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

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Last updated: 08/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Robbinsville farmhouse 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.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              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.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Kitchen:

                Perculator & Drip Coffee makers available...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                1 standard drip & 1 perculator....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 8 people


              • 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

              • 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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Wood Stove:

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

              • Fireplace:

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

              • Heating:

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

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Parking:

                Plenty of parking behind House. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer, dryer in outbuilding. ...moreless

              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


                  • 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

                  • Books:

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

                  • 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

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Game Room


                  • Internet:

                    Hughes Net Dish Internet service. ...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Hughes Net Dish Internet service....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    2 charcoal grills with chimney starter. ...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • 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 View:

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

                  • Rural:

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


                  • Restaurants
                  • Groceries
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Pond
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Festivals
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Photography
                  • Walking
                  • Rafting


                  Write a review 4.6
                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Mar 29 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,150 $4,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,150 $4,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  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.

                  A $300.00 down payment will lock in your dates. Balance due 30 days before you arrive. Payment by check via slow mail or use your credit card via our PayPal account is accepted.

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                  Last updated: 08/10/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  • Santeetlah Lake

                    "Excellent fishing , beautiful coastline. Dam is were the Fugitive jump scene was shot. "

                  • Robbinsville

                    "The gas station next to McDonalds has the BEST broasted chicken. I will not lie, it is my ..."

                  • Carolina Kitchen

                    "Good , solid , lunch & dinner. "

                  • Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese

                    "The finest Cheese in all of North Carolina. Maybe the East coast. Bruce makes it daily fr..."

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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

                  1 of 24


                  • Easter Sunday 2012

                    Easter Sunday 2012

                  • Aug 30, 2011

                    Aug 30, 2011

                  • View from Lot 3

                    View from Lot 3

                  • New Broyhill Queen Sleeper

                    New Broyhill Queen Sleeper

                  • 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.

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

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

                  • Pond & Meadow August 2012

                    Pond & Meadow August 2012

                  • 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.

                  • Winter


                  • House from Meadow, Fruit Trees

                    House from Meadow, Fruit Trees

                  • Upper Meadow, View from Jimbo's Playroom

                    Upper Meadow, View from Jimbo's Playroom

                  • Fall 2009

                    Fall 2009

                  • Settling Ponds, 1 Acre Pond

                    Settling Ponds, 1 Acre Pond

                  • House Pond Geese 2009

                    House Pond Geese 2009

                  • October 2010

                    October 2010

                  • Kitchen.


                  • Loft #2  Twin Cherry Beds

                    Loft #2 Twin Cherry Beds

                  • Living Room August 2012

                    Living Room August 2012

                  • 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

                  • View from Jimbo's Playroom.
Upper Meadow

                    View from Jimbo's Playroom. Upper Meadow

                  • New Metal Roof 2012

                    New Metal Roof 2012

                  • Easter Lillies

                    Easter Lillies

                  • Entrance to Jimbo's Farm

                    Entrance to Jimbo's Farm

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                  This listing was first published here in 1998.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 25, 2014

                  $175 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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