With proceeds benefiting the Old Jail Museum in downtown Lynchburg, this year’s tour will feature four properties, including the home of Jeff and Joely at 3173 Griffin Road, the Hospitality House at 67 Majors Blvd., Tommy and Joyce’s house at 1328 Main Street, and Mulberry Lavender Farm and Bed and Breakfast at 9 Back Street in Mulberry.
In conjunction with the event, MIss Mary Bobo’s at 295 Main Street, Lynchburg, will host a Holiday Open House from 2-5 p.m.
Tickets are $17 each and available at the Old Jail Museum. The price also includes a free tour of the museum either the day of the Home Tour or tickets may be presented at a later date.
Jeff and Joely Home
While looking for a house in the area, Jeff and Joely had talked about the idea of how they both loved the idea of log cabin living. As they were driving around, they happened upon the property. They later learned their dream log cabin had a story all its own. It was the former home of country musician Randy Howard, who died at the cabin in a “shoot out” with a bounty hunter on June 9, 2015.
The house was constructed in the mid to late 1970’s from three different log homes moved from other places. The couple runs the Lynchburg Car Wash. Jeff is also a Nashville recording artist.
The Hospitality House is for invited guests of the owner, Kevin Sanders. Built in 1880 by the Stegall family, it was once owned by longtime Lynchburg teacher Mamie Cashion.
Original wood floors and wallpaper are in many of the rooms. All woodwork in the house was created by the original owner, and visitors can also enjoy Kevin’s collection of 127 laser-engraved barrel heads.
Mulberry Lavender Farm and B&B
Mulberry Lavender Farm and Bed and Breakfast is lined with hay fields and hardwood forest, located in the village of Mulberry. The Colonial farmhouse was built in 1860, once the home to Wiley Butler Daniel, Jack’s older brother, and the site of the WB Daniel Whiskey Distillery.
Owners Anita and Bob Scheelings trained, showed and sold top performance cutting and reining horses in the United States and Europe for over 30 years and farmed lavender in Arizona for about a decade. Bob is an award-winning sculptor and painter.
Tommy and Joyce’s
This home started out as a two-story log structure built about 1810. Rumor has it that Andrew Jackson spent the night there on his way south to fight the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. Sometime around the turn of the century, the farm was bought by John Tolley and his wife, Lillian, who was the niece of Jack Daniel and sister to Lem Motlow, who inherited the distillery from Jack Daniel.