A Tennessee Farm Experience -- Avans Farm Retreat

Mother giving her daughter a ride on Midnight
Mother giving her daughter a ride on MidnightA look down the drive into the barnHorseback ridingA view of the owners houseGood fishing on the farmRoasting hot dogs and having smores by the fireWe let you drive the surrey tooLike to do a hayride with the family?We give you carts to explore the farmOur guest house
2 Reviews
202 Pig Branch Road, Brush Creek, TN 38547
A Tennessee Farm Experience -- Avans Farm Retreat
2 bedrooms
11 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 11
Type: Guesthouse
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Brush Creek vacation guesthouse rental
Avans Farm is a place where you can escape your hectic city life and enjoy a taste of country living for a day or even a few days. It can be a retreat or Bed & Breakfast -- you choose!

It's a great place for -

•Bed & Breakfast Stay
•Church retreats
•Family reunions
•Small corporate outings
•Families wanting to relax and be outside with nature
•Children's birthday parties in the barn

In the Fall we decorate our trails, offer hayrides, hot dog and marshmellow roasts for groups or individuals. This would be a great time to plan for a family or group outing while the temperatures are pleasant and the leaves are gorgeous.

The farm is nestled in the hills of Tennessee on 62 forested and pastured acres with 4.5 miles of clearly marked trails.


•Horseback riding
•Nature Trails
•Golf Cart exploration
•Hay rides
•Evening bonfires and Marshmallow and Weiner roasts
•Rest and Relaxation!
•Massage Therapy (Therapist comes to the property)


•Newly renovated cabin that sleeps 11 comfortably
•Two full baths
•Plenty of fresh linens and towels provided
•50" plasma TV, DVD player
•Fully equipped kitchen with appliances
•Washer and dryer
•Large Deck with gas grill -- perfect for picnics, grill-outs, mixers and receptions

An open living room area ideal for meetings or movie night! We provide a few movies, so you may want to bring your personal favorites.

So, if you are just passing through and want to stay in a more pleasant atmosphere than a hotel or motel room or want a place to relax, come visit with us.

Tony Avans

Area Information
We are located in Smith County Tennessee 50 miles east of Nashville and 110 miles west of Knoxville on I-40 and travel about 4 miles south.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 - - - - -
Check In: 11 a.m. Check Out: 3 p.m.
Lodging tax: 9.75
Deposits: Cancellations: Due to our small operation, cancellations can harm our business without enough advance notice. We request a 1 week notice of cancellation. Anytime less than that there will be a $50.oo per night reserved charge.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa

Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Brush Creek, Tennessee

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2 reviews
Rita Dworzecki

family reunion

Rita Dworzecki

New Haven, MI

family reunion

October 14, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Avans were the greatest hosts you could ever meet! Our family ranged from 2 to 52 and we all had an excellent time.

Robert Cohen

Surpassed our expectations !

Robert Cohen

Kingsport, TN

Surpassed our expectations !

January 5, 2010

This was absolutely the very best vacation, as short as it was, that we have had in a very long time. The property and services delivered everything (and MORE) promised with no detail left out. Regardless of your horse back riding experience, you are assured a stress free experience on VERY well taken care of / trained horses. I was the only person with previous riding experience this trip, but ALL of us (five others) enjoyed freedom on these horses on the great many Avans property trails. There was always a professional available to us to ensure safety, but we were offered the trust to also ride on our own when we desired to. The other activities (bonfires, surrey rides, etc) were equally enjoyable. We were all very impressed with our weekend and are planning to make the Avans Farm a regular event in our annual recreation schedule. This is not just a rental property. It is indeed a well planned EVENT, worth every dollar. Thanks guys !! Robert Cohen

Owner Supplied Testimonials

From our guest book .................................

February 2009 -- ( Our first paying guests) Tony and Joanne -- Thanks so much fo your kindness and hospitality this weekend. You thought of everything! The chalet is beautiful. We hope to come back and scrapbook again soon! Mary, Robin, Dianna, and Marty -- Lacassass, Tennessee

March 2009 -- Tony & Joanne -- Thank you so much for everything . We love your place and can't wait to come back!! Chris, Christina, and Cyrus Pischel -- Spring Hill, Tennessee

May 2009 -- Tony & Joanne -- From the moment Rob and I arrived at the farm - from hospitality to accommodations - exceeded our expectations. We've only stayed two nights ... and we're already devising a way to visit again. The farm, for me in particular, has been a retreat for healing and peace - a perfect getaway from my fast paced and high pressure work life. Tony has a sense of calm and strength, experience and deep love which we began to encounter on our horseback ride with him through the 5 mi. trail in the woods. Joanne is a warm spirit comforting and radiates joy in all she does in and on the farm. Our cabin was absolutely picture perfect clean, orderly, comfortable - the perfect environment to clear your head and just be. My deepest gratitude came while chopping fresh vegetables and making guacomole in the kitchen. Somehow this task, so simple, meant so much since all the ingredients (and my favorite blue corn chips) were right here waitng for me. Rob and I have deeply enjoyed our stay -- and getting to know two amazing spirits which guide and lead this beautiful place. I can't wait to come again in the fall and maybe bringing friends. With deep gratitude, Suzy Holmes and Rob Youngquist -- Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dear Joanne, Tony, Babe, Scarlett, and Midnight -- Thank you for our lovely stay. What a spectacular weekend we've had here at your farm. I am confident that my brothers and I would not have been able to reproduce this experience at any other destination, and that we will not forget the gracious hospitality and clean, comfortable accomodations of the Avans Family Farm. Thank you folks and we will now hatch a plan to coerce our "significant others" to the area so that we may come back again. All the best, and util we meet again, -- Mike, Will, and Matt Wininger, hailing from Windsor, Conneticut.

June 2009 -- Tony and Joanne, Dee Dee and I had such a wonderful time here at your farm/B&B/retreat. We got to do everything even drive a bulldozer. Not many places can you go and say you got to drive a bulldozer and push a couple tons of rock around. We loved everthing from relaxing to riding the horses and of course getting to meet the two of you. We look forwad to making another stay here and getting to see you all again. Thank you, Peter & Dee Dee Harrington -- McDonough, Ga.

Dear Tony and Joanne Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend. Ben and I had such an unforgettable weekend. Everything was so lovely and beautiful. Both of you made or 25th anniversary so special. We hope to come back real soon. Your retreat is so beautiful and quiet. All of the touches were just right. Thank you again and God Bless you. Ben and Tammy Chandler -- McDonough, Ga.

Mr. & Mrs. Avans - Thanks for this amazing experience. The guest house was very nice and had everthing we might need. The horses were really fun too. All of the girls had a great time and have already started talking about coming back. thanks again for being such great hosts and giving us a good time! We'll definately spread the word and hopefully we'll be back in the near future. Girl Scout Troop 2533 -- Franklin, Tennessee

Tony & Joanne -- Thank you for an amazing weekend! What a wonderful place to call home for a weekend and that's exactly how you made us feel. I will always cherish this place -- the first place my children ever got to ride a horse! We loved our time and will return! Give Ben (one of our dogs) extra kisses and Midnight (one of our horses) extra oats!!!. We love you both -- Thank you for your service to our Country and God with this "Wonderful Place" as Alex said. Blessings -- The DelGiorno's -- Franklin, Tennessee

July 2009 -- Dear Tony and Joanne, Thanks you for letting us not only into your guest house, but also into your life. We really enjoyed our time together with you. You gave us all that we needed to relax and forget about the world we escaped. Although he is still small, I'm positive that Simon learned a lot about farm life. We will always remember his "firsts" here - first experience with a horse - first trip away from home. It was just what we all needed! Thank you again for being so well prepared for us and helping us have such a great time! Nichole, Gabriel and Simon Neuhard. Burlington, Kentucky

Thank you for letting us stay the weekend. We had a great time. It is so peaceful and nice here. I love the horses and the house is amazing. We will be seeing you soon I'm sure -- Crystal and Ricky Ratliff -- Mt. Croghan, South Carolina

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Avans, Josh's graduation party was terrific!! Thanks so much for being such a gracious host and hostess. Everyone had a great time from tiny babes to seniors like me! How many wheelchair folks can say they've been on a hayride? That was such fun!!! I enjoyed all aspects of your beautiful farm including visiting with you folks, seeing your home, and the bonfire with yummy smores. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! God bless your ministry! Gratefully, Carolyn Heizer

Dear Tony and Joanne, I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed our weekend with you. It was like visiting family. You made us feel very at home. Your party was great too, as always. Our whole family is looking forward to next time. The girls are already asking when we can go back. I feel bad because we didn'tget any pictures- we were having way too much fun. Carter, Michelle & company.

Dear Tony & Joanne: Thank you for an absolutely glorious day on your farm yesterday. You two are the most gracious hosts, and I thoroughly enjoyed each activity we shared, along with the beauty of the surroundings. I think we have all found a piece of heaven at your farm! Warmly, Alesa Rotterman

Thanks for sharing your beautiful place in the country. I told Pat it should be called "Avans Haven" because that is what it is. A place to get away from all the stress of everyday life. Thanks again for a wonderful time. Peggy & Pat Patton

Comments from some child guests -----------------------

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Avans - I enjoyed fishing and roasting hotdogs. Can we come back so I can go horseback riding? I liked everything. Love Carter.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Avans - Thank you for the great time. I love your farm! I loved riding Midnight! Love Aubrey

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Avans - We love you and we got to go fishing and it was a lot of fun and thank you that the kids got fish. Thank you that we got to roast marshmallows and hotdogs. I got to see all the decorations on the trails for miles. Thank you I saw Elmo on the hayride. Love Andrew.

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