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Enjoy Asheville Just Minutes Away Then Come Back to Relax in the **Zen Garden**

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Farm living is the life to be; Land stretching out so far and wide ...

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bed 2 Bath Farm House with Au Natural Zen Garden. Onsite Massage Available.

At our farm cottage, once home to Penley Produce, you feel like time can stand still. This Great Depression Era farm house has been re-purposed to bring together lush green pastures, wide angle mountain views, and peaceful good living. The Penley family has owned this small farm and surrounding homes for many generations.

We are close to everything Asheville has to offer—Biltmore House, hiking, biking, shopping, tubing, running, the arts....the list is endless. Eclectic and funky West Asheville is just down the road offering a great collection of eateries, galleries and shops. Downtown Asheville is just minutes beyond that with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants, galleries and arts events, all infused with that unique Asheville laid back vibe. Just around the corner is the River Arts District where you can spend a day exploring one of the most active and accessible communities of working artists in the Southeast. If you get tired gallery hopping, you will find many great options for food and drink to rest a spell and rub shoulders with friendly locals who will be happy to tell you about the best local breweries.


GranLloyd’s House has been recently re-designed with eclectic country feel and Zen meditation in mind. Just renovated from top to bottom, GranLloyd’s House includes a huge kitchen with new appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of room for group dining.

The living room opens out to a rocking chair front deck that is perfect for your morning coffee and good book. The back deck is surrounded by a privacy fence with a grill and beautiful view of the pasture and Mt. Pisgah. A more complete description can be found below under Spa Retreat. The Master suite (Patsy/Sandra/Phyllis’ Room) comes with a queen size bed and a shower bathroom. The second Bedroom (Grannie Penley’s Room) a refurbished bathroom with old timey tub/shower, tile floors, and granite vanity. The third bedroom (Veronica’s Room) doubles as Massage Room with a Murphy Bed. Finally, there is a single bed sleep closet (Uncle Michael’s) room but it has no heat or air. The struggle was real.

Massage/yoga room (Veronica’s Room) has a professional massage table/towel heater/stone heater to be utilized by 'call-in' licensed therapist. Massage is available with advanced reservations in Yoga Room or outside in the private and peaceful Zen Garden.

Onsite Activities (*requires reservations)
Zen Garden Massage*
Zen Garden Private Yoga Class*
Hot Tub & Fire Pit
Mountain Biking & Jogging (.6 mile loop)
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Manager

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    With 9 acres of grass, there is more then enough room for the kids to 'go outside and play!' Forget the computer games, iPad, and iPhones. Run through the field and chase butterflies, pick daisies, and get grass stains on your knees....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    In the spirit of more progressive states, smoking is allowed in the privacy of the Zen Garden. Please do NOT smoke inside the Farm House....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

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

  • Grannie Penley's Room: 1 queen

    Excellent view of Mt. Pisgah from bed!...moreless

  • GranLloyd & Grannie's Room: 1 queen

    wheelchair accessible...moreless

  • Aunt Veronica's Room (yoga/massage): 1 murphy bed

    This is the yoga/massage room with a queen-sized murphy bed...moreless

  • The farm house has 4 beds (3 queens, 1 single). However, for an outdoor reunion there is plenty of room for RV/tent camping without any hookup services. Church youth groups, boy scouts, and star gazers have enjoyed sleeping out in the pasture. Please contact Micheal Patton to discuss this possibility of accommodating a larger group....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Television:

    HD TV's in Master Bedroom and Living Room Both are ROKU streaming TV's The world of online stream at your fingertips...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Amazing views of Mt Pisgah and surrounding mountains. Big green pasture allows wide-angle of Blue Ridge Mountains. Especially beautiful during the Spring and Fall Seasons! Altitude Effects Attitude!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table and chairs for eight (8) in a country kitchen made new!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace has been bricked up, but the firepit outside will all you to ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga Room/mates and Massage Table...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    You can park 200 cars if you want. RV's, campers, boats, motorcycles. However, please contact Property Manager for prior authorization. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Basics are available....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    While Grannie Laura washed dishes by hand for decades, we have recently installed a new quite stainless dishwasher....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Numerous local golf courses. However, feel free to drive golf balls like Uncle Fred did in 1967....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Over 10 acres of green pasture is available. Please contact Property Manager PRIOR to riding motorcycles/4wheelers. We do NOT want to trash the grass....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The Zen Garden is fully fenced in for the ultimate private get-away. Au Natural is up to you and your friends/family. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$220
$1,250 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Holiday Inn, Applebees, Fatz, etc.
8.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grande Plaza Hotel Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 40I-
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
J&S Cafeteria
32 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cataloochee Ski Area
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Powhatan

Car: Recommended

We are close to everything Asheville/Western North Carolina has to offer—Biltmore House, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snow boarding, golf, tennis, shopping, tubing, running, the arts....the list is endless. Eclectic and funky West Asheville is just down the road offering a great collection of eateries, galleries and shops. Downtown Asheville is just minutes beyond that with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants, galleries and arts events, all infused with that unique Asheville laid back vibe. Just around the corner is the River Arts District where you can spend a day exploring one of the most active and accessible communities of working artists in the Southeast. If you get tired gallery hopping, you will find many great options for food and drink to rest a spell and rub shoulders with friendly locals who will be happy to tell you about the best local breweries.

Once you have worn yourself out with all there is to do in and around Asheville, you come back to a comfortable family farm. The living room opens out to a rocking chair front deck that is perfect for your morning coffee and good book. The au natural back deck area is surrounded by a privacy fence with a grill and beautiful view of the pasture and Mt. Pisgah.

Penley Produce has been the site of numerous special events, birthday parties, and weddings. Whether for a wedding with 2 people or an outdoor family reunion of 1,0000, Penley Produce is the perfect setting with rolling green pastures, big blue sky, and mountain views. We can provide turn-key event planning which requires you only to get dress and prepare for a wonderful memory with friends and family.

Massage/yoga room (Veronica’s Room) has a professional massage table. Other features include a rock fire pit and hot tub in the Zen garden out back for late night s'mores or sipping wine under the stars.

Onsite Activities (*requires reservations/setup)

Zen Garden Massage*

Zen Garden Private Yoga Class*

Hot Tub & Fire Pit

Hot Air Balloon Rides from the Field*

Hit Golf Balls*

Play Golf Frisbee*

Mountain Biking & Jogging (.6 mile loop)

Pasture Tent Camping*

Horse Shoes*

Volleyball/badminton*

Once you are recharged and ready to go again, the Blue Ridge Parkway is minutes away and provides a scenic and easy 25 mile drive to Cherokee and other points of interest west. People come from all over the USA to enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1923

About: Penley Produce is currently owned by Tony & Kathy Brown who is the grandson of Mr. Lloyd Adam Penley. However, the original farm was purchased at the turn of the century by the Penley's and divided amongst the family members. Lloyd & Laura Penley built the farm house in 1923. Over the years, Tony & Kathy have reassembled the almost 15 acres of original land and 8+ homes. Ultimately, the property will be turned to conservation land and be available for large weddings/events for over 250 guests. Tony Brown, who was lived in the farm house for his first 3 years, is author of two little known books 'A Happy Guide to a Short Life' which is a response to Ms. Anna Quindlen's mulit-million selling 'A Short Guide to a Happy Life.' (2007) Mr. Brown also wrote a children's book entitled, 'Farmer Lloyd & Grannie's Big Farm in the Mountains' (1998). Micheal Patton, Tony's Brother, is the Property Manager/Primary Contact for Penley Produce Spa Retreat & Gallery. He also grew up on the Penley Farm picking cukes, corn, beans, peppers, and squash. He is the Owner/President of Mountaineer Construction and is available to address any repairs or issues that might arise during your stay. Phyllis Patton, Tony and Mike's Mom and the daughter of Lloyd & Laura Penley, is a professional real estate agent with Beverly Hanks & Associates. As a child, she grew up on the farm and was catch milking a cow by her future husband (Bud Patton) who had come calling. The rest is history ... as they say.

Why Candler, NC, USA:
Penley Produce was an active farm from the early 1900's until 2010 when Mr. Lloyd Penley died at 102 years of age. Mr. Penley and his brother ER raised chickens, fruits, and vegetables through the Great Depression and retiring from the Enka Plant in 1973. During the 1960s-70s, the Penley Clan grew to over 50 family members who all lived within FIVE (5) miles of the family farm. The entire family attended Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and attended school in Buncombe County. More recently in 2000s, through the leadership of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Fields of Hope at Penley Produce grew and distributed several tons of potato to Mana Food Bank. Over the years, family and friends have celebrated weddings, holidays, and birthdays at 'GranLloyd & Grannie Laura's'. Most notably, Grannie Laura's 90th birthday was an all day gala with hot air ballons, blue grass band, carnival tent, BBQ, horse rides, square dancing/clogging, bike/motorcycle riding, volleyball games, frisbee toss, 90 red roses and wonderfully decorated picnic tables, and local fruits/vegetables. It is from this context of family, history, and community service that Penley Produce Spa Retreat & Gallery was born.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Penley Produce is the perfect for visitors looking for open space, au natural privacy, yet still within 15 minutes of Downtown Asheville. Whether you are a mountain biker wanting immediate access to WNC's finest trails, or a craft beer enthusiast who might enjoy BOTH a frosty mug at a farm-setting sunset and another round at one of Asheville's many micro-breweries/bars/resturants. Some folks will come on the Penley farm and never leave while others will use it as a point of departure for a full weekend of outdoor activities ... which might just include shopping!


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Photos

  • Farm living is the life to be;  Land stretching out so far and wide ...

    Farm living is the life to be; Land stretching out so far and wide ...

  • Mt. Pisgah is where Moses read found the 10 Commandments.

    Mt. Pisgah is where Moses read found the 10 Commandments.

  • Farm table to sit eight for breakfast, dinner, or supper.  Kitchen has basics!

    Farm table to sit eight for breakfast, dinner, or supper. Kitchen has basics!

  • Freshly redone hardwood floors make the living room historically accurate.

    Freshly redone hardwood floors make the living room historically accurate.

  • Master Bedroom with vaulted ceiling/fan and HD TV.  Queen size bed.

    Master Bedroom with vaulted ceiling/fan and HD TV. Queen size bed.

  • Best view in the house!  Queen size bed with immediate access to either bathroom

    Best view in the house! Queen size bed with immediate access to either bathroom

  • Original tub from 1930's in second bathroom.  Quality soak for those tired bones

    Original tub from 1930's in second bathroom. Quality soak for those tired bones

  • Driving up to the Farm Cottage.

    Driving up to the Farm Cottage.

  • Gateway to serenity.

    Gateway to serenity.

  • Outside Zen garden looking in

    Outside Zen garden looking in

  • The fire pit. Nothing more zen than a s'mores!

    The fire pit. Nothing more zen than a s'mores!

  • The massage nook for an amazing outdoor natural massage experience.

    The massage nook for an amazing outdoor natural massage experience.

  • The willow tree was planted the day Grannie Laura was buried ... she was 96.

    The willow tree was planted the day Grannie Laura was buried ... she was 96.

  • Fresh paint; new floor; bright sunlight makes this kitchen for perfect chatting.

    Fresh paint; new floor; bright sunlight makes this kitchen for perfect chatting.

  • Master Bedroom has HDTV, ceiling fan; vaulted ceiling; hardwood floors!

    Master Bedroom has HDTV, ceiling fan; vaulted ceiling; hardwood floors!

  • Shower in master bath with view of Zen Garden and Mt. Pisgah.

    Shower in master bath with view of Zen Garden and Mt. Pisgah.

  • This comfortable murphy bed folds up to make room for yoga and massage.

    This comfortable murphy bed folds up to make room for yoga and massage.

  • Built in 1920s, Mr. Lloyd & Laura Penley raised 4 lovely daughters and a nephew.

    Built in 1920s, Mr. Lloyd & Laura Penley raised 4 lovely daughters and a nephew.

  • A way to start and end every day.

    A way to start and end every day.

  • Art and craftsmanship wrapped in one!

    Art and craftsmanship wrapped in one!

  • The Zen Garden has been enhanced with  new plants to complement the experience!

    The Zen Garden has been enhanced with new plants to complement the experience!

  • As kids we took naps under this tree at lunch after picking produce

    As kids we took naps under this tree at lunch after picking produce

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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