THE COTTAGE at the Dark Horse Estate


Entire residential home hosted by Robin

7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
2 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
91% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
91% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
SPECIAL PRICE! Because we have a construction project in progress behind the Cottage, we are lowering our price from $975 to $695 per night until 12/20. You can’t see the project from even one window, but you may hear a hammer or saw. Workers usually start at 7:30a and finish up around 4:30p. All construction traffic enters from the back of the property, so you will never see workers coming and going. We will go out of our way to ensure that your stay is peaceful and enjoyable as always.

The space
The Cottage is the 3500 sq. ft. luxury home on the private world of Dark Horse Recording. For 25 years this secluded sanctuary has been home to many of the biggest stars in the world, such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Alice in Chains, Tim McGraw, Korn, Matchbox 20, Carrie Underwood and Neil Diamond. So... during your stay you’ll find yourself among very good company!

This home is the centerpiece residence on the Dark Horse estate. This timber, stone and glass structure features awe-inspiring old-world charm and rustic elegance. As you drive into the massive timber frame portico and enter the foyer, you’ll be greeted by a nine-foot concert grand piano under a sky lit cathedral ceiling. The historic fireplace, stone archways and custom furniture all come together to create an exquisite masterpiece.

The Cottage has multiple gathering areas, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, dining room, a cozy theater space adjacent to the gourmet kitchen, and a screened in workout room overlooking the property.

Some of the most celebrated recording stars in the world have made The Cottage their home while working on their music in the Dark Horse studios just 150 yards away. If you’re in town on business, a vacationer seeking an unforgettable experience, or a platinum selling artist working on your next hit, The Cottage will exceed your expectations.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
EV charger
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Though you'll feel like you're out in the country, you'll actually be right on the edge of historic downtown Franklin, which is one of the most popular cities in all of Tennessee. Known for it's especially beautiful downtown shopping district and its unrivaled series of festivals and parades, downtown Franklin is a charming destination that perfectly complements the thrill ride that is downtown Nashville... which is just 20 miles up the road!

Hosted by Robin

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Robin Crow’s journey from struggling musician, to RCA recording artist, to best selling author and accomplished entrepreneur is an American success story. As a business leader, he is the founder and CEO of three successful companies in three different business sectors. Robin doesn’t just talk about business growth he lives it. He speaks from hard-won experience and has a deep knowledge of what it takes to perform at your highest level. He is the CEO of Dark Horse Recording, a scenic four-studio complex he built from the ground up. Now in its 24th year, Dark Horse has attracted some of the most celebrated artists in the world, such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Jeff Beck, Matchbox Twenty and countless others. In 2010, Crow founded Dark Horse Institute (DHI), an accredited, post secondary academy teaching Audio Engineering, Film Production and Music Business to young entrepreneurs. The programs have experienced explosive growth while offering dramatic solutions to the challenges faced by traditional schools. DHI accelerates the learning process in an affordable, experiential learning environment, and in the process is changing the way education is conducted. Their goal is to create the most compelling educational model
 of the 21st century. As an author, Robin has now written seven books, three of which have become best sellers. His highly acclaimed titles include Evolve or Die, Rock Solid Leadership, and Jump and the Net Will Appear. As a speaker, he has directly impacted the lives of millions through personal and television appearances. Robin has given thousands of presentations to a wide range of corporate and business audiences. Robin’s passion is to help people achieve true transformation; bye-bye discovering who they are, but by discovering who they can become. He has gained a deep reservoir of experience from 30 years in the trenches navigating his companies to sustained success. When not on the road, Robin divides his time between homes in Tennessee and Colorado where he enjoys throwing barbecues for his clients and friends, and spending time with this four children.
Robin Crow’s journey from struggling musician, to RCA recording artist, to best selling author and accomplished entrepreneur is an American success story. As a business leader, he…

During your stay

I live on the estate so I'm almost always available! And when I'm not, you can call me or the estate manager pretty much any time, and my well-trained staff is almost always available to meet your needs!

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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