Fairvue Plantation enjoys a rich history dating back to the completion of the Fairvue Mansion in 1832. Its grounds have served as the setting for racehorse breeding, Foxhunts and International Steeplechase events. For much of the 20th century it was home to one of Tennessee 's most colorful residents, "Miss Ellen" Wemyss who resided at Fairvue until the age of 105.
Fairvue's history is permanently woven into everyday life via the careful restoration and use of its buildings, many of which are over 150 years old. The Fairvue Mansion has been magnificently restored and is now a personal residence. The Clubhouse's four guest cottages and fitness center are all original structures, and perhaps most striking are the four "mare barns", which form a timeless backdrop to the Lake Course 's 18th fairway.