Some farm vacations let you roll up your sleeves and do farm chores. At others, you can just breathe the fresh air, relax, and enjoy serene pastures and rural views.
1 Fickle Creek Farm
1 Fickle Creek FarmEflandSee on map
This working farm near Chapel Hill is only 5 minutes from the interstate but offers rural bliss on 200+ acres. You’ll find a market garden, laying hens, sheep, goats, steers and pigs. You can also create your own meals using seasonal fruits, vegetables, cheeses, eggs and meats fresh from the farm.
2 The Inn at Celebrity Dairy
2 The Inn at Celebrity DairySiler CitySee on map
Nestled under 250-year-old oak trees, the Inn at Celebrity Dairy is two buildings in one: a modern Greek Revival farmhouse with wide porches, and the original settler’s 1800 log cabin – and they're joined together by a two-story gathering room. Surrounding outbuildings include the original log hay barn and granary, the 1880s smokehouse, tobacco barns from the 1940s and a goat dairy that produces award-winning cheese.
3 Old Orchard Creek
3 Old Orchard CreekLansingSee on map
This historic and completely renovated Appalachian mountain farm grows blueberries (pick your own when they're in season from July through mid-August) and apples using sustainable farming practices. Stay in one of its two cabins and also take advantage of hiking, trout fishing and stargazing.
4 Springfield Bed & Breakfast Inn
4 Springfield Bed & Breakfast InnHertfordSee on map
Springfield is a classic Southern bed and breakfast set in a relaxed country setting just outside historic Hertford. Whitewashed fences, relaxing porches, clapboard siding and hundred-year-old pecan trees accent the c. 1896 house. The Inn is set in the middle of a working farm that includes an original barn and historic farm equipment.
For a complete listing of North Carolina’s agritourism accommodations, visit the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.