JIMBO'S FARM - 53 ACRE RETREAT WITH TROUT POND AND STREAM

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James Kalamasz

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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JIMBO'S FARM - 53 ACRE RETREAT WITH TROUT POND AND STREAM

Robbinsville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

James Kalamasz

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Jimbo:

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Jimbo's Farm - 53 Acre Retreat with Trout Pond and Stream
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
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Robbinsville Lake Santeetlah
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This Place is Awesome

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Hey man! Just wanted to touch base before we head out tomorrow. We've had a great time over the last week, and feel really relaxed and refreshed. Spent most of the day wandering around here cuz of the rain, and it felt good to just kick back and watch it happen.

Is there anything that we should do before we take off? Where should we leave the keys?
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Jimbo's Farm - 53 Acre Retreat with Trout Pond and Stream
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Robbinsville Lake Santeetlah
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Great Stay

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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 their 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 definitly 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.

Roger
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Jimbo's Farm - 53 Acre Retreat with Trout Pond and Stream
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Robbinsville Lake Santeetlah
Southside, TN
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Fall Break 2012

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We cleaned mold & re caulked the bathroom in April. During the summer it's a constant battle. We redid shower stall in October and left a Clorox spray that should help. The cracked tiles have been mended. Guests love to keep the windows open so dust & pollen are another battle. Carolyn has been issued a small leaf blower & is on that. Glad you had a great time.
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Robbinsville Lake Santeetlah
Tampa, FL
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Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
JImbo, thank you for the most wonderful vacation I have ever experienced! The house was warm and inviting and had all of the amenities that one could ask for. The breathtaking property was a joy to explore – I only left once to go to the grocery store and to Joyce Kilmer. I could not have asked for a more perfect place to get away from the hectic city life! I have referred two friends to you who are interested in coming next spring or summer. I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to rent your amazing property – I look forward to coming back next year!! Happy Holidays! Kathi P.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Robbinsville Lake Santeetlah
Orlando, FL
5

No Ritz Carlton - thank GOODNESS! A different kind of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
I am a control freak planner. This vacation was a departure for me. When we were driving to Jimbo's Farm July 9th, 2011 for a week long vacation with our two dogs, I had a plan in mind. When we turned down the lane and made our descent to this idyllic hidden home, those plans went out the window and I started one of the best vacations of my life.

The home is 110 years old, so with that, we had no central air conditioning, and a heat wave. The only other area of improvement I would note is that during rainy days, there isn't "cozy" furniture to relax on. The couch has seen it's finest day.

The property is the plus! Diverse property. Nice, big cleared space, the pond or lake where we fed fish every day. Fruit trees that should be ready soon! I saw peaches, but they were still developing! Trails through the property to go on your own, secluded hikes. The best tap water I have ever had, feeding from the Springs. Amazing and not something I was bargaining for.

Our dogs rediscovered themselves after living in concrete covered Orlando. We used the fire pit and grill every night. We caught fireflies, or lightning bugs depending on where you are from.

This home could easily sleep 6 in the main house and 2 in the outbuilding that has the washer and dryer in it. There is one bathroom in the house, which is all we needed. But there was an additional, "rustic" with plumbing bath in the out building as well if you brought a big family.

I read books in the hammock every afternoon! I haven't read books in years! I missed having internet access, not for recreation, but for checking out local sights and getting directions. The internet at McDonald's was at times slow and I felt I needed to purchase gross food there to use it without being rude.

Amazing retreat. I would recommend for anyone looking for an environment condusive for quality time, nature appreciation without "frills".
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Robbinsville
Car: necessary

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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Availability & Rates

Robbinsville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Yearly
Mar 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$175
$1,150
$4,500
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$175
$1,150
$4,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
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.
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Robbinsville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House - toilet , shower
    OutBuilding - toilet , shower , Kinda like going to camp.
  • Bath & hand towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft #1 - 1 double , 1890 Sleigh with Feather Bed, Quilt, Oil Radiator heater.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen with Feather Bed, Country quilt, Gas Firepace.
    Loft Room #2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Cherry Beds, Oil Radiator heater, A/C wall units.
    OutBuilding - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Rustic. We don't charge extra so no complaints.
  • Queen size Beds (3) 1. Queen in Master Bedroom with Feather Bed, Winter Quilt, fleece blanket, Country Quilt. 1 - Queen Bed in Out Building. 1- Broyhill Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room, Double Beds (1) 1890 Sleigh Bed in Up Stairs Loft #1 Feather Bed, Winter Quilt, Fleece Blanket., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 - cherry Twin beds in Loft #2 1 - in Out Building, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Bed in Out Building which you can use at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • rafting
Notes:
Pot Belly Stove in living room, Charcoal BBQ, Gas Fireplace in master bedroom. Out-Building with Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, Bathroom with shower, Sleeps 2-3, Great for Kids! available at no extra charge. 14,000 BTU A/C Unit -1 main floor, 2 Window Units 5,000 BTU in Upstairs Lofts. Pets allowed with Security Deposit Hughes Net Internet service with wireless router Available.
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