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

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


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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. There's also a color remote cable TV in the master bedroom. 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, three 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Fred Townsend
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Fred Townsend

The Townsends are among the families whose ancestors first settled in the area now known as Valle Crucis. I am a fifth generation native. My two sons are sixth generation and I hope to pass the family farm along to the 7th generation (my grandsons).

Why Fred Townsend chose North Carolina

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. 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.


based on 63 traveler reviews

Valle Crucis. Close to everything. Explore or Relax in the Farm's Inviting Apt
average rating of 4.984127 based on 63 reviews

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I only stayed for 3 nights at Hens Tooth Acres Farm but I wish we could have stayed longer. It is absolutely beautiful and one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever taken. Farmer Fred is amazing with children. He is very patient and kind. He teaches them about the farm animals and allows them to participate in the farm chores. Our 6 year old son did not want to come home. He told us he wanted to move into the apartment at Farmer Fred's house. It is definitely worth your time and money to stay here. We will most definitely be back and have already started talking about our next trip here.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had such a amazing time at Fred's Farm

  • 5 of 5

The farm had all that you needed and was completely cozy. Fred was so good with Sierra. He showed her how to handle the eggs from the hens, how to milk the goats, how to feed apples to "Vadar" the horse, and she loved the baby chicks and lastly the friendly sheep dog "Max". She waited for Fred every morning and evening to do the chores. Once we left the place she said "can we come back again"

If for any reason you are the fence about staying don't be you will not be disappointed.

Thanks again Fred for a wonderfull time. Rob, Jo and Sierra

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful and relaxing stay at the farm

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Henstooth Acres was incredible! We have a daughter who loved helping with the morning and evening chores! We loved feeding Vader some apples too! Fred is wonderful and very accommodating. Thank you so much for having us. We felt right at home during our stay. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Trip to Remember

  • 5 of 5

We've been back to the grind now for several days, but I can't stop daydreaming about our time at Hen's Tooth Acres! Within hours of our arrival, our 6 year-old son said he wanted to come back every year. I can't say I blame him; we'd love to make this a family tradition. We loved being outside relaxing, watching the animals graze, or swinging on the hammock. The kids absolutely loved helping out with the farm chores. We would have been content to stay on the property the whole time, but we did venture out to Tweetsie and Doc's gem mining. Our daughter, 3 years, loved her "Goldilocks" bed, and we had everything we needed in the apartment. The fresh eggs, garden veggies, and homemade soaps were an added bonus. Farmer Fred was so sweet and patient to show us the ropes of farm life and taught us a whole lot. To echo another reviewer, we call it our new "happy place" as well! We've told everybody we know about this magical, mountain getaway. We've made priceless family memories that I know we will add to in the future. Thank you for sharing Hen's Tooth Acres with all of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

My family spent several days here at the farm. It was very relaxing. I particularly enjoying talking with Fred about his farm experiences. He is a quite simply a lovely person who seems to love his animals and farm. I really enjoyed collecting eggs and milking a goat for the first time. The 2 bedrooms served us well and were very quiet. There was a cot available that my son used to sleep in the living room. Kitchen is well stocked. My husband did see 2 bears a ways down the road so be careful. There is a trail that you can hike on the property. This is a country rustic property which we really enjoyed. Farm is an easy drive from Boone, Blowing Rock, and Valle Crucis. Apartment got a bit hot in the afternoon due to extreme temperatures and currently there is no air conditioning. It wasn't a big deal though as we simply pulled the shades and put box fan in the window. Fred provided excellent customer service. Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: UPDATE- Fred has installed an air conditioner in the apartment since your stay!
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great little escape

  • 5 of 5

-great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life

-super knowledgable, friendly, caring host everyone calls Farmer Fred

-so fun to help take care of the animals -- friendly dog, cute goats, lots of chickens, cows and horses

-decent, clean apartment (walk-out basement) under Fred's home

-very nice surprise of eggs and goat's milk soap upon arrival

-hope to plan a return trip soon


  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Off season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter/Off season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

*$110 nightly rate. 3 night minimum stay required.
*$660 weekly rate = 1 FREE night.
*$75 exit cleaning fee.
Dogs(maximum of 2) $50 for 1st dog & $25 for each additional dog.

50% deposit required at time reservation. Balance due at check-in. Pay by cash or check. A refundable damage deposit of $200 is required at time of reservation.
In the event that you need to cancel your reservation we will try to rent out your dates but if we cannot book your stay to another group we will keep half of your deposit.

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Vilas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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