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Inside Look: Holly Williams’s Rural Tennessee Rentals


with one more in Tennessee and another in Kentucky slated to start hosting guests this spring. Williams credits her maternal grandparents for her passion for old homes and the lifestyle they represent. “My grandparents weren’t wealthy. They were cotton ...


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photo: Courtesy of White's Mercantile Room and Board Master bedroom at Sweeney Cottage. Williams credits her maternal grandparents for her passion for old homes and the lifestyle they represent“My grandparents weren’t wealthyThey were cotton farmers in Mere Rouge, Louisiana,” she says“But their home was warm and welcomingIt’s where we gathered for any major holiday or family event.” Like many people who love houses, real estate listings make for some of Williams’s favorite reading materials, and she discovered the Cornersville property via a little late-night Craigslist browsingThe two-story Fox Country Farmhouse, built in 1862, sits on eight acres and comfortably sleeps tenOf every house she’s worked on, it reminds her the most of her grandparents’ Louisiana spread“Cornersville is in the middle of nowhere,” Williams says“There’s not much to do, but that’s the pointIt’s all about connecting with family and friends and making memories.” There’s a screened porch with rocking chairs that calls out for a good book, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, woods to explore, and cupboards stocked with board gamesThe large open kitchen is designed with family meals in mind, but Williams can also arrange for a chef to make the hour-long drive south from Nashville and do the work for you“Your trip can be customized in any way you’d like,” she says, including an outdoor dinner party under the stars. photo: Courtesy of White's Mercantile Room and Board Living room at Fox Country Farm in Cornersville, Tennessee. photo: Courtesy of White's Mercantile Room and Board The kitchen at Fox Country Farm.     tags: Holly Williams Hotels Nashville Related Stories: Food & Drink Eat Like a Local in the Delta Mississippi native Cole Ellis shares his favorite places to eat in “the most Southern place on earth” Travel What’s New in Charleston Seven recently opened hot spots in the Holy City Food & Drink Eat Like a Local in Baltimore Snack your way through Charm City with Chef Cindy Wolf Trending Stories: Southern Myths Do Cougars Roam the Smoky Mountains? Conventional wisdom declared the big cats extinct long agoBut a number of recent sightings in Tennessee reveals they may be returning—or never left Food & Drink The Care and Keeping of Bacon Grease How to cook with a staple of the Southern larder Travel Inside Look: Holly Williams’s Rural Tennessee Rentals First the Nashville musician took on retailNow she’s expanding to small-town Southern hospitality with White’s Mercantile Room and Board Subscribe today and save. Get a Subscription Give a Gift MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION Digital Edition Keep up with Garden and Gun Sign Up for Our Newsletters TOP Subscribe Subscribe Give a Gift Renew Manage Your Subscription Digital Editions Contact Advertise Contact Us FAQ Privacy Policy Careers and Internships Company About Garden & Gun Executive Team Garden & Gun in the News Shop Mercantile + Co. Garden & Gun Land

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