Namaste Acres Bed & Breakfast, Franklin
Franklin , Tennessee
Tel: 615 791 0333
Concierge.com's insider take:
Namaste Acres caters to urban cowboys, from the hearty daily breakfasts—served at 9 am sharp—to the on-site stables that board guests' equine pals. Located about three miles south of the fashionable country town of Leipers Fork, a 45-minute drive from Nashville, the bed-and-breakfast sits aside a barn on 17 acres of rolling fields and forest. You're welcome to bring along your own horses, or, with advance notice, the Hansons will arrange to call in "rentals" so you can ride the bridle paths along the famed Natchez Trace Parkway nearby. Friendly owners Jamie and Joanna Hanson moved here from California wine country because they wanted to raise their three young sons on a farm. The B&B is definitely a family affair: The boys help their parents keep the stables and restock the rooms (there are soft drinks and packaged snacks for sale in the minibars), and they often join guests at the breakfast table. The rooms themselves have private decks and cozy seating areas with gas fireplaces. The decor is a little much, with Western-themed gewgaws such as Wanted posters and spurs covering practically every inch of the unfinished wooden plank walls. The views out the window are much more bucolic.