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. 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.
Just the Facts
- 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
- Main lodge (6,531± sq. ft.) overlooks the 12-acre lake
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.
- 27 miles from downtown Nashville
- 14 miles from Belle Meade
- 12 miles from Franklin
- 12 miles from Leiper’s Fork
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.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
- Wildflower Woods (950± acres) $12,421 per acre - $11,800,000
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.
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.
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