Are you planning a southern road trip for Labor Day or fall? Do you live in Nashvegas and want to escape the crowds? Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee is worth a stop by or stay over. With the exception of seeing their Christmas parade (which is the ultimate small town holiday experience), I’d never spent time there until last this month. The location was selected for the Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk, and though it couldn’t have been farther from the one I did in Marrakesh (a city I loved for its creativity and chaos), I enjoyed slowing down in this serene place. Live music fires up later in the day, but the morning was cool and quiet. The town of about 600 has, over the years, moved (literally) folks like Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton there. I’m really sad I missed To Kill a Mockingbird with Richard Thomas (John Boy of The Waltons) when it was in Nashville, but in Leiper’s Fork, I could hear Atticus reading to Scout on the porch and John Boy telling the family goodnight.
Where to Stay: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages are popular. See photos of a couple of them below.
Where to Eat: Country Boy
Front Porches, Picket Fences, Tin Roofs
Backyard Gardens, Front Yard Gardens, Tomato Plants on the Porch
Wines in the Fork has a tasting room and a huge backyard where you can sip and listen to the creek or a live band.
Props took me back to weekends, picnics, and road trips with Mama Lou and Granddaddy.
Lots to Peruse at the Pick-it-Fence