Wildflower Woods is a gorgeous 950± acre farm located just minutes from Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, near the charming community of Leiper’s Fork. Rarely do you find a property of this stature situated as conveniently to these culturally significant and buzzing urban areas. It offers the best of both worlds – the serenity of a peaceful country setting and the ease of access to the amenities of metropolitan areas. Wildflower Woods has been assembled by its current owners over the last 33 years. The farm is characterized by an array of rolling hills, mature hardwood forests, lush green pastures and babbling creeks. The centerpiece is a 12-acre lake that is host to many memorable occasions with family and friends. Recreation abounds on this landscape and includes everything from horseback riding to hunting to fishing to hiking to camping to swimming in the lake and just plain relaxing. If your interests are to own an even larger property, another 221± contiguous acres can be added on. There are lots of exciting things happening in Williamson County these days and the chance to own such a magnificent tract of land ranks up there as one of the more unique local opportunities.
Wildflower Woods is located on the southwestern outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. While touching the Davidson County line, the entire property lies in Williamson County. Wildflower Woods is only:
- 27 miles from downtown Nashville
- 14 miles from Belle Meade
- 12 miles from Franklin
- 12 miles from Leiper’s Fork
For a property of this size, the location is very unique and offers the tranquility of a country setting with the convenience to the surrounding area’s amenities. Wildflower Woods is off Russell Road, which dead-ends into the property. Wildflower Woods is in an affluent neighborhood of landowners with similar interests of preservation and solitude. The Natchez Trace Parkway is only a short distance away. John Tune Airport is 25 miles from the property and can handle private planes of all sizes. The address for Wildflower Woods is Franklin, Tennessee.
One of the most riveting features of Wildflower Woods is the convenient access it provides to the surrounding locale, which includes an array of atmospheres. If you want big city, it’s just down the road and if you want a small town feel, it’s just around the corner. Why choose when you can have both!
Nashville: Downtown Nashville is only 30 minutes from the property. Known as the Music City, Nashville is home to some of the country’s most legendary musicians and music venues, but this is only a small part of what this dynamic and cosmopolitan city has to offers. Nashville is teeming with excitement stemming from an incredibly rich downtown area and a vibrant business community. With countless numbers of concert halls and world-class restaurants, it is the perfect city to spend an exciting night on the town enjoying good food and better entertainment. The more affluent neighborhoods of Nashville are in the direction of Wildflower Woods, offering even more convenient access to some of the more desirable parts of town. Belle Meade is 14 miles away and Brentwood is only 20 miles away.
Franklin: Founded in 1799 and named after Benjamin Franklin, this quaint town is located only 20 minutes from Wildflower Woods. Franklin is in a period of new growth and has a lively 15-block downtown area bolstered by its attractive historic architecture. The town square is vibrant and in many ways reminiscent of a small, bustling southern town from many years ago. Franklin has a devoted citizenship that is committed to maintaining the integrity of the town. The restaurant scene is strong and festivals that engage the community are frequent.
Leiper’s Fork: Located only 15 minutes from Wildflower Woods, the charming village of Leiper’s Fork is a fantastic place to enjoy a great meal set to the sounds of authentic country music acts that frequent the area. With a population of only 650 people, the unique Leiper’s Fork community is comprised of farmers, artists, and musicians dedicated to the preservation of their peaceful way of life and the lush rolling hills surrounding the village. Sprawling and well-maintained farms engulf this community, and there are a number of charming shops and restaurants to keep the visitors of Leiper’s Fork thoroughly entertained.
Wildflower Woods is a large, sprawling property that covers an array of landscapes from hardwood ridges to valleys of inviting green fields. The overall topography is rolling with elevations ranging from 630± to 905± feet. The farm has been maintained very well over the years and is in great shape.
The main entrance is off Russell Road, which is a quiet country road. The driveway, a well-maintained gravel road, takes you deep into the heart of the property. Along the one-mile entrance to the main lodge, one meanders their way through pastures, gardens, and along the bank of the twelve-acre lake. The lodge sits tucked in the woods on a ridge overlooking the lake. The lake is a masterpiece situated between two tall ridges offering a very private and tranquil setting. The Rim Trail traverses the backcountry of this property and is a well-maintained road system that is accessible by vehicle. Upon traveling the Rim Trail, you periodically come to lush food plots for wildlife and the occasional scenic overlook.
There is an additional 221± acres of contiguous land that can be purchased as well, which is off Big East Fork Road. We refer to this property as the Horse Farm.
Main Lodge: Overlooking the 12-acre lake, sits the 6,531± sq. ft. main lodge, which includes 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Built in 1983, the lodge has been renovated and transformed in order to encapsulate everything that makes for a perfect stay and time enjoyed with family and friends.
The lodge is three levels and a basement. The top three levels have large wrap-around wooden porches. On the main level of the house is a great room, an oversized dining room which is open to the commercial kitchen, and a half bath. The kitchen is equipped with a large center island, a Five Star stainless steel gas range and double oven, a dishwasher, and side-by-side refrigerators. The great room contains a wet bar, stone fireplace, and ample room for seating and lounging around. The kitchen and the great room lead outside through sliding French doors to the top open-air balcony overlooking the lake.
On the top floor are two bedrooms, each with multiple bunks or single beds perfect for kids and grandkids. This level has a full bath with a wood vanity and walk-in shower.
The lower level has three bedrooms, three full baths, a game room, and a laundry room. This level has access to the middle, screened-in deck. The bathrooms generally consist of a double or single wood vanity, a porcelain tub and overhead shower. The laundry room holds two stackable washer and dryer units and serves as a great utility room.
The lowest level of the lodge contains a single bedroom with a full bath as well as a large storage area. The bedroom is equipped with a stone fireplace.
Caretaker’s House (5130 Russell Road): This 2,880± sq. ft., two story, single-family caretaker’s residence is located half a mile up the main drive from the entrance. It is four bedrooms and two baths. The house was originally built in 1967 and has had periodic renovations. The home is very charming and boasts a perfectly manicured yard. The exterior construction reflects poured concrete footings with brick veneer and wood siding exterior walls. There are decks extending from the rear, the side, and the front of the house. On the main level, there is a living room, den/eating area, kitchen, two bedrooms, and one bath. The bottom floor contains two bedrooms, one bath, a laundry room, and a one-car garage, and can be accessed via stairs inside or a rear ground level entrance.
Rental House (5260 Russell Road): This 1,064± sq. ft. one story rustic frame residence can be found at the southern terminus of Russell Road. The house was constructed in 1928 with periodic maintenance completed since then. The exterior construction reflects concrete block foundation walls, wood structural framing and exterior siding. The house has two porches, a covered wood porch extending from the front of the house and a covered screened wood deck extending from the back. Inside the home, there is a large open room, living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and one full bath. A 1,054± sq. ft. frame storage building is located to the rear of this residence.
Log Cabin: Below the main lodge and at the head of the lake is a charming and rustic 514± sq. ft. reconstructed log cabin. Inside is a combination kitchen/living room with a bedroom upstairs. A rustic stove and fireplace are on the main floor as well. This little cabin is perfect for those kids yearning for the freedom to “spend a night on their own.” Truthfully, the adults will also wish for a reason to “camp” here and to reflect on the days of simplicity.
Other Facilities: The property also includes a mobile home for an employee, a 22’ x 77’ barn, a 24’ x 60’ barn with loft, a 16’ x 52’ implement shed, and some other miscellaneous agricultural type sheds and barns.
Lying within the United States’ humid subtropical zone, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and four distinct seasons. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May, temperatures have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 53 inches. Fall is marked by mild to warm days and cooler nights. Winter is usually mild, with the coldest days featuring lows near or slightly above freezing and highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Snow occurs sporadically, with an average annual accumulation of approximately five inches.
Wildflower Woods’ main appeal is its recreational value. Wildflower Woods is teeming with a variety of activities suitable for any age. Whether it’s chasing turkeys at sunrise, taking a dip in the lake, or hiking the miles of trails, Wildflower Woods has entertainment for all interests.
Water always offers an assortment of recreational activities, and Wildflower Wood’s 12± acre lake is one of the more substantial private bodies of water in the area. Tucked into the foothills of the property, the lake is the centerpiece of Wildflower Woods. Summer dips, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing can all be made part of the daily routine. A dock sits on the shore of the lake near the main driveway making boat access convenient. At different locations, there are two other small docks or pads providing connectivity with the lake. Osprey, geese, ducks and other wildlife frequent the lake regularly and provide for some great spectating opportunities.
Wildflower Woods is well arranged to support the equestrian enthusiast. There are existing pastures and little work would need to be done in order to move in your four-legged friends. Most notably is an owner’s ability to saddle up a horse and take a ride through the wilderness on the extensive trail system that meanders through the property. Many areas on the farm can be expanded upon and utilized for horses.
For the sportsman, Wildflower Woods offers a host of hunting and fishing opportunities and plenty of land to manage a quality wildlife program. The property is absolutely brimming with turkeys and they can be found at all corners of the property. The turkey habitat is ideal and strutting gobblers are a daily sight during the spring months. The mature oak forests provide great mass crops and gorgeous settings for hunting. The deer populations are strong. Given the large landscape, the deer herd has plenty of safe havens and areas to be reclusive and relaxed. A number of small and large food plots are well maintained throughout the property and offer highly trafficked locales for the resident wildlife. Comfortable box stands are on most of these food plots and there are countless areas to hang deer stands from which one can spend a morning soaking in a sunrise. Successful trips to the woods are a regular occurrence.
As mentioned above, there are miles and miles of well-maintained trails that ramble on throughout the property. Hiking, mountain biking, jogging and ATV-use can be done for hours upon hours. Camping, picnics, and roasting s’mores can occur at a number of scenic locations. Simply put, daylong adventures or short excursions into the outdoors can be conveniently woven into the fabric of a family’s daily routine.
The rolling hills and valleys of middle Tennessee fill you with a deep reverence for the landscape. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, Wildflower Woods is a remarkable place and to characterize the scenery would include adjectives such as warm, mature, lush and inviting. As you observe sunsets over the pristine lake, the surrounding forest is perfectly mirrored on the still water evoking feelings of peace and relaxation.
The annual property taxes are approximately $6,700.
$11,800,000 Wildflower Woods (950± acres) $12,421 per acre
Additional contiguous land that could be purchased:
$3,800,000 Horse Farm (221± acres) $17,195 per acre
$15,600,000 Entire Property (1,171± acres) $13,322 per acre
As someone that looks at spectacular landscapes and properties on a daily basis, I can say with confidence that Wildflower Woods ranks up there with the best. What really distinguishes it from other properties is the size of this tract relative to its convenience to a thriving metropolitan area. Being this close to Nashville offers the owner an opportunity to incorporate time spent on a gorgeous farm into their in-town lives. Time on the farm, family-life and running your business can all be blended in a manner that work well with one another. Also worthy of mention are the charming communities of Franklin and Leiper’s Fork that surround this farm and offer a lifestyle that is hard to describe in words – you just have to come see and feel it for yourself.
- Only 30 minutes from Nashville, 15 minutes from Franklin, and 15 minutes from Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee
- 950± acres of green pastures, rolling hills, mature hardwood forests, and babbling creeks
- An additional 221± acres of contiguous land is also being offered for sale if a larger property is of interest
- Main lodge (6,531± sq. ft.) overlooks the 12-acre lake
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