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Shady Creek Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 9 0 0 24 hour monitoring 7 2 0
Friendliness of host 9 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 5 3 1
Cleanliness of facilities 9 0 0 Facilities as represented 9 0 0
Security of facilities 8 1 0 Overall satisfaction 9 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 8 1 0 Total Scores 73 7 1
Comments: (8/13/14) - "Debbie and Norman were very nice, met us at 9:30 p.m. and we left around 5 a.m. before anyone was there. The ranch is about 8 miles off the I-40. Outdoor and indoor stalls were clean. They also have an apartment available that we stayed in for the night. Hotels and food are about 8 miles away.". . . (7/22/15) - "Very nice facility and nice folks. Took good care of me and my horse when I was driving from GA to CA in Fall of 2014. Thank you!". . . (1/24/16) - "Neil was there to greet us and was super friendly and welcoming. We chose to leave the horses in the huge paddock so they could move around...they prefer it to a stall after a long day in the trailer. The stalls were clean though and the barn was well kept. Shower/bathroom available and an easy electric hook-up. This was a good place to overnight and was not too far from the route 40 corridor.". . . (2/4/16) - "Very accommodating and friendly. I felt very comfortable leaving my horse overnight. He was in a paddock (at my request) so am not commenting on stalls. Easy in/out for trailer. Parked trailer at facility overnight for no extra charge. Only downside is distance to hotel; not bad at 11 miles, but would like to have been closer. GPS brought me right to it. I highly recommend this place for overnight stabling.". . . (9/26/16) - "Slightly off the beaten path but worth the effort. VERY nice staff. Might be difficult for very large trailers unless driver is skilled. There was a semi full of hay there so it can be done. We will use the facility again in the future.". . . (12/30/17) - "Stayed the night of 11/2017. My GPS sent me a crazy way there. I thought I I was in the middle of nowhere but from stable to hotel was about 10 minutes and right beside the interstate. No big turn around. I travel with a 16' gooseneck. The gentleman at the barn and I both had trouble getting it into the spot he wanted me to park for the night. I had booked ahead; I was traveling with 4 horses and 3 were next to each other. One was away so there was a little screaming. One stall did not shut well so tied a lead rope around it for extra security. Water buckets were a little high. My horses are all 15-15.2 hands. All horses were ready for our last day on the road when I arrived. It was an okay and safe stay.". . . (3/23/18) - "What a GREAT place to stay. We called an hour out, they met us when we arrived. Got our horses settled in to nice stalls VERY QUICKLY. The resident manager was more than helpful, gave us his contact info and insisted we call if we had any concerns. Parked our trailer there and it was roughly 15-20 minutes to the nearest hotels/restaurants. We gave our departure time and were met the next morning as we arrived. They helped us get loaded and on our way. A VERY nice, clean facility, we will use it again when we travel.". . . (1/30/19) - "We travel with a large, 4 horse trailer with living quarters.(73 ft) The only drawback to this facility was their front gate could not accommodate our rig. We had to back in up the driveway which was extremely difficult. Host was very kind and had stalls and water ready. Facility nice; just too small for very large rigs. Price was decent.". . . (1/18/21) - "Very muddy while we were there. We used stalls for our overnight stay. Electric hookup only. Not much room to maneuver large rigs. Very brief contact with owner when we arrived. A boarder arrived after midnight and was in and out of the same barn my horses were in for several hours so I didn't sleep well. I was not informed that there would be anyone coming at that hour. Close to stores and restaurants. My overall impression is neutral."

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Circle E Guest Ranch and Campground, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 1 0 0
Comments: (8/19/15) - "Circle E is a large campground with several hundred acres of land on the top and sides of a Tennessee mountain. The camp is on top of the bluff, part is in woods and across the street another part of the campground is in the open and laid out more closely spaced. We called ahead to make arrangements, which you will want to do especially if arriving after 3 pm. They can give you your campsite and stall number that way. We got there about 6 pm, and called Ray who showed us both sides of the campground and we could chose a campsite. There was a bathhouse nearby with plenty of hot water, and I saw several dotted through the camp. On the other side of the road they had a huge chow hall and entertainment area. It looks like the camp would be a lot of fun on weekends with musicians playing and dinner being served after big trail rides. Both sides of the campground have large barns with many stalls. You can probably camp within view of the barn during the week as we did, but weekends they get a lot of trail riders so you may be farther away, but still easy walking distance. We had water and electric at our site on the forested side near the barn. It was quiet and mostly bug-free up on the mountain. Drove into town about 8 miles away where there were several restaurants. Both sides have riding trails with many of these being wide tracks used for logging and lumbering. Some of the trails are more narrow and most have an easy grade (at least for the rider, not as easy for the horse, as I learned when I gave my horse to a friend and walked back up). Some parts have very steep sections especially at the rocky bluff edge of the mountain. There are some overlooks and one spot called "Pretty Place" where Ray, the owner, has taken out a lot of trees to create a beautiful vista looking out for 270 degrees in all directions on farmland and towns and other mountains. Horse and humans would not hesitate to return. Hope to stay there again as a wayside stop, but even more as a weekend destination. Ray was a great host and Circle E is a great camp."

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Basswood Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (10/8/18) - "This is a stunning place to stay. It is gorgeous! The paddocks are large & lush, the people are friendly & accommodating. The only problem here is getting in and out, especially with our big rig. The driveway is narrow and it’s off of a one lane small road, with of course mailboxes, trees and ditches to navigate. There really is only one way in and even at that it’s not easy. Once you’re there though it feels like a piece of heaven."

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Renaissance Farm, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 11 0 0 24 hour monitoring 11 0 0
Friendliness of host 11 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 11 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 11 0 0 Facilities as represented 11 0 0
Security of facilities 11 0 0 Overall satisfaction 11 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 11 0 0 Total Scores 99 0 0
Comments: (1/27/09) - "Maria waited up for us and had everything ready. Setting was beautiful and very horse friendly. We were up and out conveniently the next morning with no hassles. Great Place and nice people!". . . (8/4/09) - "We had the most wonderful stay at Maria’s Renaissance Farm. Maria is a gracious host, a bright spot in our long journey! The barn was very clean and nice and the farm is so pretty. The stalls were plenty roomy for our two draft crosses who are 16.2. There is easy truck and trailer access. Our favorite part was being able to put our horses in their stalls, then walk across the lawn to the room that Maria has available for guests. Since we don’t have an RV or living quarters, we loved this! We were only three, but we could have had three more people in the room, there are plenty of beds. There is a full bath and the kitchen is really nice with more amenities than you’d find at a hotel, like a full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, sink, and a small table with chairs. Plan your route around this farm, you will be very grateful that this was one of your stops!". . . (11/28/13) - "Great, safe, friendly place to stay with your horse. I arrived after dark and Maria was at the barn to greet me and help get my horses out of the trailer and into the barn. The facility is easy to find with only one stop sign between the highway and the farm. I had trailer issues and concerns regarding my horse and Maria helped resolve both issues. This was the third time I have stayed with the kind folks at Renaissance Farm and highly recommend anyone travelling thru the state with horses to stay with the kind, knowledgeable, helpful folks at this facility.". . . (10/3/15) - "We want to thank Mrs. Blackstone for her kindness. We came in late and she waited with lights on, our horse was treated great with a clean, dry cozy stall and we had a good night sleep. Thank you very very much, we highly recommend it to travelers!". . . (12/27/15) - "Super nice people, would definitely use again!". . . (3/5/16) - "Great place, I will use them again if I travel that way. Very nice people even when showing up late at night due to weather. Thank you!". . . (12/20/16) - "Wonderful experience, attentive host, easily accessible with trailer, clean apartment ... perfect for our needs. Highly recommend.". . . (7/2/17) - "They were great! Great Barn and stalls; close to hotels. A super place to stop outside of Knoxville!". . . (5/21/18) - "Maria will greet you at the barn, no matter what hour. This farm has become a regular stop for me. Nice people, quiet farm, my horse thinks the stalls are quite ròomy, and the apartment is very nice.". . . (5/20/19) - "This hotel was a true pleasure. We have a very large rig and it fit just perfect in front of their barn. They have a full driveway so no backup and turn around. They have large clean stalls and the family is a true pleasure ! Will be stopping again here!!"

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Hillside Equestrian Center
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (1/14/21) - "Great place, big stalls and TJ had 2 full buckets of water in each stall. Very close to I-75. Easy in and out with a big rig."

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Travellers Ridge Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 7 0 0 24 hour monitoring 7 0 0
Friendliness of host 7 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 5 2 0
Cleanliness of facilities 7 0 0 Facilities as represented 7 0 0
Security of facilities 7 0 0 Overall satisfaction 7 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 7 0 0 Total Scores 61 2 0
Comments: (5/27/14) - "Excellent in every way; very accommodating and sweet. Gorgeous facility, highly recommend.". . . (11/13/16) - "We stayed overnight on our way to our winter home. They were waiting for us when we arrived. Was in constant communication on the day of our arrival. We stayed in one of the cabins on the grounds. The barn was above and beyond as well as the cabin. This is where we will be staying from now on during our commute.". . . (11/14/18) - "Dulcie stayed up late to make sure we arrived safe and sound in miserable weather. She was amazing!!". . . (7/14/19) - "This horse hotel/barn is amazing !!! Not only is it super clean and very nice, but the owners are amazing as well. We came into town at 11:00 at night. Dulcie was waiting at the OFF RAMP to escort us to the farm so we did not get lost ! Then she and her husband stayed with us filling waters and helping us with everything we needed! Will stay again for sure and would recommend to anyone!!! 10 stars.". . . (8/5/19) - "I cannot say enough about Travellers Ridge Farm and Dulcie Teesateskie. Holy cow!! We came in late and she was more than willing to meet me, someone she did not know, to make sure that my daughter and I got to the farm safely. The directions are exactly as she indicated. In the morning, when the sun came up, we just sat for a minute and enjoyed the beauty of the farm and the great Smokies. It was outstanding! If you need a place to stay you would be foolish NOT to stay here. Its definitely country so make sure you have some eats before you head up the mountain.... a drive that is well worth every minute. Thank you, Dulcie, for checking on us during our trip; it's appreciated. Respectfully Submitted, Todd & Chloe Jo Thorne.". . . (8/28/20) - "Excellent stay with a lovely host. I had a long trip and it was a welcome stop over while moving horses.". . . (10/4/20) - "The nicest stay on our trip from Kansas to Georgia! Dulcie and her husband did not hesitate to make us feel welcome. Beautiful, clean stalls and barn, turn outs available before you continue on your journey. They even have the most adorable cabins to overnight humans as well, which is where we stayed and I’m so glad we did! Dulcie was so helpful and sweet! We just wish we would’ve made time to stay a little longer! Will definitely come back again!"

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River Rose Farms
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Bierly Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 15 0 0 24 hour monitoring 15 0 0
Friendliness of host 15 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 15 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 15 0 0 Facilities as represented 15 0 0
Security of facilities 15 0 0 Overall satisfaction 15 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 15 0 0 Total Scores 135 0 0
Comments: (8/26/07) - "Beautiful facility with most amenities. Norford is a friendly, helpful and knowlegeable host. Enjoyed our stay and will definitely plan to stop again.". . .(4/4/08) - "The Bierly's were so nice and helpful and offered so many choices for our horses; stalls, turnout and pasture to stretch. The stalls were huge and immaculate. After driving in intense pouring rain, it was a great retreat for us as well as the horses. Had supper at a cute cafe in between Fairview and Nashville, famous for fried chicken and biscuits. Not far from everything we needed. Being from the flatlands, the short 200 yard road up to their property was steep for us, but worth it. Our 40ft rig made it easily. Ed offered his services to help us load in the rain if needed. They were awesome and we will definitely stay there again.". . .(7/16/08) - "A very well-run and friendly place to keep youre horse after a long day on the road! The place was serene and beautiful and Norford was a pleasure and made sure our horses were very comfortable. Hooligan and Memphis would like to pass on their gratitude!". . .(10/18/08) - "Good place to overnight.". . . (11'17'08) - "Norford was one of the nicest people we have met in our travels...such a cute sweet dog too...would recomend his stable to anyone needing a place to stay.". . . (5/7/09) - "Loved his barn!! Beautiful farm. Was referred to his farm from one of the other farms that didn't have room, a nice thing to do. But that IS the horse community! When arrived his sweet dog greeted us (he was still at work), weput the horse in a very clean stall and went to the hotel right down the street. I wish we had time to enjoy his farm. Thanks!". . . (7/1/13) - "Great place to stay. Absolutely beautiful barn and facilities. Loved being greeted by Bell the barn dog. Thanks for a great stay.". . . (8/22/14) - "Norford was a fabulous host! His place is beautiful! The horse and living quarters trailer accommodations were the greatest! His barn is beautiful and the pastures too. We saw wild turkeys! Also, if you need a Ford dealership, the one at exit 172 is great. We had truck trouble and they were able to get us out of the service dept back on the road in 7 hours.". . . (12/19/14) - "I would highly recommend this facility. Norford was very pleasant & very accommodating. His stalls were large, airy, well bedded & supplied clean water & buckets, with great hay. We were welcomed with our 2 horses & two dogs and even an electric hookup for the 2 nights we were there as we toured Nashville. Even when we were a little late getting back Norford had watered & given the horses a flake of hay :) A very pleasant experience, would stay again if we are ever in the area !!!". . . (8/2/18) - "I highly recommend Bierly Stables. The barn and stalls are beautiful, clean, well maintained and kept. Deep bedded stalls, clean buckets, choice of stall or turnout. The host is exceptionally great. Friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to overnight our horse here.". . . (10/17/18) - "Great stop. Super friendly and helpful owner. Very nice, clean stalls. Norford does night check - water, hay etc. We love stopping here !!!". . . (4/28/19) - "Norford has a great place. Very clean and safe. Highly recommend.". . . (9/20/19) - "Norford was extremely welcoming and helpful! Easy access from the Interstate and close to Nashville. Great facility and host...will definitely be back!!". . . (11/22/19) - "The host met us at the gate. Helped us park our rig and had electricity available for our RV. Stall and paddock available for our horse. Very nice barn. Thank you sooo much!". . . (4/6/20) - "This was a great place to stop. Mr. Bierly was very friendly, the facility was tidy and exactly as advertised. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to rest while on the road."

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Lazy Susan Overnight Boarding
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 20 1 0 24 hour monitoring 21 0 0
Friendliness of host 20 1 0 Proximity to food and lodging 20 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 21 0 0 Facilities as represented 21 0 0
Security of facilities 21 0 0 Overall satisfaction 21 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 21 0 0 Total Scores 186 3 0
(Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(3/29/04) - "Just needed to stop in for half an hour of so to let my appaloosa gelding take a break before pushing onto our night destination. Host was very helpful, and made the trip, the likes of which my horse is not used to, much easier for him than it might have been. Thank you so much.". . .(3/23/05) - "A totally wonderful place for both people and our horses. Felt like home when we pulled in and had no worries about leaving our horses with [them].". . . (5/1/09) - "We travel between Delaware and Texas. The Lazy Susan is a welcome oasis in the middle. The horses get to get out and stretch their legs in a very nice paddock. Susan is always friendly and welcoming. We spend the night in a nice motel just several miles down the road, knowing that the horses are safe and secure.". . . (7/29/09) - "This is a very clean, nice barn with plenty of turnout space. We stayed there both ways going to and from Virginia. The Deerfield Inn nearby is also a very inexpensive but clean and pleasant place for the human boarders to stay.". . . (8/4/09) - "We had a really nice stay at Susan’s stable. Susan was very nice and accommodating and I felt assured when she immediately returned our emails and phone calls. The barn was nice and clean, stalls clean and room enough for our 16.2 draft crosses. The neighborhood where this stable is located is beautiful, we felt very safe leaving our horses in the barn. Susan and Rick’s horses are also there, and the barn closes up, so don’t worry about driving down the road to stay at the Deerfield Inn. The Deerfield Inn was very cheap, but also very clean with a small frig, microwave and we were excited to access free wi-fi! It was easy in the morning to head back down the road, let our horses run around a bit, then load and be on our way. We were glad to have had this as one of our stops, out of many stops across the country!". . . (1/2/11) - "This was a true "horse person". Called to ask for availability she said yes, but I'm not there - make yourself at home. Found a clean barn with hook-up and two welcoming dogs. Very close to I-40. Wish I could've met Susan, but will stop again if ever in TN.". . . (2/19/11) - "Great place to relax after getting off I-40.. Very nice folks to deal with!". . . (5/21/13) - "I can't say enough about the wonderful people at the LazySusan! They went above and beyond to make our short stay in Tennessee enjoyable. We were having truck trouble so I called ahead to let them know the situation. When we arrived they had several mechanics lined up for us to talk to, among other "added extras" to make our time in TN great. I'm looking forward to visiting my new friends on my way back south!". . . (7/28/13) - "Well kept, picturesque farm with very friendly owner. We highly recommend it.". . . (8/30/13)- "The thing that made my visit most enjoyable was the friendly atmosphere created jby the owners. They were extremely kind, knowledgable, and dedicated to providing a pleasurable experience for myself and our horses. We will definitely be going back!". . . (5/18/14) - "Susan was so nice and sweet! Beautiful facility and very laid back atmosphere. It was great she let me keep my two horses in her round pen overnight so they could relax with plenty of room. It was also nice of her to keep an eye on my two horses overnight to make sure everything was ok.". . . (6/24/14) - "Great facility, very clean, friendly owners very knowledgeable in horse care. Close to highway. Definitely would stay here again.". . . (3/5/15) - "Susan and Rick are anything but lazy. The barn is meticulous and in good repair. The atmosphere calming. The turn out area very welcoming. I stayed for over a week!". . . (6/18/15) - "Rick and Susan were great hosts. Helped me get set up and provided all the services. Great pasture for our three horses to graze and "unwind" from a 10 hour trip that day. Would definitely stay there again when the opporturnity presents itself.". . . (2/6/17) - "Boarding with Lazy Susan was great! I will definitely do it again!". . . (6/8/17) - "Susan stayed up far later than normal to greet us upon our late arrival. She kindly let us leave one of our vehicles and trailers at her place. It can be a bit challenging to turn around with a trailer, but it is possible. She and her family were instrumental in loading our very reluctant horse when it came time to leave. We are very grateful to them for their wonderful help and would definitely stay here again if we're hauling through this lovely part of Tennessee."

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River Runs Thru It
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 5 0 0 24 hour monitoring 5 0 0
Friendliness of host 5 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 5 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 5 0 0 Facilities as represented 5 0 0
Security of facilities 5 0 0 Overall satisfaction 5 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 5 0 0 Total Scores 45 0 0
Comments: (7/6/17) - "A wonderful host/hostess with beautiful and spacious facilities. A convenient stop or a place to saddle up for a country ride or tie up at the local Country Boy Restaurant.". . . (7/31/17) - "Valerie was very polite and helpful; she gave easy to follow directions to the ranch. Facilities are still under construction, with stalls available and an outside pen. When I come thru this area again I will use River Runs Thru It.". . . (8/6/17) - "Valerie is fantastic! The place was beautiful! We are so glad we found you and will definitely recommend and remember!". . . (9/19/19) - "I would definitely stay again. Valerie was very responsive, friendly and helpful. Her barn was beautiful and clean. Stalls were spacious, clean and inviting. You can stay in the barn in the upstairs bunk house, or in town. Valerie gave us great recommendations for hotels and restaurants. A beautiful location and farm!!". . . (5/8/20) - "Excellent experience boarding overnight here I definitely recommend."

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Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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JOURNEYS END STABLES
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 12 2 0 24 hour monitoring 9 4 1
Friendliness of host 10 3 1 Proximity to food and lodging 8 6 0
Cleanliness of facilities 12 1 1 Facilities as represented 12 1 1
Security of facilities 13 0 1 Overall satisfaction 13 0 1
Adequacy of stalls 12 1 1 Total Scores 101 18 7
Comments: (1/12/03) - "Wonderful people and facility. Would love to have the opportunity to return.". . .(10/14/04) - "Mikki was great.". . .(10/3/06) - "Nice place to overnight. People were nice. Stalls were a bit smaller than expected and not as clean as I thought they would be, but overall experience was nice.". . .(4/3/07) - "Thank you so much for everything. The facilities were great. The horses were even comfortable enough to lay down. The room was awesome. Just what we needed on our long trip. Thank you for being so accommodating. Sorry again about being late. Thanks so much!". . . (12/25/09) - "I arrived at Micki's place Christmas Eve. She had a homecooked meal waiting for me, as well as a warm atmosphere and an amazing sense of hospitality! Thank you!". . . (11/20/11) - "Micki was very hospitable. I was able to rent a room for a night for myself on her property which was very clean. The stall was large enough for my 15 hand horse. There wasn't a paddock available at the time for my horse for turnout, but I was able to utilize the roundpin. I would definitely return again if in the area.". . . (1/10/12) - "Micki and Peanut were absolutely wonderful people and very accommodating... They even helped return my little cat back home after getting lost while we were staying there. They treated my animals very well and their rooms on site were comfortable and clean. I would absolutely stay there again!. . . (4/12/12) - "Hi, Ms. Micki. Thank you so much for making our family feel so welcome when we got to your place. We really enjoyed our stay.". . . (3/30/17) - "Micki was sick so I never met her. She did makes sure there was someone to greet me and help get my horses situated. Stayed in a room at her place; it was nice and clean. Would stay there again but would request a run in.". . . (4/21/18) - "Miki was not available but had someone there to greet me; she made sure everything was in order and taken care of. I used an end stall as a run-in and all 4 were in a nice secure paddock. My dog and I were comfortable in our room.". . . (7/18/18) - "The barn was good enough- the stall wasn’t clean but it was safe. The room was tidy but smelled very strongly of diesel fumes all night. Questionable behavior started when the woman insisted we call for directions when we got close because she insisted GPS would get us lost- but then she proceeded to give us all sorts of very wrong directions to her farm. For instance, she told us to go 6 miles on this road when her motel listing and GPS told us to go about 3 miles. It was very odd and the farm was extremely easy to get to; there’s no way GPS wouldn’t work- it was two turns off the highway on major roads with a big farm sign. The strange behavior continued once we arrived. Her helper was a young man and his behavior was extremely erratic, too. Next to the barn was a very rundown mobile home with many people living in it. I’m not quite sure if words are describing this place adequately. This place is not nice and it does not feel safe in any way. In addition, I was sick for 2 days from the fumes in the apartment! I have used this website for nearly 10 years and have stayed in horse motels all over the country. This place was terrifying- I do not recommend. I do not want anyone to be unsafe or have the same experience that we did.". . . (11/1/18) - "Great people, clean and nice stalls, easy to locate off highway.". . . (5/1/19) - "Older barn, clean stables, clean room, not near food. Had a gas station sandwich for dinner.". . . (1/16/21) - "Micki is very kind and I felt safe staying here by myself with three horses. Thank you Miki."

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Southern Star Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 34 0 0 24 hour monitoring 33 1 0
Friendliness of host 34 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 30 4 0
Cleanliness of facilities 34 0 0 Facilities as represented 34 0 0
Security of facilities 34 0 0 Overall satisfaction 34 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 33 1 0 Total Scores 300 6 0
(Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(8/6/06) - "Bud made our last minute stay wonderful. Made room for our 3 horses and trailer. It was a great place for a horse break after our long trip from TX. Definitely would use again!". . . 8/26/06) - "Wonderful hosts, easy access to motels and restaurants and interstate. THE PLACE TO STAY IN JACKSON. Highly recommended!!". . . (10/16/09) - "Would stay again.". . . (4/5/10) - "Bud was waiting in the driveway when we drove in. Helped us get horses settled in. Couldn't have been better. Highly recommend.". . . (11/13/11) - "Great place to stay and we will definitely make this a routine stop whenever we travel that direction. Bud was a great wealth of information in directing us to places we needed in Jackson to pick up some needed items - like tires! Everything was clean and secure and we couldn't ask for more.". . . (4/3/12) - "We have stayed at many layover locations in the past few years while traveling cross country with our horses & the Southern Star Farm is one of our favorites so far! The Sikes were very hospitable & as friendly as could be. Our horses rested comfortably in the stalls & we will definitely be staying at the Southern Star Farm again when we are in their area.". . . (9/28/12) - "Bud Sikes was a wonderful host and very safety oriented. He offered us first-rate, safe pasture turn out for our horses and a perfect spot for our rig to hook-up. The location is ideal off from I-40. Highly recommend.". . . (2/13/13) - "I look forward to being able to stay there again for sure. Wonderful experience! Caring and warm people!". . . (6/17/13) - "Nice big stalls allowed my big appendix mare to stretch out and lay down and get a good nights sleep before starting to Indiana the next morning. Bud was very nice and helpful and had my stall all ready for me. He was even nice enough to let me do a little lunging and exercising my horse in the covered round pen before loading up. I enjoyed visiting with all of the cute little Arabians before I left. I wanted to take one home! LOL but overall, very nice place to stay. I will definitely be staying here again. I give it 5 stars.". . . (8/4/13) - "Can't say enough positive things about Bud and Lelia's hospitality and the facilities! Stopped going thru and coming back, Bud was more than ready for us each time. GREAT Southern hospitality!! : ) Will stop in again when the need arises. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! Marla and Mallary Bickers". . . (9/24/13) - "A lovely farm! Stall was large and clean and comfy. Easy access, friendly hosts--very close to good hotels. I'd keep my horse here again in a heartbeat.". . . (12/1/13) - "Clean, safe, and secure with easy access to I-40. Very convenient and nice people.". . . (6/19/15) - "Beautiful and peaceful. Nice place for the horses to rest. Bud is very friendly and helpful!". . . (8/24/16) - "Drove in to a friendly wave from Bud who was mowing the lawn. Didn't meet his wife, only talked to her on the phone. She was the sweetest woman. Bud took us to our stall & we chatted about the horses, told us how to get to the hotels & wished us luck on the drive back to New Jersey. Would definitely stay again if the travels permit.". . . (10/12/18) - "Bud and Lelia were both wonderful hosts. This place is so easy to get to with lots of room to pull in and turn around. I stayed on the property and plugged in my horse trailer. My mule had a wonderful paddock with a clean water trough. On my way home I used three stalls and theiywere ready with clean shavings and water buckets. This is an older facility, nothing fancy, but very clean and helpful owners! I would stay here again for sure!". . . (3/28/19) - "Bud was a true delight, thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality. Would highly recommend. Thank you.". . . (7/12/19) - "Excellent. Owner friendly and attentive. Few stalls, quiet, and exactly what we needed and easy access off of I-40. We felt very safe for us and our horse.". . . (8/3/19) - "Perfect, quiet location. Stalls were clean, with fresh water buckets when we arrived. Very friendly host. Great stay.". . . (5/29/20) - "$30.00 per horse per night. Easy to find and close to hotels. Mr Sikes was helpful and accommodating. No complaints from the horses.". . . (10/31/20) - "Mr. Sikes was waiting for us and met us out at the barn when we came in after dark. The stalls were clean with fresh water. We parked our trailer right at the barn close to our animals."

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True West Campground
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 4 0 0 24 hour monitoring 4 0 0
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 4 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 0 0 Facilities as represented 4 0 0
Security of facilities 4 0 0 Overall satisfaction 4 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 4 0 0 Total Scores 36 0 0
Comments: (12/21/19) - "Couldn’t ask for better! Great host and hostess. Awesome riding!! Can’t wait to go again!". . . (12/21/19) - "Great hosts and facilities whether you want to stay one night or for one month!". . . (12/21/19) - "Donna and Shawn Martin are amazing hosts! They do everything they possibly can to make your stay as pleasant as possible! The stables are clean and maintained. The stalls are large and comfortable. The campground is very clean and maintained as well as quiet. I highly recommend True West Campground and Stables.". . . (12/25/19) - "True West is a beautiful, clean, fun campground with very helpful and friendly owners!"

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Serenity Manor Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Rising Glory Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 27 0 0
Comments: (1/23/09) - "Without knowing anything about who we were and with little notice, the farm was very welcoming. Chris was very friendly on the phone. He gave us great advice about where food was available and was there to welcome us when we arrived at the driveway. The stalls were clean and bedded and we had no trouble even hauling a stallion. The apartment was clean and comfortable and even had satellite TV. Trailer parking was easy and staying on location made it easy in the morning. I would highly recommend staying and I will be back the next time I travel that direction.". . . (4/6/09) - "This is a great place to overnight. There is a very comfortable apartment to stay in. The host met us with a flashlight at the entrance to the farm. He kept filling the water buckets for us. We had coffee and cereal in the apartment in the morning, went downstairs, loaded the horses and were on our way. Super host!". . . (3/19/16) - "Really nice people. The first thing they offered was to get the horses out of the trailer and let them run in the indoor arena. They had plug ins for two trailers, indoor facilities. Nice setup and easy to find. A welcomed sight after 8 hours on the road. Thanks guys! Vic & Donna Riley w/ Bob & Pauline Mozena."

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ThorSport Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (9/23/20) - "Absolutely stellar accommodations and hospitality. Very spacious stalls, and well bedded. Wonderful atmosphere for both horses and people. Would stay here without hesitation anytime. 10 out of 10 for everything you would want/need for an overnight spot."

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River Glen Equestrian Park
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Springbrook Bed & Barn
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 19 0 0 24 hour monitoring 18 1 0
Friendliness of host 19 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 17 2 0
Cleanliness of facilities 19 0 0 Facilities as represented 19 0 0
Security of facilities 19 0 0 Overall satisfaction 19 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 19 0 0 Total Scores 168 3 0
(Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(9/26/14) - "I loved this place. Cole helped me so much with my horses unloading, getting them fed and watered, then next day cleaned my trailer, helped with loading. I also needed a vet that next morning and Lenabeth was kind enough to find one soon and checked out one of my horses. They are such a wonderful family and a great safe beautiful place to let the horses rest. Thank you and I hope to see ya'll again. God Bless!". . . (10/28/14) - "A great place to lay over, close to the highway. They offer lodging for owners, too. The stalls were clean & bedded with fresh shavings. The owners are very nice & gave great directions. I will definitely be going back when I'm headed up north.". . . (10/31/14) - "Had a great stay here. Lena Beth and her family were awesome and very nice. Not far off interstate 75 and very easy to find. Turn in to the drive way was big enough for all trailer sizes, and the stalls were very clean, big and well lit. I totally recommend this place to anyone traveling with their horse/s.". . . (1/30/15) - "LenaBeth and Tom were excellent hosts. Barn was clean and clutter free. Helped us get our girls tucked in for the night. Highly Recommended.". . . (2/12/15) - "Lena Beth and her husband were SO inviting, even when poor conditions from our starting state in Ohio meant arriving late at night due to unexpected travel delays. The stall was ready when we got there - 12' x 12' with fluffy bedding! Very nice private facility, even had an outdoor arena to stretch my horse's legs after the long trip. RV hookup was perfect and right outside the barn so I could stay near my horse all night. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone, and I am very picky about my mare's care! :) A++!". . . (12/27/15) - "Traveling during the holidays can be exhausting. Our stay at Springbrook was refreshing and enjoyable. LenaBeth and Tom were wonderful hosts and we look forward to stopping in again!". . . (1/31/16) - "We loved our stay. Lena Beth and Tom were very kind and helpful! The horses were able to stretch their legs in an outdoor arena before we put them in the box stalls. The stalls are nice size and very clean. We have a 42' trailer and the parking was great! Thank you for allowing us the stay; we will be back again.". . . (5/29/16) - "Definitely will be overnighting here again. Open and airy stalls. Very close to the interstate. Circle drive for easy turn around.". . . (6/6/16) - "Lena Beth and Tom were awesome. We were moving from Harrisonburg, VA to Citronelle, AL in early December. We had just vacated our house and loaded the horses for the move. It was 5PM and we were exhausted from the move and not looking forward to the drive. We arrived in Knoxville at 6AM and unfortunately had a blowout on our truck. It took hours to get fixed and just couldn't continue driving. I called Lena Beth around 10AM and we were at their place around noon. We were filthy dirty and my wife and I both smelled pretty badly. I was embarrassed to go into their home but she insisted. They were so welcoming and understanding even though we looked like we had spent the night under a bridge somewhere. We were able to stall the horses, get a shower and some rest within 2 hours of calling. I seriously doubt that we would have made it without stopping. Lena Beth and Tom literally saved out lives. We are very grateful for their services and kindness.". . . (12/15/16) - "I arrived with a very sick mare and the hosts went way, way above and beyond to help me. I can not express my gratitude enough. You will not find more caring people to stay with. Thanks for your help on a day I really needed it.". . . (6/18/17) - "Stayed here on my way from South FL to Wyoming with my horse, Bear. LenaBeth and Tom first and foremost are hilarious, kind hearted and welcoming. They run a very good overnight, super clean and well kept. The whole property is honestly so beautiful it will make you wanna offer to buy. Would stay here again without hesitation. My horse loved the clover! Thanks LenaBeth and Tom!". . . (11/25/17) - "Great facility, easy access to interstate 75, restaurant with great food close and fuel stop near as well. We stayed on site in our living quarters trailer and we had a good night sleep.". . . (1/29/21) - "I was traveling with two horses to Florida. We stopped for an overnight. The Reynolds could not have been more helpful and kind. We came in about 1030pm and they came out to meet me an show me around despite being late. I had a couple of small trailer issues and they offered to help me. The facility was perfect for my overnight stay. Very clean, and airy. I am very appreciative."

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Twin Oaks Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 26 1 0
Comments: (1/24/15) - "Thank you Sherry and Steve for looking over our boys.". . . (3/20/18) - "Highly recommend staying here. The owners are wonderful and when we arrived after dark, Sherry came to the highway to guide us in !! Now that's service !!! My horse was very comfortable in the large stall & even offered use of the round pen for him to stretch his legs. We stayed going & coming on our Florida trip & will be staying there anytime we are heading that way.... 5 stars !!!". . . (3/29/20) - "Great overnight spot. Very friendly and knowledgeable owners. We will definitely stay here again when traveling through the area."

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Clearview Horse Farm Bed and Board
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 7 0 0 24 hour monitoring 6 1 0
Friendliness of host 7 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 7 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 7 0 0 Facilities as represented 7 0 0
Security of facilities 7 0 0 Overall satisfaction 7 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 7 0 0 Total Scores 62 1 0
Comments: (1/5/07) - "This facility is the most beautiful I have ever seen. If I come back on earth as a horse, I would love to leave there....The owner, Marie, is the best host and she will make you feel at home in her Bed and Breakfast. I try to stay there as much as possible during my traveling.". . .(4/12/07) - "We LOVE Clearview!! My daughter and I spent 3 nights enroute to Wellington and 2 nights on the way home. The barn/stalls/turnout/arena are all new, well maintained, and safe. Staff are friendly and accommodating. The bed and breakfast is lovely, all rooms tastefully decorated and had all needed amenities. Marie is a delightful and accommodating host, makes you feel right at home.". . .(8/26/07) - "Great place to stay for people and horses!". . .(12/13/07) - "Probably one of the most beautiful facilitys that I stayed at with my client's horse(s). Everything is first class including the stalls (the Queen of England would love them!) Can't wait to visit Marie again. Really Outstanding!". . .(4/21/08) - "Beautiful farm & B&B. Room for people was as reasonable and nice as they come. Everybody was nice & friendly. The 'boys' enjoyed the pasture but the stalls were superior.". . . (10/6/15) - "I cannot say enough good things about clearview. We have been laying over at the frame for the last five years headed to Ocala Florida. Marie, the owner, is fabulous and the facility is just immaculate..this year she was full but rearranged her personal horses just to make room for us. This place is the best and you couldn't ask for a better hostess.". . . (7/30/17) - "This was a wonderful first experience to board my horse and to stay at! I felt very safe, and Marie was wonderful!! Highly recommend this place for traveling!"

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Thompson Training Center
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 27 0 0
Comments: (2/5/15) - "Great people and very nice facility! Large stalls with great open views, large driveway for ease of parking. Great place!!!". . . (11/17/15) - "Great facility for layovers. Easy in, easy out, well lit for late arrivals. John and Sue are great hosts. Hotels and resturants not too far away.". . . (12/26/17) - "Very nice people and facilities. Stopped in to drop a horse off for another shipper to pick up. I was very impressed and would recommend this facility to anyone passing through. Very easy to get into with a big trailer and no need to back into tight places or any nonsense. Very well lit and maintained. Definitely first class."

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Ted Barnes Cutting Horses
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 17 1 0
Comments: (3/5/20) - "Mr. Barnes was an exceptional host. Very friendly and accommodating. The place was easy to get a big trailer in and out of. We will plan to stay here again as often as we pass through Nashville! Maybe even come and stay a few days to enjoy the area!". . . (1/24/21) - "Very friendly host, secure stalls, easy to drive in and turn around. Water and 30 amp service available. Would stay there again."

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