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Special!The Cottage at Gratidude Ranch
Special!The Cottage at Gratidude Ranch
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Nestled on a six acre ranch in Leipers Fork, TN, we offer a cottage with a King Bed that has a kitchenette and full bath. The cottage, also known as the "Writing Hut" was named after Roahl Doah's Writing Hut in England. It's very Thomas Kinkade; magical and charming.

The space

Gratidude Ranch is a rustic, timeless place and once you enter, get ready for a MAGICAL experience.

The cottage can sleep up to two adults in a king bed. Although we have two toddler mattresses, the guesthouse on the property would be better suited for a larger family and is also available on AirBnB. The cottage has a kitchenette and full bath and overlooks our pasture. Perfect for a couple, a painter, a writer, a musician, or anyone who simply needs a getaway.

A barn on the property offers a gathering area to read, relax or swing.

There is an additional space that can sleep two (2) called the bunkhouse. It does NOT have a restroom, so these guests would need access to the restroom in the cottage. We rent this room for $50 per night and it is based on availability.

*Flowers for someone special upon arrival
*Wine and Cheese
*3 Course Dinner by Chef deMarco in the guesthouse or on our back patio
*Breakfast on the patio
*Pony rides for children

Please contact us for prices for the above listed items.

The ranch includes five miniature donkeys, two ponies, two goats, a few friendly chickens and our newest additions, Olivia and Sophia, miniature piglets. You are welcome to meet all of them during your stay!

We're only 8 miles from historic Leipers Fork Village, less than 20 miles south of Historic Downtown Franklin, TN, approx 10 minutes from the well-known Loveless Cafe, and approx 45 minutes from downtown Nashville.

For out of town guests, Puckett's Grocery has live music almost every night. The Loveless Cafe offers amazing breakfast. Sugar, a bakery, offers a great lunch and tasty desserts. Country Boy Cafe offers country breakfast lunch and dinner (Whatever you want - you can find! There are numerous antique shops, a rare books store, a few upscale art galleries, and plenty more small town shops await you in the community of Leipers Fork.

We are grateful for our guests and want to make everyone that visits us have a wonderful time while they are with us at Gratidude Ranch!

Guest access

Guests can enjoy the ranch but are asked to respect the owners private residence which also resides on the property.

Interaction with guests

Guests can enjoy their privacy in their own space as much or little as they wish. They can explore the ranch as we do our daily activities. We live on the ranch with our twin four year old sons.

Other things to note

Upon confirmation we will email you our welcome letter that gives our address and other important details surrounding your stay. A credit card will also be collected upon arrival for incidentals.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $74 NZD
Weekend Price $170 NZD / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

We charge a pet fee of $100 and will ask for a credit card upon arrival to charge this amount. Smoking is only allowed on the back patio of our guesthouse - no smoking in the cottage.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

106 Reviews

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Adrienne User Profile
November 2017
A hidden gem!

Laura User Profile
November 2017
DeMarco was so friendly and the animals were friendly. The cottage was everything and more than I thought it was going to be. So cozy and accommodating. Everything was great but not the best lighting for putting on make-up. There wasn't really any counter space in the bathroom to do my hair or make up. Everything else was excellent!

Maggie User Profile
November 2017
Gratitude Ranch is definitely a place I'd stay again! I was on book tour, with scheduled events in Nashville, and the cottage was cozy and perfect for getting away between events. I loved visiting with the farm animals, too. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Shiva User Profile
November 2017
This cottage on the ranch is just lovely! We enjoyed the grounds, really friendly farm animals and the relaxing vibe of being in the beautiful Leiper’s Fork area! DeMarco was very nice and welcoming and made all of us feel at home and welcome! My small children loved running around the property and exploring and I loved watching them have so much fun! The cottage is so stylish, clean and quaint! We loved our stay and would love to visit again! Thank you guys so much for everything!

David User Profile
November 2017
Gratidude Ranch is amazing! The farm animals were fun and friendly. The cottage was warm and cozy with just the right farm house touch and very comfortable and quiet. What really impressed us was the gourmet farm to table dinner that was prepared and served by Chef DeMarco. Dining outside in their custom barn was amazing. If given the opportunity to have DeMarco prepare dinner for you, I would highly recommend it. We plan on coming back for sure!

Heidi User Profile
October 2017
Get ready to experience a place that's like Heaven on Earth as the Gratitude Ranch is an amazing place owned by two amazing people. Located in the rolling hills of Franklin, TN the Ranch offers incredible views in every direction. Staying at the cottage was dreamlike. It was beautifully decorated, the bedding was plush and the shower hot and strong. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit on cold nights and rocking in the chairs on sunny afternoons. The animals were amazingly friendly and the abundant sounds and sights of wild life replaced electronic devices. The Gratitude Ranch is truly a gem! Thank you for creating and sharing a place that refreshes the soul. We look forward to visiting again soon. I highly recommend as this was the BEST place I have stayed (on Airbnb or anywhere else) and give it an A+ rating.
Jason And DeMarco User Profile
Response from Jason And DeMarco:
It was so great meeting you and your daughter! We hope to see you again soon :)
October 2017

Thomas User Profile
October 2017
Nice and quiet good place to relax nice and cozy

Franklin, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Jason And DeMarco User Profile

Somehow after living in Los Angeles for almost 10 years, we ended up in a little village called Leipers Fork and we absolutely LOVE IT! Together, we've been touring as a band for over a decade, and along the way we've made some smart investments. Gratidude Ranch was an unexpected surprise and we just can't keep good things to ourselves, so we decided to rent out our unique guesthouse and cottage on the property.

We also have a few cabins that we rent on Airbnb in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN.

I'm a real estate agent and I am happy to help our renters with their real estate needs while visiting the area. Whether relocating from another state and needing me to do some research, send listings prior to your visit and setting up showings during your stay, or simply needing a place in between moves or looking for a long term rental property, I'm happy to help!

We also run a non-profit off our ranch called "SAFE". We serve foster children and other families in need through several programs on the ranch. To learn more you can do a web search for Safe, Affirming, Family Environment. A portion of all rentals go to support our non-profit.

If you're staying at the ranch on a weekend, make sure to ask if we are hosting a farm-to-table dinner during your stay. deMarco is a Health & Wellness professional and incorporates his passion for healthy food on the ranch. We book pretty far in advance, however, sometimes folks cancel last minute so we may have a seat just for you.

We're grateful for what we've been given, and when we get to share it with others, it just makes our world happier. We live on our ranch site full-time with our twin sons, but our sleeping quarters are very private. You can have your privacy, or visit with us as we work the ranch.

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