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 Springfield Bed & Breakfast Inn
1 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.
2 Old Orchard Creek
2 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.
3 The Inn at Celebrity Dairy
3 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.
4 Fickle Creek Farm
4 Fickle Creek FarmEflandSee on map
This working farm near Chapel Hill is only five 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.
5 The Horse Shoe Farm
5 The Horse Shoe FarmHendersonvilleSee on map
If your taste runs more toward rustic elegance, then The Horse Shoe Farm might be perfect. This 85-acre riverfront estate can host up to 60 in cottages that are individually styled and furnished. The Silo Cookhouse is the central gathering spot to eat, drink, and enjoy companionship with indoor and outdoor dining – and, yes, there is a table that seats 50. For relaxation and wellness, the farm’s spa, housed in a beautifully restored stable, provides a full menu of services. Or you can enjoy a yoga class, meditation or a dip in the outdoor hot tub.
6 Benjamin W. Best Inn
6 Benjamin W. Best InnSnow HillSee on map
This seventh generation working farm offers a private bedroom in the main house or the option to stay in the charming Carriage House, complete with kitchen, grill and patio. Lean into the farm experience with hands-on activities, cooking classes or lawn sports. The main house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
For a complete listing of North Carolina’s agritourism accommodations, head to Visit NC Farms.