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An antique retreat at O'Kelley's Farmhouse!

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 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:
August 19, 2017

About Julie Burnette

Barbara O'Kelley Burnette & Dan O'Kelley

Julie Burnette purchased this farmhouse in 1900

Why Julie Burnette chose Smoky Mountains

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
  • 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 4.8688526 based on 61 reviews

Property was as described - if you love antiques you'll love this place!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here for 2 nights while in town for a weekend trip. The house is just as pictured on the listing. Decorated with lots of antiques and old photos. The majority of the sleeping space is in the attic area and it can get a bit warm and stuffy in the summer. Fans and opening the windows after the sun went down helped to cool it down. It was a beautiful property that has a huge backyard leading to a forest. Was a little disappointing to realize the house sits on a road that had a lot of cars/motorcycles driving up and down. I wouldn't call it a busy road but the sounds were distracting if you're looking for a quiet sit on the front porch. There were horses next door that were fun to watch. We were sad to learn on arrival that they no longer have the goats that are described in the listing. It is in a good location - not too far from grocery, downtown Asheville, the mountain drive. House was stocked with everything we needed to cook there and it was clean. We enjoyed a campfire in the backyard fire pit. We brought our own wood but later realized there was some there we could have used. We would stay again if in the area and would recommend it - take note that the beds are full size so 2 people per bed is cozy!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collinwood, TN, USA


  • 5 of 5

Very quaint and unique property. Everything we needed was supplied. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Besutuful, peaceful, serene farmhouse! Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this lovely, peaceful farmhouse. It is so comfortable and beautifully decorated, yet with all the conveniences you need...well-furnished kitchen, cable tv, and wifi. The porch is wonderful and a great place to relax and rest, and the yard is beautiful and serene...horses to watch and a picnic area with a covered shelter, gas grill, and plenty of seating. The short drive to Asheville is scenic and doesn't seem long at all. This is so much better than a motel in the city! This country girl loves it here, and would stay again. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like going back in time, staying at Great Grandmom's farmhouse for a summer visit.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained property, fun place to stay. Horses and goats on the property, wildlife roaming the farm. The property sits in the valley just below the Blue Ridge Parkway, with beautiful views. Close to downtown Asheville. Looking forward to going back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Point, North Carolina

A very cute authentic cottage in the mountains but close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The cottage was super cute and while it was definitely out in the mountains, it was still pretty close to downtown where we spent most of our time. The goat was especially cute. Nice accommodations, everything you need for a little mountain trip. Everything was clean and felt very homey.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and property

  • 5 of 5

I had an idea of what the farmhouse would be like from the VRBO site and reviews and it did not disappoint! Lovely, quaint, and clean the home was filled with history and personality. Beds and linens all very comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped and the big dining room table was perfect for both meals and games. The property was beautiful too. We had a big fire in the fire pit and enjoyed the very visible night sky. The horses, rooster, and expecting goat were all fun to watch. Location very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a quick drive to downtown Asheville. We will defiantly stay here again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.