One day, Lynda was driving past the property’s entrance on Cove Road and noticed someone setting up a for sale sign. She immediately called Doug, “I think that property on Cox Mountain may be for sale,” giving him the phone number that was listed. Several days later, he came home from work with the news, “I bought our dream farm today!” After speaking with the owner and meeting him at the property to have a look, Doug jotted down a “contract” on a napkin, exchanged a dollar and they both signed.
And that was the beginning. Lynda, an interior designer, designed and oversaw the construction of the cottage, barn and other amenities. Since then, the farm has been a place full of very special memories for the Tatum family and their friends. Their children have grown, moved away and so have Doug and Lynda, but the farm is still the place where they return together for family gatherings, as well as a North Georgia Wedding Venue.
“I can’t tell you how many of our guests (especially from Chicago & Wisconsin) said that the rehearsal dinner was the best one that they had ever been too. We got to include family/friends as well. The ice cream bar was a big hit on a hot summer evening. We also set up a s’more bar once the sun went down. There isn’t anything I would do differently if I had to do it over again.” -Donna
photo: Claire Diana Photography