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Organic Family Farm Twenty Minutes From Chapel Hill

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, shared bathroom, sleeps 2

Our home has two upstairs bedrooms available each with a double-sized bed and with a shared bathroom, and with a reading area between them; this listing is for the west facing bedroom. We're located on a 20 acre organic farm surrounded by woods, and about a fifteen minute drive from Chapel Hill. Our three kids, now in their twenties and thirties, all live within twenty minutes, and our daughter works weekdays on the farm.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to live and work on a family farm, here's your chance to find out. Depending upon what time of day or year it is, you'll see us harvesting tomatoes, lettuce, flowers, shiitake mushrooms; or cleaning onions, butternut squash, elephant garlic, delicata squash; or using a tractor to plow, till, bush hog, or lay plastic. And the next time you go to the grocery store after staying on our farm, you will know how that produce got there.

Our land was once part of an old southern farm which, when we bought it in the early '90's, was mostly abandoned and overrun by weeds and ancient shattered green-houses. We spent years of effort bringing it back to a lively family farm that once again helps support the community.

Early risers can breakfast and drink coffee or tea with us and hear our plans for the day's planting, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, and selling. Walk the grounds with our dogs, and witness the running of a working farm. Our farm has been nick-named "Too Many Dogs Farm", and our dogs sometimes reject other canines so we're unable to allow other dogs to visit. We are an organic farm, which means we avoid toxic chemicals, and consequently must set traps for the unwanted insects and rodents we occasionally see on the farm and in our home.

You need to have an automobile since town buses don't run out here, although some of our farm-hands commuted by bicycle. You can park up by the house, in a spot on the left facing the pond. Our farm is located in what was once the old South where folks took a horse-and-buggy trip the six miles into town; as a matter of fact, we're friends with one of those old-time farmers who's father did that, and that friend still sometimes rides his horse-and-buggy to the neighborhood bar.

More Details

Owner
Cindy Econopouly Soehner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Cindy Econopouly Soehner

I lived my high school years in Greece, and my family welcomed assorted visitors from various countries. My farming may have been inspired by seeing Greek shepherds guiding sheep or turkeys down city streets; or maybe it was the sights and smells of fruits and vegetables piled high on tables at weekly farmers' markets in the 1970's. My husband John and I ultimately switched to organic farming because we like working for ourselves, we like working outdoors, and we like people. Our occupation necessitates all of these.

Our three adult children have all worked on the farm, and our daughter still does full-time.

Cindy Econopouly Soehner purchased this bed and breakfast in 1992

Why Cindy Econopouly Soehner chose Chapel Hill

We love our land because we farm fruits and vegetables beside the woods with deer, foxes, and herons, but we're just minutes away from the International Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and Raleigh.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

We grow organic vegetables and prepare great vegetarian meals; guests may chose to purchase our meal plan rather than eating daily at restaurants. Already included in our fee is the choice to fix yourself a light breakfast in our kitchen, but we also offer the option of purchasing lunches and dinners for $10/meal per person with advance notice.

Amenities

Chapel Hill Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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Super sweet hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a month until I got a better feel for the area primarily because it was one of the cheaper places on VRBO. It was everything I needed as I really just needed a place to sleep. They opened up the house to me and were very generous. This is NOT a resort, nor should you think it is, as described in the listing. It's on a farm, which is something new to me, but if you grew up on a farm you'll probably love it.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Kracken
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fiesta Grill
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra guest $5
Tax Rate 7.5%

For an additional fee of $5/child/night, your children are welcome to sleep with you on the bed or on the bedroom floor using your sleeping bags.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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