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An antique retreat at O'Kelley's Farmhouse!

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Full sized Bath, (Sleeps 4-7 IN BEDS)



A memory making vacation is awaiting you nestled in the heart of the upper hominy valley where you will find an 'antique retreat' at the O’Kelley farm house. Renovated in 2008, the farm house is over 100 years old. Situated on 16 acres,the home is adorned with memorabilia from the O’Kelley family along with interesting novelties and antique accents.

Our home is located just moments from the Blue Ridge Parkway and only 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville, where you can find just about anything to do that your heart desires. Or, you can simply enjoy the farm for its own unique charm. May we suggest passing your time by: rocking on the porch, sitting under the outdoor pavilion watching wildlife, building a bonfire and toasting marshmallows, listening to the nearby creeks, or just enjoying the magnificent view of Mount Pisgah. Walking trails are also located nearby.

To add to the unique charm of the home, we have updated the matresses, but kept the original iron beds and many other pieces of the history that have made this home so special. We have tried to renovate in a way that adds modern conveniences and comforts with old time charm. The home, complete with a large kitchen and a spacious dining room that will seat up to 10 people, is a perfect place for an old fashioned family gathering.

This old farm house is so dear to our family. We hope that you and your family will come here and spend time making memories of your own. E-mail us today to plan your old fashioned family vacation.

NOTICE! We rent to families and responsible adults only. No house parties and No Pets! No Exceptions!

Keywords: 100 Year Old Farm House

More Details

Property Manager
Julie Burnette
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Julie Burnette

Barbara O'Kelley Burnette & Dan O'Kelley

Julie Burnette purchased this farmhouse in 1900

Why Julie Burnette chose Candler

This home belonged to our Grandparents Frank and Texie O'Kelley. It has been in our family for over 100 years. We wanted to be able to share it and let others enjoy a little bit of history.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We are very convenient to Asheville & The Blue Ridge Parkway. Easy to access but still far enough out to get away from it all. 16 acres of pasture to roam around in.


Candler Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , We have one bathroom with a full sized bathtub / shower.
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Loft + Den - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , The upstairs is an open loft that will sleep up to 5 people.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , We have one bedroom on the lower level.
  • Double Beds (3) Our beds are the original iron beds that were used in the farmhouse. With updated bedding. New Serta pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
We have horses located just behind the property for your viewing pleasure. We have 2 goats available for you to pet and feed. They are family friendly! Local wildlife roam in the pasture almost daily. Your are in a prime area for fire flies in Summer, leaf looking in the Fall, sledding in the Winter ( provided we have snow!) and the Hominy Valley Gospel Singing Grounds are just 3 miles away.


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An antique retreat at O'Kelley's Farmhouse!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 68 reviews

Cozy getaway.

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for a weekend getaway. Had everything we needed in the kitchen and everywhere else. We loved the views and the back patio area was really nice for grilling out!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marana, Arizona

Nostalgic and Charming

  • 5 of 5

We all loved this house!!!! You could tell that the owners take great pride in this charming house! Our favorite part was the upstairs bedroom. My kids loved it and will remember it forever. The owners were extremely helpful and neighbourly. We would definitely stay here again. The owners even were gracious enough to look for a necklace I had left behind and mail it to me. Thank you so much Julie!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, Rustic Charm, Farmhouse Chic in the Smoky Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Very Classy ,well-maintained, rustic farmhouse with modern conveniences. Owners are very responsive and as charming as the house....two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean farmhouse. Easy drives to get to hiking spots. Kids enjoyed the upstairs. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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What a perfect little farm house with character and charm. Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time. The house was perfect, the beds were perfect, the kitchen had everything we needed and some. I highly recommend bringing an old blanket to throw on the ground next to the fire pit, and lay there and look up at the stars. That's what this house is, a place to take a breath, enjoy the beauty and relish the past. When we were leaving, of course everyone had to use the bathroom before our 6 hour ride home, we ran into Dan. Oh my!!! What a sweet man!! As we waited for the children, we chatted with him. It was so awesome to have some questions we had about the history of the house, answered. What a perfect way to end our stay!! We truly enjoyed our stay and will definetly be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hurdle Mills

So unique and fun! Will definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the unique country charm of O'Kellys farmhouse. We have stayed several times with groups of friends and always have a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
Asiana Grand Buffet
Sliding Rock Falls
Lake Powhatan
Cracker Barrel
Cradle of Forestry
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
River Arts District, Downtown, Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate
LaZoom Tours
Pisgah View Ranch
Horseback riding, dinner and music entertainment. Call for reservations. 828-667-9100
Grove Arcade
Enjoy downtown Asheville. The Grove Arcade is located downtown in the heart of Asheville wi...
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Mast General Store
Flat Rock Playhouse
Eating Asheville Walking Food Tours
Mt Pisgah
This mountain peak can be seen from our property. Enjoy a good hike to the tower. Afterwar...
Pisgah Inn Restaurant
Looking Glass Falls
Asheville Zipline Tours & Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
Asheville Tourists
Asheville Urban Trail Tour
Pack Square
Take the kids to Splashville! Its a free water attraction they will love!
Pack's Tavern
Navitat Canopy Adventures
Great Zipline adventure!
Vance Birthplace
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Frank's Roman Pizza
Great local Pizza! Thursday night is Trivia night.
Biltmore Park Town Square
Biltmore Park has lots to offer. Several eateries, shops, movie theater and much much more.
Highway 151 Restaurant
Hard Times Trailhead
The North Carolina Arboretum
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub
Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway
Hwy 151 winds up the mtn to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Hominy Valley Singing Grounds
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway

We are at the base of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 15 - 20 minutes to Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, Cradle of Forestry and many other inviting attractions located on the Parkway. Also, we are about 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, or downtown Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager'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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