Forest Gully Farms is the best!!! The land and the owners are absolutely wonderful. Between the Hobbit houses, chickens, waterfalls, and fresh berries available wherever you are on the property, the kids (and parents!) made many memories that will last a lifetime. Couldn’t possibly give a more favorable recommendation to come here.
There are no words!! Forest Gully is very, very special. We hiked, picked fresh berries and wild flowers, made s’mores, and ate farm fresh eggs. We enjoyed a campfire. Played card games. Star gazed. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Forest Gully. We’ve already booked our next trip
This was one of my favorite adventures! The Gully huts were adorable and very nice! We took a small hike on the grounds, saw the waterfalls, viewed the gardens, picked some peppers, enjoyed an evening by the fire, and in the mornings we had fresh eggs! It was such a wonderful experience, I cant wait to come back! I also loved driving along the Natchez Trace, eating at Loveless Cafe, and made the short trip to Nashville for an evening out! The huts and the bath house were very clean, updated, and well kept. And Jon and Mandy were wonderful and welcoming!
One of the few times where the pictures don’t do justice to the property. Really must see it in person to appreciate how special this place really is! Really such a unique and fun experience. It’s hard to pick a favorite part, because everything was great. The huts were so fun, our kids loved feeding the chickens and collecting fresh eggs. The trail to the private waterfall was great. Wish we had been there when the gardens were producing fruits and veggies. Will definitely try to return!
You know Forest Gully Farms is someplace special when five teenage boys describe their stay as “magical.” Maybe it was the quiet forest, the clear starry skies, or the charmingly realistic hobbit huts, but this place was even better than we imagined. The bedrooms manage to feel both spacious and cozy with light toned wood interiors and white bedding. The middle kitchen hut’s large table was perfect for a game night of Munchkin and Lord of the Rings Risk. A fire pit, complete with firewood and Adirondack chairs, made it so pleasant to roast S’mores and listen to the owls. The timbered bath house offers modern bathroom and laundry. Friendly owners provided a map with trails to the waterfall, great coffee setup, and farm fresh eggs. On the way home, we took the scenic drive through Leipers Fork down Old Hillsboro Rd. directly to Franklin, Tennessee. This is close enough to explore the hustle of Nashville by day and retreat to an unforgettable rustic setting at night. Think about the last time you heard teenagers say this about a place with no wireless or television: “I wish we could stay longer.” “I am definitely coming back here.” “I can’t wait to show this to my parents.” As parents, we felt that this was the best magic of all.
We are so grateful for the time we had at Forest Gully. It is going down as one of our family’s favorite memories. It is a place that will awaken imagination, creativity, and curiosity in the kids and the adults! Jon and Mandy are wonderful hosts. They are available if needed, excellent communicators prior to and during your trip, and so generous in the way that they share their property. It felt like a gift to be given the freedom to roam and explore and play, to gather eggs and visit with the hens and chicks (one of our girl’s favorite parts) to just “be” with your family or friends in a peaceful and beautiful and incredibly inspiring place. The bathhouse is clean, modern, and lovely, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen is well-stocked. Perfect combination of simplicity but not without modern conveniences (i.e. electricity, bath and shower, cell service) We lacked for nothing during our stay. None of us were ready to leave and are already plotting when we can get back.
Truly unforgettable memories were made in this re-creation of the Shire. Our city-born Hobbits foraged for berries, hunted orcs (frogs), and “burgled” the Arkensones (eggs)! Search the world over and you will find nothing compared to this glamping experience. As our visit took place at the end of July, our concerns of the Mordor-like temps were quickly dispelled at the waterfalls in the lower forest. The cool brook waters and secluded shade transported the kids into a new world!