It’s pretty hard to beat Blackberry Farm. They have the whole experience down to a science. But with it being nearly impossible to make reservations, there is room for another player in the market. Enter Southall, an up-and-coming wellness and culinary retreat in Tennessee. Because you’re always looking for the next big thing.
Just outside of Nashville, a “farm-centric” estate is taking Southern hospitality to the next level. Tennessee’s latest wellness resort, Southall sits on 325 acres of slow-moving farmland, sprinkled with greenhouses, heritage crops, orchards, and gardens. It’s where a luxury getaway and the charm of farm life meet – tucked away from all things fast-paced.
The Inn & Spa
With 62 guestrooms and suites, The Inn sits at the heart of this property. The spaces can best be described as bold and cozy, drawing from a tastefully modern farm aesthetic. Think wood-burning fireplaces, exposed wood beams, funky modern art, and tons of natural light. For an extra-secluded experience, guests can also book one of the property’s 16 cottages, nestled along hills overlooking the estate.
The luxury theme continues with a 15,000-square-foot spa, focusing on natural properties and restorative treatments. Taking farm-to-table to a new level, the spa’s treatments are both derived from and inspired by the natural environment. Featuring eight individual treatment rooms, two suites, a steam room, a sauna, and relaxation suites, there’s no shortage of ways to unwind here. For even more respite, guests can head to the outdoor mineral pool that overlooks Lake Mishkin or take a stroll through the medicinal herb garden.
Food & Dining
Southall’s farm-centric programs go far beyond just their spa treatments and lodging. Debatably one of the resort’s biggest draws is its commitment to immerse guests in the farm-to-table experience, and this is best seen in the kitchen. Southall offers several culinary programs, including Sojourner, a Pool Bar, and The Rambling, an outdoor cookout venue. And, coming soon to the property is Signature Restaurant, a dinner spot serving seasonal dishes straight from the farm’s bounty. In the meantime, Sojourner is where you’ll find dishes that center around farm-fresh eggs, house-cured meats, and the culinary traditions of Middle Tennessee.
You’ve hit the spa, indulged in a true country breakfast, and maybe even sipped a poolside cocktail. What next? Thankfully, this resort has no shortage of ways for guests to spend their days, with activities that range from relaxing to riveting. For adrenaline junkies– falconry expeditions, aerial obstacle courses, and ATV rides. Foodies can get into farm tours (like a tour with a resident beekeeper) and tastings, and cooking lessons. And for the creatives– outdoor painting classes, weekly lunar rituals, and sound baths.
Q: Where is Southall Located?
A: The resort is located just outside of Franklin, TN. The address is 1994 Carters Creek Pike, Franklin, TN 37064.
Q: When does Southall open?
A: The resort is now open, though the Signature Restaurant is still in progress.
Q: Is Southall Family Friendly?
A: While none of Southall’s programs are specifically tailored for families or children, there really is something for everyone here and plenty of ways to keep the family busy. The cottages are also a great choice for larger groups due to their indoor-outdoor spaces and secluded locations.
Address: 1994 Carters Creek Pike, Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Information: (615) 282-2000
Email: [email protected]
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