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Creekside Apartment on Organic Mountain Farm

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3+ Acre Organic Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Enjoy full modern amenities in this first floor apartment of a larger 2 story farmhouse.

Stretch out on a King in the Master Bedroom which also includes a set of twin bunkbeds. The second room has a Queen canopy poster bed. All are quality, comfortable mattresses. The futon in the living room can be used for more sleeping when needed.

This is a passive solar home designed by Deborah Coleman of Sun Homes. Park in one of the parking spots or drive right up to your private front door that faces the creek, fire pit & woods.

Feel free to hike, walk the garden, greenhouse & creek or enjoy your evening by the fire pit. Check out the chickens, ducks, turkeys & bee hives. Fresh eggs, produce, & canned goods available for purchase during your stay.

We offer a peaceful, respectful atmosphere. Whatever your vacation goal, we're happy to help guide you in the right direction.

We welcome AT hikers, kayakers, families, & folks looking to get lost or just relax in the wild. We can often make arrangements to shuttle hikers from Burnsville, Erwin, Johnson City, or to popular local nature trails, AT trailheads & destinations. We are 20 minutes from the nearest grocery store.

No need to pack like you're moving. We have it all here for you. Just relax. We are tapped into a pristine artisan well. You'll want to take our water home with you.

Kitchen has coffee essentials, spices & includes a dozen farm fresh eggs for your breakfasts. Additional eggs available for sale. Bathroom has all the essentials. We also have fishing poles, tackle and a few inner tubes for tubing down the river to help complete your stay.

**NEW "Earthy" theme for the Master bedroom and "Bee & Butterfly" theme for the queen room.

**NEW Creek Walk & Meditation Path

**NEW In-house Professional Massage Services available (must book in advance with Ironwood Therapeutics in Burnsville, NC. Message for more details. )

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Mejia
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Michelle Mejia

We are Michelle & Lauren. A Mother-Daughter hosting team. Mom left South Florida in 2007 with a calling to grow her own food. She cleared the land, put in the garden and used the timbers to build what is now my barn-shaped house. My family and I moved here in 2011 with the same calling. In February of 2014 mom completed what is now the main farmhouse on the property which includes this first floor apartment rental. In 2016 we were awarded a marketing grant by the NCDA for our farmstay.

Michelle Mejia purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Michelle Mejia chose Green Mountain

This property was perfect for us because of the abundance of clean natural resources. We love to farm, forage, keep bees and love the freedom that the privacy that remoteness offers. The creek is wonderful for our son (and dad) to play in. It's also where we soak our shiitake logs and fish for crawdads. We get to encounter wildlife on a regular basis and observe and learn about the little things in nature that make up the whole big picture.

What makes this farmhouse unique

A tour of the farm is included with every stay. We sell some of our canned and dry goods grown on the farm in our farmstore, located in the apartment rental. Farm fresh eggs for sale in the fridge. Taste what pure water tastes like. Having never been exposed to contamination, our well is pristine. It was tested as having the highest purity in the country.


Green Mountain Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Earthy Theme
    2nd Bedroom - 2 queen , Bee & Butterfly Theme
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Creekside Apartment on Organic Mountain Farm
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay for anyone. The owners are treating you like family. My dog Destiny loved to explore the property and play in the creek. It is a great area also to explore other areas like knoxville, Boone, Asheville, which are all a little over an hour away. Or you can just stay local and hike part of the appalachian trail as I did and chill out.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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North augusta

Great Host. Very peaceful and tranquil. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous setting and very peaceful. Very well keep. Off the beaten path but not too far. Will be back for another stay. Very quiet and enjoyable setting. Plenty of room for four to six people. Would love to be there in the fall or winter sometime.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Beautiful & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely Loved it. I needed to get away from the Concrete Jungle and get my mind right, it was exactly what I wanted & more importantly NEEDED. It was just like the place where I grew up, before things got complicated & I had to start Adulting.. I can't wait to get back there.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carterville, Il

Secluded & peaceful. Highly recommend if you are looking for a nature family getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The property was peaceful and very secluded. We were there for the Bristol races, so there was no time to do the farm tour or walk around the property. If your plans are to just go for some nature time and not travel back and forth, this is sooooo the place. Owners were very friendly and provided great hospitality. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Florence, SC/USA

Relaxing and welcoming retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our family (2 adults/2 teenagers) thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The apartment was clean and comfortable, and Lauren, Michelle and family were gracious hosts. Their album collection is matter your taste in music, you'll find albums to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great place, value and inn keepers

  • 5 of 5

We were attending a very nearby (yet very remote) function so we actually did not spend a great deal of time on the property but I can easily say that Lauren and Michelle made effort effort to ensure our every need was met. The property and living quarters were immaculate and both Lauren and Michelle proved to be delightful people. I should add that renting here equals big bang for the buck. One giant bonus for me was Lauren's dog, Tobey. My pal.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tri-cities or Asheville
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Snap Dragon
Nearest Motorway
12.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Los Jalapenos
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
We have the Nolichucky River nearby
Car: recommended

We are located in the settlement of Poplar, NC nestled in the Pisgah National Forest between Erwin, TN and Burnsville, NC in the Green Mountain area of Mitchell County near the borders of Unicoi & Yancey Counties. We are minutes from the Unaka / Indian Grave Gap trailhead of the Appalachian Trail, Beauty Spot, and the Poplar Boat Landing, a popular fishing spot & put in for class 3 & 4 rafting on the Nolichucky River. We are also near Rock Creek Park Recreation area. Poplar is known for being the host of the annual Carolina Pushrods Car Show with over 700 cars. Some from the 1940's. We are just 20 minutes from the Erwin, TN Apple Festival, 35 minutes to Bunrsville, NC, 45 minutes from Johnson City, and an hour from Asheville, NC or Bristol, TN.

Be advised there is a stretch of bumpy dirt road you'll follow to reach our farm. Just take it slow.

If possible choose a route that gets you here via I-26 through Erwin, TN. This is the easier route.

We are 25 minutes from the nearest grocery store. ​

Distances to Popular Destinations

Erwin , TN - 25 min.

Burnsville, NC - 30 min.

Spruce Pine - 45 min.

Johnson City, TN - 45 min.

Mars Hill - 45 min.

Asheville, NC - 60 min.

Tri-cities Airport - 60 min.

Bristol, TN - 1 hr 10 min.

Asheville Airport - 1hr 15 min.

Boone - 2 hrs.

Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinberg, TN - 2hrs 15 min.

From Johnson City


Take I-26 S to exit 36 (Main St/Erwin), turn left off exit, then right onto N. Main Ave. Make left at Rock Creek Rd stoplight. Follow for 9 miles. Turn left onto Poplar Creek Road. Follow 2+ miles. Turn right at 2396 Mailbox. Our farm is up the dirt road on the left.

From Asheville


Take I-26 N to exit 36 (Main St/Erwin), turn right off exit, then right onto N. Main Ave. Make left at Rock Creek Rd stoplight. Follow for 9 miles. Turn left onto Poplar Creek Road. Follow 2+ miles. Turn right at 2396 Mailbox. Our farm is up the dirt road on the left.

From Burnsville:


Take 19E east to 197N for 6.7 miles. At the river make a left toward Green Mountain on 1336. Make a right over one-way bridge (Toe River Rd?) to stay on the River. Turn left after crossing bigger bridge, left onto 197 N, in 1.5 miles turn R over railroad tracks to stay on 197N, in 5 miles turn R on Poplar Creek Rd. Follow 2+ miles. Turn right at 2396 Mailbox. Our farm is up the road on the left.

From Marion / Spruce Pine


From I-40 take 226 N through Spruce Pine. 6.5 miles later watch out for the 226N A (Mine Creek Rd) shortcut on the left otherwise you’ll go through downtown Bakersville and add a few minutes. In 4 miles you’ll hit an intersection and make a left back onto 226N. In 3 miles, just after the gas station make a left onto 197N. Take that almost 7 miles, then make a right over the train tracks to stay on 197N. In 5 miles you come up on the Poplar Baptist Church on the left and Community Building on the right. Turn right just after them onto Poplar Creek Rd (SR1321). Follow Poplar Creek Rd up 2.4 miles.Turn right at 2396 Mailbox. Our farm is up the road on the left.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Pet fee is $25/ pet under 40lbs, $40 for dogs over 40lbs. Two dog limit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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