Ledford Mill Bed and Breakfast

1195 Shipman Creek Road , Wartrace, TN 37183 USA (Show map)

About

Voted "most rustic" B&B in North America (we do have indoor plumbing). A scenic wonder, the 1884 Gristmill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Tennessee Heritage Trail, offers three unique rooms(each w/private bath) within the old "factory" setting. The Falls and Creek Rooms open onto the grounds surrounding the waterfalls and Shipman's Creek. The Loft is a majestic high-ceiling apartment at the top of the mill, with a balcony view of the woods, creek and falls. Each room has champions who feel theirs is the best room. Early 1900's furnishings, many for sale, are highlighted within the Mill. Friendly, resident cat welcomes guests. Advanced reservations recommended. NOTE: When in the B&B, you leave civilization behind. There is no TV reception (but 100's of videos are available), no internet, no WiFi, and no cell phone reception (there is a landline available for guests) - people actually talk with each other. All those "no's" are yes's in the areas outside the building.

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Innkeepers: John and Mildred Spear

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

As Close To Heaven As You Can Get On This Earth!

5 on August 30, 2016

We found this place by accident "googling" middle Tennessee B&Bs and booked a room not knowing what to expect. Found a treasure hidden in the back woods. Rustic but beautiful, quiet, private. Beautiful waterfalls 100 feet up stream - truly is an old mill. Some of the equipment is still there - just not working. John and Mildred (innkeepers) are lovely people and she cooks a great breakfast. We already have return reservations and I'm guessing this will be a regular spot for us.


Rob and Dorothy

5 on August 25, 2016

First I would like to thank John and Mildred for the hospitality and the kindness they have showed my husband and I. Staying over at the Ledford Mill Bed and Breakfast was the best part of our vacation. I cannot say the nice things about the place. It was beautiful, clean, and it felt like you where at home. The room was perfect. The waterfall was the icing on the cake. It takes your breath away to see how beautiful it is. I would recommend this place to everyone if your ever out in TN. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Rob and Dorothy


Absolutely unique!

5 on June 16, 2016

We stayed for one night in May 2016 - frankly, we could have stayed forever. The room was charming, comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a real experience sleeping under the road! Sitting by our own private waterfall with a coffee was truly memorable and washed our cares away. John and Mildred prepared a delicious breakfast and we enjoyed chatting with them over a leisurely meal. This was a once in a lifetime stay and we are so glad we found D it.


A UNIQUE STAY

5 on April 12, 2016

The Ledford Mill Bed and Breakfast is one of the most unique places I have ever stayed. If you like different, this is it! Not only is the location and place unique and charming, so are the innkeepers, John and Mildred. We can't wait to be in the area again and hope they have room for us.


A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on March 09, 2016

Just returned from 4 days staying at the Ledford Mill B&B and wish I was still there. I can't say enough good things about this place. Loved the location and the surroundings could not have been better. The owner's (John & Mildred) were the sweetest couple and made our stay so enjoyable. I felt like I knew them my whole life and feel I've made new friends for a lifetime. This was my first time staying in a B&B and I was a little hesitant at first. That feeling quickly changed once I met them and I felt so comfortable. The Mill is so unique and interesting, so many things to see and do around the area. I loved the rustic charm and the waterfalls were so peaceful. I think I've been ruined for life, I don't ever want to stay in another B&B except this one. John and Mildred supply everything you need for a wonderful stay and the experience was wonderful. Loved little Snickers, such a cute cat, she even slept with us one night. Such a homey wonderful place. Like I said earlier, I can't say enough good things about this place. If you like rustic you'll love this place. I highly recommend it to everyone and plan to return for another wonderful stay. Thanks John and Mildred, loved the breakfasts and loved you.


Relaxing weekend and love the views

4.6 on February 19, 2016

Had a wonderful valentine's weekend here. Its a lovely place and the view from our room was gorgeous. The owners of the mill were very knowledgeable about the history of the mill and the surrounding areas. The breakfast was awesome and they keep a stocked fridge that we was able to help ourselves to while getting to play cards and lots of yummy desserts was made available. We loved it there and will definitely will be back. Also we ate dinner at another mill just a few miles down the road can not remember the name but awesome food. The owners of the bed and breakfast does keep a book of things to and restaurants near by. Also they do have a cat named snickers sweet and did not really bother us at all.


Wonderful Wedding Weekend

5 on September 10, 2015

My wife and I spent the weekend at the Ledford Mill Bed & Breakfast while in the area for a nephew's wedding. My wife was initially not too happy about staying 40 minutes away from the wedding and all its activities, but the beauty of the place, peacefulness, and conversation with John, Mildred, and Snickers (well, Snickers did not converse much, but listened and entertained very well!) quickly won her over. She was able to relax much more than she had thought possible, and wished we could stay a bit longer. The breakfasts were excellent as usual, the setting as lovely as ever, and John and Mildred bend over backwards to make you feel, not so much at home, but more like an honored guest. We both will be looking for another opportunity/excuse to visit here in the near future.


Rustic Wonder

5 on April 05, 2015

This place is wonderful! It is very rustic and charming. The waterfalls outside our room was so peaceful. My husband and I had the whole place to ourselves and we roamed the antique store while grabbing late night snacks from the kitchen. Homemade cake and cookies are always available and Snickers, the cat is always ready for some lovin from the guests. Our breakfast was amazing and our hosts made us feel right at home. We booked our next stay over breakfast!


Best day of my life!!!!

5 on December 01, 2014

The best day of my life happened here. I thought I was meeting my girlfriend here for pictures, but when I arrived, she was standing by the waterfall in a beautiful wedding gown. I had asked her numerous times to marry me and she finally granted my wish. That vision of her lovely form framed by the beauty of the waterfall will forever be etched into my mind. We stayed the night in the establishment and it was quite comfortable. The antique mill equipment and decorations were very interesting. I will definitely stay here many more times in the future. Thank you so much for your hospitality and generosity.


Unique & rustic B & B

5 on August 30, 2014

This B & B was definitely the most unique & rustic B & B that we have ever stayed in.It is an old grist mill & currently an antique shop as well as a B & B. We had a lovely suite with bed next to exposed wall, sitting room & nice bathroom. The best thing was the deck over a mountain stream that went under the mill. You could see waterfalls. It felt very relaxing & healthy. The kitchen had fridge one could use & was stocked with ice cream. Cookies & cake were available. You sat in kitchen & it felt very homey. The innkeepers, John & Mildred were very nice, accommodating &flexible. We arrived late & it was not a problem. Mildred cooked us a nice breakfast & we sat & talked like old friends. We would definitely return if in the area. Highly recommended.


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Rooms & Rates

Falls

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $105

Creek Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Loft Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

Nashville, TN (BNA) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Travel North from Tullahoma on 41A to Lowe's Building Supply. Turn West on Ledford Mill Road and travel three miles to Mill.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, TN Walking Horse Celebration, Staggerwing Museum, Waterfalls, Jack Daniels Distillery, Arnold Air Force Base, Festival Weekends, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Waterfalls, Biking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Well behaved
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Rooms are only guaranteed with a valid credit card or prepayment by cash or check.
  • Cancellations: No charge for cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance of initial check-in. If a room is reserved and you cancel less than 72 hours before initial check-in, there will be $50 charge. If a room is reserved and you fail to cancel and don't arrive, you will be charged the full room rate, tax included.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John and Mildred Spear

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Antiques and Travel

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Meals

Breakfast

Free Full Cooked Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian