The farmhouse at Franny's Farm was custom designed and built by Jeff & Franny the owners/farmers/construction engineer. It is one-of-a-kind, unique, passive solar, green certified example of fine building. There is lots of activity on the farm with the owners living on site, farm labor, visitors, animals and more. It has come to be called "the bowl of heaven" because of the magic that seems to happen here on a daily basis. The Eco-Cabin Event Center is a unique approach to travel and lodging. There are separate listings for the 2 eco-cabins & multiple campsites. All share the solar powered community building with the kitchen, bathrooms and shower house. Kitchen is new and fully equipped.
Check in at the barn. It is the first building upon entering the farm. We encourage guests to familiarize themselves with all the farm has to offer. Visit the animals and by all means give them a carrot and they'll love you forever. Tour the gardens and see what is growing. There may even be the freshest ingredients you can harvest from the garden or purchase from the farm store. Walk in the pollinator garden and on the Moonshine Mary Trail. Gathering around the fire pit to socialize, relax and star gaze is favored by all.
We love to interact with guests but also very much respect your privacy. So, feel free to approach us or our farm manager with questions. We also have the underground insider recommendations for the best of everything Asheville and the surrounding area has to offer- from hiking, tubing, biking to restaurants like Indian, sushi, Mexican and those with a certain vibe. And we know music and the venues!
PETS: ONLY small pets under 10 pounds are allowed in the farmhouse. Please keep pets attended at ALL times, clean up ALL waste and properly dispose of it in outside garbage cans.
SMOKING: Absolutely NO smoking inside any building. Please ONLY smoke outside of buildings and properly dispose of butts in a garbage can. Please demonstrate that smokers can be responsible and considerate. It is very important to us.
Leicester is located only 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and 45 minutes to Hot Springs. It is beautiful farm land and all important amenities like a market, grocery store & gas station are close. With that said, the closest food is our beloved hometown Turkey Creek Cafe and fast food about 10 minutes outside the farm.
There is not any public transportation close to the farm and having your own vehicle is important for getting around.