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Jimbo's Farm - 53 Acre Retreat with Trout Pond and Stream

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest, and in the southern shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll find 'Jimbo's Farm.' It's a 53 acre retreat that includes a 117 year-old restored Farm House with New Metal Roof, one acre trout pond, 2 settling ponds with waterfalls and mountain branch running through the entire property. There are Apple / Pear / Peach / Cherry Trees and Blueberry Bushes in meadow next to Pond. Hughes Net Internet service with wireless router available. Springtime arrives late March, when the old growth trees begin to green and daffodils start to bloom. By summer, dogwood, laurel, wild azaleas and rhododendron are in full glory. Gentle summer temperatures rarely reach 80 F while nights drop into the high 50's. The colors of fall in this rural mountain setting make for the most spectacular viewing. With over 100,000 acres of National Forest, the walking trails along the pristine streams and mountain tops contain one of the greatest varieties of flora found anywhere in the world. Lake Santeetlah covers 2800 acres, with 100 miles of shoreline. Excellent fishing for small mouth bass and large mouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout. Cherohala Skyway; a leisurely and breathtaking drive. This ridge route between North Carolina and Tennessee opened on October 12, 1996 and was immediately acclaimed as one of the most scenic routes in the USA. Spirit Ridge offers the most expansive view along the entire route. The Dr agon: 318 curves in 11 miles on US 129, a scenic driving challenge. Mountain crafts abound with over 500 local artisans. Cherokee Indians are native to the county and make beautiful baskets, beaded items and carvings. Tsali: one of top 10 mountain biking trails in the US. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest: the last 3,800 acres of untouched virgin wilderness east of the Mississippi. Old growth trees, some 20 feet around the base, grow in this natural setting and remain in its primitive state. Excellent walking trails wind along this living monument to the memory of Joyce Kilmer, the poet who is best remembered for the poem 'Trees.' Practice your Fly casting skills on your private trout pond before heading off to countless streams. Then visit the famous Blue Boar Lodge, rent a boat and try your luck on Lake Santeetlah. Enjoy the many outdoor activities available just minutes from ' Jimbo's Farm .' Or just stock up, close the gate, and stay in your secluded retreat. Have a seat on the porch and enjoy the quiet, slow paced life of Graham County. Driving times: Less than three hours north of Atlanta Less than two hours west of Asheville One hour and a half east of Knoxville Keywords: 117 Year Old Restored Farm House with New Metal Roof, 1 acre pond, and mountain branch that runs through entire property.

---- This is a true RURAL setting. If you are looking for the

Biltmore Estate, it's 90 miles East. Lovely bur $275.00

a night for a room. -------

If you want to enjoy a Rustic North Carolina Mountain stay

this is the place.

More Details

Owner
James Kalamasz
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About James Kalamasz

Jimbo:

Musician that needed to know the light at end of tunnel was not a train.

James Kalamasz purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why James Kalamasz chose Smoky Mountains

Visited Western North Carolina many times over the years

Had friends with property in area & felt at home.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is the last undiscovered area of WNC. 80% of land in Graham County is National Forest & locals are wonderful. You get the entire 53 acre to yourselves. Looking out from front porch you see the acre pond and Beech Creek Mountain, not other cabins .

If you prefer a Biltmore Estate sort of place, it is 90 miles due East of us.

There are cheaper places to stay, but none better

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jimbo,

We had a wonderful stay! My husband actually got to join us!! I think his boss felt bad that he was making him work on his birthday weekend! LOL! Yes, I left the check on the kitchen table (in the napkin holder). When I said goodbye to Carolyn (we had just finished packing up when she arrived), I told her where I’d left it. We’ll certainly visit again! Our boys particularly enjoyed your playhouse with the pool table! Also want to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jasper’s Restaurant at Tapoco Lodge…AMAZING food and service!! 5-star!!! Thanks again for everything!

Best Regards,

Winona
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Robbinsville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You can use outbuilding at no extra charge , so no complains about it.
  • Pond is 13 Feet at deepest point. Swim at your own risk.
  • Pond is catch and release but you are welcome a dinners worth during your stay.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House - toilet , shower
    OutBuilding - toilet , shower , Kinda like going to camp.
  • Bath & hand towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft #1 - 1 double , 1890 Sleigh with Feather Bed, Quilt, Oil Radiator heater.
    Loft Room #2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Cherry Beds, Oil Radiator heater, A/C wall units.
    OutBuilding - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Rustic. We don't charge extra so no complaints.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen with Feather Bed, Country quilt, Electric Firepace.
  • Queen size Beds (3) 1. Queen in Master Bedroom with Feather Bed, Winter Quilt, fleece blanket, Country Quilt; 1 - Queen Bed in Out Building & 1 twin. 1- Broyhill Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room, 1 - Double Bed, 1890 Sleigh Bed in Up Stairs Loft 1 Feather Bed, Winter Quilt, Fleece Blanket., 2 - Twin or Single Beds cherry Twin beds in Loft #2 Rustic Out Building can be used at no extra charge so you can't complain.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Pot Belly Stove in living room, Charcoal BBQ, Electric Fireplace in master bedroom. Out-Building with Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, Bathroom with shower, Sleeps 2-3, Great for Kids! available at no extra charge. 14,000 BTU A/C Unit -1 main floor, 2 Window Units 5,000 BTU in Upstairs Lofts. Pets allowed with Security Deposit Hughes Net Internet service with wireless router Available.

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Jimbo's Farm - 53 Acre Retreat with Trout Pond and Stream
average rating of 4.714286 based on 45 reviews
5

The worst thing about this vacation was I had to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This quiet little town has a lot to offer, with bluegrass music, Scenic views, and lots of good local restaurants. Jimbo's place is the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a fine time and weather cooled down the last 4 days. Bringing a cool Pool Table lamp & a window fan for Jimbo's Farm in September. It will be all tricked out by the next time you visit. All the best. Jimbo.
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Overall good expiernce . Convenient to our areas of interest . Night there was beautiful with the sounds of owls calling by the light of the moon. Daytime a little noisy with neighbor sawing wood, but since we spent most days sightseeing, this would not stop me from booking again. Town was close enough to get supplies, and Jim checked in and was a great host.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a fine time & enjoyed the property. The neighbors are stocking firewood for the upcoming winter. I'll be doing the same in October. You are welcome anytime. All the best. Jimbo
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for 6 people and 4 dogs to experience the total eclipse in August! The house was very charming. It was very musty smelling but that was all disclosed to us when we booked it. If you have allergies, beware! We were completely alone in the middle of the woods, enjoyed the eclipse on the grass then jumped in the pond afterwards. We even had our standup paddle boards and kayak out on it! We went hiking on the AT at nearby Stecoah Gap and went to the trails atTsali recreation area to mountain bike and paddleboard in the lake. We couldn't have asked for a better time! Thank you for all your emails and responsiveness, Jimbo - you were great to work with and I highly recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fine time. You were in the perfect spot to see solar eclipse. It rained hard the days before you arrived so Carol had the place closed up. If you Open up the windows / doors and run the fans the house airs out fast. Bet your pets enjoyed the Pond & settling ponds. All the best Jimbo .
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Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house and the property and jumbos communications were excellent. The property was a little more dated and rustic than we had anticipated.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We called a few times but missed you. Dave & Carol said you came down for free range eggs. It is a 117 Year old rustic Farmhouse in a Rural setting. Jimbo
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Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year visiting Jimbos farm. We have decided to make it an annual thing. Our first was only for a few days. This past trip (June 2017) for a week and still did not seem like long enough. Definitely try tubing the rapids in Cherokee! See you next year Jimbo. Already counting down the days

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a fine stay and good weather. You are welcome anytime at Jimbo's Farm. All the best. Jimbo
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Lovely outdoor property

  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful. The main house is quaint and clean although some of the stuff could be cleared out. I hesitate to write a review since Jim is a real nice man. However, if there are just a few people staying there who could stay in the main house with one bathroom it would be great. The out buildings are scary and smelly. The game room is completely unusable with weak flooring and ceiling falling down. That was a disappointment for us. Again, the property is gorgeous and that area of North Carolina is filled with fun things to do.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As stated on the Web sites we do not charge extra for Out Building or Play Room so one can complain. Jimbo's Play Room has a 8 foot Slate Brunswick Pool Table & Dart board that are in perfect shape. The floors squeak a bit but building safe & solid as a Rock. Ceiling has seen better days and we patch it as needed.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
19/74
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Robbinsville
Car: necessary

Nearby , Whitewater Rafting, Tsali Bike Trail, Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Lake etc,

There are Cheaper places to stay, But none Better.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Rate includes up to 6 guests. Add $10.00 per night, per guest after that.
2017 couples special. $975.00 & 10 % sales tax for a week. Holidays excluded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.