Green Frog Farm is a charming alternative to a hotel stay near the Tennessee Safari Park, outside of Jackson, TN. Experience rural West Tennessee in an original restored 100-year-old log cabin, comfortably updated with modern conveniences.
All of our cabins are restored and updated with central air & heat. They all feature fireplaces, porches, claw-foot tubs, a grill and are within a few feet of at least one pond. Fishing is a popular activity among our guests, along with picking blackberries and blueberries when in season.
The cabins are located off of Highway 412 between two small towns, Bells and Alamo. Each have a small grocery store within about 5 minutes’ drive. For restaurants and shopping, Jackson, Tennessee is 20 minutes away.
Green Frog Farm was created by John Freeman who had a passion for history and began restoring historic structures in the 1990’s. Log cabins, and their important role in pioneer settlement of rural America, has been a particular focus for him. The craftsmanship and resourcefulness of the early pioneers inspired him to preserve what they had built for future generations.
His vision was to develop a living history museum which now includes a cotton gin (which was the heart of rural communities) a country store, blacksmith shop, print shop (with working linotype machine), one-room school house and country church. Guests are welcome to explore the building and grounds through a self-guided tour. Some guests have described their stay as spending a night at a museum!
Green Frog Farm expanded into a family effort when his daughter Krista got involved to create and manage an event venue in the log barn. Krista designs the interiors of the guest cabins with an aesthetic that highlights the beauty of the historical features by incorporating original antiques and modern comforts.
In addition to the historic settlement, Green Frog is beautifully landscaped with an arboretum that has over 100 tree species, four ponds, and a small blackberry & blueberry farm.
One of the most impressive buildings on the property is a cotton gin from 1810 that was moved from Mantua, Alabama. It has all the original wooden machinery. Every small rural community was centered around the cotton gin during the time when cotton was king in the south. Most of these smaller gins have disappeared as technology industrialized and modernized.
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Many guests find us along the Americana Music Trail as they travel from Nashville to Memphis and New Orleans. Locations that contributed to the legacy of southern music include The Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville and Beale Street and Graceland in Memphis.