Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills
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When you enter the ranch you drive down a beautiful winding road. The property is filled with beautiful trees and winding streams, lakes and a waterfall. There are horses roaming around the house and ... read more »
We took the full ticket. It includes the home from the 70's, the tour bus(the driver was the most unfriendly person I've met in Tennessee) the museum full of memorabilia, the reproduction of the old h... read more »
Loretta's plantation home is beautiful. Decorated by Loretta in the 70's. It's still like that. She lives in the new smaller home behind it now. The museum was MUCH more interesting than I thought it ... read more »
My mom took me here on a whim during a vacation a few years ago - thought we didn't stay on the property, I immediately fell in love. I had, of course, heard of Loretta Lynn, the 'Coal Miners Daughter' and such business, having grown up with an interest in country music. We were able to visit a replica of Loretta's childhood home from Butcher Holler, Kentucky - decorated exactly as it had been in those days, her large plantation home where she and her husband, Mooney, raised their 6 children, a replica coal mine showing how her father had worked trying to make money for his family, and the museum, featuring many things Loretta, her family and Conway Twitty. After visiting, I purchased her book, and watched the movie and was immersed in the life of Ms. Loretta Lynn. During our first visit, we saw Loretta leaving for Canada on her tour bus. During our last visit, in July of this year, she was home (this was the anniversary of her oldest daughter's death). Though we weren't able to see her, you do get an awesome view of her new home, located directly behind the Plantation Home, and you can see it right from the kitchen window. Also, I've heard they do "Haunted Tours" in October, as the Plantation Home is rumored to be haunted. If you're lucky to have the tour guide who had a paranormal experience, she will explain everything to you during the tour. I'd highly recommend, and I'm considering going and staying in one the cabins located on the property!
We were driving on I-40 with our truck and 5th wheel and saw all of the signs (12 at least) advertising Loretta Lynn's RV Park. We called and asked if we could make a reservation, and we were told no reservations, but first come first serve. We asked if they had space for a 36 foot 5th wheel with slides, and they said there were a couple of spots available. We arrived at the rv park, and after inspecting the spots available, we could not fit our 36' 5th wheel with our 3 slides. This RV park was built in the 1970's or 1980's, and it hasn't been upgraded to fit the big rig motorhomes or large 5th wheels with multiple slide outs. Our advice to rvers is that this park is not for the current big rigs on the road today. The staff was very nice, and we appreciated their showing us the spots, but it was not suitable for our 5th wheel. We really wanted to stay here being that it was owned by Loretta Lynn, and we were so bummed out that the rv park could not fit our needs.
There appear to be two campground areas at this facility - a lower and upper area. The lower/larger campground contains grassy lots with water and electricity that were fairly easy to get into. Very few slots have fire rings - although firewood was provided. You'd likely stay in this particular area if you were visiting as part of an animal/horse-related event or a motocross event. I did not like the shower/commode area and do not think I'd make regular use of it. The wi-fi signal was strong but, for some reason, mostly useless. The upper campground, for lack of a better term, is more pleasant with lots of mature trees alongside pull-thru slots with full hook ups. I suggest camping in this area - not the lower campground. There are also cute cabins for those without RVs. We went off-season so the small on-site store was understandably closed, but the game room (old school video games and pool tables) was open as were the showers and such there. The laundry room was open and is in the same large area as the game room. There's another general store across the street from the campground with supplies and food, and we bought things there several times. The staff there was great. The mansion, mill, and related attractions are a short drive away (but not within walking distance) and were a bit touristy as expected. Several gift/souvenir shops and such make up most of what's there, and the mill and related falls are beautiful. The entire staff (some of whom said they are relatives of Mrs. Lynn) was absolutely wonderful wherever we went on property and should make Mrs. Lynn proud. They obviously care about the place and are assets to the property. We took home a few souvenirs and sauces and have enjoyed them since. We'll return at some point but will stay in the upper campground to enjoy the shade. Overall a good experience.
I will definitely visit again. Great place to camp with kids and wonderful family environment. We were able to tour Loretta's Museum, Buther Holler home & plantation home. The river and grist mill was beautiful. Can't wait to come back!
We loved loretta's so much we decided to come back this year for our vacation again! The cute cabins and peaceful atmosphere is beautiful! And I just love Loretta! !!!
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