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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:
May 24, 2017

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 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.


Vilas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.**


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

Valle Crucis. Close to everything. Explore or Relax in the Farm's Inviting Apt
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews

Absolute Peace

  • 5 of 5

You can trust the reviews...everything they say about this place is true. Both of my kids (7 and almost 2) insisted on being back for chores each evening, and I agree that even if you never went anywhere except to grab some groceries, you would enjoy your stay. Fred told us about two trails on the property that we never got around to exploring, but we will next time.

We did enjoy our excursions to Mast General, the Linville Gorge and Caverns, some hiking near Grandfather, and canoeing on Price Lake. If you have kids, ask for the scavenger hunt brochure at's a great way to keep them busy but have them check in frequently. We made breakfast each morning with our fresh eggs, and enjoyed "dinner" al fresco a couple of nights (simple things like bread, cheese, and fruit). Once the kids were in bed, my husband and I enjoyed sitting outside in the quiet and listening for the creek. I even saw a shooting star. We never turned on the TV, the Goat's Milk soap made perfect souvenirs, and we pretty much were all ready to just ask what the rent would be if we moved in. Despite being exhausted from birthing calves and goats, and normal daily farm work, Fred still spent time letting us "help" gather eggs and feed the animals. My kids LOVED all of the animals, and I can tell Fred has a special bond with them all, too.

The apartment was nothing fancy, but cozy, comfy, and clean and actually bigger in person than it looks in the pictures. It had everything we needed and then some. It was so nice not having to pack toys, linens, etc. and to be able to do a load of laundry while there. Oh, one piece of advice: if you are germ-averse or "city-fied", pack a set of clothes and shoes just for farm chores. You can just store them in the utility room each night and they'll be ready the next day, and you can keep your other clothes fresh.

I almost don't want to advertise this place, because I want to be able to rent it whenever we can, but it is a priceless family vacation for 10% of the price you would pay for a family of 4 to go to Disney! We had an unforgettable time, and as a mountain girl, I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a peaceful and relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Hens Tooth Farm. Such a wonderful place to recharge and take it easy. We loved to do the chores and be with the animals. My daughter just loved the baby goats and Max the dog. I jokingly said to farmer Fred today I have to go back to civilization but later told him his civilization it's more civilized than mine. I guess the best compliment you can give is you wish you could stay longer and you want to return. That's how me and my family feel including my dog. The farm was a true mountaintop experience.

Thanks for the wonderful memories

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at Hen's Tooth Farm. We headed to the mountains for a ski weekend and ended up finding an educational and peaceful stay at the farm. The farm is centrally located to Sugar, Beech and Appalachian, which we skied all three over the course of the long weekend. We were also able to help Farmer Fred do farm chores in the mornings and evenings. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the animals and sustainability and the kids just loved all the animals. Farmer Fred is the perfect host who is there if you need him, but is not intrusive. I would highly recommend Hen's Tooth!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had tha best time with farmer fred and his farm animals. My 2 grandaughters 3 and 4 loved feeding all the animals and doing the chores. Fred's rental was awesome, it had everything you needed and more. We will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Felt like home !!

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed somewhere where it felt so much like a second home. Farmer Fred shares his knowledge (and his beautifulsos MAX) of ALL his animals and the function of the farm. His presence is known but by NO means Overwhelming - great experience for families or grown adults. Nothing to say but PERFECT !!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we we looking for !

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely one of our best vacations! My 11 year old said she liked it better than Disney! We we were greeted right away upon arrival and walked to our large apartment overlooking the pasture with a mountain backdrop. We had a lovely little fenced in garden area with patio swing, perfect to let out our small dog to explore. In our apartment we had a dozen fresh farm eggs and some aromatic goats milk soap waiting for us as an arrival gift. We enjoyed playing with the fusball table our first night and got settled in. Although the temperature outside was very cold, our place was cozy warm. The beds are comfortable and we slept well. Making breakfast was really easy with all the dishes and pans available. The pantry was even stocked with coffee and sundry of other things. It was quite and relaxing! Just what we were looking forward to! Our whole family (3) helped with the farm chores each morning: collecting eggs, & feeding the chickens, goats and cows. We even tried our hand at milking the goat! We hope to come back to Hen's Tooth Acre Farms in the spring or summer to see the baby goats and cows!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

*$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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