The SpaceWe moved to northeast TN from Florida. Like many people, we wanted to escape the hectic pace. When Vic retired from the police department, we launched a not-very-semi-retired plan to have a farm and to host educational clinics. So, we have cows and make hay and have an assortment of cats and dogs and, of course, horses.
Each year, in May and June, we have an international horse clinician come to our facility to coach adult horse owners about problem-solving and getting a better relationship with their horses without force or gimmicks. These are VERY successful and we have a LOT of fun.
Anyone who is staying at our great place during the clinics is welcome to sit in and watch the magic. They are entertaining, even for non-horse peepz.
Lately, my big project is to learn to speak Italian. Why did I think I could do this at this late stage in my life??!! It is fun and challenging. We have visited Italy several times and have had the most fun staying at an "agriturismo" which is similar to what we are offering here. One day, maybe some folks will jump over the pond and stay with US. Right now, we'd like YOU to come and relax and explore this beautiful undiscovered part of the United States. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to walk the property as long as they are mindful of equipment and livestock. Most days, Vic is available to take folks on a golfcart tour of the farm. If you bring your horse, we have an outdoor arena, a covered arena and the perimeter of hay fields that make a nice little trail ride. Interaction with GuestsWe won't intrude on your privacy but we are definitely around to answer questions. Frankly, Vic doesn't know a stranger so feel free to grab a rocking chair and yak. If you have a full itinerary or are just wanting to hole up on your own ... no problem We're around if you need us. Getting AroundAmerica, America ... this is rural America and you will love it. What that means is no major public transportation. A car is needed. Other Things to NoteMendin' Fences is really a "destination" place. Within 45 min to an hour, you can easily find many, many opportunities for exploring history, shopping, or being entertained. We're glad to help you with that information for planning. Also, if you are interested in wineries ... we can help you map out a route for several in the area. And, if you are a thrift store junkie ... we've got you covered. ;-)