The Fork Inn is located in Big East Fork Valley, a unique pristine natural area 20 miles west of Nashville, and six miles from both historic Franklin and Leipers Fork village. Adjacent to a Natchez Trace National Park and Timberlands County Park, our valley contains two lakes, several ponds, and miles of creek and hiking trails. There are country roads for biking and a few for riding off-road . Fork Inn's Lakeside Retreat has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with large living room, rec room/ dining room, and huge outdoor and wrap-around porches. A four to six person hot tub is available and a 300 gallon stick tank (“red-neck” above ground swimming pool”) can be filled with house water for refreshing dipping. Meeting rooms are available for events, lectures, and workshops. Four additional rental houses (Parrot House, Pond Cottage, Log Cabin, and Center Lodge) are within walking distance. For larger parties, there are 11 additional rentals on adjacent parcels! The Lakeside Retreat is situated next to 300-acre Lake Gratitude Nature Sanctuary. It's gazebo and fire pit is available for your private use after dark. All Fork Inn guests are invited use the 6-acre Lake and hiking trails during daylight hours. The Forest Stage and Yoga studio may be rented by all Fork Inn guests. The Center for Sustainable Stewardship, CSS, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit located across the road. Volunteers from CSS maintain the hiking trails and provide bicycles, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats to the public. They encourage donations to help sustain their work in connecting folks to authentic natural activities (organic farms, boating, hiking, nature education, horseshoes, shuffle board). Volunteers also feed and care for the gentle farm animals (donkey, cow, goats, pigs, chickens). Please feed/pet the animals and support the CSS mission with your generous donation.