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 Briar Rose Farm
2 Fickle Creek Farm
2 Fickle Creek FarmEflandSee on map
This working farm near Chapel Hill is only 5 minutes from the interstate but offers rural bliss on 61 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.
3 The Gardener’s House at Frog Holler
3 The Gardener’s House at Frog HollerWaynesvilleSee on map
Built in the 1920s, this colorfully named farmhouse has been renovated to include all of the comforts of home. With gardens, ponds and breathtaking mountain views on all sides, you’ll enjoy farm life to its fullest, and be lulled to sleep by frog lullabies and the waterfall outside your bedroom window.
4 The Inn at Celebrity Dairy
4 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 2-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.
5 Laurel Oaks Farm
5 Laurel Oaks FarmBakersvilleSee on map
Located in Mitchell County at an elevation averaging 2,600 feet, the quiet seclusion of Laurel Oaks Farm really lets you get away. This wooded sheep farm, on the banks of the Toe River, has lots of trails to explore and two ponds for relaxing or fishing. You can also arrange farm tours and spinning demonstrations.
6 Old Orchard Creek
6 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.
7 Springfield Bed & Breakfast Inn
7 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.