B&B at Asheville Farm > Our B and B News
Valley view from pasture just above the B&B home in late September.
Feedback from an artist guest at the B&B farm stay.
A sure sign that summer is winding down and autumn is just around the corner! We moved 3 of these fellas off the inroad during the last week of August as they've been migrating from the creek side to the forest side of the road.
Occasionally, our B&B guests have a concern that the mini goats may be too much of a 'chase temptation' for their dog(s). In those cases, we move the goats farther away from the home. So, these dog houses work perfectly. They provide shade on hot days, shelter when it rains or snows, are easy to move, durable enough to put up with the boys rubbing on them, and our little fellas really seem to like them.
The large magnolia tree in the front yard of our b&b home is 'popping' with flagrant blossoms.
There is a band from Asheville to Marshall that is the dryest area in NC. And we fall smack dab in the center of it. Though, that's not saying a lot because we still average 45" of precipitation annually. Shockingly, the wettest area of NC is Transylvania County, just 50 miles to our south, where some areas average a whopping 92" of precip. But, if we happen to have rain during your stay, all is not lost. Our firepit area is protected with a metal roof so you can enjoy watching the goats, cows and mountain views, outdoors in comfort... even when it's raining.
Feedback from one of our awesome b&b guests.
This time of year, we try to flag the 100+ milkweed plants popping up along the inroad to our BnB home, to avoid mowing over them. (Update: 1st monarch caterpillar of 2023 seen already on June 5th.)
Even though the overnight yard for our mini goats is large and has lots to eat, the goats are pressed against the gate every morning, excited to get to 'other' stuff.
Amazingly cool, old magazines featuring awesome rooster art in the main home entrance. (Click here to see the floor plan / layout.)
Since we live just minutes away on the property, we love meeting guests upon arrival. When that's not possible, however, the photo wall in the sunroom entryway welcomes everyone and provides our 24/7 contact information.
Adorable set of wooden farm animals on the living room hutch.
Holiday season is an a beautiful time to visit here in Asheville
October 7 and fall colors are already gorgeous behind the B and B home
This rainbow appeared on a misty morning in September. Photo taken from pasture above the B and B home.
We have 3 adorable and super friendly itty-bitty goat bucks that love getting attention from our guests.
The cows often graze just off the back deck in the evenings, as the day is cooling down.
There is no prettier place to sit than in the sunroom/hallway that connects the main home and the guest suite.
The sunroom/hallway futon is also a magical place to sleep when guests need more than just the 2 queen sized beds in the home. With its foam topper (which didn't make it onto the bed for this photo), the futon sleeper is super comfortable. And the sunroom/hallway even has its own private half bath.
Our favorite, dog-friendly place to hike is the NC Arboretum, which is about a half hour drive from our pet-friendly B and B home. Bent Creek inside the Arboretum offers lots of beautiful, cold, and clean swimming holes for dogs. Here we are drying off Kona after an afternoon hike and swim.
A few of the chickens that produce fresh eggs for our guests. Since we seem to have many more owls and hawks than we did in the past, the hens are now raised in large, net 'tents' that we move frequently. This keeps the girls safe as they spend their days worm and grasshopper hunting outdoors on fresh grass.
We aren't gardening as much now that we offer the home for B and B, but we love sharing our blueberries, blackberries and whatever else is in-season with guests. We noticed this adorable caterpillar with fake eyeballs in the garden.
When there are 1, 2 or 3 people in your group, the main home provides 1 queen bed plus the full-sized futon bed in the window-filled sunroom/hallway. So, it usually accommodates perfectly.
Groups with 4 or 5 folks will want to reserve the optional, add-on guest suite, as well. That way you'll have 2 bedrooms with a queen-sized bed in each, plus the comfortable futon bed.
Whether you reserve just the main home (https://www.airbnb.com/h/farmstayasheville) or the main home PLUS guest suite (https://www.airbnb.com/h/ashevillefarmstay), you'll be the only ones on the property during your stay. We never split the home between multiple booking groups.
Shown here are the primary home's bedroom and living area (above) and the guest suite's kitchen, living area and bedroom (below). (Photos taken during summer.)