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Shady Creek Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 10 0 0 24 hour monitoring 8 2 0
Friendliness of host 10 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 5 4 1
Cleanliness of facilities 10 0 0 Facilities as represented 10 0 0
Security of facilities 9 1 0 Overall satisfaction 10 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 9 1 0 Total Scores 81 8 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.". . . (1/18/22) - "The stalls were nice and big which was great for my older horses to move around after being in the trailer for a long time. The barn was super nice & warm!! (Low was 20 that night). Location was super quiet. We did have trouble finding a gas station with diesel/ or working diesel which is no fault of the barn. I would defiantly bring my horses back here!! Thank you for letting us rest at your location!!"

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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 9 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 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 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 18 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.". . . (4/10/21) - "Thank you so much to Doug and his mother. Friendly, courteous people and safe place for my ponies. Definitely would recommend to anyone. Getting in and out was a little tight but made it work."

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Renaissance Farm, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 12 0 0 24 hour monitoring 12 0 0
Friendliness of host 12 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 12 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 12 0 0 Facilities as represented 12 0 0
Security of facilities 12 0 0 Overall satisfaction 12 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 12 0 0 Total Scores 108 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!!". . . (10/28/21) - "What a wonderful stay for equine and human! Facility was beautiful, clean, well kept. We were traveling under stressful conditions and the people and place made everything so much less stressful! Horses rested well in safe and roomy stalls. Apt for human travelers was so cute! And clean and comfortable. I will definitely be going back. Hopefully when I have the time and situation to truly enjoy the experience!!!"

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H & J Mountain View Ranch
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 0 1 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 8 1 0
Comments: (10/16/22) - "This little ranch is really clean, private and beautiful... I got a small corral with a run-in shed and was very satisfied! Joe, the host, was helpful and positive... Didn’t hover, just a nice quiet guy. I highly recommend this place to my fellow horse travelers🤠"

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Travellers Ridge Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 8 0 0 24 hour monitoring 8 0 0
Friendliness of host 8 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 6 2 0
Cleanliness of facilities 8 0 0 Facilities as represented 8 0 0
Security of facilities 8 0 0 Overall satisfaction 8 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 8 0 0 Total Scores 70 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!". . . (9/7/22) - "We've stayed here a few times. Absolutely beautiful farm, friendly people, easy in and out!"

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Bierly Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 18 0 0 24 hour monitoring 17 1 0
Friendliness of host 18 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 17 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 18 0 0 Facilities as represented 18 0 0
Security of facilities 18 0 0 Overall satisfaction 18 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 18 0 0 Total Scores 160 2 0
Comments:  (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.
(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.". . . (4/9/22) - "Enjoyed my stay in June, 2021. Would highly recommend. Only negative is the driveway is snug for larger rigs.". . . (8/24/22) - "I cannot say enough good things about Norford or his barn. We arrived late in the evening and he was supremely gracious and accommodating. His barn is meticulously crafted, the stalls are spacious and the owner lives on property. In the morning he allowed my very wild mare to run around in a paddock for an hour despite her tread likely tearing up his turf. In addition to the foregoing, at some point I lost my dressage whip in his yard and he, being the ever gracious host, shipped it home to me!! I will stay at this barn each and every time I come through Tennessee and look forward to visiting with the owner. Pristine accommodations, incredible kindness and obvious horsemanship. We came off of a huge competition, and my horse means the world to me - I had no doubt about her safety and care here. What a gem of a barn.". . . (10/19/22) - "If you're looking for a great place to lay over near Nashville, this is it. Great host and facility. We will definitely try to stay here again."

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Lazy Susan Overnight Boarding
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 21 1 0 24 hour monitoring 22 0 0
Friendliness of host 21 1 0 Proximity to food and lodging 21 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 22 0 0 Facilities as represented 22 0 0
Security of facilities 22 0 0 Overall satisfaction 22 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 22 0 0 Total Scores 195 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.". . . (12/15/21) - "We have used Lazy Susan about a half dozen times now. It is a very nice facility--nice barn, convenient to I-40, great people. We always feel welcome and know our walking horses are safe. We will stop every time we pass through the area."

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River Runs Thru It
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 6 0 0 24 hour monitoring 6 0 0
Friendliness of host 6 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 6 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 6 0 0 Facilities as represented 6 0 0
Security of facilities 6 0 0 Overall satisfaction 6 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 6 0 0 Total Scores 54 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.". . . (9/13/21) - "Very accommodating. I was traveling with 4 horses, a dog and children. This place has everything you need to stay. Beautiful scenery, safe stabling for horses. The small details in the bunkhouse made us feel like we were at home. Will definitely stay here again."

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JOURNEYS END STABLES
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 15 3 0 24 hour monitoring 12 4 2
Friendliness of host 14 3 1 Proximity to food and lodging 10 8 0
Cleanliness of facilities 15 2 1 Facilities as represented 16 1 1
Security of facilities 16 1 1 Overall satisfaction 17 0 1
Adequacy of stalls 15 2 1 Total Scores 129 25 8
(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.)
(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.". . . (5/28/21) - "Micki was a very kind, helpful, and friendly host and offered my sheep (first time traveling with sheep instead of horses) a large and clean stall. The room that was also offered was nice and clean and had comfortable beds. I got to spend time chatting with Micki and hearing about her amazing horse-owning and showing experiences.". . . (11/8/21) - "We had to make an emergency change of plans after another place in Tennessee backed out on taking us in, and we had to quickly find somewhere to layover on our way to Texas. Micki didn’t hesitate to take us in, and was super kind and hospitable! Easy turn-around for our huge rig, and very clean barn and stalls!". . . (6/13/22) - "Facility was in the right place at the right time. Power to my living quarters in trailer was jury-rigged but adequate. The exercise pasture was adequate for the horses, keeping them from the surrounding residences. Not impressive but fully functional for my needs.". . . (11/13/22) - "I have stayed with Mickey a couple times now. She is always friendly and helps to get the horses settled. The apartment is comfortable and the facility is easy to get in and out of."

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Southern Star Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 37 0 0 24 hour monitoring 36 1 0
Friendliness of host 37 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 33 4 0
Cleanliness of facilities 37 0 0 Facilities as represented 37 0 0
Security of facilities 37 0 0 Overall satisfaction 37 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 36 1 0 Total Scores 327 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.)
(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.". . . (5/6/21) - "Great place! Owner was great and very accommodating to our time change. Will use this place again!". . . (11/22/21) - "Nice. Easy to get to.". . . (12/6/21) - "Great place! Easy access! The host was waiting to help us get settled in. Stalls were clean, large, and airy. Will definitely stop again. The trailer was right next to the barn with electricity and water ready to go."

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Serenity Manor Stables
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 2 1 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 1 0 Total Scores 24 3 0
Comments: (7/15/21) - "Beautiful facility. Well maintained pasture and barn. Electric and water for LQ. Owner was super helpful and kept in touch. Would use again and recommend with no hesitation.". . . (6/13/22) - "Came in very late due to vehicle issues - owner met us and helped get the horses into pasture. Hook up for my living quarters was available and easy to access. Turn around area for the trailer was a little tight but manageable. I would certainly use this facility again.". . . (9/26/22) - "Wonderful host. Paid attention to every detail. Super accommodating and great facilities. Highly recommend."

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Rising Glory Farm
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: (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.". . . (1/22/23) - "Fantastic place to overnight. He met us at the barn late at night, helped us carry in our horses supplies and was super kind and helpful. Clean, accommodating and safe. Would absolutely stay there again."

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Fox Valley Farm
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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Kings Equine Center
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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The Horse Hotel of Murfreesboro
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: (1/3/23) - "Great overnight for my 2 horses! I texted Brittany and she responded quickly that she had space for my horses both on my way to Florida and on my way home to IL. On the days of my trips, she kept in contact with me to make sure her barn manager Abraham knew what time I was arriving. He greeted me and had my stalls ready with shavings and fresh water. The facility is gated so I felt that my horses were safe. Since my husband was following me in the car, there was space to leave my truck and trailer when we drove 15 minutes to our people hotel nearby for the night."

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Twin Oaks Farm
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 3 1 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 35 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.". . . (5/7/22) - "Beautiful landscapes and amazing hosts! Thanks for a welcomed rest!"

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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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Breakaway Ranch
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 2 0 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 18 0 0
Comments: (7/8/22) - "Great stay. Large stalls. Good air flow through the barn. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend.". . . (11/16/22) - "This horse motel is a great place to stop for an over nighter. It is a little bit out of the way, but well worth it. Quiet and beautiful. Easy to maneuver a gooseneck trailer around. The owners were fantastic. Friendly and accommodating. The stalls were safe and spacious. Would highly recommend this horse motel."

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Thompson Training Center
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: (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.". . . (8/15/22) - "

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Ted Barnes Cutting Horses
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: (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.". . . (8/10/21) - "Clean facilities, quiet place. Ted demo'd his cutting horses for us, nice guy and easy to get hold of."

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