Mike's Guidebook

Mike
Mike's Guidebook

Grocery Stores

The closest grocery store to the Guest House, this Publix is brand new and includes a pharmacy. In the same complex as many of the restaurants we recommend below.
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Publix Super Market at Berry Farms Town Center
5021 Hughes Crossing
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The closest grocery store to the Guest House, this Publix is brand new and includes a pharmacy. In the same complex as many of the restaurants we recommend below.
This is a big new Kroger about six miles northwest of us on I-96 at I-65.
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Kroger
411 Whitman Rd
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This is a big new Kroger about six miles northwest of us on I-96 at I-65.
This is close to the Kroger on 96, next to Home Depot.
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Publix Super Market at Franklin Marketplace
1021 Riverside Dr
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This is close to the Kroger on 96, next to Home Depot.

Historical

Twice voted the best small town in America, Franklin is a completely restored square, lined with turn of the century brownstones. The Square features the Franklin Cinema, which includes a lighted marquise that you will recognize in the rightmost illustration in our dining area.
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Historic Franklin Main Street
207 E Main St
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Twice voted the best small town in America, Franklin is a completely restored square, lined with turn of the century brownstones. The Square features the Franklin Cinema, which includes a lighted marquise that you will recognize in the rightmost illustration in our dining area.
If Civil War era history is your cup of tea, the Carnton Mansion is a great place to check out. Just a mile or so from the Franklin Square.
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Carnton Plantation
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If Civil War era history is your cup of tea, the Carnton Mansion is a great place to check out. Just a mile or so from the Franklin Square.
The original movie theatre of Franklin, the Franklin Theatre was completely restored a decade ago and is the home of the Franklin Historical Foundation. The theatre features first run and classic movies, as well as live music. We have an original illustration of the theatre in the guest house dining area. If nothing else, it’s a cool place to take some Instagram selfie Stick!
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Franklin Theatre
419 Main St
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The original movie theatre of Franklin, the Franklin Theatre was completely restored a decade ago and is the home of the Franklin Historical Foundation. The theatre features first run and classic movies, as well as live music. We have an original illustration of the theatre in the guest house dining area. If nothing else, it’s a cool place to take some Instagram selfie Stick!
I generally don’t recommend the typical tourist stuff to our guests, but a trip to Music City must include a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman is known as the Mother Church of Country Music, and now hosts concerts by artists in virtually every genre. Originally a church, the hall was flawlessly restored to its original glory in the 80s. They have a terrific back stage tour that should not be missed. Open every day.
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Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Ave N
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I generally don’t recommend the typical tourist stuff to our guests, but a trip to Music City must include a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman is known as the Mother Church of Country Music, and now hosts concerts by artists in virtually every genre. Originally a church, the hall was flawlessly restored to its original glory in the 80s. They have a terrific back stage tour that should not be missed. Open every day.

Sightseeing

Arrington Vineyards is just ten minutes southeast of our place, and is the area’s only vineyard. It’s easy to get to, entirely walkable, has great music, and is a nice place for a picnic. Cool gift shop, too. Fun destination.
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Vignobles Arrington
6211 Patton Rd
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Arrington Vineyards is just ten minutes southeast of our place, and is the area’s only vineyard. It’s easy to get to, entirely walkable, has great music, and is a nice place for a picnic. Cool gift shop, too. Fun destination.
A short drive south, this is the actual, and in operation, Jack Daniel Whiskey distillery. It has a really great guided tour and a killer gift shop.
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Jack Daniel's Distillery Visitor Center
133 Lynchburg Hwy
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A short drive south, this is the actual, and in operation, Jack Daniel Whiskey distillery. It has a really great guided tour and a killer gift shop.
Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market is a good way to start your weekend in Franklin. Small, quaint and super easy parking.
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Franklin Farmers Market
230 Franklin Rd
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Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market is a good way to start your weekend in Franklin. Small, quaint and super easy parking.
A personal favorite of mine. If you’ve seen those old, classic screen print concert posters , you’ve seen the work of Jim Sheridan and Hatch Show Prints. Hatch has been a Nashville original for decades, and was moved to the first floor of the Country Music Hall of Fame when it opened a few years ago. They still make the posters while you watch, the same way they made them when Elvis played the Ryman.
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Hatch Show Print
224 Rep. John Lewis Way S
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A personal favorite of mine. If you’ve seen those old, classic screen print concert posters , you’ve seen the work of Jim Sheridan and Hatch Show Prints. Hatch has been a Nashville original for decades, and was moved to the first floor of the Country Music Hall of Fame when it opened a few years ago. They still make the posters while you watch, the same way they made them when Elvis played the Ryman.
This is a relatively new attraction here in greater Franklin, made somewhat famous by the Barnwood Builders TV show—which recorded part of Season 10/Episode 3 at the location. This destination features an original timber frame construction in addition to genuine craft libations.
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Leiper's Fork Distillery
3381 Southall Rd
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This is a relatively new attraction here in greater Franklin, made somewhat famous by the Barnwood Builders TV show—which recorded part of Season 10/Episode 3 at the location. This destination features an original timber frame construction in addition to genuine craft libations.
This is Nashville’s newest tourism destination, and promises to be a must visit attraction. It’s within walking distance of the Ryman, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena and Second Avenue.
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National Museum of African American Music
510 Broadway
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This is Nashville’s newest tourism destination, and promises to be a must visit attraction. It’s within walking distance of the Ryman, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena and Second Avenue.
David is one of the world’s most unique and compelling painters. His gallery is also a gift shop that is a wonderful respite from the usual tourism destinations. You might even see David there painting!
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David Arms Gallery
4136 Old Hillsboro Rd
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David is one of the world’s most unique and compelling painters. His gallery is also a gift shop that is a wonderful respite from the usual tourism destinations. You might even see David there painting!

Hiking

Radnor Lake is a wildlife preserve in the heart of Williamson County. There is no more beautiful, peaceful and safe place to hike than Radnor.
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Parc d'État du lac Radnor
1160 Otter Creek Rd
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Radnor Lake is a wildlife preserve in the heart of Williamson County. There is no more beautiful, peaceful and safe place to hike than Radnor.
Franklin’s largest park has a half mile paved trail around the exterior of the park. And it’s within walking distance of the historic Franklin Square.
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Pinkerton Park
405 Murfreesboro Rd
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Franklin’s largest park has a half mile paved trail around the exterior of the park. And it’s within walking distance of the historic Franklin Square.

Shopping

The Factory sits just a mile north of the historic Square. This is a huge, completely restored complex that is a turn of the century old stove factory, and now holds an eclectic collection of shops, restaurants and meeting halls. There’s even a small live theatre that hosts a great series of theatrical events. Also includes Mojo Tacos...don’t miss it! On Saturday mornings, the Franklin Farmer’s Market is in the parking lot.
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The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd
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The Factory sits just a mile north of the historic Square. This is a huge, completely restored complex that is a turn of the century old stove factory, and now holds an eclectic collection of shops, restaurants and meeting halls. There’s even a small live theatre that hosts a great series of theatrical events. Also includes Mojo Tacos...don’t miss it! On Saturday mornings, the Franklin Farmer’s Market is in the parking lot.
This is way more than a gift shop! If you’ve seen the beautiful National Parks posters with those awesome illustrations, you’ve seen the work of Joel Anderson. Joel and I have been friends since we both worked in the music business in the 80s, and the two autographed and framed posters in our dining area are his work. Joel was always a crazy talented illustrator, and now he is one of the most iconic visual artists of our time. The Spirit of Nashville gift ship is now his home base; he works upstairs and prints posters downstairs. With over 1000 works of art to pick from, you can’t go wrong picking up one (or more) of his astounding pieces on your visit to Nashville. If you’re lucky, Joel will be there and sign your posters! Tell him I said hello!
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Anderson Design Group: Home of The Spirit of Nashville
116 29th Ave N
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This is way more than a gift shop! If you’ve seen the beautiful National Parks posters with those awesome illustrations, you’ve seen the work of Joel Anderson. Joel and I have been friends since we both worked in the music business in the 80s, and the two autographed and framed posters in our dining area are his work. Joel was always a crazy talented illustrator, and now he is one of the most iconic visual artists of our time. The Spirit of Nashville gift ship is now his home base; he works upstairs and prints posters downstairs. With over 1000 works of art to pick from, you can’t go wrong picking up one (or more) of his astounding pieces on your visit to Nashville. If you’re lucky, Joel will be there and sign your posters! Tell him I said hello!
The Cool Springs Galleria is Nashville’s largest destination shopping mall complex. All the favorite national restaurants and department stores are here...if you’re into that kind of thing!
Apple CoolSprings Galleria
1800 Galleria Blvd
The Cool Springs Galleria is Nashville’s largest destination shopping mall complex. All the favorite national restaurants and department stores are here...if you’re into that kind of thing!
A cool place to shop for modern, original style items for your home.
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The Iron Gate
338 W Main St
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A cool place to shop for modern, original style items for your home.

Food scene

This is the best coffee shop in our area that isn’t on the Square. Short drive right next to Publix in Berry Farms, and has great high speed Internet. Small, clean and cool, this is a good place to kick back, relax and surf the web.
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Coffee and Coconuts
4000 Hughes Crossing
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This is the best coffee shop in our area that isn’t on the Square. Short drive right next to Publix in Berry Farms, and has great high speed Internet. Small, clean and cool, this is a good place to kick back, relax and surf the web.
The best tacos in Franklin, period. Try the fried avocado tacos.
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Mojo’s Tacos
230 Franklin Rd
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The best tacos in Franklin, period. Try the fried avocado tacos.
Merridee’s was Franklin’s best little bakery before Franklin was cool. Everything is baked on premise. Sits right across the street from the main parking garage, so it’s a good place to have breakfast if you want to spend the day on the Square.
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Merridee's Breadbasket
110 4th Ave S
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Merridee’s was Franklin’s best little bakery before Franklin was cool. Everything is baked on premise. Sits right across the street from the main parking garage, so it’s a good place to have breakfast if you want to spend the day on the Square.
Best pizza place in our area, good place for families. Has some televisions for sports fans, and also has some live music on weekends. Indoor and outdoor seating, this is original pizza and super nice hosts.
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Soulshine Pizza Factory - Franklin
4021 Hughes Crossing
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Best pizza place in our area, good place for families. Has some televisions for sports fans, and also has some live music on weekends. Indoor and outdoor seating, this is original pizza and super nice hosts.
This is the Nashville location of the most regarded and respected “true southern food ” restaurant in America. The brainchild of Sean Brock, first of Charleston and now a Nashvillian, Husk literally changed the way the world sees, tastes and cooks southern food. Winner of the James Beard Award for best new restaurant in America at its launch, Husk is the most authentic food you will eat in Nashville. Period.
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Husk
37 Rutledge St
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This is the Nashville location of the most regarded and respected “true southern food ” restaurant in America. The brainchild of Sean Brock, first of Charleston and now a Nashvillian, Husk literally changed the way the world sees, tastes and cooks southern food. Winner of the James Beard Award for best new restaurant in America at its launch, Husk is the most authentic food you will eat in Nashville. Period.
Franklin’s best, truly gourmet restaurant. Hard to get in without a reservation, but you can often get a seat in the bar. Tremendous original menu.
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Red Pony
408 Bridge St
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Franklin’s best, truly gourmet restaurant. Hard to get in without a reservation, but you can often get a seat in the bar. Tremendous original menu.
One of the true Franklin originals. Great live music on weekends, and a stellar meat-and-three menu.
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Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Downtown Franklin
120 4th Ave S
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One of the true Franklin originals. Great live music on weekends, and a stellar meat-and-three menu.
A true Nashville original, the Franklin location is brand new and is built into one of Franklin’s most historic mansions, The Corn House.
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Biscuit Love Franklin
132 3rd Ave S
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A true Nashville original, the Franklin location is brand new and is built into one of Franklin’s most historic mansions, The Corn House.
Really really good food. Casual dining, reasonable prices, and a legit menu. A Nashville original.
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55 South
403 Main St
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Really really good food. Casual dining, reasonable prices, and a legit menu. A Nashville original.
Built on the grounds of historic Homestead Manor, 1819 Coffee is the area’s best place to sit and enjoy a cup of fresh ground coffee. Once you get your coffee you can sit in the manor itself, a completely restored Civil War era mansion that is often used for destination events on weekends. This is a must see site.
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1819 Coffee
4683 Columbia Pike
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Built on the grounds of historic Homestead Manor, 1819 Coffee is the area’s best place to sit and enjoy a cup of fresh ground coffee. Once you get your coffee you can sit in the manor itself, a completely restored Civil War era mansion that is often used for destination events on weekends. This is a must see site.

Neighborhoods

This little community is a fifteen minute drive from the Guest House, and features a cool collection of shops and local restaurants. Much written about in all the tourism magazines and websites.
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Leipers Fork
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This little community is a fifteen minute drive from the Guest House, and features a cool collection of shops and local restaurants. Much written about in all the tourism magazines and websites.
This is where all the hipsters are moving to. When we first moved here, east Nashville was a dump. Now, it’s the destination for all the hot new restaurants you hear about on HGTV and The Food Network.
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East Nashville
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This is where all the hipsters are moving to. When we first moved here, east Nashville was a dump. Now, it’s the destination for all the hot new restaurants you hear about on HGTV and The Food Network.
Just 20 minutes south of Franklin, the community of Columbia features a collection of quaint restaurants, coffee shops, antiques and apparel shopping. This is a hot new destination, and the growth of the area has made this quaint historic community a great way to spend a Saturday.
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Columbia
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Just 20 minutes south of Franklin, the community of Columbia features a collection of quaint restaurants, coffee shops, antiques and apparel shopping. This is a hot new destination, and the growth of the area has made this quaint historic community a great way to spend a Saturday.