jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Be Safe During Bee Season - 09/29/10 09:05 AM
Fall is a favorite time of year for trail riding and nowhere more so than here in Jamestown, Tennessee, in Big South Fork National Park. With daytime temperatures in the 70's, riders enjoy those mellow fall days when the woods are a medley of reds and golds.
But riders are the only ones who get out there in the fall; riders must always be alert for ground nests of yellow jackets which commonly build nests below ground in old rodent burrows or other cavities such as rotten tree stumps or fallen logs, fence post bases or river banks and the edges … (8 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Exceptional 14 Acres At 917 Spruce Creek Drive - 08/15/10 09:03 AM
It's hard to find this much acreage in the very desirable Spruce Creek equestrian community; passersby are always impressed with the four-board fencing that seems to go on forever at 917 Spruce Creek Drive! The owners of this exceptionally large parcel, almost fourteen acres, intended to protect their privacy by buying the lots on either side and the one directly across the road and now your privacy will be protected! This property is ideal for those retiring to this area with several horses. From here, you can ride right into Big South Fork National Park from the Spruce Creek trails.

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jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Cumberland Country Store - 08/11/10 11:01 AM
Visitors to the Big South Fork National Park in Jamestown, Tennessee, traveling up State Highway 127 north, will feel the tug as they approach the Cumberland Country Store in Clarkrange. Heads turn and the car slows…
Who can resist a "hole in the wall" country store, with its wagon wheels, milk crates, antique tools, old bottles and massive pieces of furniture?
There's something in there for everyone and browsers rarely leave empty handed. Some of the "repro" items are just amusing and make great souvenirs and mementos of a trip to Tennessee. I love the bag that reads "Ain't nothin' like … (10 comments)

jamestown tennessee: SPEECHLESS SUNDAY: Big South Fork Body Parts - 08/08/10 09:01 AM
The scenery in Big South Fork National Park is pretty spectacular and trail riders often see terrain features that take their breath away. I always carry a camera because I never know when I'll see something I want to show someone.
Well, the first of these body parts made me laugh. The second one made me laugh, too.

With regard to the third one...there is a tree in Spruce Creek with the most perfect pert, perky pair of women's breasts that you've ever seen, or ever will see. I didn't have my camera that day but the tree was on … (13 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Dining Out In A Dry County - 07/26/10 06:52 AM
When prospective buyers come to Jamestown, Tennessee to look for horse properties near the Big South Fork National Park, I always tell them that Fentress is a "dry county" so they can bring their favorite adult beverage.
Curiously enough, you can buy beer so, if you like a cold one, that's no problem. If you enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or a mixed drink, that's another matter...although there is a winery in Fentress county where they make and sell wine. Go figure! Otherwise, visitors need to BYOB if they're driving or, if they fly in to Knoxville or … (9 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Silos Are Silent Sentinels - 07/22/10 09:54 AM
When you're in Fentress County, Tennessee, you know you're in the country! Everywhere you look, the scenery is so pastoral, it could have been painted by Norman Rockwell.

And…if you start looking for them…there are silos everywhere you look.
Did you ever wonder how they work?? Most people would assume that grain is put in the top and taken from the bottom but that's NOT how it works. The grain or silage, which is actually chopped hay, is loaded into the top of the tower with a grain elevator, a conveyor belt, and gravity does the rest. When feed is … (5 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: 502 Trailhead Lane in Spruce Creek Acres - 07/17/10 09:39 AM
ATTENTION, BARGAIN HUNTERS; take a look at 502 Trailhead Lane in Spruce Creek Acres! Anyone who is familiar with Big South Fork National Park knows that proximity to trails is EVERYTHING! This cabarn is in the desirable Spruce Creek equestrian community, right on the Spruce Creek Trail about ⅛ mile from the Cumberland Trailhead into Big South Fork…you can't live much closer to the wonderful trail system in the national park! It's on a quiet cul-de-sac (named, appropriately, "Trailhead Lane") with no through traffic; turn right out of the driveway, go a couple hundred yards and…you're on the trail.

A … (5 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: This Is Common Here - 07/06/10 09:17 AM
When people come to the Big South Fork National Park for the wonderful trail riding, they get "hooked" and they start thinking of how they can come more often.
They may be several years from retirement, not ready or able to buy a cabin, but already committed. They decide they want to live in one of the equestrian communities abutting Big South Fork, where they can access the trail system directly from their property, so they buy a piece of land.
They start with bare bones. They may have some clearing done and get up a little fencing, or put up … (10 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: 861 Spruce Creek Drive - 07/03/10 09:58 AM
At 861 Spruce Creek Drive in Jamestown, Tennessee, you can have it both ways (or either way)!
Kicking Back Cabin, 861 Spruce Creek Drive, is a popular, well known and very successful rental cabin in the desirable Spruce Creek equestrian community. It's a destination for trail riders, who return over and over to ride in Big South Fork National Park.

This is a turnkey business: purchase the existing signage, website, customer list, all furnishings, dishes, linens etc. directly from the owner, independently of cabin itself and continue to operate as rental cabin to cover costs until you're ready to retire.
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jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Cool Pool At Bandy Creek - 06/30/10 07:37 AM
Not many national parks have an in-ground pool and, in fact, the Bandy Creek pool in Big South Fork is a rare amenity for a National Park Service campground.
With temperatures in the 90's this past week, the pool is getting a lot of use by campers, visitors to the area and local residents, all seeking relief from the heat.
Constructed in 1988 by the Army Corps of Engineers, the pool complex includes the main pool, a wading pool, restrooms, an outdoor shower, a playground with a volleyball court and a picnic shelter.

Day-use passes are a very reasonable $3 … (4 comments)

jamestown tennessee: SPEECHLESS SUNDAY: Truck Topiary - 06/06/10 01:34 PM

This truck is parked in a field next to the National Guard Armory in Jamestown, Tennessee, south of town.
Doesn't look like it's seen active duty in...quite a while!
Better get a look while you can; that vine will obliterate it in no time and you'll never know there's a truck in there.
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jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Now You See It, Now You Don't - 05/11/10 08:04 AM
Or….more accurately, you DIDN'T see it, and then you DID! I'm talking about cabins that spring up here seemingly overnight.
Big South Fork National Park in Jamestown, Tennessee is horse country and many people bought land years ago, thinking that they would enjoy horse camping in the short term and would maybe build a little cabin some day.
The weather is so mild here that you don't need much so they buy a lot in one of the equestrian communities like Spruce Creek and have it cleared. They probably put in a parking pad with an RV hookup, and set up … (8 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Spring Planting Festival - 04/26/10 11:26 AM
Visitors to the Big South Fork area in Jamestown, Tennessee always enjoy the Spring Planting Festival held each year on the last Saturday in April. There are a number of old farmsteads in the area and the history of the early settlers in this once-remote area is fascinating.
The area is rugged and the soil is generally poor so, for those families, it truly was a matter of subsistence farming. They depended on their ability to raise crops, animals and gardens to feed themselves. They gathered many wild plants and hunted and fished, but the “kitchen garden” was vital to their … (2 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Chaps or Chinks? - 04/20/10 06:32 AM
When you're riding in Big South Fork National Park, you'll see riders wearing a variety of Western-style clothing and gear. Many riders wear chaps or chinks.
Chaps and chinks are both usually made of smooth leather, or suede, and are usually seen in colors such as black, dark brown, navy, dark green, tan and cream. They can be simple, plain and utilitarian or custom made with a combinations of colors and finishes, with fringe or other decorative touches such as conchos.
They are intended to protect the rider's legs from brush and are worn over one's trousers, usually jeans. They buckle … (8 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Trail Riders Urged To Use Bridle Tags - 04/19/10 07:45 AM
Big South Fork National Park in Jamestown, Tennessee is horse country and, now that spring is here, trucks and trailers are making their way to the various horse campgrounds and cabins near the national park as riders come from all over this half of the country to enjoy the best trail riding east of the Mississippi.
It's not uncommon to have a loose or lost horse in a strange setting and riders are advised to invest in a small bridle tag so your horse will have his contact information handy.
Go to www.terrificpet.com and order the large tag for $4.95. It … (3 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Right Church, Right Pew - 04/16/10 05:23 AM
If you're a churchgoer in the Big South Fork area, you can't go wrong. The major denominations are well represented, both here in Jamestown and in surrounding towns.
As you'd expect, there's Southern Baptist and Freewill Baptist. There's Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Episcopal, as well as Unitarian Universalist (UU).
Others include Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witness and Mennonite.
Some have spires, some have stained glass, some hold services in a commercial metal building.
Some don't look like they could hold more than 50 people but they all have one thing in common….they are well attended, judging by the number of … (2 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Timber Ridge Welcomes Day Trippers - 04/13/10 08:10 AM
Timber Ridge Horse Campground here in Jamestown, Tennessee is popular with campers from out of the area, evidenced by the fact that it was voted "#1 five-star horse campground in the Big South Fork area" and second best horse campground out of 800 nationally by horsetraildirectory.com, which rates horse campgrounds based on campers' own reviews.
Owners Dee and Lee Stevens are smart business people, as well as being warm hearted and generous; they have created a parking area for "day trippers" like me, riders who live locally but who would like to trailer over to ride the trails on that side … (7 comments)

jamestown tennessee: Curb Appeal: Mending Fences - 04/12/10 06:41 AM
Big South Fork, Tennessee, is horse country so you can imagine the number and types of fences here!
Each type of fencing has its attributes and its drawbacks. Electrobraid, for instance, looks like bungee cord. It's inexpensive, easy to install, easy to maintain and it works beautifully, powered with a simple solar charger. The downside? It looks like bungee cord.
Three-board or four-board wooden fence is attractive and it's very popular in this area. Many horse properties will have board fencing along the front of the property and something less expensive where it's less visible. The downside to wooden fencing?  Horses … (8 comments)

jamestown tennessee: BIG SOUTH FORK TENNESSEE: Opportunity Knocks! - 04/10/10 08:47 AM
Are you ready to get out of the rat race but not ready to retire? Here's the solution! Tennessee Recreational Properties just listed this commercial building on a high-traffic state highway close to Jamestown, and on the way to Big South Fork National Park near several equestrian communities.

As a small tack store and feed supply, selling hay and shavings for bedding, it was a destination for riders coming in to the Big South Fork for the wonderful trail riding. They didn't have to lug consumables with them because they knew they could stop in at Horse Stuff as they … (7 comments)

jamestown tennessee: Tennessee Equestrian Communities Near Big South Fork: Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat - 04/05/10 06:52 AM
At the western entrance to Big South Fork National Park in Jamestown, Tennessee, you'll find Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat. Tucked away at the end of a road so picturesque that you'll feel like you've driven into a postcard, you'll discover this enclave of log cabins.

Cabins are privately owned but the Troxel family, the developers of Laurel Fork, operate a vacation rental management company, serving the lodging needs of the visitors to The Big South Fork area and environs.
Laurel Fork, like other equestrian communities, abuts the Big South Fork National Park and, in fact, Inez and Jack Troxel and neighbor, … (4 comments)

 
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I live minutes from the Cumberland Trailhead into Big South Fork National Park, in Spruce Creek Acres, an equestrian community that abuts the park itself. Horses are a major part of daily life here and this is a very active, supportive horse-oriented community. It is a gift to work as a realtor here, listing horse properties and selling horse properties to horse people! We joke that I've probably done more real estate on horseback than off! If you want to "live where you love to ride," let me help you find YOUR Big South Fork horse property .


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