Recently we decided to make Tennessee the next long term stop in our roller coaster life. Our Florida home will be going on the market and the search for the perfect spot in
Tennessee has begun. First come the scouting trip. Wait, no, first comes the scouting for a place to stay while scouting. Why is it so hard to find pet friendly accommodations????? After hours of searching for hotels and KOA sites with pet friendly cabins I fell upon airbnb.com and a great little guest house on a goat farm that is totally pet friendly and best of all wicked lotta affordable perfectly located between Knoxville and Nashville. For this next adventure, we want land. My wish list would include a great view, a small but functional home set far back from the road, a water feature of some sort, lots of room to roam and no neighbors right on top of me. My other half’s wish list just adds abundant wildlife for hunting and a barn or workshop to his wish list.
While the internet is a great way to search for just what we want, there is no substitute for seeing it in person. Off to TN we went. We arrived near the goat farm, lost cell service and our gps signal, attempted to follow the directions from the home owner but were still completely lost. Thanks to a kind neighbor we found that we were on the back side of the property and quickly rerouted to the goat farm accommodations we had booked.
The trip found us one place we loved that was not on our list and showed us that all the places on our list were not at all what we had expected. We found a realtor who “got” us with whom we entrusted to find the right place when the time was right. But forget about the property search, the really awesome part of this trip turned out to be the goat farm itself.
The nice couple who own the farm live above the barn and had this little house built for his mother who had long since passed. Renting out via airbnb.com gave them a use for the little house and turned out to be absolutely the perfect fit for us. I got to milk goats, feed chicken and tour all over the land. The dogs made friends with the farm dogs and were able to roam free in most areas. There were bulls and cows and goats and chickens and mules and piggies and a rooster who delighted me every morning with his call for the approaching daylight. I loved every minute of our stay there and cant wait to start our new adventure in Tennessee.