pigeon Forge, wineries and other attractions.
Farm Retreat, McEwen
Stunningly converted in a sleek home that can sleep over 16 guests, this barn is truly mesmerizing, from the spa bathrooms to the refined wood used all over the place. It’s gorgeous. Views span over the 200 acres of pastures, and the pond, and of course you’ll likely spot cows, goats, chickens and other animals as well. An on-site orchard and farm seasonally provide delicious fruits and veggies which guests have access to at this haven in Mcewen.
Creekside Guesthouse on Nashville Farm, Goodlettsville
Close enough to Nashville where you could drop in for the day, the guest house on pristine farm grounds in Goodlettsville is an optimal place to stay when seeking seclusion and serenity after a day out. Right beside the polished guest house is a wide river/creek to enjoy, even just by lounging on the banks. While hiking, one may stumble upon ponds and even a cave with a waterfall. Bring the kids to see the pigs, cows and chickens, which they might even get the chance to feed!
Farm Vacation, Nashville
A newly added loft apartment with stunning aesthetics has been added to the barn at this beautiful farm on the more quiet outskirts of Nashville. A balcony allows you to stargaze or watch the cotton candy-colored sunsets, and a fire pit awaits downstairs for hot dog and s’mores roasting! Workers on the farm are happy to talk and share info, or you can find seclusion by hiking to the small waterfall or fishing in the pond. Nashville’s top attractions are also within easy access.
A&E Farm, Franklin
You know if Carrie Underwood stayed here it has to be oozing with fabulous country flare—and it is. It’s so large it could easily be split amongst a few parties. Lush, green pastures surround the detailed, ornate, traditional southern home. Imagine yourself sipping sweet tea on the generous porch space accented with twinkling lights, and relaxing on the plush outdoor furniture with dramatic drapes, soaking up that fairytale ambiance. A&E Farms is the most stunning place in Franklin, Tennessee to escape.