Country music fans have long listened to the familiar strains of Loretta Lynn's famous ballad Coal Miner's Daughter. ... More
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Country music fans have long listened to the familiar strains of Loretta Lynn's famous ballad Coal Miner's Daughter. Now you can learn about the legend and her family while enjoying country life as a guest on her private ranch. Bring a tent and camp under a canopy of stars. Enjoy horseback riding, swimming and more. Occasionally, Loretta makes an appearance and performs a concert for her guests and invites them to sing along.
Loved, loved the place. Staff are wonderful too. Loved the cabins! what I didn't like: closing at 5 pm and the directions. I was warned about GPS wouldn't work there and they were right. I was 3 hours late, but they held my reservation. It's true it's an hour and 20 min from nashville, but if your GPS takes you on I24 it's wrong you need to veer left toward Mephis. Have a map: I had to go the back way through a bunch of little towns. Lots to do for kids. Cabin very affordable!!!!
We spent my son's 21st birthday at Loretta's Ranch....we stayed in her tour bus for 2 nites, toured her new museum and the mansion.....had a GREAT time and can't wait to stay again. Everything was PERFECT!!!!!!!
Can't say that there was anything about it that i didn't like. I absolutely loved the tours and the shopping and the history it involves. Loretta Lynn is one of the greatest country singers alive and as long as i can visit there i will continue to do so!!!
My sister and I took 6 weeks last summer to drive cross country from our homes in northeastern PA. As we looped back through the south and made our way from Memphis to Nashville, I was thrilled to see that we were very close to Hurricane Mills - I'd seen a special on the Travel Channel about Loretta Lynn's "haunted" plantation and we decided to spend a night, just because we could.
We didn't actually stay at the ranch but opted for the Holiday Inn Express, a chain we'd frequented on our excursion. It was okay, but it's amazing how much hotels within the same chain can differ! The Park City, UT Express was as luxurious as a 4 star resort and the Macon, GA location was one of the most rundown establishments I've ever had the misfortune of staying in - this one fell somewhere in between, clean and basic but nothing to rave about surprisingly, the price of all three fell within $10 of each other). The best feature was the restaurant next door - "Loretta Lynn's Country Kitchen." Cheesy, I know, and a total tourist trap with it's attached gift shop - but we were starving and there wasn't much else around except McDonalds and a Mexican restaurant (having come from a week+ stay in the southwest, we just couldn't face another tamale). The restaurant was clean, bright and the buffet (normally a no-no for me) was surprisingly good, offering the southern dishes we craved (fried chicken, catfish, greens & biscuits) at a very reasonable $10. The food was so delicious and fresh, we went back for lunch the next day - and did some souvenir shopping while we were at it.
The ranch was a few miles down a very scenic country road. It being a weekday, not much was going on but the pretty little village area was open and tours were being offered. We reserved 2 spaces and spent the waiting time wandering through the shops and museums. The tour itself lasted about an hour and included a replica of the original family home and a coal mine, plus the plantation itself. Our biggest disappointment was that so little of the mansion was accessible - basically, just the 1st floor. Also, photos weren't allowed, so my hopes of getting anything "ghostly" on film were quickly dispelled. Still, it was very nice and the grounds were beautiful. Our tour guide was amazing, extremely funny and full of life and obviously in love with her job.
I don't know that I would recommend Hurricane Mills as a destination in itself, but if you're passing through, it's worth the detour. We really enjoyed ourselves.
The Ranch was very nice, but for those of us staying in area hotels it was awful. The area hotels try to cash in on tourist visiting the ranch. The first hotel on the right behind a wonderful rest. was the worst place we have ever stayed. They charged our cc card 2 times, and we had a time getting our bank to correct error. Hotel didn't know how to fix their mistake. This happened to others staying at the hotel during LL Talent Contest. It was rigged a little also....Overall I would rate the experience as best i can as a 5 on a scale of 1-10.
As part of our tour of Tennessee we travelled from Nashville to Memphis. As a HUGE fan of the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter", Loretta Lynn's Ranch was a must. It was great fun! The cabin accommodations are just OK but the museums, tour and the people working at the resort are fantabulous! I recommend going into the of Waverly for a little local flavor. I think this is a don't miss attraction