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Hen's Tooth Acres Farm is a 15 acre FAMILY OWNED and OPERATED FARM in historic Valle Crucis, NC. While the farm is quite & secluded you are still be close to ALL! of High Country's year round activities including ski slopes, dining, shopping, Valle Crucis Community Park, water sports, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, gem mining, biking and more.
Your owner/operator hosts are Valle Crucis natives whose ancestors date back to the days of the Native American Cherokee Indians. Valle Crucis is home of the internationally famous original Mast General Store and annual Valle Country Fair (3rd Sat. in October).
Hen's Tooth Acres Farm vacation property is the ground level apartment of a 2 story duplex. You will have your own private yard, private patio and private entry.
Arabian Horses, Nubian Dairy Goats, Black Angus Cattle, Chicken, Geese, Guineas and a barn cat all live together in harmony here at Hen's Tooth Acres Farm.
An opportunity to come along when the evening farm chores are being done is included with your stay as well as farm fresh eggs, a gift sampler bag of Hen's Tooth Acres Farm handcrafted goat's milk soap (made with essential oils & natural ingredients) and Buy One Get One FREE meal(s) at local participating restaurants.
Living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a laundry/utility room. Comfortably sleeps 4-6. Linens are provided for beds and bath. Kitchen has a side-by-side fridge (with water and ice in the door), electric range, hood mount microwave, coffeemaker, 4 slice toaster, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. Living room comfortably seats 6. Dining table seats 6. Color remote cable TV with a built-in DVD player in the living room. There's also a color remote cable TV in the master bedroom. WiFi. Washer / Dryer. Foosball table, board games and toys for the younger kids. Ceiling fans (remote control). Wood burning fireplace/stove. Bathroom has double sinks and a wonderful soaker garden tub.
Private patio has a gas grill along with a glider swing, three rocking chairs, a patio table that overlooks acres of open fields and a wooded mountainside. A fresh water stream, Baird's Creek, runs through the middle of Hen's Tooth Acres Farm. Your front yard overlooks acres open pastures allowing you to enjoy viewing the farm animals grazing nearby. And be on the look out for wild life including deer and wild turkeys.
ASU, Lees McCrae College, Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Linville, Newland, Mountain City and Abindgon, VA are all nearby.
The Townsends are among the families whose ancestors first settled in the area now known as Valle Crucis. I am a fifth generation native. My two sons are sixth generation and I hope to pass the family farm along to the 7th generation (my grandsons).
Hen's Tooth Acres Farm is a treasure as rare as Hen's Teeth. We provide our guests with a genuine - and truly unique - small family farm experience. We are close to everything yet you'll feel like you've left the hustle and bustle of everyday life far-far behind you - giving you the best of both worlds. R&R when you want it or plenty of recreation, shopping, dining and assorted things to do when you don't.
Farm fresh free range eggs for breakfast, handcrafted goat's milk soaps (made with essentail oils) and come along at chore time if you'd like to share in caring for the farm animals. You may even want to try your hand at milking a goat or gathering fresh eggs. Perhaps you'd like to take a hike up the mountain. All of this and more...but you'll not find another vacation experience in the High Country that will even come close to the uniqueness of all that Hen's Tooth Acres Farm has to offer.
My mom and I stayed at Hen's Tooth Acres Farm for Mother's Day and it was wonderful! Our weekend was just what we'd hoped for - restful, quiet and enjoyable! Fred is very kind and generous, and he is a treat to watch with the animals! Between the sunshine, the green grass between our toes and fresh mountain air we were able to relax, slow down and breathe in rest.
Fred's place is very clean, well supplied and comfortable inside. When we were outside, my mom shared it was the closest she's felt to being in Switzerland, clean and beautiful.
Thank you for a relaxing and refreshing weekend! We will be back!
Lynda & Lucy
Staying at Hen's Tooth Acres Farm (aka Farmer Fred's) was a great experience for our daughter (12), 2 nieces (11 & 8),my wife and I. We cannot say enough about the wonderful time we had. The chores with Farmer Fred were the best. We were able to feed the chickens, goats, horses and cows along with milking the goats, collecting eggs and holding baby goats! Fred is such a dear soul, who loves his animals with a passion. We were so lucky to have three days with the animals, with crowd favorite, Baby Carolina.
The apartment has an amazing porch overlooking the fields which is great for coffee-sipping. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking up a feast, the beds are comfy and there is a foosball table! Having a dozen eggs and goat's milk soap was also a bonus!
The location is a fun base to go visit Grandfather, Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville Falls, etc.
We WILL be back!
This long weekend was just what the Dr. ordered. We were able to relax in the well equipped comfortable apartment, waking to lovely views of the hills and animals. The kids haven't stopped talking about 'the farm', and Farmer Fred. They loved the tractor ride and helping with the chores. We brought along my mother as well and there was plenty of room for all of us. The beds were SO comfortable and the bedrooms were conducive to napping in the middle of the day. The fresh eggs were delicious and the goats milk soap was wonderful!- I'm glad we were able to bring some home with us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for sharing your home with others!
I feel so blessed to find this gem, the owners are wonderful. The apt. is more than well stocked.
My neighbor came for 2 nts, and all us city slickers can't wait to return.
Please whatever your age , help (Farmer Fred is doing you a favor), the "chores". It is an eye opener.
Great care & intelligence are put into the working of this farm.
The owners are the stewards that make & maintain the NC mountains our treasure.
Can't wait to return!!!! Oh you can get the wonderful goats milk soap at the RiverCross next to the Mast General Store. It is wonderful , still using it for face & etc.
Have a great time, I did.
My husband is a cattle farmer and heard about this working goat farm where we could get fresh eggs and goat milk soap! He scheduled this trip knowing I would experience things that I hadn't seen in my 59 years.....I loved the cozy rental home with the most awesome Host and Hostess we have ever had. We went out the next morning to watch as they did the chores....first time for this "city-raised girl" to see chickens and fresh eggs, goats being milked, guineas and geese. They have horses and cattle, which looked familiar to me but I haven't ever picked apples from a tree and fed them to horses. And, I bet I ate a gallon of those juicy, sweet grapes within an hour of my husband picking them for me. You can swing and pick the grapes from over your head while you watch baby calves run up the mountainside - picture that, if you will - sweet sight. We have made lifelong friends at "Hen's Tooth Acres" and we will be back! We brought home 12 bars of goat milk soap and will have to go back for more! Hopefully, we can stay more than two days the next time because we had all the comforts of home with a king-size bed and huge bathtub!
This was our second trip to Hen's Tooth and we had a great time - beautiful scenery, nice weather and many hours on the farm just relaxing. Perfect spot for a weekend getaway or a long vacation (9 days for us). Setup is perfect, rooms are spacious and kitchen is wonderful. Cooked many meals while there. Fred was an awesome host and enjoyed talking with him on various occasions. The Townsends really make you feel at home and it quickly became our home away from home.
Year round activities make historic Valle Crucis an excellent vacation destination or simply a great place to get away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay.
*$105 nightly rate. 2 night minimum stay required.
*$630 weekly rate = 1 FREE night. Averages $90 nightly.
Pay for 6 nights get the 7th night FREE = $105 value
*$75 exit cleaning fee.
$300.00 Refundable Damage/Security Deposit
Dogs(maximum of 2) $40 for 1-3 nights
$75.00 4+ nights
50% deposit required at time reservation. Balance due at check-in. Pay by cash, check or Paypal.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.