Just half an hour from the hustle and bustle of Nashville, Southall Farm & Inn is ushering in a new era of luxury hospitality in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. This year-old property has it all on 325 bucolic acres: rustic chic lodgings, a sprawling sustainable farm operation, a restorative spa, and much more.
The leading inn is comprised of 62 well-equipped rooms and suites. Southall, designed by 906 Studio Architects with interiors by IndiDesign, embraces effortless luxury, natural materials, and timeless craftsmanship. Each space includes oversized soaking tubs, separate rain showers, and double vanities, along with abundant natural light and sweeping forest-meets-farm views. The standalone accommodations are even more enchanting, with the Treetop Cottages offering upscale treehouse vibes, copper tubs, woodburning fireplaces, and wraparound decks with swing beds. Hillside Cottages boast more flexibility with one or two-bedroom blueprints plus screened outdoor living space.
Beyond the rooms, wellness programming shines at Southall, with complimentary sound bathing and yoga offered daily. Another true highlight is the dreamy outdoor mineral pool at the spa, perfect for relaxing after a rejuvenating facial. Those looking to move their bodies or work up a sweat can access the always-open fitness center, hike the massive property, or paddle around pretty Lake Mishkin, the heart of it all.
The most compelling thing about Southall, however, is that it’s an actual working farm designed to feed the on-site eateries and beyond. Guests can get in on the agricultural action with curated farm experiences like a guided bee hike and apiary tour, honey tasting, orchard tour. Sample the bounty of the land at multiple restaurants or the fully licensed canning kitchen, The Jammery. Seasonally-driven Sojourner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Don’t miss the mango bee pollen smoothie!) A pool bar is open from May to September, and the multi-course, dinner-only, fine dining spot, January, is set to debut shortly. Pro tip: Rumor has it there’s even a speakeasy to be found.
Location: Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Address: 2200 Osage Loop, Franklin, Tennessee 37064
The vibe: Contemporary rustic luxury, featuring well-appointed interiors plus the beauty of mother nature in the great outdoors
Food + Drink: Guests can access a seasonal outdoor pool bar, in-room dining, the tasting menu/dinner only in January, and all three meals at Sojourner.
Our favorite part of the hotel: The Spa at Southall is a delight, complete with a mineral pool (featuring 60+ minerals) that overlooks Lake Mishkin, a medicinal herb garden, and eight separate treatment rooms.
Amenities: Outdoor pool; 24-hour- fitness center; Multiple restaurants; Full spa with mineral pool, Plenty of private parking; Lovely boutique; Tons of Farm and Outdoor Experiences
What’s nearby? Southall is equidistant from Franklin, Tennessee, and the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tennesse (4.5 ish miles). The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, a National Scenic Byway, is nearby for those looking for a little road trip action.
Any personal neighborhood recs? Leiper’s Fork is a funky, artsy enclave ripe for exploration. Don’t miss the Leiper’s Fork Distillery tour, locally-owned shops like Patina Home & Garden, or the trio of stellar art galleries: The Copper Fox Gallery, David Arms Gallery, and Leiper’s Creek Gallery. Another area highlight is the storied open mic night (and BBQ) at Fox & Locke held each Thursday. Franklin, too, has plenty to offer visitors. Check out elevated Southern fare at Gray’s on Main, a former pharmacy turned dining hotspot, or grab brunch at Biscuit Love or Meridee’s. History buffs will enjoy the multiple Civil War sites associated with the Battle of Franklin.
Rooms: 62 rooms and suites, plus 16 separate cottages
Pricing: Rates begin at $559/night
Closest Airport: Nashville International Airport (BNA) is roughly 30 miles from Southall Farm & Inn.