Stauber Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a perfect setting for a retreat, family reunion, or a vacation with a small group of friends. The house and grounds provide several areas for relaxation and conviviality -- front room, backroom, on the porch, from under the arbor or in the shelter near the woods. Dine in the back room or in the dining room. Play the piano, read, watch TV or movies, enjoy cooking with the fresh gifts from the garden, refine the art of conversation, or just gaze out the windows to enjoy the quiet, pastoral surroundings. Outdoors, watch chickens, sheep and donkeys, explore the garden, or walk through the woods along the path that leads by the stream below the shelter. For that special event such as a wedding, conference or family reunion, choose from several locations on the property to create a great setting for an outdoor gathering of guests.
We rented the farm house and cottage for our son's college graduation so we would have a place for our family to gather in between events. Only 15 minutes from campus, it was a world away and we so enjoyed it's comfort, beauty, and all the animals!
All ages enjoyed the incredible sheep and the friendly burros; the farm fresh eggs for breakfasts were a huge hit! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting. We asked for some recommendations for caterers and that was delightful as well. The dishes they offered were "farm fresh" and creative. It enabled us to relax and enjoy the weekend along with our guests.
Everything from the spacious parking, to comfortable beds, to variety of outdoor gathering spots made this the perfect venue. We are so grateful to have had this home away from home and the gracious hospitality and collaboration of its owners.
This was better than home! This is a lovely farm designed and decorated to the 1850's period but with all the modern conveniences. Kitchen, baths and laundry up-to-date. Beautiful garden and lawns. Just before our arrival they had lots of rain and wind storm which unfortunately took down some beautiful old walnut trees but our wonderful hosts, Lamar and Charles, had everything in order by the time we arrived. The only problem was the cable TV stayed out the duration due to downed cable lines. But that actually was a plus for my digital age family! We took my husband's parents from Florida so they could meet great grandbabies they had never met. My children were able to connect with the older generations and the younger. (but there was internet time for them!)The kitchen was nicely appointed with modern appliances and table settings. It was wonderful to be able to stock our own groceries and feed the family without going out every meal! This home was within 25 min drive of most of our immediate family and was a perfect place for them to join us for visiting and relaxing. The stone-floored, floor to ceiling glassed-in sunporch was the favorite place for everyone to gather in the rocking chairs to visit, talk about our sightseeing and watch the farm animals and the beautiful natural scenery. We got a kick out of watching the donkeys and sheep come running single-file up from the bottom pasture each evening when it was feeding time! The day before we left we hosted a old-time family reunion picnic and the setting was perfect. There was plenty of comfortable seating and parking was more than adequate. Thank you Lamar and Charles for a vacation full of warm family memories!
We rented Stauber farm for my daughter's wedding and it was the perfect place. The house was roomy and historically decorated. The Tafts provided the chairs and tables for the outdoor wedding and reception. The beautiful flower gardens and arbor became the backdrop for the service. The huge trees beside the house gave us shade for a cool and relaxing reception. We were also encouraged to use the flowers and vegetables. So the morning of the wedding I took a stroll through the gardens and cut fresh flowers for decorating the tables and the rows of chairs. Family and friends asked which florist I used-they were shocked when I told them. The cottage was a perfect place for the bride and groom to stay the night of the wedding, which prevented them from driving late at night to their honeymoon destination. There is a sheltered picnic area (with a wood floor and electricity) on the other side of the gardens. We decorated the shelter with lights and it became a magical place for dancing that night. I would definitely recommend Stauber Farm for your wedding, family reunion, or getaway place. The Tafts were a phone call away whenever I needed them. They were so helpful with any questions or concerns I had. You will not be disappointed in this wonderful place.
Located in the rolling hills of Piedmont North Carolina, Stauber Farm is near the northwest edge of Winston-Salem and close to the Historic Landmark village of Bethania. Here in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region guests find many ways to create memorable experiences with adventures and gatherings at the farm and at the many events and attractions for visitors to this area. Just a few of the major attractions are Old Salem, Yadkin Valley Wine Region, Reynolda House Museum, Wake Forest University, Performing Arts at UNCSA and the Stevens Center, and the International Home Furnishings Show. At a variety of venues, hiking, biking, birding, photography, and golf are activities which are especially enjoyed in this area.
Other Activities: photography, gallery hopping, ACC sports