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Spacious French Country Farm Escape

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

***Please note: Fee listed here is for overnight stays only. Exclusive, high-end event hosting is available on a limited basis and is NOT included in the overnight fee. Contact for further information. We charge $30 per person above the 16 people the home holds for visitors to events. This is a working farm and the standard rental does not include access to the office or to the outbuildings on the property. Workers are likely to be on the property from time to time and machinery is likely to be working unless prior arrangements have been made.

Bohlen Farms is located less than 10 minutes from the center of Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina and 20 minutes from Durham and Duke University.

Wake up to a quiet pond & wisteria covered gazebo. The farm sleeps up to 16 adults, but more can be accommodate upon request. A recently added additional bedroom has a king size bed and a sofa. Check in is after 1pm. Check out is 12pm.

Follow the French country theme of the exterior inside where you will enjoy a tranquil experience along with the conveniences of modern life.

Guest Access

If you choose, you can make it a "working" vacation by taking part in some of the cultivation of the trees, grapes, and gardens. You will have full access to a pond where you can relax and enjoy swimming and using the waterslide, trampoline, zip swing, and sand beach.

If you enjoy trap and skeet shooting, we have that as well.

Stroll the garden and orchard and bike the surrounding rolling hills.

Interaction with guests

Interaction is limited, but someone will be available to help you during your stay.

The neighborhood

Easy access to nearby cities, universities, and businesses make this a very attractive option for vacation and business travelers. Get away from the busy-ness of life and relax on the 70+ acre farm surrounded by other farms.

Public transportation

Public transportation is not an option here, but there are local services nearby.

Extra Details

Fitness room with treadmill, free weights, elliptical

Outdoor grilling station is available

Full kitchen with sub-zero refrigerator & induction cooktop

Trap and skeet range available

Gardens and orchard

Swimming pond

More information available at

House rules

Be respectful of farm and its contents. We built this farm from the ground up and are excited to share it with you.

No smoking inside the house or other buildings.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

Farmer turned investment banker turned venture capitalist turned farmer. Family (three boys and one girl) built the property together, Every building has their mark upon it.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Chapel Hill

Beautiful piece of property close to everything Triangle. Not many places you can put together 120 acres to grow and build everything you want.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upstairs Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Attached spa tub + shower. HDTV.
    Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bath - tub & shower. Sunroom. Patio. HDTV. Seating.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Shared/attached full bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shared/attached full bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Loft. Bath access.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Adjacent full bath.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Attatched bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Exquisite Farmhouse on Large Property

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Bohlen Farms was an amazing experience. The Farmhouse itself is luxurious, and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. The lake (with zip line, water trampoline, and kayak) was a major highlight. The property is only a 15-minute drive away from downtown Chapel Hill, which was very convenient. Many thanks to our host Greg for the generous hospitality, and for facilitating a special weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If I could bottle all the energy those guys had I could solve the energy crisis. Great guys and respectful of the farm. Only thing wrong was Cal beating UNC.
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Great house with a homey feel

  • 5 of 5

I visited with a group of 15 friends from college, and we had a wonderful time. The owner was accommodating of our varied arrival times and even helped us find some musical equipment so we could do some jamming. The house had everything we needed, including cooking equipment, and the hot tub was definitely appreciated, since the temps dropped into the 20s while we were there. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family reunion/wedding

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous, especially the outdoor space. There were a few things we wished we'd asked for more direction about, like how to turn off some beeps for the security system or how to turn on some of the lights, but overall the place is excellent. Lots of space to explore!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Property - An amazing wedding venue exceeding all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend purpose was venue for rehearsal dinner for 65 with lodging for the groomsmen and extended groom' s family. PERFECTION for our need. All guests were amazed at the magnificence of the place. The patio with expansive views of the lake was perfect for our cocktail hour before dinner. The large, well equipped kitchen with huge granite island was a great base of operations. The barn dresses out nicely for any dinner or reception with ambient lighting in rafters & cooling fan to mitigate summer heat. Wonderful to hear the rain on the tin roof during the short thunderstorm which, with the barn set-up, we were well prepared for. The house was very clean with all rooms / bedrooms sumptuously appointed with plenty of linens & towels.

Perfect setting for groomsmen to relax with no need to leave the property. After large farm breakfast, the groom's party enjoyed shooting skeet on a range overlooking a vineyard, a setting fit for Garden & Gun. The owner's son Martin was a most gracious and patient host providing guidance to those less experienced with shotguns.

Great park like place for open house for out of town guests the day of the wedding - many of all ages enjoyed the deep cool lake with waterfall, jump-off rock, zip-line, trampoline tube and kayak. Party continued on the third day with after wedding brunch.

Greg, the owner, was very gracious allowing access to the view property enabling us to fine tune our wedding plans.

Triangle Wedding Planners take note!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Reunion Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful retreat for a weekend reunion. It felt like we were out in woods but were only minutes from town. Greg was a gracious host- always available to help with any needs, serving wine and cheese for us the first night, lighting the fire, taking the guys skeet shooting. Sitting around the roaring fire in the gazebo was a perfect way to end the day. Loved hiking around the property. The secret garden was beautiful! Would love to return in the summer when we could swim in the beautiful pond. We had 7 couples in our group and it was a little crowded (2 couples had to share a room). 6 couples would be a better number. Hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a truly amazing place! We stayed here in July 2015 as a family reunion/wedding. We had 7 adults and 4 kids (ages 3-10) and every single one of us had an incredible time. The property has everything--trails with walled garden, horseshoes, hammock, and the piece de resistance: the swimming pond with trampoline, zip line, slide, kayak, etc. The owner, Greg, made breakfast one morning, shaved ice one day, and chicken and ribs one night. It is not a trip we will forget anytime soon--the kids are already asking when we can go back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £125
Pet Fee £71.43
Damage Deposit £142.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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