Jimbo's Farm - 53 Acre Retreat with Trout Pond and Stream

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Last updated: 11/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest, and in the southern shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll find 'Jimbo's Farm.' It's a 53 acre retreat that includes a 110 year-old restored Farm House with New Metal Roof, one acre trout pond, 2 settling ponds with waterfalls and mountain branch running through the entire property. There are Apple / Pear / Peach / Cherry Trees and Blueberry Bushes in meadow next to Pond. Hughes Net Internet service with wireless router available. Springtime arrives late March, when the old growth trees begin to green and daffodils start to bloom. By summer, dogwood, laurel, wild azaleas and rhododendron are in full glory. Gentle summer temperatures rarely reach 80 F while nights drop into the high 50's. The colors of fall in this rural mountain setting make for the most spectacular viewing. With over 100,000 acres of National Forest, the walking trails along the pristine streams and mountain tops contain one of the greatest varieties of flora found anywhere in the world. Lake Santeetlah covers 2800 acres, with 100 miles of shoreline. Excellent fishing for small mouth bass and large mouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout. Cherohala Skyway; a leisurely and breathtaking drive. This ridge route between North Carolina and Tennessee opened on October 12, 1996 and was immediately acclaimed as one of the most scenic routes in the USA. Spirit Ridge offers the most expansive view along the entire route. The Dr agon: 318 curves in 11 miles on US 129, a scenic driving challenge. Mountain crafts abound with over 500 local artisans. Cherokee Indians are native to the county and make beautiful baskets, beaded items and carvings. Tsali: one of top 10 mountain biking trails in the US. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest: the last 3,800 acres of untouched virgin wilderness east of the Mississippi. Old growth trees, some 20 feet around the base, grow in this natural setting and remain in its primitive state. Excellent walking trails wind along this living monument to the memory of Joyce Kilmer, the poet who is best remembered for the poem 'Trees.' Practice your Fly casting skills on your private trout pond before heading off to countless streams. Then visit the famous Blue Boar Lodge, rent a boat and try your luck on Lake Santeetlah. Enjoy the many outdoor activities available just minutes from ' Jimbo's Farm .' Or just stock up, close the gate, and stay in your secluded retreat. Have a seat on the porch and enjoy the quiet, slow paced life of Graham County. Driving times: Less than three hours north of Atlanta Less than two hours west of Asheville One hour and a half east of Knoxville Keywords: 110 Year Old Restored Farm House with New Metal Roof, 1 acre pond, and mountain branch that runs through entire property.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love this place. Between the Pond, Creek Stomping, Jimbo's Playroom & campfire they can keep busy....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on Porch. Not in the buildings....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome with $50.00 cleaning charge. Details included in Rental agreement....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Loft #1: 1 double

    1890 Sleigh with Feather Bed, Quilt, Oil Radiator heater....moreless

  • Loft Room #2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin Cherry Beds, Oil Radiator heater, A/C wall units....moreless

  • OutBuilding: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Rustic. We don't charge extra so no complaints. ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen with Feather Bed, Country quilt, Electric Firepace....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) 1. Queen in Master Bedroom with Feather Bed, Winter Quilt, fleece blanket, Country Quilt; 1 - Queen Bed in Out Building & 1 twin. 1- Broyhill Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room, 1 - Double Bed, 1890 Sleigh Bed in Up Stairs Loft 1 Feather Bed, Winter Quilt, Fleece Blanket., 2 - Twin or Single Beds cherry Twin beds in Loft #2 Rustic Out Building can be used at no extra charge so you can't complain....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main House: toilet, shower


  • OutBuilding: toilet, shower

    Kinda like going to camp. ...moreless

  • Bath & hand towels provided.

Other Amenities

  • Pot Belly Stove in living room, Charcoal BBQ, Gas Fireplace in master bedroom. Out-Building with Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, Bathroom with shower, Sleeps 2-3, Great for Kids! available at no extra charge. 14,000 BTU A/C Unit -1 main floor, 2 Window Units 5,000 BTU in Upstairs Lofts. Pets allowed with Security Deposit Hughes Net Internet service with wireless router Available....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Reference books on local wildlife. Guest leave all sorts of interesting books. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library:

    Lots of CD's Cassettes & CD's are in Jimbo's Playroom...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Brunswick slate table up at Jimbos Playroom. ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV. 1 - Sony 26 Bravia in Living room with 5.1 surround system. 1 small TV with VCR in Loft. Sony TV with VCR in OutBuilding...moreless

  • Stereo:

    5.1 surround system...moreless

  • Television:

    Sony TV with VCR i Out Building....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Loads of DVD's & VHS tapes....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Private 1 acre pond stocked with rainbow & brown trout. There are also shinners , creek minnows, frogs, turtles, etc........moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Front Porch faces private one acre pond. Pinhook Branch runs through property to 2 settling ponds . Great for creek stomping. Apple / Peach / Pear / Cherry Trees and Blueberry bushes in the meadow next to Pond. Front of house has Concord grape vines. ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    53 acres border the Nantahala National forest. Beech Creek Mountain is seen from the front porch. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beach Creek Mountain & Snowbird Mountain range is viewed from front Porch...moreless

  • River:

    Pinhook Branch runs through the entire property. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    On the edge of Nantahla National Forest....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Additional folding chairs in tool shed for use around fire it dinners. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    4 units. One 14,000 BTU Floor Unit in Kitchen One window unit in each Loft. 1- 12,000 BTU Floor Unit in Out Building....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Hughes Net Dish Internet service....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer, dryer in outbuilding. ...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Pole Barn...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Pot Belly stove . Electric unit in master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Covered Pole Barn...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Master Bedroom with thermostat...moreless

  • Heating:

    Oil Radiator heaters in Lofts. Eden Pure unit in Kitchen. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hughes Net Dish Internet service. ...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Feather Bed & Winter quilts on Queen & Full Beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    New queen size sofa sleeper, 1890's Morrison rocking chair, 1 antique ladies rocking chair. Pot Belly Stove. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking behind House. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room besides house for Boat, Bike trailer....moreless

  • Telephone:

    2 wireless phone, 2 fixed....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer, dryer in outbuilding. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Nergear wireless router....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Pot Belly Stove. Split fire wood in Pole Barn. Plus. Eden Pure space heater in Kitchen. Each bedroom has Oil Radiator heaters....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Stove was actually made at a foundry in Robbinsville MANY years ago. Works great. ...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    1 standard drip & 1 perculator....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of New Stainless Steel Pots & Pans. Seasoned Cast iron pans are available & Waffle maker, & blender ....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots, pans, and cast iron pans in kitchen. ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Perculator & Drip Coffee makers available...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Anything in pantry is in date & yours to use. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice Dispenser / water in refridge door in Main house Extra Refridge in Out Building...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front Porch with 2 Hammocks, 1 swing, 2 Rocking chairs. Side Porch with 2 Rocking Chairs....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 charcoal grills with chimney starter. ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front & side porch's...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rate includes up to 8 guests. Add $10.00 per night, per guest after that.

2014 couples special. $975.00 & 10 % sales tax for a week. Holidays excluded.

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Last updated: 11/08/2015
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville NC
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Robbinsville

Car: Necessary

Nearby , Whitewater Rafting, Tsali Bike Trail, Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Lake etc,

NEW, Jimbo's Play Room, Full size Brunswick Pool Table, Dart Board, writing table. Available for $25.00.

There are Cheaper places to stay, But none Better.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Jimbo: Musician that needed to know the light at end of tunnel was not a train.

Why the Owner Chose Robbinsville:
Visited Western North Carolina many times over the years Had friends with property in area & felt at home.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
This is the last undiscovered area of WNC. 80% of land in Graham County is National Forest & locals are wonderful. You get the entire 53 acre to yourselves. Looking out from front porch you see the acre pond and Beech Creek Mountain not other cabins & other folks. There are cheaper places to stay, but none better.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Summer 2014

    Summer 2014

  • Fall 2014

    Fall 2014

  • Fall 2009

    Fall 2009

  • View from Lot 3

    View from Lot 3

  • Labs, Pond, House early Fall

    Labs, Pond, House early Fall

  • Loft #1.  1890 Sleigh Bed with
feather bed.

    Loft #1. 1890 Sleigh Bed with feather bed.

  • Pot Belly Stove.   Stairs to Lot's.

    Pot Belly Stove. Stairs to Lot's.

  • Living Room August 2012

    Living Room August 2012

  • Jimbo's Playroom.   8 foot Brunswick slate Pool table, Dart Board, fridge

    Jimbo's Playroom. 8 foot Brunswick slate Pool table, Dart Board, fridge

  • Out Building. You can use it at no charge so you can't complain. 12,000 BTU AC

    Out Building. You can use it at no charge so you can't complain. 12,000 BTU AC

  • Upper Meadow, View from Jimbo's Playroom

    Upper Meadow, View from Jimbo's Playroom

  • Swing under Beech Tree Fall 2014

    Swing under Beech Tree Fall 2014

  • Summer 2014

    Summer 2014

  • October 2014

    October 2014

  • Settling Ponds, 1 Acre Pond

    Settling Ponds, 1 Acre Pond

  • New Broyhill Queen Sleeper

    New Broyhill Queen Sleeper

  • Kitchen.


  • Loft #2  Twin Cherry Beds

    Loft #2 Twin Cherry Beds

  • Master Bed Room.  Queen with
feather Bed.   Electric fireplace.

    Master Bed Room. Queen with feather Bed. Electric fireplace.

  • Fall 2009.   Jimbo's Playroom
with Pool Table, dart board, boom box,

    Fall 2009. Jimbo's Playroom with Pool Table, dart board, boom box, refridge.

  • Pond & Meadow August 2012

    Pond & Meadow August 2012

  • New Metal Roof 2012

    New Metal Roof 2012

  • Entrance to Jimbo's Farm

    Entrance to Jimbo's Farm

  • Sunset over 1 acre trout pond.

    Sunset over 1 acre trout pond.

VRBO #914

This listing was first published here in 1998.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Robbinsville #914

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