About Us

In the late 1800s, Bruno Gernt settled in Tennessee and became the founding father of the town of Allardt in Fentress County. He began by inviting family and friends in Germany to join him and help develop the area. One hundred and thirty plus years later, the Estate of Bruno Gernt, operates East Fork Stables and the Allardt Land Company. Holding fast to Bruno’s dreams, they have carefully developed parcels of their holdings into equestrian communities pristine in their natural beauty. East Fork Stables offers equestrian camping, trail riding, and events. The Allardt Land Company offers land for sale to equestrian-minded people.

Preserved and reserved for equestrians and dreamers, Highlands at Big South Fork and White Oak are rare opportunities to own a pristine natural homesite. Both developments are replete with amenities to make horse ownership easier and more enjoyable. And, even if you’re not into horses, you can still enjoy the raw natural beauty and abundant outdoor activities of the communities. Few, if any, other developments of this kind enjoy the protection of a centuries-long, family-owned legacy. Allardt Land also offers easy owner financing, making your dream property more accessible than ever before. To Learn more about ownership, please visit AllardtLand.com.

All in 4 4-H! Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-Off & Cruise-In

Merry Christmas and thanks to all who attended, sponsored and cooked!  July at East Fork Stables is a major Kansas City BBQ Society shindig. Over $21,000 in prize money shared by BBQ cook teams from across the USA. Top winner 2017 Saturday from Kansas and Sunday Pennsylvania. Both qualified for The World Food Championship. For 15 years the Wiley’s at EFS have been BBQ-ing for 4-H Fentress County. Now an equal amount is shared by Putnam & Cumberland County 4-H Clubs. Seems a group of 4 former Federal & Tennessee law enforcement leaders aka sanctioned KCBS BBQ Judges are well known as The Cookeville Mafia-released on good behavior. Pictured Larry O’rear, Tom Roberts Marketing EFS, Trent Jones 4-H, Melissa Henry 4-H, Mark Maxwell, Bill Benson, Randy Todd (not pictured). It was the Mafia that convinced East Fork to grow with KCBS. We’ve added hundreds of classic vehicles, tractors and a tractor pull. Great BBQ Plates, Live Music, Corn Hole Money and an outstanding “title sponsor” The Eye Centers of Tennessee. 2018 explodes at 1800 feet July 14 & 15. Prize dollars now $25,000! More information at BBQCruiseIn.comAll in for 4-H Clubs on our Plateau!


East Fork Stables Gift Shop



We’re happy to ship souvenirs.


Please consider visiting the businesses, areas, and events of our neighbors.

The Turner House & The Old Allardt Schoolhouse

The newest addition to the area’s accommodations selection is The Turner House in Allardt, owned and operated by Charles and Lowanda Gernt who also have The Old Allardt Schoolhouse. www.jamestownguesthouse.com


Borderland Expeditions

Borderland Expeditions is an outpost servicing the Big South Fork and surrounding areas. It’s a place to stop by and chart your next adventure. We provide quality gear, guides, and information to help take you off the beaten path. www.borderlandexpeditions.com

Highland Manor Winery

Tennessee’s oldest winery is known for producing fine handcrafted wines. Visitors are treated royally with a tasting of our fine wines, a tour of the winery, and are invited to stay a while and enjoy the charms of Highland Manor Winery by picnicking on the grounds while enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and blueberry patch. www.highlandmanorwinery.net

End Of Trail B&B

If you’re not into camping, or we are sold out, please consider our friends at End of Trail B&B. They have a nice 3BR, 2BA home with great stall for horses, and are only a few minutes away. Owners do not live on-site, so you have complete privacy. Learn more at their Facebook page. End of Trail.

Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-off & Cruise-in

The fastest-growing KCBS-sanctioned BBQ contest in Tennessee. This annual event has grown into the most fun you can have on the Plateau in July! The pinnacles of summer in America — BBQ, Cars, Tractors, and Music — come together for a weekend the whole family will enjoy. Learn more at BBQCruisein.com

Equine Affaire

Horse and Travel – Overnight boarding for your horse

Fentress County Chamber of Commerce

Dale Hollow Lake

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area


FROM I-75 IN KY – From Interstate 75 into Tennessee: Take Exit 141 (Oneida/Huntsville & Hwy. 63 Exit). Take Hwy. 63 to a traffic light on Hwy. 27. Go South on 27 to Elgin where you will turn right onto Hwy. 52. Take Hwy. 52 to a 4-way stop in Allardt. At the 4-way stop go straight to a stop sign at Hwy. 127. Turn left onto Hwy. 127 for a couple of miles and we are on the right.

FROM I-40 – From Interstate 40 in Tennessee: Take Exit 317 (Crossville/Jamestown & Hwy. 127 Exit). Go north on Hwy. 127 for 28 miles. We are on the left.

For questions about reservations, please call us at 800-978-7245.

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