Vacation at a Small Working Farm

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Mist rises from the pond at the Guest House


Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Feel your stresses slip away as you turn onto the Turtle Mist Farm driveway. We're in the country, but 20 to 30 minutes away from a variety of attractions, activities & opportunities in the surrounding area. The cities of Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill offer museums, the arts, fine and casual dining, sports and shopping. A stay at Turtle Mist Farm will provide a quiet and wonderfully relaxing get-away in our 3 bedroom two and one half bath guest house overlooking the larger of our two stocked ponds. Guest are welcome to accompany and/or assist the owners with the daily farm maintenance or simply relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch or sit under the shade umbrella on the back deck. A registered massage therapist is available by appointment. Turtle Mist Farm has basic cable service and the owners have an extensive DVD collection available for loan. The kitchen has all appliances and basic cooking utensils. A washer, dryer & iron is available in the laundry room. Housekeeping & meals are up to you. The master bedroom contains a king size bed. The 2 upstairs bedrooms contain a queen size bed and 2 full size beds respectively. Guest house accommodates a maximum of 6 adults. Children are welcome. Well behaved pets are welcome but there is a $50 pet cleaning fee per stay. Turtle Mist Farm requires a 2 night minimum and a three night minimum during the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years.
Stays can be scheduled year round, however, from November to March farm activities are limited.
$150 per night up to four adults, $30 per person for each additional person up to a maximum of six. Rates are subject of change.
Turtle Mist Farm has an unusual array of animals including, sheep, beef cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, quail, partridges & pheasant. Plus, rabbits, a donkey, peacocks and horse, a Belgian.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    Children's books Magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    House has whole-house water filter. No need to purchase bottled water...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$850 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Daily rate is for the first 4 adults. Additional guest fee is $30 per adult per night. Stays in excess of 3 weeks will be charged the monthly rate of $3,000. $150 fee for reservations cancelled 10 days or less of check in date.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Raleigh-Durham Airport

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Bob & Ginger Sykes are refugees (retirees) from 30 years in corporate life. They bought this 60 acre former rural amusement park and decided to create a farm like the one owned by Bob's great uncle in Indiana. With no previous farm experience they have learned much by way of the trial & error method. We decided to give others, particularly children, the opportunity to have the same experiences Bob had as a kid visiting his great uncle's farm.

Why the Owner Chose Franklinton, NC, USA:
As a former rural amusement park, horse boarding and bull riding facility there were some unique amenities in place and we could quickly share our farm journey with others.

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Speaks: english



  • Mist rises from the pond at the Guest House

    Mist rises from the pond at the Guest House

VRBO #605600

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Vacation at a Small Working Farm

Franklinton, NC, USA #605600

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

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