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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Ledford Mill B&B was wonderful! A very peaceful location, with clean rooms, comfy beds and yummy breakfast! John and Mildred are wonderful innkeepers and are very knowledagble of the area. Whatever you to want to do, they can guide you! A great location for waterfall hunting and visiting Jack Daniels and George Dickel distillaries. The B&B is living history! Take time to explore while you visit!
My wife and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary and couldn't have been happier. It is the perfect place to stay if you want a quiet peacefully getaway. The owners were the nicest people you could meet and enjoyed talking to them during breakfast
My husband found this B&B online and was so impressed with all of the positive reviews, he booked us a room. I was a little hesitant because it did appear to be so rustic but it turned out that it what I loved the most about it! We stayed in the Loft which was so roomy and comfortable. We were able to meander down to the kitchen for late night snacks and peruse all of the interesting antiques and collectibles for sale. There were so many movies and eclectic reading material to choose from you don't have to worry about bringing your own. Both cats were so friendly and I couldn't help but let one of them in our room for the evening. Friday we ate dinner at Granny Fishes' (the catfish is great) and Mildred's french toast on Saturday morning was delicious. We enjoyed the conversation with John, Mildred and the other guests, we didn't want to leave! We are now looking at dates to reserve all three rooms with family.
This is our third visit to Ledford Mill and we had a great time, My wife and I met my Sister for the weekend and our planning on another trip. The Innkeepers, John and Mildred are great people, friendly, and Mildred makes a mean breakfast. We will be back!
My husband and I spent a couple of days at the mill and could not have been any happier with our decision to stay here. The rooms are rustic and full of history, the innkeepers are beautiful souls who shared their stories with us at breakfast and the area is just breathtaking. You can go to sleep to the sound of the waterfall and wake up to the smell of bacon cooking. For those looking for a fancy B&B, this is not the place for you, however if you love the rich historic flavor that the mill provides, this is the place for you.
My new husband and I stayed here October 23rd and 24th, 2012, and it was by far our favorite part of our entire week stay in Tennessee!!! John and Mildred were amazing, their hospitality and their friendly cat made us feel right at home, and Mildred's southern breakfasts were to die for! Although the mill feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, which it is, it is very close to a town as well as many tourists attractions including winery's and the Jack Daniels Distillery. Absolutely amazing place, and my husband and I cannot wait for our first anniversary so that we can go back!
We were there August 11-15, 2012 and loved every minute. We actually added a day after our first night! The breakfasts were great. John and Mildred made us feel at home. We stayed in the Creek Room and would do it again. A great honeymoon hideaway!!
We stayed at the Ledfrod Mill in October 2011. We loved it! We stayed in The Loft. We brought our small dog and had our 9 yr old granddaughter and our daughter stay with us one of our nights. They slept in the "Grandma Room". Great views from the balcony. The falls sound so soothing. The hosts were very gracious and served great breakfasts.
My husband and I stayed at the Mill for our anniversary about a year ago (October 2010). We absolutely loved it. It is nestled in the woods in a very quiet area. The downstairs room opened up to a path that led to a beautiful waterfall. The heating stove made for a very cozy room to cuddle up in and watch a movie. There are several things to do in the area. I definitely recommend visiting the Jack Daniels Distillery and taking a tour. The Falls Mill is also a great place to visit and get some locally produced cornmeal and flour. The area near the Mill is great for walking and driving. It was very scenic and peaceful. The owners, John and Mildred, are extremely pleasant and go out of the way to make your experience there wonderful. Mildred is a fabulous cook and made the most wonderful gingerbread pancakes while we were there. It was, by far, the best breakfast we have ever had at a B and B. We love to stay at B&Bs and this was probably our favorite. And I can't forget to mention the resident cat, Tom Cruise. Make sure you pop an extra bag of popcorn because he will surely want you to share with him. We highly recommend a stay at this inn. Kara and Nick
My name is Gerald and I recently stayed at the Ledford Mill with a friend of mine (Cary) and our stay was very pleasant. It was much better than we expected. We were both pleased with our "Loft Room". We loved meeting John & Mildred and Tom the cat. We had a very delightful breakfast served the next morning and enjoyed our conversation with the other guests. We are already planning another stay at the mill but for a longer time. Personally I give it a four star rating... Gerald LeBlanc, Cary Ledford, Crowley Louisiana...
My husband and I wanted to get away from Nashville and this was the perfect overnight stay. So quaint and peaceful. The waterfall can be heard from the bedrooms, making the perfect moonlight serenade. John and Mildred are such gracious hosts and breakfast was decadent. We will definitely be back!
I used to live in the area, and all these years I've been curious about Ledford Mill. Well, this summer my husband, his mother, and I all came to Tennessee for vacation, and I was determined to stay at Ledford Mill, though all I really knew about the place was that it has a beautiful waterfall. So we arrived at what at first looked like a rumpled old red barn on a quiet country backroad. At this point my fellow travelers started looking at me funny, but John Spears made us welcome and showed us to the loft suite. Wow. Just wow. The mill hardware is still in place; John showed us where the corn used to be poured into the hopper-the mechanism now functions as a room divider between the main sleeping area and the sitting room. We dropped our suitcases and went downstairs again for the pie and cookies left out for us. Then John showed us around the mill, an amazing old place built directly into the rock. He sent us to go wander around the waterfall, and just seemed to have an uncanny knack for knowing when we needed a tour and when we needed to wander around on our own. Tom Cruise was in it all, of course. He followed us down to the waterfall, posed for pictures and generally made sure we knew he was the actual owner, John and Mildred just manage it for him. Next morning, such a strange feeling, to wake in the loft of an old gristmill! But the strangeness didn't last long, because the smell of coffee and cinnamon French toast soon started working its way up through the floorboards, and we were all dressed and coming down the stairs pretty quick, I can tell you! Then it was off to see the Jack Daniel's distillery and the little town of Lynchburg. Two nights we got to stay there, and none of us wanted to leave. Oh, yes, we'll be back!
John and Mildred have created a quiet, magically beautiful getaway. The hospitality, food, and stay were absolutely great. This old mill has a warmth and ambience we've never experienced yet. John and Mildred are some of the most genuine caring hosts we've ever met on our travels.
My husband discovered this rare find online and booked it - we weren't sure what to expect sight-unseen, and were delighted in the magic of the place. The sounds of rushing water, the gorgeous rock walls and waterfalls, and the charm of antiquity were only matched by the hospitality of John and Mildred Spears. And how many people can claim to spend a night with Tom Cruise? Very gracious!
John and Mildred are friends of my parents who gave us all the gift of staying there at Thanksgiving. We LOVED this place. I fell completely in love. Mom, can we go back this year? If you're looking for nature combined with charm, this is it. And man can Mildred COOK!
It was so fabulous that we cancelled the rest of our vacation so we could stay 6 nights. The atmosphere, the food, the hospitality, even the house cat "Tom Cruise" made the whole experience a very relaxing peaceful vacation. We felt so welcomed that we related the stay to that of staying at a relative's home. Mildred not only accomodated our dietary request, she did so in a gormet way and, she fixed something different every day! We would recommend this place to anyone who wants a romantic, relaxing experience.
My husband and I drove in on Christmas night. We awoke to the most beautiful snow draped site the next morning. Our breakfasts were incredible and the innkeepers were so accomodating. We had the best time!! We long to return and visit the unique and oh, so special Ledford Mill.