This 776 acres sits on 1.5 miles of beautiful Piney River frontage just south of I-40, 50 minutes west of downtown Nashville. It's currently in-operation as a highly functional, working ranch capable of supporting a few hundred head of cattle on over 350 acres of fenced and cross-fenced pasture. It has been used very intentionally by the current owners for numerous other business operations with a focus on taking advantage of it's space and beauty for hosting retreats, workshops, intensives and a place people have come seek spiritual and mental recovery for the last 20 years.
It has a beautifully restored farmhouse original to 1900. It features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with three fireplaces and high speed internet. It sits on a wooded knoll accompanied by a guest house within sight of the main entrance on Pinewood Road which borders the farm for 3/4 mile.
Piney River is a fantastic paddling and fishing stream. The stretch bordering this property is highly accessible, boasting big gravel bars and easily wadable water great for summer fun. The farm is also bookended by two named creeks: Big Spring Creek and Little Spring Creek. Both creeks combine for over 6,000' of creek frontage. There are also 8 ponds dispersed throughout.
The landscape is evenly balanced: roughly half in beautiful grazing pasture and half in hardwood uplands. The business-end of this farm can be found on the 350 acres of open ground in-between Piney River and the upland ridges. These fields are prime, fertile and significantly large compared to other “valley farms” in the region. Sweeping and level, an individual can stand in the bottomland and see well over a mile across this expanse.
While several ideal future homesites can be found throughout this farm, hilltops anchored at the heart of the property afford incredible views of the farm itself and the valley at-large, open to the drama of the entire western sky.
The current owners inherited an exhausted piece of land when they purchased this farm. It took 12 years to restore the pastures to their current quality. This was helped largely by practicing mob grazing with their cattle herd. They've raised livestock for market and for their farm-to-table restaurant and they grew their own organic produce in a 12 acre fenced enclosure, keeping a garden house, greenhouses and a fruit orchard.
The grassland conditions and fencing infrastructure on this ranch also make it an ultimate place for horses, where the owners have practiced equine therapy for the last 20 years. It comes with a fully outfitted horse barn, corals, livestock and equipment barns.
The ranch has been used for hosting retreats, workshops, intensives and a place people have come seek spiritual and mental recovery for the last 20 years. The owners draw a direct connection between themselves and the land the history of the farm itself, once the centerpiece to a massive landholding totaling thousands of acres. Before and during the Civil War, self-made entrepreneurs Robert and Samuel Graham never employed an enslaved person in their factories, mills and shops. They would go so far as to rescue individuals by purchasing them out of slavery and bringing them to Pinewood as freemen.
This is a fantastic farm with a rich story, poised in a thriving countryside community along the beautiful Piney River. This would be a great place to test a little bit of everything: multi-family living, new-build potential, recreational farm, working farm or a multitude of business operations and personal interests.
Directions to Ranch
From Nashville: Get on I-40 W/I-65 N. Follow I-40 W to State Hwy 48 S in Dickson County. Take exit 163 from I-40 W. Continue on State Hwy 48 S. Drive to Pinewood Rd in Nunnelly.