Thanksgiving at Pyne Mountain Farm
First of all, do you know how hard it is to find a place that can accommodate 18 people . . . . Pyne Mountain Farm is that hard to find place. My family of 3 sisters and 1 brother - together with spouses, children, pre-teens and teens probably had the best vacation together that we have ever had. The farm is very secluded, which means the kids were free to roam as they wished (and get lost in the woods to be saved by Nugget), play with and feed the animals (horses, roosters, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs), get loud laughing and yelling around the fire pit while burning marshmallows to make smores. The kitchen is large enough to have kids at the table doing crafts or playing spoons while the adults were on one of the many card tables available playing Canasta. The living room is large enough that you can place three card tables in it to play Yahtzee, Scrabble and checkers and still have room for people to sit on the couch and read a book or watch the small TV. I, of course, did not travel 7+ hours to watch TV - I traveled that many hours to watch my siblings, in-laws, neices, nephews, daughter, son-in-law and grandson finally meet each other. I drove that many hours to watch the kids and adults out by the shed trying to use the axe (for hours mind you), climb on a dirt pile and play forever, play spoons (until we made them quit) at the large kitchen table. I am not going to say that the farm is for everyone - again, it is a secluded rustic cabin on 500 acres. You won't have the amenities that you will find in a City. But, if you are looking for a place to spend time with a large family or group, and you don't mind if while in the shower the water pressure goes way down because your sister is washing dishes, or that it gets a little chilly at night and you might have to pull out the extra quilts in the closet, or that Nugget and Precious want to come visit with your many children (and that the kids want to steal them away when it is time to leave), or the horses and roosters come right up to the cabin (practically looking in the windows) trying to figure out where we went . . . . if you don't mind those things, then this is the place for you. It was the first time my son-in-law met my family and it was nice to know that he thought they were fun to be with. That would not have happened for the 4+ days 18 people spent together if we had not had those 500 acres (rumor has it it takes 5 hours to walk the perimeter but the kids wouldn't go verify it for me)
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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