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Farmhouse in the Fork: Lake, Private Setting on 41 Acres in Leipers Fork

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There are four ponds on the property. We even have fishing poles for your use

There are four ponds on the property. We even have fishing poles for your use Perfect spot for dinner, s'mores or entertaining. Small kids play structure Front porch with views of the lake Private driveway We see all kinds of wildlife: birds, turkey, river otters, deer... Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Staircase leads to two bedrooms and bathroom Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Staircase leads to two bedrooms and bathroom Open kitchen and breakfast bar View from the kitchen Relax in the sunroom with a good book or choose from over 160 tv channels Master bedroom with king size bed, walk-in closet and tv with over 160 channels Master bathroom with shower / tub combo Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed - lake view Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed - barn view upstair bathroom with tub / shower combo Game room includes pool table and dart board Sit back, relax and enjoy the views Barn Covered parking

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Farmhouse in the Fork - a Shelter + Roost property.

The Farmhouse is located in a secluded setting in Leipers Fork, four miles from Historic Leipers Fork Village, twelve miles south of Franklin and thirty miles south of Nashville. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a little over a mile away and is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and scenic drives.

Enjoy your own private retreat in a storybook setting with charm that never ends. Our beautiful home sits on forty-one secluded acres minutes from Historic Leipers Fork Village. This home is ideal for a romantic getaway, weekend with friends, escape for the whole family, artist / writer's retreat, special events and corporate retreats. Whatever that it may be that you are looking for, you'll most likely find it here.

Our five year old son, Wyatt loves to wake up early to see the family of river otters, catch frogs or go fishing in the pond, eat breakfast on the front porch, make s'mores over the crackling fire in the outdoor fireplace and play countless games of Uno and pool in the game room. My husband, Michael instantly fell in love with the beautiful views and the most amazing lightning bugs we have ever seen - hundreds that appear to be dancing all around you. I love waking up with a cup of tea on the front porch or in the sunroom and watching the catfish jump in the lake, lazy afternoons in the hammock - dozing off while reading a good book, eating dinner together outside on the back deck and listening to the banjo strum sound that the Green Frogs make.

Our home features an open living room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and a hand laid fireplace built from stones off the land. The kitchen has granite countertops, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and is stocked with everything you need, from a bottle opener to pots and pans, baking dishes to forks and knives. There is a game room with a pool table, television and a dartboard for endless entertainment as well as movies and board games. The sunroom and master bedroom also have televisions and DVD players. There are three spacious bedrooms in the house. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and has a king sized bed and walk-in closet. The other two rooms have queen size beds and are located on the second floor. An optional inflatable queen bed and two couches will allow for additional guests. Highchair and crib available upon request. The front porch has beautiful lake views and includes rocking chairs, a porch swing and an outdoor table and seating. There is a wood deck in the backyard with an equally beautiful view with a second hand laid fireplace built from stones off the land and a small kid's play structure. There is plenty of open space to play catch or toss the frisbee and a pond near the barn... the pictures say it all.

The Farmhouse truly has a character all it's own... a story to be told, memories to be made... a secluded retreat nestled amongst the trees with wild life aplenty. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

About Us: Shelter + Roost gives you the chance to enjoy Nashville, Franklin and Leiper's Fork, Tennessee while staying in one of our unique properties. Featuring the extra space and comforts of home, you can spread out, relax and enjoy your time with friends and family.

Shelter + Roost features five distinctive vacation rental properties, each offering something a little different—making it a lot easier to select a property that is right for you:

Farmhouse in the Fork: A little bit of country (41 acres to be exact) just off the beaten path. Fishing poles included.

Storybook Cottage: Hansel and Gretel could’ve lived here… really. And they would’ve loved the outdoor shower.

Jefferson House: A beautifully restored historic home, just walking distance to Main Street. This one belongs in a magazine. c.1900

Brigadoon: Imagine if Ralph Lauren had a yard sale and you’ll capture something of the essence of this dreamy place.

Leiper's Fork Inn: Two historic homes, rescued, moved, and restored were combined to create this charming property. This property is rented to one family/group at a time, not by individual rooms. Perfect for weddings and events.

And when it comes to taking care of your needs, we do everything we can to ensure your family can relax and enjoy the surroundings, worry-free. Each property is hand picked and personally owned and managed by our family so you can feel confident your stay will exceed expectations. If something comes up during your visit, one of us is always available to answer your questions or assist you. In fact, we pay attention to all the details so you don’t have to.

The properties of Shelter + Roost will bring you and your family an experience you’ll never forget.

Property Type

  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are always welcome - this is a wonderful place for the entire family. There is a small play structure with slide in the backyard as well as a frisbee, soccer ball and football....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Please contact us regarding accessibility. There is a ramped entrance....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 years of age to rent...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Barn View Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Pond View Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Game Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeper Sofa located in downstairs game room...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Master bedroom on main level features a new king size bed, Queen size Beds (2) Two additional bedrooms upstairs feature queen size beds, Sleeper Sofa in downstairs game room, Baby Cribs (1) Crib and highchair available upon request...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Everything you need is provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible, if you feel something is missing please let us know...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Ice tea maker, electric kettle, toaster and electric smooth top stove...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Detergent provided...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2) Two hand-laid fireplaces with stones from the land - one in living room and one outside fireplace...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Covered parking available for two cars, plenty of additional parking on property...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens and towels will be provided for you...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Plenty of parking available...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Detergent provided...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Living Room seats 0
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Property is located on forty-one secluded acres. Additional amenities include an expansive front porch with porch swing, rocking chairs and patio table and seating, hammocks perfect for a lazy afternoon nap, sun room, selection of coffee and teas, pool table and dart board, iPod / iPad docking station, board games for the entire family, puzzles, checkers, chess, bingo, playing cards and uno, outdoor fireplace and deck, children's play structure and slide, barn, iron and ironing board, hair dryer. Wi-fi available. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (3) Three televisions are conveniently located throughout the house - in master bedroom, sunroom and game room - all have over 160 channels and two of them have DVD players...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Pool table and dart board located in downstairs game room....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Sony docking station available for your iPod or iPad...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Selections available for all ages...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Over 160 channels of Direct TV...moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Games
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                One of our favorite places on the property is the wood deck with table, chairs and an outdoor fireplace with beautiful views...moreless

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    Oversized pond - watch the catfish jump and the river otters play! Bring your fishing pole!...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Swimming
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Walking
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Tennis
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Live Theater
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Zoo
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Playground
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Museums
                      • Library
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Shopping
                      • Pond

                      Other Activities

                          • Leipers Fork is one of those places where you feel instantly at home and don't want to leave. Stay long enough and you're bound to come across some of them who didn't: the Nashville Record Producer - now Grocer and owner of Puckett's, the Manhatten Mall Developer - now farmer, restauranteur and owner of Joe Natural's and the San Francisco Interior Design Firm Buyer - now Antique Dealer and owner of Serenite Maison. We encourage you to explore and experience the charm and character of what is known as Leipers Fork....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Leipers Fork / Nashville Vacation and Womens Final Four Basketball Tournament

                            Leipers Fork / Nashville Vacation and Womens Final Four Basketball Tournament

                            • Guest Carl G.
                            • Date of stay 04/04/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                            What a pleasant surprise as we drove down the driveway to "The Farmhouse" in the Fork. There were plenty of oooh's and ahhaa's from all of us. A wonderful place to stay if you are looking for some great relaxation and peace and quite while still wanting to do some site seeing. The place was just as described and well maintained. Beautiful kitchen and porches!! The husbands like to cook and grill so we were in our glory and the wives really enjoyed the porches. The owners were great to work with and followed up with us to be sure that all was fine after our arrival. Since our primary purpose was to go the the "Final Four" in Nashville that took up the first part of our week stay. "GO UCONN HUSKIES" ! It was easy access to I 840 and I 65 and not that far from many of the places we wanted to see besides going to the Games. We spent some time in Liepers Fork - Puckett's Grocery is a must we enjoyed the food and the show. We missed Wyonna Judd by one day darn! The shops there are great to visit for adults. Went to "Loveless Cafe" for breakfast (a must) just up the road on rt. 100. We also visited several plantations and gardens between Franklin and Nashville. The town of Franklin is close and we spent a day there - great shops and restaurants. Just plain fun to walk around in town. Everywhere we went was very enjoyable and everybody always cordial. Spent time in Nashville site seeing besides the games and the same goes for Nashville as for things to do and being a friendly city. We do plan to come back to Tenn and the Nashville area. I would not hesitate having the chance to stay at "The Farmhouse in the Fork" again. Sarah and family we sincerely enjoyed our stay and felt right at home - beautiful property.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Loved, loved, loved it!

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                            Loved, loved, loved it!

                            • Guest Carl
                            • Date of stay 04/04/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                            We came to your beautiful city to see the women's final four and cheered them to their 9th NCAA championship. We thought that would be the highlight of our trip, but everyday kept getting better and better. The Grand Ole Opry, Music Hall of Fame, Loveless Cafe (best breakfast ever!), Puckett's, drinks at Rippy's, Where we saw Charlie Daniels just hanging out. What a delight it was to come home to the beautiful farmhouse where we relaxed and recounted the glories of our day. We spent the lst night sitting by the pond with a glass of wine wishing that it was just the beginning!

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                          • Home away from home

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                            Home away from home

                            • Guest Christine
                            • Date of stay 03/29/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                            Wow! What a week! Opryland for dinner, Grand Ole Opry for Craig Morgan, Bashville for boot shopping, Leiper's Fork for foot stompin' entertainment (just missed Carrie Underwood one of the employees said) Darn! Joe Naturals delicious lunch and unforgettable strawberry cake and the Jack Daniel's Distillery tour (well worth the drive) but our favorite was the farmhouse - home away from home. Beautiful decor, comfy beds and cozy fire. The weather was not always on our side, but the farmhouse was great for any temperature. Great hospitality!

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                          • Fabulous

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                            Fabulous

                            • Guest Bridget
                            • Date of stay 03/18/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                            We had such a fabulous time. What a great oasis from the real world. We loved fishing, exploring, making fires, eating s'mores, hiking off the Natchez Trace Parkway and horseback riding nearby. We loved the home. It is beautiful, homey and so cozy. We don't want to leave!

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                          • Country Heaven

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                            Country Heaven

                            • Guest Melody
                            • Date of stay 03/11/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                            When we pulled in the driveway, we knew we had arrived in country heaven. We loved fishing in the pond, making s'mores at night and telling ghost stories by moonlight. This house is peaceful and cozy

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                          • Amazing

                            Amazing

                            • Guest Nancy
                            • Date of stay 04/11/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                            Simply said....Amazing:) We wished we could have stayed longer.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                          • Great House

                            Great House

                            • Guest Mark
                            • Date of stay 03/13/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/23/14
                            We really enjoyed the wooded setting and all the amenities the house had to offer. Since it was relatively warm outside, we grilled out and had a fire in the outdoor fireplace.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Excellence in the details!!

                            Excellence in the details!!

                            • Guest Alena M.
                            • Date of stay 01/13/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/03/14
                            My husband and I stayed here with our then 3 month old baby and had a really lovely stay! The owners really seem to have thought about so many details! Not only were the basics provided (garbage bags, paper towels, laundry soap) it was done so adorably! We will definitely rent here again!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                          • Family birthday getaway

                            Family birthday getaway

                            • Guest Great Family Getaway! (Winnie, texas)
                            • Date of stay 02/13/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/21/14
                            We chose the Farmhouse for our stay in the Leipers Fork area. We have stayed in the area before, and wanted something different. We loved the house. We went to Pucketts at night to listen to some live music, the house was convenient for that, as well as hopping on Natchez Trace to go for a scenic drive. Our son was celebrating his 13th birthday there, they had cupcakes waiting on his arrival, which he loved. We enjoyed playing pool, as well as exploring on the property. The house was clean and everything you might need in the kitchen was provided. We would highly recommend this property for a family get away. We enjoyed our time at the Farmhouse in the Fork.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                          • Great time

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                            Great time

                            • Guest Wendy
                            • Date of stay 02/16/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                            We enjoyed our time at the farmhouse and hope to come back again and enjoy some of the other seasons.. It was nice to get away for our son's birthday. Our son loved the cupcakes the owner left for us, as well and the house and the pool table!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          Christmas
                          Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $275 $325
                          Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


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                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Cleaning Fee $125
                          • Tax Rate 13.25%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          About the owner: We believe in make believe. We love to live. We live to create. We believe family are the friends you choose. We like to think the more you push the elevator button the faster it comes. We love small towns. We still believe a handshake and a smile mean something. We prefer taking the scenic route. We laugh. We hug. We dream. We find inspiration everywhere. We collect moments. We under promise. We over deliver.

                          Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
                          Our son five year old son, Wyatt loves to wake up early to see the family of river otters, catch frogs in the pond, make s'mores over the outdoor fireplace and play countless games of Uno and pool. Michael instantly fell in love with the beautiful views and the most amazing lightning bugs we have ever seen - hundreds that appear to be dancing all around you. I love the lazy afternoons in the hammock, dozing off while reading a good book, eating dinner together outside on the front porch or the back deck and listening to the banjo strum sound that the Green Frogs make. The Farmhouse truly has a character all it's own... a story to be told, memories to be made... a secluded retreat nestled amongst the trees with wild life aplenty. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          In the beginning of 2011, we stumbled upon Leiper's Fork by pure chance, it was supposed to be a stopover, a rest stop, on our way to the next destination. It's not everyday we're moved by a person, a place, or an entire town. But we were, and we listened. We spent a year looking at more than 50 homes across Leiper's Fork and Franklin, until we finally made an offer on what would eventually become 'Farmhouse in the Fork'. Since we still lived in California, we decided to make the house available to the occasional guest or short-term renter when we weren't there. Before we knew it people started renting the Farmhouse and they kept coming back. And when their friends and families started contacting us wanting the same experience, we knew we were doing something right. Before we knew it one property turned into two, two turned into four and now Shelter + Roost offers five distinct properties to choose from. Not just any homes, but ones we've spent months and even years searching for. Every property is a reflection of us, our personality, and the places we love to stay. They're home. With two children and a family owned baby products company as our day job, people often ask us why we don't turn things over to a property manager. The reason? We truly enjoy the relationships we make with our guests. We're not a hotel, we've opened up our homes to you, for you, to enjoy with family and friends. Besides the late nights spent answering emails while the kids sleep or the hours upon hours we spend making sure everything's perfect for our guests, there's something so fulfilling about sharing our properties with others. It's the stories we hear from them, the memories they make and the time they share together in our homes that make us smile. -Sarah, Michael, Wyatt and Scotch, Innkeepers


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                          • There are four ponds on the property. We even have fishing poles for your use

                            There are four ponds on the property. We even have fishing poles for your use

                          • Front porch with views of the lake

                            Front porch with views of the lake

                          • We see all kinds of wildlife: birds, turkey, river otters, deer...

                            We see all kinds of wildlife: birds, turkey, river otters, deer...

                          • Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Staircase leads to two bedrooms and bathroom

                            Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Staircase leads to two bedrooms and bathroom

                          • Open kitchen and breakfast bar

                            Open kitchen and breakfast bar

                          • Relax in the sunroom with a good book or choose from over 160 tv channels

                            Relax in the sunroom with a good book or choose from over 160 tv channels

                          • Master bathroom with shower / tub combo

                            Master bathroom with shower / tub combo

                          • Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed - barn view

                            Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed - barn view

                          • Game room includes pool table and dart board

                            Game room includes pool table and dart board

                          • Barn

                            Barn

                          • Perfect spot for dinner, s'mores or entertaining. Small kids play structure

                            Perfect spot for dinner, s'mores or entertaining. Small kids play structure

                          • Private driveway

                            Private driveway

                          • Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Staircase leads to two bedrooms and bathroom

                            Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Staircase leads to two bedrooms and bathroom

                          • View from the kitchen

                            View from the kitchen

                          • Master bedroom with king size bed, walk-in closet and tv with over 160 channels

                            Master bedroom with king size bed, walk-in closet and tv with over 160 channels

                          • Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed - lake view

                            Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed - lake view

                          • upstair bathroom with tub / shower combo

                            upstair bathroom with tub / shower combo

                          • Sit back, relax and enjoy the views

                            Sit back, relax and enjoy the views

                          • Covered parking

                            Covered parking

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $275 - $500 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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