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A Real Appalachian Farm House on a 200 Year old Farm

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4.9 / 5Exceptional
9 reviews


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Queen's Farm Stables
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Cataloochee Ski Area
    15 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Los Amigos
    16 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Tipping Point Tavern
    17 min drive
  • Airport
    Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)
    44 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Waynesville. Cataloochee Ski Area and Lake Junaluska Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cataloochee Valley. Queen's Farm Stables and Waynesville Recreation Center are also worth visiting.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Queen's Farm Stables - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lake Junaluska Golf Course - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cataloochee Ski Area - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cataloochee Valley - 16 min drive

    Getting around

    • Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) - 113 min drive


    • Los Amigos — 16 min drive
    • Tipping Point Tavern — 17 min drive
    • THAI Spice — 17 min drive
    • Nick and Nate's of Waynesville — 17 min drive
    • Pheasant Hill Design — 17 min drive

    About this property

    A Real Appalachian Farm House on a 200 Year old Farm

    Please read entire listing before requesting a booking and watch our video: If you request an early checkin and we have not approved it then please dont assume you can come early, we have a lot of back to back bookings and need time to clean. If you want a one of a kind experience that is not duplicatable, then read on. The Boyd family migrated from Scotland to Ireland in 1745 after losing their royal lands fighting on the wrong side in the Jacobite uprising. By the late 1700's, the Boyd family had migrated to America just in time to fight for the colony's independence. In the early 1820's they settled Haywood County on the 100 acre plus farm land where the family still resides today- 200 years later. This is a real working farm surrounded by farmland in a rural setting close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That means there is an abudance of animals including horses and cows. There is an abundance of wildlife including possums, raccons, and squirrels. There are all types of critters and varmits on the farm. That is part of what makes it unique. There is a red fox and a bobcat that live close by as well as a flock of turkeys. You may see deer, bear, and elk that come over from Cataloochee Valley and sometimes bed down in the front yard. You will probably hear the coyotes howl at night. There are a couple of harmless black snakes that live close by and help us control the mice population. None of these animals will harm you, we have been living with them for centuries. If you don't like animals or are afraid of animlas our place is not for you. This is not a country club and this is not a resort. There are also electric fences on the property and if you touch them, you will get a jolt but they will not hurt you. The house belonged to Lt. Colonel Katie Boyd (deceased) who traveled the world during her army military career collecting antiques and other pieces of one of a kind furniture. The logs in the interior of the house are more than 200 years old. She had the logs moved to the home site in the 1980's and built the first part of the house. It was updated in the early 1990's and then again in 2017. If you want to experience the appalachian history, culture in a farm setting with modern conveniences then this is it. This is the place for families and close friends to come enjoy their time together surrounded by our family and on our farm. This is not a party house, and remember, it is an old farm house so it does have some quirks, but totally original. We take pride in keeping our place clean and fully stocked. We have the exterminator out every month, but this is a farmhouse , so you may see the occassional ladybug, beatle, spider or moth when guests leave the doors open. Please keep them closed. In the summer, lightning bugs light up the night sky and kids have a blast chasing and catching them. Our place is about an authentic experience that can not be duplicated. This is a place where families can create memories that last a lifetime.We are looking for people who want a slower pace to life but close to all the amenities with year round access. The property is minutes from Maggie Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains Park, Cataloochee Ski Slope and Waynesville. Asheville is a 30 minute drive and all interstate. This updated farm house has all modern conveniences including wi-fi, televisions in every room, Direct TV package with 130 stations, a sound system that looks old but plays everything from USB digital, to cassette tapes. We are in a rural, mountain setting so sometimes wifi can be spotty, but most of the time works great. Relax on the 120 foot wrap around porch or play many of the games we have provided for family entertainment and in the evening sit by the fire at the newly built fire pit. (Fire wood can be purchased from John Caldwell at Caldwell Excavating on U.S. route 276, and he will deliver. Also can purchase at convenience stores located on 276.) We do recommend getting some fire starter logs at Lowe's or Home Depot before coming). This is modern convenience meets family tradition and history just not available in any other setting. We welcome you to a be a part of our family and share in our 200 year old legacy. Feel free to hike or walk the fields and gravel roads around the house and when you pass one of us, throw up a hand and say hello. House has a Queen, a full, a double and two single beds. So can sleep 8 easily and 10 with the pull out couch. Feel free to set up a tent in the big beautiful yard for the kids- totally secluded and safe environment. There are two convenience stores within a half mile. A Dollar General store is less than 10 minutes on 276 south. An Ingles grocery store is located in Waynesville 15 minutes away. We have two refrigerators for plenty of food storage. Heating and air conditioning can be set remotely if you need help There are stairs with two bedrooms upstairs and master on main. Your deposit is returned after 7 days from checkout. We offer a 10% discount to anyone who has a military I.D. You must scan and email it, so we can give you a custom quote. We do not respond to text or phone calls between 9pm and 8am unless a medical emergency.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Kirk Adcock

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Studio


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property


    • Sleeps 8


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Great for family!

    Lots of room inside and out for families with kids. Really enjoyed porch and fire pit! We’d go back!

    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful property

    My family enjoyed this property so much. It is the perfect mix of charming farmhouse with all the modern conveniences. The huge wraparound porch and the fire pit were our favorite spots. A huge highlight for us was seeing elk come up in the yard one night. We also saw turkeys, hummingbirds, and more fireflies than I have ever seen. The owner is excellent to work with and very responsive to messages. We are already planning for next year. Would definitely recommend.

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing property...!!!

    The property honors its name. It is a real Appalachian Farm House... the views are awesome...!!! We all loved to hike the surroundings, spending time in the porch and the table games... The proximity to the Cataloochee Ski Resort and the Biltmore Estate was very convenient. We are already planning our next visit...!!!

    5/5 Excellent

    Most peaceful and magical cabin for our crazy chaotic family

    We were looking to get away from the beach for a peaceful and low key Christmas with our family of 5. This home made this possible. We truly felt at home in this beautiful cabin. It has all the modern amenities that you would need with the comfort of home. Our children enjoyed running around outside and the tree swing. My husband and I enjoyed this trip more than any others we have taken over the years with our kids. We woke up Christmas morning to the most beautiful sunset coming up over the mountains. Our children believe that this cabin is magical as well. We put magic reindeer food out on Christmas Eve (oats with glitter so the reindeer will know how to find it) and they were slightly disappointed that we didn't see any on Christmas. We told them they were tired after a long night on Christmas Eve. The elk did not disappoint though. Our last morning there, we woke up to find about 15-20 elk grazing in the yard in front of the cabin, including one right off the porch where we sprinkled the magic reindeer food. Our children were beyond excited and got to enjoy another beautiful aspect of this cabin that they wouldn't have experienced at the beach. We definitely plan to make another trip back to the "magical cabin in Waynesville."

    5/5 Excellent


    This house is great. Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Close to everything and room for everyone. House was very clean and anything that you would need was provided.

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