Fern Creek guests enter a captivating peace-filled space with forests and gardens where all kinds of life flourish. Take a walk in the woods or on the country roads that wind around the hills in our neighborhood. We are a small U-Pick Fruit farm on five acres, which includes a forest of evergreen, maple, and oak, nearly two acres of attractively designed vegetable gardens, orchard, and berry fields, and a charming (I know, really?) hen house.
Guests stay in a 1250 square-foot apartment in the lower level of our home. It has a separate entrance, private courtyard, 9-foot ceilings and good natural light. Unique features add interest to the space, like the kitchen and bath cabinets built from reclaimed lumber from a barn in Gaston. French doors off the master bedroom (king bed) lead to a private patio. The second bedroom, the quietest room in the apartment, houses a queen bed. A Jack-n-Jill bathroom has doors separating three rooms (sink & toilet/shower/sink) making the bathroom feel more like 1 1 1/2 or 2. The open design kitchen, dining room, and living room make you feel like you’ve entered a place with room to breathe. Stay one night or six and rest in the beauty and quiet of this small working farm.
If your draw to Fern Creek is the peaceful setting, you may want to consider adding an on-site massage (solo or couples massage available), which, weather permitting, can be given outside in the private courtyard looking out on the forest. Contact me if you want more details when you book--and plan early, as our massage therapist stay busy!
Guests are welcome and encouraged to walk through the forest, check out the orchard and gardens, and sit in the gazebo down by the creek. Except for the hot tub and courtyard, other outdoor spaces are shared with others who come and go at Fern Creek, primarily our Fruit CSA members and other local U-pickers who come for seasonal fruit from the end of May through October. Mark and I live in a separate space upstairs, so you’ll hear us patter around when we’re home, and some evenings the smell of our homegrown popcorn may waft downstairs.