I was only looking for a place to crash after spending the day at the Jack Daniel's Distillery, but what I found was a little piece of heaven just a few minutes from Lynchburg. The couple who run the B&B are two of the sweetest people you'll meet. They were incredibly welcoming to me upon arrival, and perfectly respectful in every way. The palatial rooms have plenty of amenities without losing the feeling that you're staying in an historical antebellum building.
After enjoying dinner in town a few miles away, I was able to come back and relax on the front porch in a rocking chair with a Jack Daniel's cigar and my book of the week. Having lived in Atlanta for the last few years, I had forgotten how wonderful it was to hear the sound of silence.
After a fitful night's sleep, I awoke to the smell of crackling bacon. The breakfast that morning was something I'll never forget, as they prepared eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, toast, homemade jam, and fruit salad. As I sat down to partake in this feast, I began to talk to the couple about their history and the history of the farm. The two were more than happy to oblige and regaled me with stories for the next hour or so as I tried my best to eat everything on the table.
Truth be told, the only negative I had from this trip was the lack of Internet access available. Cell coverage is very weak in the area, and while some might enjoy the feeling of unplugging for a night, I found it inconvenient.
All told, I had a wonderful trip, and will certainly be staying here again the next time I have the opportunity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the 1840's, the farm once served as a Confederate Civil War hospital. Later it was used as a cattle farm, a dairy farm, and pasture land. Today the Old Dr. Cox Farm is also a working cattle farm with a variety of cows and all the activity that is necessary on a farm. In the farming community everyone is welcome and often times a local farmer or two might stop in for a cup of coffee and a visit with our company. During your stay at Dr. Cox Farm, you are welcome to explore the old farmhouse and grounds. There is a fireplace in every room. The wood floors are original as are the doors, ceilings and grand entrance hall. In the front yard, under the grand Magnolia tree you will see the recently marked gravesite of Aaron Gage, a revolutionary war soldier. There is a beautiful view of the Tennessee country side in all directions. You are welcome to explore the entire farm from pastures to woods. Accompany John on his morning farm chores, where most of the cows are really friendly. During your stay here at the Farm, you can choose to stay in the "Magnolia Room", which has a beautiful view of the majestic old magnolia tree in the front yard. This room features a king size bed and sitting area. You may wish to stay in the "Quilt Room". This room features a king size bed and sitting area. The collection of antique quilts and other memorabilia will take you back to the days of quilting circles and Grandma's house. ... more less