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Beulah Land Farm used to be a working farm where we raised edible flowers herbs, animals and boys but is now a lovely retreat for friends from all over the world. I am privileged to be the on site owner/manager and I enjoy meeting all of the interesting people who are sent my way, as do my other in house tenants.
My home is a hundred years old. I will not promise that the floors are perfectly level or that there is a single square corner in the whole place but I will promise that it is a house full of love and interesting people. It is a six bedroom house on about two acres of land. There is also a small two story guest house on my property. I rent out the two apartments on a permanent basis. I also rent out two suites on the second floor on a permanent basis as well as a converted root cellar on the first floor. This makes for an eclectic living experience that I find not only stimulating and interesting but is like a loving family environment. I maintain all of the common areas myself on a daily basis- It is keep neat and clean and the room that I rent out for VRBO is on the first floor and shares a very large bathroom with the other first floor residents.
'Grammies Room on Beulah Land Farm'
is a large two room suite which is right across the hall from the shared bathroom.
In Grammies Room, you will find:
*a comfy queen sized bed
*a couch that makes into a twin bed
*windows that look across the covered porch
* to a bold creek running twenty feet away
* a lovely attached sun porch with french doors onto a private area of the front porch
* Grammies fenced in flower garden and pond
*flat screen tv with cable and DVR.
*a big comfy armchair with an ottoman
* shared bathroom w washer/dryer
*separate entrance onto the front porch
* intimate porch with privacy shade for
*chaise lounge and table .
*Bird feeders teeming with locals!
*Hummingbirds come onto the porch to drink
Three steps down and you are in Grammies Garden with its picket fence, stone pond, flower garden, concrete table with umbrella, and lounge chair. Your own private wonderland. Through the arbor you will find yourself in the front yard, which gives you private access to the house.
My name is Lee Ann Johnson. I've lived here at Beulah Land Farm, just five minutes from Boone for twenty five years. YOU are invited to the mountains where you can experience the peace and rest of my hundred year old farm. Beulah Land is a unique vacation opportunity. Once a working farm, where we raised herbs, edible flowers, animals and boys, now it can be YOUR farm away from home...
I would like for my place to be a refuge from the rigors of your own mountain adventures! This house with its old hardwood floors and high ceilings is the ideal place to come home to after a day of hiking, sightseeing, visiting or skiing!
- Want to come and visit your student at App? -Need a quiet weekend getaway?
-Make it a romantic retreat..
- or a girls weekend- come on up and cook your meals together, stay up late, giggle and laugh as you reconnect without distractions!
-We are fifteen to thirty minutes from skiing
After almost two years on Homeaway I learned that offering reasonable rates made me a very popular destination. You can go there and read them! It has been a fun and interesting ride!
My guests are welcome to use the kitchen for cooking meals. Of course, I expect everyone to clean up after themselves, leaving the kitchen in the same shape they found it. I put all the dishes away every morning.
The bathroom is a shared bathroom, with a four foot shower as well as a washer and dryer for your use. I make every effort to keep it sanitized and tidy and each of the guests keep their personal items and towels in their own rooms.
Guests are also welcome to make use of the big living and dining room as well as the covered front porch which is tastefully furnished for dining with large rattan and glass table, a seating area with comfortable rockers and of course the porch swing.
There are a number of places to sit and just enjoy the farm around the yard and gardens. There is also a classic old tree swing hung from the maple tree as well as a climbing rope for kids of all ages.
You are also welcome to take a Creek Walk up Brushy Fork Creek which runs by the house just thirty feet from the front door! Fishermen will be happy to learn there are trout in my creek and we are a hop, skip and a jump from the Watauga River!
You are my guest! If I am here, I try to make myself available whenever I am needed but am sensitive for your need for privacy at the same time. I love people and enjoy interacting with others. While I am home MOST of the year, when I am traveling I arrange for a guest host to get you settled in and help you find your way around the place!
We are five minutes from Boone- right on the banks of bold and gurgling Brushy Fork Creek. Our fortunate location has all the advantages of rural life away from the hustle and bustle of our fair college town, but with instant access to all the high country has to offer:
*Endless shopping opportunities in Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis
*The Blue Ridge Parkway
*Valle Crucis Park
* Mast General Store
*Horne in the West
*Daniel Boone Park
*one hour from the Virginia Creeper Trail in Damascus, Virginia
* and dozens of accompanying annual
festivals that are held in the surrounding area!
There is a road behind us that you can walk up into the hills if you like to hike- From the top there are breathtaking views of Grandfather Mountain.
If you can't do hills, we are minutes from a lovely little walking track that is perfectly level. And of course we are less than thirty minutes from practically ANYWHERE in the high country!
There is a shuttle that comes out this way during the week- once in the morning and returns in the late afternoon. When I am home, I am always willing to help with rides- we are three miles from the first Appalcart stop which will carry you just about anyplace in Boone you'd like to go for free.
I was born and lived in Utah till I was six, at which time my family moved to Miami, Florida. This was where I think I developed my LOVE for the things I couldn't have there- the mountains, the beauty of changing seasons, and the color of a Carolina Blue Sky! I came to the Asheville area for summer camp for a few years in my teens and that sealed it for me!
After thirteen years of marriage and baby making, my husband and I sold everything in Florida and moved to Boone in 1987 with our four sons. We lived in a rental house for six months while I searched for my lifelong dream house- an old farmhouse which we found just five minutes from Boone in a perfectly lovely setting. I have lived here for almost thirty years now and wouldn't live anywhere else! We finished raising our sons here as well as cows, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, goaats, cats, dogs, iguanas, ferrets- the list is endless.
After losing our son in 2004, we took on the task of raising his three year old daughter-
and before too long, my husband went on a walkabout that ended in our divorce. We have remained friends and he lives at the other end of our property now. My grand daughter is now fourteen years old and still lives with me. Jonathan, one of my boys lives in the garage apartment next door and sort of co parents with me. He has been a wonderful help to me over the last twelve years and she loves him very much. I began just renting out some rooms in my house to make ends meet until a few years ago, when my son sent my best friend and I to Italy for the trip of a lifetime. This year I have added VRBO and homeaway- I look forward to reaching a whole new group of people who are looking for something more than two beds and a dresser in a hotel for a reasonable rate!
Owner/ Manager purchased this farmhouse in 1988
When we moved to Boone, I was so full of the dreams I had held dear for most of my life that I told my husband, "Just tell me how much we can spend- God will give me the house that is in my heart" We rented a house just a few miles from here for six months. I began the search in earnest. I had a very specific 'list' I had to fill. It had to be a very old house- a farmhouse with a big open hall upstairs, decent wiring and plumbing, outbuildings for farm animals, lots of property for my boys to run, running water- at the very least a bold creek, and as I began to drive around and look at the surrounding countryside, something came to me... I began to realize that one of the most important things to my search was the woman who had lived in the house before me.. and i wrote a poem about it. Since there weren't any old farmhouses on the market back then, I decided that I was going to make a cross stitch of the poem and when it was done, i had this feeling that my house would come available. So I set to work on the cross stitch. My realtor was very sweet and kind and never gave up on helping me find my dream house. She probably thought I was a little crazy, but she loved the poem and the cross stitch. Another person who never gave up was my best friend who had moved up here with HER husband and four boys just a month after we did. She called a realtor one night an gave him my 'list' and he said, "The hair is standing up on the back of my neck- I just came from the house you are describing." The next day, my realtor showed up to bring me to look at the house- when she held up a skeleton key, I began to cry- I just KNEW this was it. So it was. And when we made the offer on the house (they had six offers in two days) I insisted that they include a letter from me with a copy of the poem. It ended with these words: And the future will hold a place of honor for her, whose dream come true became mine. Several weeks later out of all those offers, they chose ours!
Ha. They say it is a magical place- that there is something very special here. I believe this also. It is a beautiful place on a gurgling creek under an ancient maple tree and I think that sometimes you can just feel the memories and laughter and tears of a hundred years of living from three families who were raised here- And who knows how many before that because I discovered that there was another house on this same site that was eventually torn down to build my house here in 1917! It is a gracious and welcoming home and I feel blessed to wake up here every day of my life!
Quaint farmhouse only 5 miles from downtown Boone. Leeann is a friendly hostess. I enjoyed the outdoor spaces as well as the bedroom with separate sitting room and private porch and garden. Fridge space, kitchen facilities. Also loved that I could bring my dog! Lots of animals plus people staying there, so come if you enjoy a place where there's plenty going on. I liked it because I was traveling alone. She also has a really cute tent arrangement outside with plush beds/outdoor kitchen, etc. that you can rent. Also close to Valle Crucis and other attractions.
Make sure to read every single detail before booking. You share a bathroom with other visitors in a shared farmhouse, and that is not very clear on the description. Lots of people are in and out of the house, so if you are big on privacy, this is not your kind of place. I also had difficulty getting directions to the house. The host was really nice and accommodating, though.
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