Relaxation & Investment
The Reserve at Holiday Landing offers relaxation and investment within reach. Just a few minutes outside of the New South’s “it” cities, the traffic and hustle-bustle that increasingly define our day-to-day fade into the distance.
“You can wake up in the city, work a full day in the office, and still be in time to catch the sunset with a glass of wine on the porch of your lake house,” says Brian Stoltzfus, partner and broker at Village Real Estate. “Being able to get away within less than two hours, that’s the magic of The Reserve at Holiday Landing.”
It’s easy to see why new residents and their guests are flocking to what used to be Tennessee’s best kept secret for relaxation and recreation.
The Reserve was created with the best blend of privacy and community to inspire families and friends to come together and enjoy lake life. The exclusive, 79-home development takes best advantage of its native surroundings with homes and common areas that blend seamlessly into the vista.
Wooded lots, walking and golf cart trails, beautifully landscaped community spaces including a fire pit, and convenient lake access at Holiday Landing come together for four-season enjoyment.
“No matter the season, there’s not a bad view in this community,” says Bucky Ingram, president of WIllow Brand Partners. “Once summer fades into fall, the gorgeous hills surrounding Tims Ford Lake make the perfect setting to enjoy evenings spent on the covered porches with the ambiance of an outdoor fireplace.”
Fun on the Marina
Because of its convenient lakeside location, residents and guests can spend their days creating memories on their back porches or at the Holiday Landing Marina, which can be accessed by the golf cart trail and pedestrian bridge. The marina offers no end of entertainment during the high season.
April through October, most folks around the area can be found enjoying seasonal fare and, as the sun sets, listening to live music at the bustling Blue Gill Grill. Dave Fenley, contestant on The Voice, is but one of the many talents featured there. The casual, family-friendly restaurant sits on a floating dock and greets boaters and other patrons as if they are old friends with a heaping helping of Southern hospitality.
On a recent visit to the Blue Gill, Kathy, who is local to the area, enthused about the restaurant’s shrimp, hush puppies and unbeatable location. “We brought our friends from California, and they thoroughly enjoyed eating here, having drinks and sitting on the water on a beautiful summer night.”
Speaking of boats, slips are available to residents at The Reserve, as well as access to Nashville Boat Club. Pontoon rentals are great for beginning boaters and available at the marina; the lake’s deep, pristine waters are perfect for tubing, swimming and exploring the sprawling 10,500-acre reservoir.
For all of the anglers, Tims Ford Lake is considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded by many as one of the top smallmouth bass fishing destinations. It’s also home to catfish, striped bass, largemouth, white bass and numerous sunfish. The lake is stocked annually with striped bass, which can be caught year-round.
Famed outdoorsman Bill Dance touts the winter fishing on the lake, especially. “January on Tims Ford Reservoir can be a fine time to go out and catch some wintertime smallmouth, whether you want to catch a lot of four-pounders or one in that famed 10-pound range”
Location, Location, Location!
What good is a vacation getaway that you only get to enjoy, at best, four weeks a year? As it turns out, the 90-minute drive from Nashville, Chattanooga, or Huntsville is just long enough to get into the getaway mindset.
“As we round the bend on our approach, I roll the windows down. I don’t want to miss a single breath of fresh air,” says one visitor. “I see the water and whoosh! My shoulders just relax.”
Situated in the wooded countryside along Tims Ford Lake, The Reserve is minutes south of small-town Tullahoma in southern Middle Tennessee. In addition to all the lake has to offer, a variety of breweries, distilleries (including Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel), coffee houses, restaurants, farms and quaint boutiques are a short drive away. Closer at hand are some of the best hiking opportunities and hidden waterfalls around.
“I can’t think of a better place to make memories with the family,” says Stoltzfus. “It’s easy to get to and features many options for activities!”
Residents and their guests at The Reserve echo his enthusiasm for the location’s perfect mix of accessibility and seclusion. “I loved the idea of deciding on a whim to spend the weekend at our new lake house,” says one new resident. “That just wasn’t possible with the vacation homes we were considering on the Gulf. Now we’re #lakelife all the way!”
Space to Escape
The residences at The Reserve feature all the comforts of home and high-end finishes you and your guests expect from modern living. Every one of the dozen home designs feature open floor plans, high ceilings and ample entertaining space.
“The master planned community has floor plans to accommodate every family and encourage year-round comfort,” says Ingram.
Even when the warm summer weather passes and boats are in their slips, The Reserve doesn’t lose its appeal.
“As soon as we visited The Reserve, it already felt like home,” shares one prospective resident. “We knew we would be spending the holidays, vacations and long weekends here together with family and friends, old and new, for years to come.”
Investment within Reach
While the area around Tims Ford Lake has gone under the radar for a few years, the secret is out. At the same time, The Reserve’s location backs up to the state park, and a cautious approach to development promises to preserve the area’s serenity and maximize the value of quality properties.
“The affordable price points of this development and balanced inventory in the area are ideal for a second-home investment,” says Stoltzfus. “Even with conservative short-term rental projections, your outlay could be on par with a monthly cable package payment.”
Whether or not you have experience with listing, marketing and maintaining a vacation rental, The Reserve has also taken care of that burden with the ease of on-site short-term rental support and management.
“It just makes sense, because we can easily rent it out when we are not using it,” shares one new resident. “We’re investing in family time and our economic future.”
Start Making Memories
The Reserve development is well underway with homes starting under $300k. Village Real Estate offers interested buyers the expertise to make the process simple to get a vacation home that also serves as a short-term rental investment, including strong lender partnerships.
If you haven’t yet experienced the beauty of Tims Ford Lake, it’s well worth the short trip to see what it’s all about. You could be relaxing in your lake house while the season still offers maximum enjoyment.
“I have great memories of vacations on the water, learning to swim and fish from my dad,” relates one prospective resident. “I can’t wait to share that with my own kids and have a place to create experiences the family will always remember.”