2 BR / 2 BA - Beautifully renovated 1890's home, with awesome view of night sky
Jim and Pam Rogers
About Jim and Pam Rogers
Jim and Pam Rogers, The Dock Barnard Farm's owners, are lifetime residents of Franklin. In fact, Jim's family has been farming in the Iotla Valley since 1879. They live nearby, less than a mile from the Dock Barnard Farm, and they love to meet new folks and provide the perfect home-away-from-home for the enjoyment of their guests! In fact, The Dock Barnard Farm is the second of two historic properties Jim and Pam have preserved and have made available as vacation homes. The Old Campbell Farm, a wonderful blend of 1884 log cabin exterior and modern interior, is located less than a half-mile away. The properties complement one another and can make the perfect combination for larger-family vacations.
Jim and Pam Rogers purchased this House in 2014
Why Jim and Pam Rogers chose Franklin
The Dock Barnard Farm was passed down through the generations to Jim and his first cousins on the Barnard side of the family. Jim and Pam were fortunate to buy out the cousins' interest in the property in late 2014, at which time it became a part of the Rogers' larger 350-acre working farm where they specialize in growing Angus cattle and timber. The small fields at the Dock Barnard Farm produce hay each year for their cattle herd. But more importantly, restoring and preserving The Dock Barnard Farm, a truly wonderful historical treasure, has been a privilege and a pleasure! No doubt Dock and Ellen Barnard would be thrilled their home has been restored to its original beautiful condition!!
What makes this House unique
Beyond the sentimental family attachment to The Dock Barnard Farm, Jim and Pam fell in love with the Folk Victorian architecture, the view from the front porch, watching for woodland creatures and birds from the rocking chairs on the wrap-around screen porch, and the opportunity to reclaim poplar and chestnut lumber on the property to use as accents inside the home.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Service animals only
One infant counts as one traveler.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Not handicapped accessible
Damage must be reported immediately.
Change or set-up of passwords not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great experience. The check in process was smooth but a little lengthy. The house was so clean and super cozy. We loved the porch and the open fields to play and explore. We refrigerator was great but the filtered water system didn’t seem to be working, other than that it was a great experience.
Relaxing & Rejuvenating
When we first arrived the owners met us at the property. As soon as we met we felt as if we'd known them for years. They were very hospitable & welcoming. We really enjoyed hearing stories about the house, property, and the family history. The old buildings & beautiful nature on the property easily carry away any stresses you arrive with & fill you with a calm & relaxed spirit. The house feels like home, but with pampering... with the heated towel rack, fully stocked & neatly organized
kitchen, the inviting spacious screened porch, cozy barbecue patio, and comfy beds! The host's put so much time & attention into the guest's guidebook.... what a treasured find this was for our family! Rizzo's Bakery, Sheffield Gem Mine, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Steam Train Ride were among our favorite places outside of the home.
Santos, thank you for your review! We are so happy your family enjoyed their stay at The Dock Barnard Farm!! Please come back again soon!!! :)
This place is AMAZING! The owners, Jim and Pam make you feel like family!!!!
My husband and I took a 2 night trip for relaxation away from work, kids, and all of our busyness. We were NOT DISAPPOINTED!!!!! It is obvious that the owners have put their whole hearts into making this place the perfect getaway! It is rich in family history and Owners Jim & Pam were so sweet to give us a grand tour along with sharing a lot of the history of the family farmhouse. Each morning we enjoyed coffee on the beautiful screened porch, while deer and other animals roamed the property. The inside of the home is IMMACULATE! The heated towel racks in each bathroom were a great bonus and the decor is BEAUTIFUL. The large kitchen has new appliances and the washer and dryer are new as well as high efficiency. The location of the property is PERFECT! It is very secluded yet only a few miles from downtown Franklin and only 45 minutes to Cherokee or the Nantahalla River. Asheville is just a little over an hour away. The pictures on website are only a small glimpse of how beautiful it actually is. We could not have been happier with our stay! We will definitely be back with our kids as well as coming back for another trip for just the 2 of us! THANK YOU JIM &PAM!!! You have a beautiful place and gained us as lifelong visitors!
Treat yourself to an evening at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a premiere venue for great performances.
Perhaps you’d like to include some well-known destinations on your itinerary:
Nantahala National Forest,
Pigeon Forge, TN,
Cherohala Skyway and the Blue Ridge Parkway,
Cradle of Forestry,
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad,
The Whistle Stop Mall,
Old School Antique Mall.
Outdoor activities to consider:
Cycling (The Old Campbell Farm is adjacent to the Burningtown Loops),
Snow skiing (at Cataloochee Ski Area),