Nestled in the rolling countryside of Sumner County, lies one of Hendersonville’s most scenic properties – TGL Farms. At first glance, the site appears to be a typical working horse farm, with a home, a pond and acres of pastureland.
However, looks can be deceiving, as TGL Farms is anything but typical.
In reality, TGL is home of one of the area’s most vibrant entertainment centers, offering world-class experiences for both overnight guests and day visitors. The complex is owned by singer/songwriter and television host Krista Marie Oswald and her husband Marc, concert promoter and owner of the Oswald Entertainment group.
The Oswalds purchased the property in 2017 after searching for suitable facilities to house their prized Friesian horses. At first, they thought that the farm was more than they wanted. However, after visiting the site, they realized that it was a perfect place to create their forever home.
“As soon as we saw it, we thought that it was a magical place,” says Krista. “We were so excited about the prospect of living in Hendersonville – after all, it is the home of such iconic and legendary artists as Johnny and June Carter Cash, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty and Rick Skaggs.”
After closing, the Oswalds embarked upon an extensive makeover process that at times seemed overwhelming. However, as the renovation progressed, they became even more enamored of the property, renaming it “The Good Life” or TGL Farms.
Today, the 15.3-acre site is a hive of activity. Along with the farm, TGL is also a popular staycation destination that offers an array of world-class amenities for overnight guests, including the Carriage House suite, a beautifully landscaped pool and spa, a gym and access to the TGL Stables Bar.
“Our guests can take advantage of a wide array of personalized services, including poolside massages, facials, equestrian activities, Friesian horse photoshoots, sunset carriage rides, a songwriting experience and VIP tours of downtown Nashville,” says Krista. “We want everyone staying with us to feel right at home and to have a relaxing, unforgettable stay.”
Along with adult fare, TGL also offers several fun and educational activities for children.
“I grew up on a small family farm, and some of my fondest memories from childhood were made by participating in our local Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H clubs,” says Krista. “At TGL, Marc and I feel that it is important that today’s children get to enjoy similar positive experiences. Every month, we offer a free Farm Day for kids and their parents to learn about farm life and what it takes to care for animals, gardens and more.”
TGL regularly opens up its farm facilities to local students to help them learn about a variety of subjects, including beekeeping, equine care and land use. The farm also offers opportunities for high school FFA members to serve as onsite interns.
In addition to taking care of overnight guests and Farm Day visitors, TGL has become a popular site for corporate meetings and retreats, as well as special family activities.
“We host many company getaways, as well as weddings, baby showers, engagement celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries,” says Krista. “We can accommodate gatherings at TGL Stables, our private pool oasis and outdoor tented events in our sand arena.”
One of the best kept secrets about TGL Farms is that it is the home of the nationally syndicated television show THE SONG. Hosted by Krista and airing locally on WSMV Channel 4, the show has featured many well-known entertainers, including REO Speedwagon, Collective Soul, Melissa Etheridge, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich.
“We tape the live performances for the show in TGL Stables, and we record the artist interviews all across the property,” says Krista. “We will begin taping season five of THE SONG this fall.”
This summer, anyone looking for a unique getaway needs to look no further than TGL Farms. Marc and Krista will leave the porch light on for you.
2455 Long Hollow Pike,
Hendersonville, TN 37075
"Being on a farm teaches you a lot about what really matters in life… it keeps you grounded in reality."
Krista Marie Oswald