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Valle Crucis. Close to everything. Explore or Relax in the Farm's Inviting Apt

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

15 Acres of Farm & Mountain Views Surround You So You Can't Help But Relax

Hen's Tooth Acres Farm is a 15 acre FAMILY OWNED and OPERATED FARM in historic Valle Crucis, NC. While the farm is quite & secluded you are still be close to ALL! of High Country's year round activities including ski slopes, dining, shopping, Valle Crucis Community Park, water sports, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, gem mining, biking and more.

Your owner/operator hosts are Valle Crucis natives whose ancestors date back to the days of the Native American Cherokee Indians. Valle Crucis is home of the internationally famous original Mast General Store and annual Valle Country Fair (3rd Sat. in October).

Hen's Tooth Acres Farm vacation property is the ground level apartment of a 2 story duplex. You will have your own private yard, private patio and private entry.

Arabian Horses, Nubian Dairy Goats, Black Angus Cattle, Chicken, Geese, Guineas and a barn cat all live together in harmony here at Hen's Tooth Acres Farm.

An opportunity to come along when the evening farm chores are being done is included with your stay as well as farm fresh eggs, a gift sampler bag of Hen's Tooth Acres Farm handcrafted goat's milk soap (made with essential oils & natural ingredients) and Buy One Get One FREE meal(s) at local participating restaurants.

Living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a laundry/utility room. Comfortably sleeps 4-6. Linens are provided for beds and bath. Kitchen has a side-by-side fridge (with water and ice in the door), electric range, hood mount microwave, coffeemaker, 4 slice toaster, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. Living room comfortably seats 6. Dining table seats 6. Color remote cable TV with a built-in DVD player in the living room. WiFi. Washer / Dryer. Foosball table, board games and toys for the younger kids. Ceiling fans (remote control). Wood burning fireplace/stove. Bathroom has double sinks and a wonderful soaker garden tub.

Private patio has a gas grill along with a glider swing, rocking chairs, a patio table that overlooks acres of open fields and a wooded mountainside. A fresh water stream, Baird's Creek, runs through the middle of Hen's Tooth Acres Farm. Your front yard overlooks acres open pastures allowing you to enjoy viewing the farm animals grazing nearby. And be on the look out for wild life including deer and wild turkeys.

ASU, Lees McCrae College, Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Linville, Newland, Mountain City and Abindgon, VA are all nearby.

More Details

Abigail Townsend
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Abigail Townsend

The Townsends are among the families whose ancestors first settled in the area now known as Valle Crucis. Hen's Tooth Acres is run by Fred Townsend along with his son Chris, daughter in law Abi & 2 grandsons Finn & Rowan. All share in caring for & keeping the farm & animals in good shape.

Why Abigail Townsend chose Vilas

Hen's Tooth Acres Farm is a treasure as rare as Hen's Teeth. We provide our guests with a genuine - and truly unique - small family farm experience. We are close to everything yet you'll feel like you've left the hustle and bustle of everyday life far-far behind you - giving you the best of both worlds. R&R when you want it or plenty of recreation, shopping, dining and assorted things to do when you don't.

What makes this apartment unique

Farm fresh free range eggs for breakfast, handcrafted goat's milk soaps (made with essentail oils) and come along at chore time if you'd like to share in caring for the farm animals. **Make sure to bring along a pair of ' barn boots ' to wear when accompanying Fred on the daily chores! You may even want to try your hand at milking a goat or gathering fresh eggs. Perhaps you'd like to take a hike up the mountain. All of this and more...but you'll not find another vacation experience in the High Country that will even come close to the uniqueness of all that Hen's Tooth Acres Farm has to offer.


Vilas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A wonderful soaker tub w/shower, double sinks & tiled floor.
  • Double sinks, a wonderful soaker garden tub and tiled floor. Bath linens provided for up to 6 guests. Hair dryer available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A full-size sleeper sofa in the living room.
    Guest Room - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Let us know if you'd like to use the youth bed or pac-n-play
  • King size beds (1) Master berdroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) cot, Child Beds (1) A pac-n-play is provided to make it easier to bring the little one along. But be sure to bring your own bedding. Sleeper Sofa (1) The living room has a full size sleeper sofa. Bed linens and pillows are also provided except for the pac-n-play.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
You're invited to come along for the farm chores. This is when the farm animals are fed, eggs are gathered and the goats are milked. Just let us know if we can expect the pleasure of your company and we'll let you know the time. **Children MUST be accompanied by their parent.**


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average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews
Hillsborough, NC

A peaceful respite

  • 5 of 5

Hen's Tooth Farm is exactly as described. Fred Townsend is a kind, unique and affable character with not only the stories and knowledge that come with years amongst the beasts but also the manner of a farmer who respects and loves his animals. A dozen of the best eggs I've eaten in ages were awaiting us on our arrival as were bars of fragrant goat milk soap. The apartment was spotless and well maintained. It was easy to keep it warm on cool evenings. The best feature of these accommodations however was the adirondack chairs in the yard overlooking the pasture where cows grazed, goats roamed, a squad of geese patrolled and chickens and guinea fed. A real peaceable kingdom. A mere 6 miles to downtown Boone and yet the sounds of nature were rarely sullied by outside sounds. The best day of our long weekend was spent in those chairs listening to the moos of cows, the quiet clucking of hens, the occasional bleat of a goat backed up by the soft tinkling of a mountain creek.

I cannot imagine paying for a hotel room in Boone knowing that this little slice of heaven is so close at hand. As our son is a student at ASU I'm sure we will return and avail ourselves of Fred's hospitality more times in the future. My wife, daughter, son and I heartily recommend Hen's Tooth Farm.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Amazing, unique getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a great place to stay! We had the best time enjoying the scenery, feeding the animals and spending time with Farmer Fred. He is such a kind and gentle soul with an abundance of patience with the children. You can see how much he enjoys his farm and animals. We cannot wait to book our next stay! The accommodations were comfortable and it was perfect for kids - board games, foosball table, books and movies. I loved that there was a washer and dryer and a fully stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Hen's Tooth Acres is a perfect getaway. We had a memorable weekend here - Fred was fantastic allowing our children to help him with the farm chores and everyone had a fantastic time. The property is very close to Boone and Blowing Rock for activities but you could easily spend a weekend here just admiring the view, enjoy the cows, chickens, goats and horse from the comfort of the backyard, and learning from Farmer Fred. Be sure to allow plenty of time in your plans for that, as that was the best part of the trip for us and the main reason we'll return in the future if welcome.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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As relaxing as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with Fred this time last year and were looking forward to going back. Now we're talking about going back for several days next Spring, and a full week next October. Hiked the Moses Cone trails, then visited Blowing Rock -- all less than 30 minutes away. So much to do and see, but really, the best part is the peace and quiet at Hens Tooth Acres. You'll hate to leave, and you'll soon be thinking of your next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at Hen's Tooth Acres! Meeting and spending time with Farmer Fred made our time there even more special. We look forward to doing it again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Orange, Fl.

Relaxing and fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The property and accommodations were well maintained. The host was fantastic and was available anytime, although we didn't need anything. My children enjoyed the "chores" around the the farm. They collected fresh chicken eggs, fed the animals and even milked goats. It was a fantastic experience for them. So, if you are looking for a place to just slow down and relax with a taste of "farm life", this is the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Tweestie Railroad Tourist Attraction
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 105 & Hwy 194
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
1861 Farmhouse Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
SugarMtn, HawksNest, BeechMtn & Applachian Ski Mtn
Car: necessary

Year round activities make historic Valle Crucis an excellent vacation destination or simply a great place to get away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

*$110 nightly rate. 3 night minimum stay required.
*$75 exit cleaning fee.
Dogs(maximum of 2) $50 for 1st dog & $25 for each additional dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.