Step Back in Time at Leiper’s Fork Village

The quaint town of Leiper’s Fork Village is located just minutes from Franklin, Tennessee but seems miles and decades away.  Located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, the crumbling walls aligning the roadway seem to transport you back in time.  Upon arriving in the village, we passed an old police car on the side of the road that seemed to say “this town is different”.  And it is.

We began our weekend by checking in at the Brigadoon Inn.  This charming cottage is located right on Main Street and is within walking distance of the downtown area.  The Brigadoon is decorated with a European flair and has an electic assortment of antiques.  We felt cozy and right at home.


For such a small town, there’s a decent selection of shopping and dining.  The Lauren Leaf Gallery offers a good selection of local made jewelry, arts and crafts and pottery.  Way Out West has a surprisingly large inventory of designer western apparel and boots. There’s even a bookstore, Yeoman’s in the Fork, that offers rare books.


Be sure to stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Country Boy Restaurant.  There’s nothing fancy about this place but they’ve been serving up mouthwatering, home-style southern dishes since 1968.  During the week most of the town closes up at dark, but on Friday and Saturday nights, Pucketts Grocery and Restaurant has live music with a mixture of local and national acts.


Then there’s the lawn chair theater where during the summer months, free outdoor movies are shown on the second and fourth Friday of each month.  So bring a blanket and some chairs and step back in time to Leiper’s Fork.

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Sherry Jackson
Sherry Jackson
Sherry Jackson’s love of travel came at a young age. Her family would load up the car on the weekend, pick a destination and set off to explore. She has traversed thru jungles, snorkeled the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and wandered the streets of Paris, always searching for her next adventure. Her articles have been featured in a variety of outlets including USA Today, Blue Ridge Country, Foothills Spotlight Magazine, Jetsetter, Bootsnall, Gadling, Yahoo, CityRoom, The Simpsonville Sentinel and countless other print and online publications. She owns and maintains four websites ( ,, and Sherry is a member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Her work can be viewed at

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