Fall getaway? Loretta Lynn’s ranch, perhaps?

I’ve been to 45 states, but it seems like I’m constantly telling you there’s THIS thing I didn’t do or THAT thing I didn’t do. There is so much to do.

That includes cool places to visit here in my home state of Kentucky. For example, although members of my family have visited Loretta Lynn’s childhood home, I have never been there and would like to go.

LORETTA LYNN’S RANCH IS CALLING

You know what, though? I could save gas and money and drive just over HALF that distance and visit the country music icon’s CURRENT home.

Hurricane Mills is just over 160 miles from my front door. No I do not know her. It’s not like I’m going to come up and knock on his door and we’re going to have lunch. Although, by all accounts, she is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet and that might not bother her.

But since I don’t want any clashes with Hurricane Mills security, I’ll just follow the leads of everyone else and maybe enjoy a fall getaway. First, let’s take a virtual tour of Loretta Lynn’s ranch.

VISIT LORETTA LYNN’S HURRICANE MILLS HOUSE

While his childhood home in Van Lear, Kentucky is absolutely worth a visit, it’s his ranch and estate in Tennessee where the buildings were used in the making of the Oscar-winning film. coal miner’s daughter were set up for tourist purposes – with a replica of this Butcher Holler house.

LORETTA LYNN COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER MUSEUM

LORETTA LYNN’S TRAIL RIDE SOUNDS LIKE AN AWESOME FALL GETAWAY

And if you think its 3,000-acre expanse would be perfect for horseback riding, you’re right. Each fall, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch hosts the Trail ride– with cart rides, the extreme hiking competition, treasure hunts, shows and much more. It lasts five days. You will need to bring your own horse.

… BUT ALSO THE YAMAHA XT-REME TERRAIN CHALLENGE

Now, if you prefer four WHEELS to four LEGS, the Yamaha XT-Reme Terrain Challenge is on the program for the fall, but a date has not yet been set. But you can check out the 2019 event.

ANYONE FOR A CHUCKWAGON RACE?

Now, as far as I’m concerned, THIS is the pinnacle of fall fun at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. These are the annual fall cart races from October 24-30. Seriously, doesn’t that look like a BLAST?

I love Tennessee. And I love the history that Loretta Lynn gave to country music.

There’s so much to soak up at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, and it looks like the perfect fall destination.

Could this $50 million estate in Nashville be the most expensive home in Tennessee history?

Owned by Tennessee’s richest person, Tom Frist Jr, this Belle Meade estate in Nashville is on the market for $50 million. Richie Rich would be jealous… AND would need a golf cart just to go to the bathroom, of which there are TEN, all chargeable, of different sizes. This magnificent expanse also includes five bedrooms. (Also…I’m getting some serious “Hint” vibes from this place.)

PHOTOS: Take a look inside Miranda Lambert’s rural Tennessee estate

Miranda Lambert paid $3.4 million in 2016 for her rural estate an hour south of Nashville, which includes 400 acres of lush farmland. The property includes rolling hills, rustic living areas and an enormous stable, as well as three residences, a lake with a boathouse and a six-bay garage. There are 75 acres of fenced pasture, as well as lighted walking paths that wind through the woods leading to a clubhouse that seats 60 for private concerts.

These Tennessee stop signs are epic

If you ever find yourself in the Buchanan, Tennessee area, be on the lookout for these stop signs. Who knows, there might be even more out there that we haven’t seen.

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