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An antique retreat at O'Kelley's Farmhouse!

Candler, NC, USA
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 4 nights

Farmhouse, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Full sized Bath, (Sleeps 4-7 IN BEDS)



A memory making vacation is awaiting you nestled in the heart of the upper hominy valley where you will find an 'antique retreat' at the O’Kelley farm house. Renovated in 2008, the farm house is over 100 years old. Situated on 16 acres,the home is adorned with memorabilia from the O’Kelley family along with interesting novelties and antique accents.

Our home is located just moments from the Blue Ridge Parkway and only 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville, where you can find just about anything to do that your heart desires. Or, you can simply enjoy the farm for its own unique charm. May we suggest passing your time by: rocking on the porch, sitting under the outdoor pavilion watching wildlife, building a bonfire and toasting marshmallows, listening to the nearby creeks, or just enjoying the magnificent view of Mount Pisgah. Walking trails are also located nearby.

To add to the unique charm of the home, we have updated the matresses, but kept the original iron beds and many other pieces of the history that have made this home so special. We have tried to renovate in a way that adds modern conveniences and comforts with old time charm. The home, complete with a large kitchen and a spacious dining room that will seat up to 10 people, is a perfect place for an old fashioned family gathering.

This old farm house is so dear to our family. We hope that you and your family will come here and spend time making memories of your own. E-mail us today to plan your old fashioned family vacation.

NOTICE! We rent to families and responsible adults only. No house parties and No Pets! No Exceptions!

Keywords: 100 Year Old Farm House

Property Manager

Julie Burnette

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Julie Burnette

Barbara O'Kelley Burnette & Dan O'Kelley

Julie Burnette purchased this Farmhouse in 1900

Why Julie Burnette chose Candler

This home belonged to our Grandparents Frank and Texie O'Kelley. It has been in our family for over 100 years. We wanted to be able to share it and let others enjoy a little bit of history.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

We are very convenient to Asheville & The Blue Ridge Parkway. Easy to access but still far enough out to get away from it all. 16 acres of pasture to roam around in.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Loft + Den
        2 double, 1 twin/ single, The upstairs is an open loft that will sleep up to 5 people.
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, We have one bedroom on the lower level.
      • Double Beds (3) Our beds are the original iron beds that were used in the farmhouse. With updated bedding. New Serta pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, We have one bathroom with a full sized bathtub / shower.
      • 1

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          The farmhouse is situated just at the base of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a magnificent view of Mt. Pisgah.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens for bedding are provided.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Fully air conditioned.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free long distance within the continental United States.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Newly insulated and heated with a Heat pump.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      There is a spacious parking area that will accomodate larger vehicles or even an RV, Boat or trailer, also we have an RV Park with full hook up located just across the street. Stony Fork Creek RV
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels are provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full Size Maytag Front loading washer and dryer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      We now offer internet!!!
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      The original fireplaces are disabled for wood burning, but have been replaced with decorative crackle logs in both the living room and lower level bedroom. No actual wood burning fireplaces


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          We have a few very basic essentials provided.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Our dining room is quite spacious and will seat 8-10 people.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  We have some old fashioned board games and puzzles available.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) 2 TV's w/ cable connection
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  There are a few toys.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  There are both VHS & DVD players upstairs. There is also a video library there as well.


                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      We have a 16 x 12 covered picnic area for your outdoor enjoyment. Also a bon fire pit located near by as well.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We are situated on a 16 acre farm. There is a large pasture for exploring. It is also great for sledding in the snow!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Weather permitting we have a perfect place for sledding!


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Due to age of our farmhouse we are not accessible for wheelchairs.


                                            • cinemas
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • rafting


                                                        • We have horses located just behind the property for your viewing pleasure. We have 2 goats available for you to pet and feed. They are family friendly! Local wildlife roam in the pasture almost daily. Your are in a prime area for fire flies in Summer, leaf looking in the Fall, sledding in the Winter ( provided we have snow!) and the Hominy Valley Gospel Singing Grounds are just 3 miles away.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          68 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Cozy getaway.

                                                          samantha d.

                                                          House was perfect for a weekend getaway. Had everything we needed in the kitchen and everywhere else. We loved the views and the back patio area was really nice for grilling out!

                                                          Nostalgic and Charming

                                                          Kelly I.Marana, Arizona

                                                          We all loved this house!!!! You could tell that the owners take great pride in this charming house! Our favorite part was the upstairs bedroom. My kids loved it and will remember it forever. The owners were extremely helpful and neighbourly. We would definitely stay here again. The owners even were gracious enough to look for a necklace I had left behind and mail it to me. Thank you so much Julie!!!!

                                                          Lovely, Rustic Charm, Farmhouse Chic in the Smoky Mountains

                                                          Alan R.

                                                          Very Classy ,well-maintained, rustic farmhouse with modern conveniences. Owners are very responsive and as charming as the house....two thumbs up!!

                                                          Charming Farmhouse

                                                          Gwen D.

                                                          Charming, clean farmhouse. Easy drives to get to hiking spots. Kids enjoyed the upstairs. Thanks for sharing your home!

                                                          What a perfect little farm house with character and charm. Absolutely perfect!!

                                                          Victoria G.

                                                          We had such a wonderful time. The house was perfect, the beds were perfect, the kitchen had everything we needed and some. I highly recommend bringing an old blanket to throw on the ground next to the fire pit, and lay there and look up at the stars. That's what this house is, a place to take a breath, enjoy the beauty and relish the past. When we were leaving, of course everyone had to use the bathroom before our 6 hour ride home, we ran into Dan. Oh my!!! What a sweet man!! As we waited for the children, we chatted with him. It was so awesome to have some questions we had about the history of the house, answered. What a perfect way to end our stay!! We truly enjoyed our stay and will definetly be coming back!!

                                                          So unique and fun! Will definitely stay again!

                                                          Chelsea R.Hurdle Mills

                                                          Loved the unique country charm of O'Kellys farmhouse. We have stayed several times with groups of friends and always have a great time.


                                                          Candler, NC, USA

                                                          We are at the base of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 15 - 20 minutes to Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, Cradle of Forestry and many other inviting attractions located on the Parkway. Also, we are about 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, or downtown Asheville.


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