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Great Views, Amazing Nature, Streams, Private and on the Edge of Farm Grounds...

(44 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8. Family and pet friendly. Mountain views.

Beautiful wood cabin home with gorgeous views and great location, positioned across from our horse barn and stocked pond. This open setting provides some of the best views of the stars. But in case you need to get some work done, free Internet will keep you connected to the outside world. DISCOUNT SPECIALS for the month of Aug-Oct!!

H&G farms is a young farm on it's way to becoming a sustainable organic farm. Many of the current systems are all ready providing multiple sustainable functions, such as solar electricity in the main farm house, ram pump and solar pump systems. Our 3,600ft green house used to jump start and extend the growing season, and permaculture sustainable regenerative principles are being applied and implemented throughout the farm.

Only a 35-45 minute drive from Asheville and nearby many outdoor adventures, although it's safe to say that one could adventure within the 24 acres that the farm is on. Playing in the streams and falls, hiking through the grounds, or fishing in our stocked pond while bird watching and wildlife viewing. Kids and adults alike can get a close view of our farm animals, cows, horses, and chickens throughout the grounds. Dogs are welcomed as long as they are friendly to farm animals and other dogs, and you will certainly be greeted by our farm dogs!

If you are looking to get away and relax in nature, and/or looking to stay near the proximity of city fun, this is the place for you.

We also offer permaculture workshops and customized sustainable education for anyone interested in work exchange living, as well as discount rates on cabins for anyone interested in getting their hands dirty and work in exchange. If you are interested in any type of work exchange or volunteer please keep in mind that it will take up time from vacationing so it's better suited for a long term stay.

Please keep in mind that the farm is available for you to walk through it, observe, and responsibly interact. Occasionally we can do farm tours specially in season and during work hours M-F 9am to 4pm, either way we are always happy to show you how to get around so that you can enjoy the grounds at your own leisure.

Hope that you book your stay and that we will see you soon!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25+ This house is for responsible adults only. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love this property. They can spend countless hours down by the streams exploring, children under 12 need to be supervised around animals but certainly observe them in their environments. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have 25 acres of outdoor space for smoking. There is no smoking indoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome on our farm. In fact, we even have our own farm dogs that will enjoy the company. We don't charge extra for dogs and will just be asked to fill out a waiver stating that you are responsible for your dog and any trouble that he can get into. (2 dog limit)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are three steps leading up to the property. Once inside however, the master bedroom is downstairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • 2 bathrooms. The bathroom downstairs has recently been remodeled.

Other Amenities

  • Check in is at 4PM and check out is at 10AM. Exceptions can be made if the schedule allows....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DIRECT TV with hundreds of stations including all the Asheville locals....moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen LED television with direct tv. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Situated on 24 private acres with views of the surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy the tranquility of the mountain, and the amazing biodiversity of North Carolina. Holstein farm is dedicated to helping increase this biodiversity every bit possible. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Enjoy watching the geese and other animals around the pond. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    One of our two crystal clear streams passes right by the front door on the way to the rock and creek area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning will keep you cool and comfortable even in the rare case of a hot summer afternoon....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful fireplace stocked with all the wood you need and fire-starters to make the job easier. Nothing could be more romantic than lounging by the fire on a cool evening....moreless

  • Heating:

    Our fireplace and electric heat will keep you warm and toasty even on the coldest nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free and reliable WIFI to keep you connected to the Internet....moreless

  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room:

    Spacious and cozy Living Room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking right outside your door....moreless



  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful views from our wrap around spacious deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    24 acres of woodlands, ponds, creeks and pastures....moreless



from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $115 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


We do not charge any pet fee, but we do ask you to sign a waiver to accept responsibility if you are bringing a pet.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
10.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Still
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grove Park Country Club
16.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Leicester Cafe
51.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cataloochee Ski Area

Car: Necessary

Leicester is a beautiful mountain area with lush forests, pastures and streams everywhere. It is located near the beautiful city of Asheville, and it is a great place to enjoy the nature and wildlife while not leaving the city life too far behind. NC has the widest ecological biodiversity in the united states and most likely in all North America. The property is tucked deep up in the mountains and is a secure and beautiful place to visit.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: The property owners Paul and Valerie Holstein purchased the property in April 2012. They believe and support sustainable living and are very dedicated on doing their own part so that a better ecological balance on earth can be reached. Holstein's farm ultimate goal is to be a sample and educational farm, where one can sit back relax and enjoy the setting, or volunteer and work in exchange for permaculture experience.

Why Leicester, NC, USA:
They searched the entire East Coast of the US for the perfect location to build their retreat. They choose the Asheville area for its mild climate while still having four seasons. They also loved the mountains, pastures, and streams that are found here. They wanted a place where their family, friends, guests and livestock would all be happy, and the incredible biodiversity of North Carolina was on it's own a very convincing fact.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. During foliage, it is an amazing place to see. The sustainable design being developed on the farm is very interesting to see, while your stay you will be able to witness and imagine the different stages of succession and what it takes to aid with an ecosystem to maximize function, sustainability, while always playing a regenerative role. We support soil and soil supports life. And if you are just out for privacy and a piece of mind, it is a great peaceful place for that as well.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Cozy Living Room with ceiling fan

    Cozy Living Room with ceiling fan

  • Our remodeled Gourmet Kitchen

    Our remodeled Gourmet Kitchen

  • Downstairs Full Bathroom with Shower

    Downstairs Full Bathroom with Shower

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Utility room with laundry

    Utility room with laundry

  • Private Waterfall area

    Private Waterfall area

  • swinging bridges

    swinging bridges

  • Greenhouse in the winter, still running...

    Greenhouse in the winter, still running...

  • Large chicken coop

    Large chicken coop

  • Scottish Highland cows

    Scottish Highland cows

  • Aquaponics sample bed

    Aquaponics sample bed

  • movable chicken coop

    movable chicken coop

  • Warm Fireplace in our spacious living room

    Warm Fireplace in our spacious living room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom #1

    Upstairs Bedroom #1

  • Upstairs Bedroom #2

    Upstairs Bedroom #2

  • View as you pull up

    View as you pull up

  • Cooling off area in the summer time

    Cooling off area in the summer time

  • Green house

    Green house

  • Horse barn

    Horse barn

  • tree house (back view)

    tree house (back view)

  • Kipper


  • organic


  • Misty view from rental house drive way

    Misty view from rental house drive way

VRBO #486885

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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