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Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest, and in the southern shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll find 'Jimbo's Farm.' It's a 53 acre retreat that includes a 110 year-old restored Farm House with New Metal Roof, one acre trout pond, 2 settling ponds with waterfalls and mountain branch running through the entire property. There are Apple / Pear / Peach / Cherry Trees and Blueberry Bushes in meadow next to Pond. Hughes Net Internet service with wireless router available. Springtime arrives late March, when the old growth trees begin to green and daffodils start to bloom. By summer, dogwood, laurel, wild azaleas and rhododendron are in full glory. Gentle summer temperatures rarely reach 80 F while nights drop into the high 50's. The colors of fall in this rural mountain setting make for the most spectacular viewing. With over 100,000 acres of National Forest, the walking trails along the pristine streams and mountain tops contain one of the greatest varieties of flora found anywhere in the world. Lake Santeetlah covers 2800 acres, with 100 miles of shoreline. Excellent fishing for small mouth bass and large mouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout. Cherohala Skyway; a leisurely and breathtaking drive. This ridge route between North Carolina and Tennessee opened on October 12, 1996 and was immediately acclaimed as one of the most scenic routes in the USA. Spirit Ridge offers the most expansive view along the entire route. The Dr agon: 318 curves in 11 miles on US 129, a scenic driving challenge. Mountain crafts abound with over 500 local artisans. Cherokee Indians are native to the county and make beautiful baskets, beaded items and carvings. Tsali: one of top 10 mountain biking trails in the US. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest: the last 3,800 acres of untouched virgin wilderness east of the Mississippi. Old growth trees, some 20 feet around the base, grow in this natural setting and remain in its primitive state. Excellent walking trails wind along this living monument to the memory of Joyce Kilmer, the poet who is best remembered for the poem 'Trees.' Practice your Fly casting skills on your private trout pond before heading off to countless streams. Then visit the famous Blue Boar Lodge, rent a boat and try your luck on Lake Santeetlah. Enjoy the many outdoor activities available just minutes from ' Jimbo's Farm .' Or just stock up, close the gate, and stay in your secluded retreat. Have a seat on the porch and enjoy the quiet, slow paced life of Graham County. Driving times: Less than three hours north of Atlanta Less than two hours west of Asheville One hour and a half east of Knoxville Keywords: 110 Year Old Restored Farm House with New Metal Roof, 1 acre pond, and mountain branch that runs through entire property.
Musician that needed to know the light at end of tunnel was not a train.
James Kalamasz purchased this farmhouse in 1997
Visited Western North Carolina many times over the years
Had friends with property in area & felt at home.
This is the last undiscovered area of WNC. 80% of land in Graham County is National Forest &
locals are wonderful.
You get the entire 53 acre to yourselves. Looking out from front porch you see the
acre pond and Beech Creek Mountain not other cabins & other folks.
There are cheaper places to stay, but none better.
We had a wonderful stay! My husband actually got to join us!! I think his boss felt bad that he was making him work on his birthday weekend! LOL! Yes, I left the check on the kitchen table (in the napkin holder). When I said goodbye to Carolyn (we had just finished packing up when she arrived), I told her where I’d left it. We’ll certainly visit again! Our boys particularly enjoyed your playhouse with the pool table! Also want to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jasper’s Restaurant at Tapoco Lodge…AMAZING food and service!! 5-star!!! Thanks again for everything!
My family and I stayed at Jimbo's Farm this past weekend (3 nights) We all had a great time. We went there fearing the weather, as it was supposed to rain every day we were to be there.. The rain did come, but nothing like we had expected. We had plenty of sunshine to have tons of fun. My personal favorite was the pond.. Feeding the fish, and catching plenty as well. The house itself is fairly simple and rustic, but it still has everything most anyone would need. It's also located just a short drive to plenty of fun attractions in the area. I have no complaints about anything during our stay, and my family have already decided that we would love to go back when we can.
Big thanks to Jim for everything, and to Carolyn for the clean house when we arrived! Hope to visit again soon!
Hi Jimbo! Thank you for providing such a perfect place to take a real vacation - I couldn't have asked for anything more! The house is very clean and inviting - I love the two fireplaces and the beautiful furniture! The farm house has such great character both inside and out and I felt so comfortable and relaxed while I was there. The land is so beautifully manicured - It is amazing for such a large property! I enjoyed feeding the fish in the beautiful lake and sitting on the wooden swing to watch the sunset. I can make one trip into town to buy groceries and then stay on the property for an entire week without leaving! The hiking trails are amazing and the views from everywhere on your property are the best ever! I appreciate that you check in on us to ensure that everything is OK. I will recommend this perfect vacation spot to everyone I know- It doesn't get better than Jimbo's Farm! Kathi and Nica
We don't want to brag too much on how wonderful our stay was for fear the place will be so booked we can't get it for ourselves when we want it. To quote my 30 year old son, " Mom, this place is perfect." This said while we were finishing an entire day spent under a huge tree by the pond's dock, picnicking, lounging, fishing, floating and sundry shenanigans. It's our kind of place and Jimbo took really good care of us.
Jim, I wanted to let you know what a terrific time we had at your place last week. It was exactly what the description stated it would be. The dogs had as much fun as we did in fact it took them a couple of days to recover after we returned home. We took advantage of several local activities while we were there including the Zip Line in Andrews, rafted the Nantahala, rented a pontoon boat at Fontana and took the dogs with us, walked on the A.T. and went mountain bike riding at Tsali. All those were great but we really enjoyed waking up to the view of the pond with the mountains in the background, sitting on the various porches, sitting around the fire at night, shooting our guns (not excessively) and my youngest son really enjoyed fishing and feeding the fish especially the huge carp. We kept 2 trout and enjoyed them for dinner one night. We did not see the fish feed initially so we bought a bag at the feed store. Later we found the bag in the trash can in the other house.
We will definetly consider your place in the future for time away from home.
It was a full week that my family will always remember.
Thanks again for allowing us to bring the dogs.
We just departed Jimbo's Farm after a week stay. The house property and its surroundings are amazingly beautiful. We loved sitting outside by the pond, feeding/catching fish, b-b-quing, and star gazing at night. The house is very old but we'll maintained and has your basic needs, but bring your own iron. The owner is extremely helpful and available for any questions and/or concerns.
The only reason I don't give this rental a 5 star review is due to the lack of cleaning inside the house. We spotted dust and spider webs throughout the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. The rugs throughout the house are old and dirty. The knobs on stove are greasy and dirty. I could tell that the bed quilts/sheets were not washed prior to our arrival (they were stained and yellow from lack of washing). I had to wash them myself n noticed the difference after wash. It's a very old house so expect a bit of an old damp smell to it. Maybe cleaning lady did not have to time to clean/wash/dust prior to our arrival. Shower and bathroom were clean inside the house.
I would still recommend this location due to the beautiful scenery, attractions in the area, and helpful owner.
We truly enjoyed our stay at Jimbo's Farm. Jimbo called the morning after our arrival to check on us and to let us know to call him if we needed anything. The location was perfect for lots of family time. My husband and son caught trout each day out of the pond. My son caught seven on the second day of our trip. They are all around 14-16 inches long, so they were fun to catch. We released all but one of them, it was injured during the catch. The younger kids can enjoy catching the large shad in the pond since they are very easy to catch and many are around 6 inches. We hiked the trails behind the house and enjoyed the beautiful fall scenery. Our dog loved the open yard and freedom to run. He also enjoyed relaxing on the dock in the sun. We drove to Bryson City and took the train ride into the Nantahala Gorge and enjoyed a picnic lunch on our break. If you are looking for a wonderful place to relax and just enjoy nature this is definitely the place for you. The house is rustic. There are only a couple of things I would recommend changing; the bathroom could use a little work and the house could use a good dusting of the higher items. Some of the tiles in the shower are cracked/broken and there was some mold. We enjoyed roasting hot dogs in the fire pit. It was fun gathering our own wood for the fire pit from around the property. We also burned the potbelly stove and enjoyed the warmth of the fire on the cool fall mornings. The spring water from the faucet tastes so great! This would make a perfect place for a photo shoot. We will likely be visiting again next fall so we can check out the whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River. Thank you, Jimbo, for a wonderful week!
Nearby , Whitewater Rafting, Tsali Bike Trail, Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Lake etc,
NEW, Jimbo's Play Room, Full size Brunswick Pool Table, Dart Board, writing table. Available for $25.00.
There are Cheaper places to stay, But none Better.
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3 night minimum stay
Rate includes up to 8 guests. Add $10.00 per night, per guest after that.
2014 couples special. $975.00 & 10 % sales tax for a week. Holidays excluded.
A $300.00 down payment will lock in your dates. Balance due 30 days before you arrive. Payment by check via slow mail or use your credit card via our PayPal account is accepted.
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