About The Farm
IN 1890, Albert Washington Wooten, married to Cornelia Blake Branch, settled on what is now Buffalo River Farm in Summertown, Tennessee.
Mr. Wooten, the great grandfather of Donna Branch, owned the country store, the saw mill and was the area magistrate. Cornelia Blake Branch was a descendant of a North Carolina governor and served as postmistress of what was then Lindhaur, Tennessee. The country store is now the innkeeper's residence.
Buffalo River Farm is a 456 acre working family farm and tree plantation. The farm is managed based on the principles of sustainability and has applied for a green certification through TripAdvisor. Since the innkeeper's residence is separate from the farmhouse where guests stay, this setting gives a private place where those who visit can experience the beauty and peace at their own pace. Disconnect and discover what you have been missing.
About The Artist
Donna Branch's artistic work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and galleries throughout the United States, including "Spotlight, American Craft Council Southeast Region Juried Exhibition", "Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Fine Art, and in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. In addition her work is in many private collections.
She has received the honor of several awards: from art critic Susan Knowles, writer for Art Papers, Number, and Sculpture; from Faith Ringgold and from Dr. Emily Hanna, Curator of Arts of Africa and the Americas, Birmingham Museum of Art. Donna was Niche Award finalist for 2012.
Several publications have featured Donna's work including Southern Living, and The Tennessean. Her work has been featured on HGTV Network and on NPR affliate WBHM, radio show Tapestry.