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Julie Burnette

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

An antique retreat at O'Kelley's Farmhouse!

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Farmhouse, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8 comfortably)


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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Burnette (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Julie Burnette

Barbara O'Kelley Burnette & Dan O'Kelley

Julie Burnette purchased this farmhouse in 1900

Why Julie Burnette chose Asheville Area

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.


based on 48 traveler reviews

An antique retreat at O'Kelley's Farmhouse!
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

Home Sweet Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at O'Kelley's Farmhouse. We liked that it was away from the city (Asheville), but still close enough to go there in a short period of time. We also liked that it was easy to find. It was fun meeting the goats (Princess and her 3 babies). With the 2 of us and our 2 grown children, it was good to have room to have our own beds and then to be together to watch TV or play games before settling down for the night. It's hard to find such in a hotel or B&B.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This old farmhouse is like stepping back in time, all the decor is amazing to look at. Even the kids (actually teenagers) were impressed by all the "cool" stuff. Great location near Asheville!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Real country house

  • 5 of 5

Will recommend to anyone. Easy and pleasant drive to it, and close to groceries. Comfortable, super clean, quite, has the essentials, and super cute. Just walking around the inside of the house and then the land could be an attraction by itself if you like to explore. The horses, the goats, the creek, the sound of the creek!!!, the mountains surrounding the farm. It was just awesome. Drove up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and it was beautiful! When I mentioned comfortable, we are a family of 7 and did not had issues whatsoever with the space. Just loved it! Thank you O'Kelleys!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Perfect place to relax and do some site seeing

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the O'kelley's Farmhouse! very cool old house with lots of history to it and I had no idea it was so close to the Blue Ridge Parkway! just pull out of the driveway and go up the winding road to the top of Mt Pisgah and your on the parkway in just a couple of minutes ! it is also very close to downtown Asheville, River art district and Maggie Valley, beautiful area with plenty of sites to see and great people too! we will be going back in the future

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place we've ever rented with VRBO. It is very relaxing and a throwback to slower days, yet has the modern amenities to make it comfortable and easy to use (meaning - cable tv, central heat, gas grill!). It was far enough from town to be peaceful, yet close enough for us to easily go in for shopping and groceries. The drive from Asheville is very easy, not curvy or hilly like some other locations we've rented. We are already looking at a second trip with this as our home base to explore the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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O'Kelley's Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 adults and 1 child (10 year-old grandson) thoroughly enjoyed staying 3 nights at your unique family farmhouse in the Asheville area. The location was excellent--close to Asheville restaurants and special sites and, of course, the beautiful mountains. It was awe-inspiring to look out the windows to see the top of Mt. Pisgah and the rolling pastureland of your property. We have a real appreciation of memorabilia from bygone years so all the interesting items placed so cleverly in your home really caught our eye! The kitchen was well stocked and perfect for our needs. The home itself was clean and well-maintained. The bedding was more than adequate since the home could actually sleep 6-8 comfortably. Having snow flurries late one night and continuing the next morning really was a highlight for our grandson. He made the biggest snowball and hated for it to melt. Feeding the pregnant goat Princess was another rare threat. By the way, Princess loves bagels but not English muffins with cheese. The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful, especially with such a late booking. I would definitely recommend this quaint, eclectic farmhouse for anyone just wanting to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape. It was very reasonable for all it offered. Our family would very much like to visit there again. This is a gem anyone would appreciate!

The Enis Family from North Carolina

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Hominy Valley Singing Grounds
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway

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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Tax Rate 8.0%

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Asheville Area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , We have one bathroom with a full sized bathtub / shower.
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , We have one bedroom on the lower level.
    Loft + Den - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , The upstairs is an open loft that will sleep up to 5 people.
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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.

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