Spend the Night at a Farm in Madison County, NC
Several cabins and cottages are set on family farms to allow visitors to stay in the midst of the farm experience. Enjoy waking up to the barnyard sounds of the cows and goats or watch the family working the vegetable, berry or herb gardens. This is a real treat for urban families looking to combine a stay in the beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains with a glimpse of farming in Madison County.
Briar Rose Farm
For a real farm experience, you can choose from three rental cabins in the middle of this family farm. Wander through the gardens and pick fresh produce or enjoy the farm animals: cashmere goats, Belted Galloway cows, a variety of chickens, and guineas. Enjoy a picnic along the creek or climb up the slopes for a better view of the beautiful area. There are trails to hike–one which takes you to a fire tower and another that will take you to a creek stocked with rainbow trout. This land has historically been farmland–at one time growing tobacco–but now, owners Judy and Tom Hansen have turned it into a vacation paradise for those seeking a mountain farm setting.
Broadwing Farms Cabins
This three-generation family farm has three rental cabins so that you can truly immerse yourself and your family in the farm experience. The 85 acres back up to the Pisgah National Forest and are up the hill from the French Broad River across from the town of Hot Springs. The Dixon family has been growing organic vegetables, heirloom vegetables, herb plants and various berries on the property since 1992. During your stay, you are welcome to look around the farm and the gardens. You may catch a glimpse of one of the family members harvesting a crop or mowing the fields. One of the cabins was built of wood milled from logs taken from the property. And, an extra special treat is the mineral water drawn from a well deep below the valley which fills the hot tubs in each of the cabins.
East Fork Cottage
In the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can find a farmhouse. Stay at the farm! Enjoy the quiet serenity of our mountain farm in one of our artistically decorated cottages with all the comforts of home including your private patio with an all natural cedar outdoor mineral soaker tub. Step back into this simple but modern way of life. 12 minutes to Mars Hill, 30 minutes to Asheville.
Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge
From Christmas trees to mushrooms and in between things such as vegetables, heirloom apples, blueberries, perennials and ferns, a visit to Elk Knob Farm is illuminating! Using organic methods, all their farm practices are natural without the use of chemicals and harmful agents. Their association with nearby Kana’Ti Lodge provides educational and overnight accommodations. You can tailor a specific program for an educational visit to meet your needs. Or, they can arrange visits to other farms and places of interest. Call them for more information.
Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm
Meadow Branch Cottage overlooks the small family East Fork Farm. If you want to be right in the midst of the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the comforts of home, here is a natural farm cottage! Step back into this simple but modern way of life. Enjoy the beautiful views of the family farm with the mountains in the distance
This cozy 2-bedroom cottage overlooks Nate’s Farm and allows you to stay in the midst of a working black Angus farm. Nathan Beachey raises his animals humanely with free-range grazing and is willing to share his knowledge and experience. You can have an up close and personal experience with the cattle.