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Emerald Gate Farm-Great Reviews-Farm Stay-Smoky Mountains-Fishing-Family-Animals

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Main Cabin 3-2 add basement becomes 4-3 (sleep up to 11)

This 4 bedroom 3 bath vacation rental is so unique that the pricing estimate provided on this site does not reflect the many options and variable rates. Basic pricing is for the maximum number of 11 during prime time but there are many ways to lower the cost. I live on the farm and can negotiate different rates for different situations. So, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 828 926 3276 or (please call or email-do not text)
It is located on 13 acres of beautiful rolling mountain property with so much to do you'll spend most of your time right here. It's very accommodating having the main quarters all on one floor. Drive into the two-car garage and go right into the kitchen. There are ponds, gardens, creeks, springs and mountain hiking trails to explore. The 'Farm Stay' experience has a horse, yard birds, fish and egg laying chickens. You're welcome to enjoy the eggs and sample whatever is in season from the fruit trees, grape vines and gardens. Check here for more pics:
Besides the two-car garage, 13 acres and barn; the newly finished living unit in the basement allows for parties up to 11. The basement is a complete unit with a kitchen, 3 beds, TV and a bathroom. A private entrance and a one car garage make this ideal for cost sharing families vacationing together or just for extra kids. For groups of 7 or less the rate is significantly reduced. Again, don't hesitate to negotiate directly with me to learn the different options.
A great place for home schooling. Lots of fun things to do and learn any time of the year with a resident guide and teacher. Choose from a list of subjects posted in your cabin. There is a private shooting range. Firearms and archery and fishing are some of the favorite activities. I have a Polaris Ranger to take older folks around the grounds who might not be able to hike the steep terrain.
Foraging and harvesting red and black raspberries, blackberries, apple, peach, pear, cherry, elderberry, black walnuts, wild mushrooms, ramps and fresh garden produce all add to your menu. Truly farm to table healthy living. Your fully equipped kitchen: 2 ovens, a cooktop with 6 gas burners, microwave, trash compactor & ice making fridge make it easy and fun to use our home grown produce.
Three ponds have resident ducks, bluegills, catfish, and trout that you can catch and release.
Bringing pets is conditional. We must talk about the issues with my resident dogs and other free range animals. Pets are welcome with conditions.
This estate is very private and secluded yet we are close to the small towns of Waynesville and Maggie Valley and Lake Junuluska. Not far from Cherokee where Harrah’s casino and Indian museum and many other activities provide a great day trip. Also, Asheville for the Biltmore Estate and lots more. And then Tennessee to visit Dollywood or Pigeon Forge.
This farm is only 3 miles from route 40 which will take you to Asheville or Gatlinburg. Close to 3 different entrance points for the Blue Ridge Parkway and Smoky Mountain National Park. Nine miles to Cataloochee Valley where Elk can be seen every afternoon.
At 3600 ft., it is usually cool enough to just open the windows, but we have a 'Green' geothermal heat pump that provides both heat and ac when needed. There is a beautiful mountain view from your bedroom window and from the half-covered wrap around deck where you can relax and barbecue in the shade or the sunshine. Summer nights are spectacular with fireflies competing with the stars.
Inside and out there is wireless high speed Internet, High-Def Direct TV and free long distance anywhere in the continental US.
Again, I urge you to contact me for current special rates and details. Be sure to check out my reviews.
Let's talk and make a deal based on your specific wants and needs.
DIRECTIONS to Emerald Gate Farm
472 Medford Hannah Road
Waynesville, NC 28785
Find exit 20 where Route 40 meets Highway 276.
Go south and immediately turn right on Cove Creek road.
Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Sutton town Road.
Go 1.3 miles and turn left on Medford Hannah Road.
Go 1/2 mile and enter at the white mailbox on the right.
Call ahead for directions to another entrance to avoid the 2 gates.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love this place! Great place for Home Schooling....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please use the covered deck to relax and smoke. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome after consulting with the owner. Pet fees negotiable. Large kennel in basement if you want to go to dinner and know your pet is safe at home. If you don't have pets, there are plenty already here. Two Great Pyrenees, three cats, 1 horse, chickens, ducks, geese, guineas and sometimes a pig or a cow....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair ramp from driveway to deck on side of house. Then from deck to inside through dining room....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Other (See Description)


  • King size beds (1) New bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) One each in second and third bedrooms on main floor., Twin or Single Beds (4) One single in third bedroom with a Queen bed. Twin beds and one full size bed in the newly finished fourth bedroom in the basement....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Seasonal fruits and veggies fresh from the gardens, Separate barn for horses, Local wrangler available, Large comfortable kennel in the basement, Grounds keeper, guide, handyman close by....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) DIRECTV flat screen tv's in master bedroom, living room and basement....moreless

  • Television:

    2 upstairs and 1 down stairs...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Watch the mountains light up in the morning without getting out of bed in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Water View:

    Watch the ducks, geese, fish and horses from the covered deck....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Three ponds in the front pasture....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    large dining room table with inserts for larger groups...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Green-geothermal heat pump for heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On same level as house- no stairs to climb...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Room for 3 cars in garage and basement....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free in Continental US....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car garage with remote opener. Same level as house. No stairs to climb to enter house. Another 1 car garage through basement door also....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    one gas fireplace in the main living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    besides the geothermal heat pump there is propane heat as back up and individual room heaters for more back up...moreless

  • Internet:

    excellent high speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Spare clean linens for all beds. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    warm and cozy, check the pictures...moreless

  • Parking:

    enough room for campers, trailers, cars and trucks...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Paved parking area for several cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room for trailers, horse trailers, ATV's and more with easy access and turn around....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) voip phones on the main floor...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels and wash cloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On same level as house- no stairs to climb...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless access inside or out on the deck....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning stove in new basement room....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    one wood burning stove in the basement room.....moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Gourmet kitchen with two ovens, six burner gas stove top. Microwave, trash compacter.....New basement quarters has a full kitchen also....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) One in each kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    one gas oven under the gas cooktop and one electric wall oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of basic items depending on what folks leave behind....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Side by side with ice dispenser in the door on maim floor. A second refrigerator in the basement quarters....moreless

  • Stove:

    gas 6 burner cook top and food warmer...moreless

  • Toaster:

    one in main kitchen...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck surrounds 3/4 of the house. Some covered and lots of comfortable chairs and lounges as well as the dining table. A supply of cracked corn and fish food stored by the front door and a dinner bell that will call the yard birds to the feast....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Down by the first pond, sit and feed the fish and geese....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,450 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Weekly quotes include all rent, cleaning fee and tax!

Shorter visits are figured by nightly rate plus cleaning fee plus tax.

All rates negotiable with the owner!

Parties of 7 or less can save $200 off weekly rentals.

I can take credit card payments now.

Please contact me for detailed quotes and options.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Asheville, NC

Car: Necessary

home schooling, gardening, cooking, wind tunnel flying, tubing, rafting, paintball


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I retired at 65 from the heat and hustle of Miami to the cooler and laid back community in the mountains. Like when I ran charter fishing boats, I love to share my experiences here on this 13 acre mountain farm. I built a cabin by the barn so I can stay here and tend the gardens, orchards and animals.

Why the Owner Chose Waynesville, NC, USA:
I came here to enjoy the seasons and to learn how to live close to the land.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I love doing the chores on the farm, being close to the animals and protecting them. Planting gardens and helping things grow so I can preserve them and use them in my own kitchen. Keeping the grounds and getting firewood keeps me healthy and tired at the end of the day. I am very fortunate to be living this lifestyle and I am eager to share whatever I can.

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Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Therapy dogs, Polly and Clyde

    Therapy dogs, Polly and Clyde

  • View from the master bedroom and deck.

    View from the master bedroom and deck.

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Where Food Comes From

    Where Food Comes From

VRBO #96096

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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