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Moonshine Hill Inn, As We Have Been Told, Is A Magical Place...

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Star Luxurious Cabin, On 21 Acre Wooded Property Including Pond And Treehouse

Escape to this beautiful private oasis where you have the ENTIRE property to yourself! There are no other guests there during your stay and the property is not hosted. Moonshine Hill is EXCLUSIVE and PERFECT for ONE family at a time or two couples, a reunion with close friends, romancing your favorite person, or solo for the creatives: painters, song writers, musicians, and authors.

Enjoy this 1,500 SF luxurious cabin which sleeps six. Upstairs there is a king size bed, with a luxurious soaking tub, shower, plus a twin bedroom, and a sleeper sofa that opens up to a full size extra long Tempur-pedic twin bed, small office area, a lounge area with a bay window overlooking the rolling tree covered hills.

Downstairs is a double bed, a bathroom with shower, a fully appointed kitchen, dining room and living room with one-of-a-kind huge stone fireplace.

Every detail of this house is complete. It is appointed with the finest furnishings, fine art and luxurious linens while maintaining that cozy, comfortable country feel!

Step outside and the magic continues...there are many outdoor accessory structures and areas to explore and enjoy: The front porch of the main cabin is flanked with two porch swings to watch the world pass by at a slower pace...the locals call it 'Leipers Fork Standard Time'. Behind the house there is a beautiful outdoor patio with two large fire pits for songs in the round. Also, a large brick patio courtyard with seating and an extra large Big Green Egg for outdoor grilling.

Walk the grounds and you will see the 1/2 acre pond with a fountain that lights up at night, with a cedar log pavilion (covered in string lights) overlooking the pond for that lazy afternoon visit or picnics.

Step into the speakeasy barn and take in the one of a kind full scale mural by a local artist that is a tribute to the Americana musicians of the region and the Nachez Trace. The newly remodeled barn now has a covered patio with skylights, and an outdoor fireplace. Great place to hang out during a raining day, stay dry and warm while relaxing overlooking the pond.

For a change of pace, meander up the hill to the cozy log cabin. When you open the door to the log cabin you are welcomed by the beautiful aroma of cedar from the large logs creating this space. It is a wonderful environment to song write, play a lively card game or just relax and read.

Revisit the magic of childhood as you explore the fully furnished Treehouse.

If you like cooking, be sure to head out to the edible garden and harvest seasonal vegetables grown year round for you to enjoy during your stay.

You will see that Leipers Fork keeps the Christmas Lights up all year long; and so does Moonshine Hill. You have the entire property to yourself, there are no other guests there.

There are numerous things to do in and around Leipers Fork, Franklin and Nashville so you will not be at a loss of activities, and at the end of the day you can come back to this serene escape!

Moonshine Hill is perfect for the romantic getaway weekend, honeymoon, anniversary, create space for small gatherings, reunion for close friends but with the extra beds it can sleep 6 people comfortably.

Moonshine Hill is pet friendly!!! They can run all of their energy out through the hills here. Bring your furry friend we provide the bed. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100.00 (per pet). Two pets maximum.

You will be hard pressed to find another luxury country cabin so close to all of these wonderful amenities, and also so beautiful that you won't want to leave! We love our guests and want to make everyone that visits us have a wonderful time during their stay at Moonshine Hill!

More Details

Property Manager
Gloria and Richard Broming
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gloria and Richard Broming

Hi y'all, Gloria and Richard here! You know that excitement you felt when reading about and viewing the amazing pictures of Moonshine Hill? We felt the same way! We fell in love with this lil' piece of heaven from the moment we laid eyes on it. Even before we ever stepped foot on the property we knew we wanted to be a part of this wonderful place. Ann Johnson saw the beauty and potential of this property many years ago and spent years refurbishing and creating this charming oasis. We are pleased as punch to be the new owners of Moonshine Hill, but more so for our new friendship with Ann! Richard and I love music, growing food, cooking, fishing, hanging outdoors, and community. Moonshine Hill offers all of that, and we hope you will fall in love with it, just as we did! See you in the Fork!

Gloria and Richard Broming purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Gloria and Richard Broming chose Franklin

We first came to Franklin 5 years ago and we fell in love with the area, open rolling pastures, wooded hillsides, and creeks, and ponds. Then the frosting on the cake was Leipers Fork's slow pace, live music, southern cuisine, and it stole our hearts, and it will yours too!

What makes this cottage unique

Picture-perfect story book property!

Guestbook comments from the manager

While I'd like to share all the little things we loved, I don't want to spoil the surprise for future guests (no detail was left unattended!). I will say that we were welcomed with such exceptional hospitality that I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when in the area again. The property is stunning, the owners were such a delight to work with (they made us feel like family) and the property manager was welcoming and available during our stay. We loved, loved, loved Moonshine Hill and cannot wait to return!
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Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Downstairs - toilet , shower , and sink
    Bathroom 2 Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower , and sink
  • Upstairs: Spacious open floor bathroom with shower, soaker tub, sink, and water closet. Downstairs: Beautiful vanity, shower and water closet. Bath salts, as well as lotions, shampoo, and conditioner are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom One Master Suite Upstairs - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom Two Downstairs - 1 double
  • Main House 2 Bedrooms, sleeps six. Master Suite Upstairs: King size bed, also has a HD flat screen TV at foot of the bed with every channel. There is a cozy bedroom nook w/twin bed, a sleeper sofa in the lounge area that folds out to an full size extra long twin Tempur-pedic bed. Also, there is a small desk area and library. There is a bathroom with shower, tub and sink and water closet located just off this bedroom. Downstairs Suite: has one antique double bed that is very cozy and comfortable plus a bathroom with shower adjacent to the bedroom. There is a sofa by the fireplace in the living room and an HD flat screen too. This place is ROMANTIC and OVER THE TOP! Great place for your friends from Nashville to gather. Beautiful antique and modern furnishings, creating an eclectic interior and exterior that is a warm and cozy place to relax. Bring your favorite people, that's important! We have a TREEHOUSE which both children and adults LOVE!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a very exclusive and private property, surrounded by woods. Only one family at a time has use of the entire property with a cedar log pavilion overlooking the pond, and treehouse. The main house has dutch doors at the entry and kitchen (to bring the outdoors in), large brick patio off the kitchen leading to a huge fire pit and BBQ with plenty of seating. There is a covered patio with fireplace at the back of the barn, with a large wrap around patio overlooking the pond. The kitchen includes all culinary appliances to prepare gourmet meals. We supply popcorn, welcome gift of fresh fruit, specialty heirloom grits and oats and locally roasted coffee from the Frothy Monkey. Lush gardens around the property and a vegetable garden for you to harvest from during your stay, catering available, local restaurants or specialty chef, antique shops close by. If there is something you need, just ask and we will do what we can to make it happen for you.


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Moonshine Hill Inn, As We Have Been Told, Is A Magical Place...
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

One of the best trips I ever made. The pictures do not do this place justice. I have to give the owner's props, they pay attention to the smallest of detail. I enjoyed discovering new hidden treasures throughout the cabin and property daily. I look forward to coming back to this paradise in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love creating those little surprises to find as you explore the property. Look forward to your return. Best, Gloria
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Keeps getting better

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoys Moonshine Hill so much that we returned for our third spring break vacation - our previous trips were in 2014 and 2015. We are happy to report that Moonshine Hill is better than ever. Renovations to the main house have made it more luxurious and functional, and the addition of a renovated "barn" have taken the property to a new level. Our kids love running around this property, playing hide-n-seek in and around the various out buildings, and getting to see the resident geese, Ozzie and Harriet. We especially enjoyed the new covered patio and outdoor fireplace near the pond, which enabled us to sit by the fire even when it rained. Moonshine Hill is peaceful and secluded, so it's a great place to unplug. But, if you want more action, it's a fairly short (and beautiful) drive into Leipers Fork and Franklin. Thanks so much for having us for another wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here many times!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Remarkable. Unique. Quaint.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time there just after the New Year. The great fireplace. The grounds. We booked time in July before we even arrived home. Gloria had everything taken care of for us. We want to keep it our little secret though:)

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Delightful Hidden Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This year our family decided to take a holiday trip back to one of our favorite places, Franklin, TN! While this is a long 12-hour drive for us, it was all worth it once we pulled into Moonshine Hill again. This was our second visit to Moonshine Hill and as before, it was a truly amazing and magical trip for our family. We were greeted with beautiful evergreens tied with moss green bows on the front porch but when we opened the front door, that is where the Christmas magic greeted us! Gloria and Richard outdid themselves with such beautiful holiday decorations. There was a beautifully decorated Christmas tree inside the front door that greeted us. Poinsettias, evergreens, and the little touches of Christmas were placed throughout the cottage. Just what we needed to get us in the Christmas spirit! The attention to detail throughout the cottage is so special. You can definitely tell the owners take great pride in their beautiful property. The best part of all is that we were able to bring our two little dogs with us. They even provided little doggie pillows to ensure the comfort of our four-legged family members. And we cannot forget the delightful property manager who made our stay extra special! If we could give Moonshine Hill 10+ stars, we definitely would! We did not want to leave when our time ended but we are looking forward, with excitement, to our next return to Moonshine Hill in the very near future! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Puckett's Grocery, Leipers Fork
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Westhaven Golf Club,
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Country Boy Restaurant, Leipers Fork
Car: necessary

Be sure to check out endless attractions and live music venues all around the area; Puckett's Grocery in Leipers Fork, America's Favorite Mainstreet in Downtown Franklin and the Historic Franklin Theatre, The Bluebird Cafe, City Winery, Station Inn, Arrington Vineyards, Ryman Auditorium, and Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, just two left turns from Moonshine Hill!

Franklin Theatre:

Carter House and Carnton Plantation:

Arrington Vineyards:

History, Biking, Civil War, Hot Air Balloon, or Ghosts Tours in Franklin:

Where to Eat - Franklin:

Nashville Concerts, Events, Art and Calendar:

Ryman Auditorium:

Grand Ole Opry:

Schermahorn Symphony

Tennessee Performing Arts Center:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $160
Firewood fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

Minimum two night stay. Limit pets to dogs and a maximum of two.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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