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If you are looking for the cheapest option, we are not it. If you want a one of a kind experience that is not duplicatable, then read on. The Boyd family migrated from Scotland to Ireland in 1745 after losing their royal lands fighting on the wrong side in the Jacobite uprising. By the late 1700's, the Boyd family had migrated to America just in time to fight for the colony's independence. In the early 1820's they settled Haywood County on the 100 acre plus farm land where the family still resides today- 200 years later.
This is a real working farm surrounded by farmland in a rural setting close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That means there is an abudance of animals including horses and cows. There is an abundance of wildlife including possums, raccons, and squirrels. There are all types of critters and varmits on the farm. That is part of what makes it unique. There is a red fox and a bobcat that live close by as well as a flock of turkeys. You may see deer, bear, and elk that come over from Cataloochee Valley and sometimes bed down in the front yard. You will probably hear the coyotes howl at night. There are a couple of harmless black snakes that live close by and help us control the mice population. None of these animals will harm you, we have been living with them for centuries. If you don't like animals or are afraid of animlas our place is not for you. This is not a country club and this is not a resort.
The house belonged to Lt. Colonel Katie Boyd (deceased) who traveled the world during her army military career collecting antiques and other pieces of one of a kind furniture. The logs in the interior of the house are more than 200 years old. She had the logs moved to the home site in the 1980's and built the first part of the house. It was updated in the early 1990's and then again in 2017.
If you want to experience the appalachian history, culture in a farm setting with modern conveniences then this is it.
This is the place for families and close friends to come enjoy their time together surrounded by our family and on our farm. This is not a party house, and remember, it is an old farm house so it does have some quirks, but totally original. We take pride in keeping our place clean and fully stocked. We have terminix out every month, but this is a farmhouse , so you may see the occassional ladybug, beatle, spider or moth. If that bothers you then our place is not for you. In the summer, lightning bugs light up the night sky and kids have a blast chasing and catching them.
Our place is about an authentic experience that can not be duplicated. This is a place where families can create memories that last a lifetime.We are looking for people who want a slower pace to life but close to all the amenities with year round access. The property is minutes from Maggie Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains Park, Cataloochee Ski Slope and Waynesville. Asheville is a 30 minute drive and all interstate.
This updated farm house has all modern conveniences including wi-fi, televisions in every room, Direct TV package with 130 stations, a sound system that looks old but plays everything from USB digital, to cassette tapes.
Relax on the 120 foot wrap around porch or play many of the games we have provided for family entertainment and in the evening sit by the fire at the newly built fire pit. (Fire wood can be purchased from John Caldwell at Caldwell Excavating on U.S. route 276, and he will deliver. Also can purchase at convenience stores located on 276.) We do recommend getting some fire starter logs at Lowe's or Home Depot before coming).
This is modern convenience meets family tradition and history just not available in any other setting. We welcome you to a be a part of our family and share in our 200 year old legacy. Feel free to hike or walk the fields and gravel roads around the house and when you pass one of us, throw up a hand and say hello.
House has two Queen Beds, a double and two single beds. So can sleep 8 easily and 10 with the pull out couch. Feel free to set up a tent in the big beautiful yard for the kids- totally secluded and safe environment. There are two convenience stores within a half mile. A Dollar General store is less than 10 minutes on 276 south. An Ingles grocery store is located in Waynesville 15 minutes away. We have two refrigerators for plenty of food storage. Heating and air conditioning are set at 74 degrees and can not be adjusted. If that is an issue then our place is not for you.
There are stairs with two bedrooms upstairs and master on main.
Your deposit is returned after 7 days from checkout.
We offer a 10% discount to anyone who has a military I.D. You must scan and email it, so we can give you a custom quote.