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Luxury Log Home on Secluded 18 Acres! Perfect for large families and retreats

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 5000 Sq Ft Home, Sleeps 18 people

Make memories to last a lifetime in this spectacular log home, nestled in the gently rolling hills of Franklin Tennessee just 30 miles from downtown Nashville and minutes from Historic Leipers Fork. Our home was built on Ed Bruce's old place. Ed wrote the song, "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" and with that success he purchased some of the areas most desirable land. Be sure to check out our video on this site. Lyric Springs is set up for extended conversations around the fireplace, board games and puzzles in the game room, and movie nights in the home theater. Outdoor activities include a swimming pool, spa, fire pit, kids mini-log cabin play fort and groomed hiking trails on the property.

The scale of the home is ideal for extended family gatherings and vacations. The well-stocked kitchen and 10' dining room table (crafted from 160 year old barn wood) is perfect for large family dinners. Special acoustic sound insulation in the home theater allows the movies to rumble without disturbing the rest of the house. Curl up with a good book in the cozy library or spend a quiet morning on your bedroom balcony sipping tea and watching the birds begin their day. The remote setting will also allow you to enjoy the night sky with star gazing or a roaring bonfire.

The winding country roads leading to this secluded estate are picture postcard perfect. No wonder so many celebrities call this unique part of the Nashville area home. The close proximity to Nashville's legendary Music Row also makes it the perfect temporary residence for recording artists and entertainment professionals looking for a little peace and quiet during their Nashville stay. The pastoral setting also makes Lyric Springs Retreat House perfect for retreats or reunions. (Limit 20 people total visiting the property or staying overnight)

Please see the reviews from guests who have stayed at Lyric Springs. It truly is a special place.


More Details

David Carlson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About David Carlson

We are a creative family of six, working in the entertainment industry, who moved to Nashville for some peace and quiet. We spent 5 years living at Lyric Springs when our children were little. In 2010 we moved back to Chicago for work and started offering the home as a vacation rental. We love to welcome new people and to help them experience the decompression of being in a beautiful natural setting.

David Carlson purchased this house in 2006

Why David Carlson chose Franklin

We purchased this home because of the beautiful countryside which surrounded it. The house is secluded yet welcoming. We often marvel at how, no matter the season, the countryside around us is stunning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed Lyric Springs..

What a great place.. You won't

be dissapointed...

It was perfect!!

David and Angela are easy to work

with and the place was a complete Joy!!

We were there for what we call a mastermind

meeting for a bunch of real estate


Can't wait to book it again... next time

we choose the Nashville area...
Dec 2010
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom is on main floor Bedrooms 2 & 3 on top floor with private balconies Bedrooms 4 & 5 on ground floor
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
parking for RV/boat/trailer Kids Play Fort


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Luxury Log Home on Secluded 18 Acres! Perfect for large families and retreats
average rating of 4.875 based on 37 reviews

This property is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The people who own this home are so accommodating. They worked with out arrival and departure schedule. The home itself is so wonderfully done.......inside and out. This place has everything. It's so full of character! We absolutely loved this place. Private and perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was a great place for our group of 12 !

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was great. We had plenty of room for our group of 12 and all of the accommodations were good. The pool and hot tub were a nice bonus. The owner's were spot on with assisting us with any questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice getaway place!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home with nice amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family retreat site!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious home on beautiful property and was the perfect accommodation for our 20 member family. There is plenty of room to gather or to find a secluded spot for some time to yourself. Our grandchildren enjoyed the pool, fort and swings and the firepit for biscuits on a stick and some'mores. Kitchen is well equipped and furnishings are comfortable throughout. We had a couple of bumps on arrival but they were quickly resolved by contacting David. There were no issues during our one week stay. Our family would definitely choose to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It is a buetiful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great retreat house

  • 5 of 5

We took our staff and had a wonderful time. The house was so well stocked and had everything we needed!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leiper's Fork area of Franklin, TN.

Nashville area

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Prep and Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.