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The Loft at Walnut Hollow Ranch

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 530 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Excite Your Senses... Come Visit Western North Carolina's Premier Cattle Ranch

Private 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

Shared Kitchen & Bath On First Floor

Clean and spacious loft on second floor, quiet, comfortable and close to town.

Holidays 2 Night Minimum

Walnut Hollow Ranch is a working cattle farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Walnut Hollow Ranch offers RV camping, lodging and tent camping.

The farm store features the farm Premium Black Angus Beef. The farm hosts Agri-tourism events, such as farm to table suppers, cookouts, pasture walks and cooking classes.

The ranch can accommodate families/ friends up to 8 guests (in beds) for reunions and get-togethers. Inquire with the owner for breakfast and cookout options for your group.

There are two beautiful ponds loaded with bass and sunnies. One pond is near the campground shaded by stately willow trees. There are a couple of miles of hiking trails on the 175 acre farm. Bring a tent for the kids to camp by the pond.

The ranch can accommodate big rigs and is pet and horse friendly. Amenities include WIFI at the farm store, picnic area and fire rings. Activities on the farm are fishing, hiking and swimming.

Lake Chatuge and the quaint Historic town of Hayesville are only minutes away. Enjoy scenic drives through Clay County. Harrahs Valley River Casino is only 20 minutes away. Fantastic area for hiking, boating, biking and horseback riding.

Walnut Hollow Ranch is dedicated to providing high-quality all natural - grass fed beef. Our Black Angus Cattle are raised responsibly, with top standards, producing the finest beef obtainable. We are committed to offering a healthy beef choice direct to your family.

More Details

Owner
Charlie Kissling
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Charlie Kissling

Discover a working cattle farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina at Walnut Hollow Ranch. Charlie will personally introduce you to his ranch and share a wealth of knowledge about sustainable management of productive pastures, genetics and animal husbandry. You can see the herd up close and learn about the ranch's safe and humane handling system.

The tour begins at the entrance of the farm store of the main red barn. The importance and management of productive pastures will be explained as you stroll down the concrete drive. The ranch manages the pastures with a rotational grazing system, so keep your eyes out for the herd. As you enter the breeding and handling building, Charlie will demonstrate how the cows are artificially bred and explain why certain genetics are chosen. The health and growth of the cattle are examined in a safe, humane handling system. Just outside, you will view the feeding facility; if you visit during the winter season, it’s easy to get real close to the cattle. There are many photo opportunities, especially seeing the kids with the farm tractors and equipment. Around the corner are other feed, material and hay sheds. Charlie wants visitors to experience the sights and smells of the farm while discussing the cattle nutrient requirements. Discover how the ranch manages the complete beef production from conception to plate. In addition, you will see many conservation practices used to protect the farms resources, water quality and environment. Keep you eyes open for a glimpse of our horses before you enter the main barn to see the horse stalls and barn loft. The tour will end in the farm store where you will learn about the healthful benefits or our wholesome beef. Traveling a distance, no problem, we’ll ship or safely pack your order!

Buses, RV’s and pets are welcome. Lodging, hook-ups and a picnic area are available with plenty of parking. Walnut Hollow Ranch Trail Vacation Stables offers pasture board for your horses.

Charlie Kissling purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Charlie Kissling chose Lake Chatuge

Experience a real working cattle ranch, clean and well-kept for a unique and relaxing farm stay. Excite Your Senses... Come stay at Western North Carolina's Premier Cattle Ranch.

"The mountains are calling and I must go" John Muir

What makes this apartment unique

Walnut Hollow Ranch welcomes visitors and farm stays. Farm tours are offered year round. Charlie will personally introduce you to his ranch and share a wealth of knowledge about sustainable management of productive pastures, genetics and animal husbandry. You can see the herd up close and learn about the ranch's safe and humane handling system.

In addition, you’ll see many conservation practices used to protect the farm’s resources, water quality and environment. Walnut Hollow Ranch was bestowed the 2014 Area 1 Conservation Farm Family of the year award.

Walnut Hollow Ranch is the first business in Clay County to receive recognition from the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The NC Green Travel Program recognizes businesses in the travel industry that have established and adhere to a set of guidelines that protect the environment.

Walnut Hollow Ranch is dedicated to providing high-quality all natural - grass fed beef. Our Black Angus Cattle are raised responsibly, with top standards, producing the finest beef obtainable. We are committed to offering a healthy beef choice direct to your family.

Walnut Hollow Ranch Premium Black Angus Beef is produced without hormones or antibiotics. The ranch is certified by Animal Welfare Approved caring for the health and well-being of the cattle using the highest animal welfare standards. Our grass fed beef is low in saturated fat and higher in Omega3 fatty acids. Our progressive breeding ensures a tender, high quality beef product. The result is the finest beef you’ll ever put on your plate.

In addition, you’ll see many conservation practices used to protect the farm’s resources, water quality and environment. Walnut Hollow Ranch was bestowed the 2014 Area 1 Conservation Farm Family of the year award.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay... 5 stars in every category
May 2017
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Amenities

Hayesville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Your are responsible to clean up after yourself in the kitchen and bath
  • No pets unattended or permitted on furniture or beds, unattended must be crated. Pets required to have pest control. Guests are required to clean up
  • Children are to be supervised at all times.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , + Laundry
  • Full bath on first level - shared Guests are required to clean up after themselves
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • 1 King bed, 2 single beds, 1 couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Nearby: Massage therapist, Yoga classes, Dancing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Loft at Walnut Hollow Ranch
average rating of 4.285714 based on 8 reviews
1

Room was okay but no refrigerator or bathroom.

  • 1 of 5

Room was okay. The bathroom was downstairs with the kitchen. You share them with campers. It would have been better if you had a bathroom upstairs and at least a small refrigerator. We did not even stay there. We went and stayed in a hotel. Would not recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Barbara, Here is a copy of the listing on VRBO About the property: Excite Your Senses... Come Visit Western North Carolina's Premier Cattle Ranch Private 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4 Shared Kitchen & Bath On First Floor Clean and spacious loft on second floor, quiet, comfortable and close to town The amenities are: Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , + Laundry Full bath on first level - shared Guests are required to clean up after themselves Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4 Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single 1 King bed, 2 single beds, 1 couch Thank you for interest, the remodeling on the first floor rental is completed. See listing 1122030. The kitchen and bath are shared. Consider us for your future travel and ask me for your preferred rate.
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great hospitality

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nathan, it was great to meet you both and see your dogs have a good time. Hope to see you again sometime.
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5

Beautiful, quick getaway from Atlanta.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quick getaway from Atlanta. It was nice to unplug for a little bit. We loved that we could purchase bacon and eggs (among many other offerings) on site and enjoyed eating on the farm. We ventured out to Cold Creek winery and did some hiking as well.Great trip & accommodations. We'd definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you both again.
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4

Friendly staff

  • 4 of 5

Charlie was very pleasant to talk with and helpful with things to do in the area. If you are traveling with children they would love staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Peaceful Ranch

  • 5 of 5

My family and I very much enjoyed our stay at Walnut Hollow Ranch. The steak and eggs we bought from Charlie were delicious!! The best you will ever eat! I so enjoyed eating breakfast on the patio every morning listening to the cows and the birds!! It is such a peaceful retreat! Seeing the 20 wild turkeys was so cool! Watching the morning sky reflect on the pond was beautiful. Charlie was a wonderful host and very informative about the ranch and the area! The Loft had everything we needed. Our daughter enjoyed all the animals. Learning more about the true local farmer and their humane ways was truly enlightening. Support your local farmer, food co-op, farmers market, etc. Thank you for everything Charlie!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: September and October are beautiful months on the ranch... and its calving season. Everyone loves to see the newborn calves playing in the pasture.
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Nice stay at the ranch

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed the weekend at Walnut Hollow Ranch. Charlie was very friendly and had an eagerness to share what they do at the ranch. The ranch itself was beautiful. The loft apartment was perfect for our needs. My kids enjoyed giving treats to the horse and donkey as well as talking to the cows. We enjoyed our stay and will try to return, hopefully with more time to spend at the ranch. Thanks Charlie.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Springtime is gorgeous on the ranch. Next time take a farm tour and have a burger lunch with me.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
ATL
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Chevelles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Chatuge Shores
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 64
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Rib Country
Car: necessary

Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino is only a 20 minute drive

Massage therapist, yoga and dancing nearby

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Rates & Availability

Hayesville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Eclipse Weekend
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$79
$395
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$79
$395
 
 
Calving Season
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$69
$345
 
 
Autumn Leaf Season
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$69
$345
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$89
$445
 
 
Christmas Weekend
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$79
$395
 
 
New Years Possum Drop
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$79
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$59
From
$69
Fri,Sat
$315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Additional Guest $10 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Kitchen and bath shared on first floor
Pet friendly $20 fee, additional pet $10 fee
Holiday Rates: 2 Night Minimum
The loft does not provide any live television or satellite.
Guests are required to clean up after pets.
Pets are required to have flea and tick control.
Pets are not to be unattended unless caged.
Pets are not permitted on furniture or beds.

Owner'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.
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