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Agri-Tourism in the Greater Asheville Area, Pet Friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, Study, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy views of moores pond and little pisgah mountain from this 2 bedroom/one bath guest house. Recently remodeled, your vacation retreat has a fully equipped kitchen, wood floor in the living area, air/heat. Amenities include WiFi, cable HD tv, am/fm, DVD, gas outdoor grill, outdoor furniture. A two+ acre pond is ready for canoeing, sitting and enjoying watching herons and a variety of birds, or feeding the resident mallards. There are miles of hiking trails in the woods on this 50-acre property, from moderate to strenuous. An additional highlight is that this is a small working farm, with various crops growing in season and a small french alpine dairy goat herd. Six does have kids in the spring, late march through may.

There is a fenced-in yard for dogs.

Located in Fairview, only 11 miles southeast of downtown Asheville (6 miles from city limits) and 6 miles from I-40 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, this private residence is in the country, yet very convenient to the many attractions of the area, including the Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, and (of course) the mountains with their spectacular views, waterfalls, and tourist attractions. Every season has its gifts, from summer festivals and craft fairs to fall color, winter holidays at the Biltmore House, and spring blossoms. There is an Amish market (bakery, fresh eggs, and other goodies) next door...Across the pasture.

NO SMOKING anywhere on the property, in other words NON-SMOKERS ONLY.

More Details

Chuck C Campbell and Sarah York
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Chuck C Campbell and Sarah York

Chuck Campbell and Sarah York live down the road at 40 Moores Pond Road. Chuck is a retired Health Care Consultant who is now learning to farm (John Deere therapy). Meanwhile, Sarah is an author of 4 books and a semi-retired Minister who learning to pull weeds and milk French Alpine Dairy goats. We love to have guests at our guesthouse from all over the world. We look forward to meeting you.

Chuck C Campbell and Sarah York purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Chuck C Campbell and Sarah York chose Asheville Area

The mountains of Western North Carolina, near Asheville, are one of most beautiful and relaxing places in the world, if you exclude pulling weeds.

What makes this cottage unique

The views from the 50+ acre property and lake are wonderful. The birds, horses, goats and other animals are a joy to behold.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Agri-Tourism in the Greater Asheville Area, Pet Friendly.
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Relaxed and peaceful but still very close to Asheville

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We loved our visit to the farm!! This place is our ideal vacation rental: remote, quiet and has space to let our dogs run free, but also close to outdoor activities and Asheville. We spent 3 full days at this cottage and hiked the trails every day. We were welcomed with fresh eggs which were delicious, and found everything we needed for meals at home in the cottage (plus a highchair which was helpful since we have a baby). Visiting the goats and llama was fun, although I didn't manage to pet the llama despite my best efforts. The sandwiches at the Amish market were so tasty! We stocked up on all kinds of things there to get us by during our visit. We brought our bikes and rode on a paved trail near the Biltmore, and visited a couple of state parks and national forests in the area. The cottage is perfectly located for easy access to all of the places we wanted to explore. We will definitely be visiting again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests love it! That is why we are here, we love it!
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Lovely and very well stocked cottage

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We stayed at number 7 and it was very pleasant. We were 2 adults and 4 kids - needless to say the kids loved the farm and especially my 8 years old son couldn't get enough of the goats, he literally spent hours with them. The weather was really very cold, we did a short hike near by and visited Asheville. Our total stay was 3 nights and the place was conveniently located and reasonably priced so it worked well for us.

The only things that would need improvement in my opinion -

The house advertised to sleep 6 - which would include 2 on the sleeper sofa - that mattress his terrible, even when we took it off the platform and set in on the floor all you can feel was springs in your back, its really uncomfortable and probably should be replaced with a better alternative or list the house as suitable for 4. Also the the bathroom was cold and it could use a large rug to warm up the place and be more inviting in cold weather. Otherwise, our stay was very pleasant. Thank you again to our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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nice and cozy and easy to many sites. enjoyed it very much! Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, always wonderful to have guests who enjoy the Asheville area!!!
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Amazing grounds, trails, privacy, beauty; Adequate house

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

My wife, our two dogs and I spent 15 days at Moore's Pond Farm. The owners were great, kind and went out of their way to make us welcome. Since we drove in from out of state, they were actually willing to receive 3 boxes and a set of golf clubs before we arrived! Then on the Sunday that was our first full day, they went on a 20+ minute hike around the trails on the property to orient us. The house we rented was very private, not even visible from the owner's home. Each morning we took our two well behaved dogs, off-leash on a walk around the owner's home and up on trails that climb up the mountain behind the property. This made our stay super easy. Getting to Asheville was simple and all the things you might need were close in Fairview. Why I cannot give this 5 stars is because the house itself is showing its age and really needs updating. Things worked ok, but everything is a little old. For those that would be coming from city water, this is well water and some people do not like how it tastes or how it cleans. If rustic is perfect for you, then you will not have complaints. For us, holes patched, fresh paint, yard and dog area cleaned up would have improved our view of this property.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Difficult to respond to the comments about the cottage. It is hardly rustic or old. As other reviews have noted it is more than adequate. We were not aware that the dog yard was not maintained and will fix that immediately...we kind of expect that guests with dogs clean up after their dog. We will find the hole our guest was talking about and fix that, the cottage was just painted last year so it should not need painting. This is a farm with guest houses, not the Ritz, but we try hard to make a homey place to be comfortable. We hope and we try not to disappoint any guests!
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Flowery Branch, Ga

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5
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Loved the Gate house! We booked it for our honeymoon. We just wanted to take a long weekend to get away from our busy life. It was off away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But close enough for a 20 minute drive into Asheville. The property is gorgeous and surround by mountains. The fall colors were so beautiful. It was great getting to bring our dogs for the long weekend. We visited the goats which I loved getting to pet them and we plan to come back sometime in April to see all the baby goats. Chuck and Sarah were great and super helpful. The Amish market was a so close you could walk to it! Just follow the private drive to the end and there well be signs for the market. Their sticky buns were amazing! We got to stock up on some butter too. Just a great getaway to relax an stay in. We did do the night tour of the Biltmore which was so neat. It was just 15 minutes away from the house. Love this place! You won't regret booking here!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So much fun for us to have guests that have such a wonderful relaxing time!
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Baltimore, MD

Loved it, again!

  • 5 of 5
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Our second stay at this little house, and it had everything we needed. Very comfy! We will see you again next October! Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Asheville, NC (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Asheville Muni
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Greenville, SC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Local Joint
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Various Resorts
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Charleston, SC
Car: necessary

French Alpine Dairy Goat Farm...Agri-Tourism,

Open all year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairview, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Jan 2017 - 15 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £60 + Tax
Linen and Cleaning Fee £80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairview in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • tiled bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size bed, in bedroom 1, 2 twin beds in bedroom 2, Queen size sofa-bed in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing

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