Did you know you can stay at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee? I didn’t until we actually stayed there.
Country music is what I grew up on and the name Loretta Lynn was in my vocabulary. Growing up as my Mom and Grandma were country music listeners and Loretta Lynn’s songs were always on the radio or record player. It wasn’t till recently though, when I realized I had a passion for travel, that I really thought about her and the fact that she had a ranch where fan’s could stay and tour.
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Cabin Stay
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Loretta Lynn is not only an icon, but a role model for many women. Having grown up to her music I was super excited to add Coal Miner’s Daughter to our acoustic set list. Loretta is loved by many, including me. That is why this particular adventure was special. Read on to get a first hand glimpse at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
Road trips are our thing for the most part and for this particular vacation we were driving to Florida. We planned our route so we could stay close to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch because we wanted to get up early, head over and do the tour and then get back on the road to our final destination.
Booking on the fly is our thing usually as we never know how far we will feel like driving each day, or what attractions might be on the way that fit into our schedule to see. It never dawned on me to look up places close to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch to stay so while driving and about 4 hours from Loretta Lynn’s Ranch I started looking up hotels.
My search didn’t turn out so well, as there is nothing close to her ranch, except her ranch. On the website it listed there were cabins to rent. Of course that just made my face light up! Seriously I can stay at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch? To think I would be on the same property that this amazing woman called home for so many years was a dream.
Booking a Cabin at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
One call to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and we were booked for a night. It was late when we arrived to the ranch, and our info for check in was hanging on a hook outside the front office door, and our cabin was open and ready for us. If that makes one feel so at home and comfortable right off the bat!
We sorta got lost looking for the cabin since it was dark and we had never been there. We took a tour of the whole place and before we knew it, we were right in front of Loretta Lynn’s home (the ranch home). It might have been dark out, but my heart skipped a beat just knowing I was near greatness.
Finally found the cabin we would be staying in that night and parked and proceeded to unload the truck. This is the cutest cabin I have ever stayed in.
The cabin we were in was named Honky Tonk Girl. They must have known me because it fits perfectly with me and my life.
Like I said, it was dark when we got there but here is an evening shot of our cabin for the night. Just the cutest cabin isn’t it.
Not only were we in love with the outside, the setting of it, and the fact we were not far from where Loretta actually lives, but check out how great the inside is. I swear.. I could live here! This is the inside view, from standing in the doorway. There is even a loft. Cute!!
Every cabin needs a cozy living room and this was a nice one. Cozy count, rustic decor and perfect for the two of us.
Here is the cozy little kitchen. Just a microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven and fridge. What more does one need for a relaxing stay. There was a grill outside too.
Here is me looking down at my adorable husband, from up in the loft. I love that it had a loft, and a main floor bedroom.
The loft had a nice cozy feel, and one bed in it. I love the log beds and let me just say, it was comfy. Didn’t sleep on this one, but sat on it and bounced a bit just like a little girl.
Bedroom and Bathroom at Loretta Lynn’s Cabin
Here was our bedroom on the main level. I just love the furniture! This bed is log, my favorite. The bathroom sink is next to the bed which might seem strange but when you see the bathroom you will understand.
Just guessing that maybe these cabins didn’t have running water or toilets/showers and such when they were first built. Not sure, but that might explain why the sink is there and the toilet is in a room of it’s own as is the shower.
Check out this door going to the toilet area. It’s like an outhouse door and so dang cool!
What’s behind the super cool looking door? Well it’s the potty of course. Just like an outhouse would be but this actually flushes.
How about a nice hot shower in the morning? Don’t mind if I do! The shower was so neat. Had it’s own little dressing room area as well.
This cabin was perfect and was truly refreshing and made us feel so comfortable and like we were at home. Take a look at the goodies left on the table. All kinds of info about Loretta Lynn and the ranch.
Even a couple coffee mugs. And, you could take the mugs, but you would have a charge on your credit card. Of course, silly me forgot to take one. When you are at Loretta’s museum and gift shop you can buy all sorts of fun Loretta stuff, or you can order online in the Loretta Lynn Online Store.
End of the Stay at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
The stay was so relaxing and enjoyable and we plan to head back soon. If you have never been to her ranch, keep an eye peeled for the upcoming post about the tour. You will love all the info and pictures, I promise! Join my newsletter so you know when I post that.
Did you know I’m a Honky Tonk Girl is the first single Loretta released. I actually bought a t-shirt while we were there that said “Honky Tonk Girl” on it. Love that shirt, loved this cabin, love Loretta Lynn!
You can learn more about Loretta Lynn on Wiki if you want.
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Goodbye Loretta Lynn
October 4, 2022 will forever be a sad day, as it’s the day Loretta Lynn passed away at age 90. She was in her home surrounded by family. Exactly where she would have wanted to be when she said goodbye.
I have loved Loretta Lynn for many years, and in our band we’ve done a Loretta song for a while now. I recorded myself signing it and thought I’d share here. My tribute to sweet Miss Loretta Lynn.