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Owl Tree Acres - Sunflower Cabin

· Hollister, North Carolina
10 acres
5 sites
3 RV/Tent
2 RV
We discovered this farm while searching for hunting land for my husband. As we drove onto the property, a flock of wild turkeys ran across the driveway and I knew we would be hooked. The family that loved this property before us had a long and wonderful history of farming here and we are still in contact with them today. My (Gail) own family history is firmly rooted in this and surrounding counties so it felt like home as soon as we explored the barns on the property. Jonathan and I fell in love at first site, although there was a lot of work to be done. After almost 3 years of renovation and restoration, we are ready to share what we have done and are doing to make this farm a loving and learning adventure for all who visit. Learn more about this land: We have 3 tent campsites on various areas of the farm.  There is a large central fire pit area, bath house and game areas available to all campers.  The tent campers will use only the central fire pit area which has easy access to electricity and the bathhouse. If you choose to pitch your tent close to the workshop, patio or studio, you can use a drop cord to connect to electricity if needed. We converted an old smokehouse into a beautiful bathhouse that features an indoor bathroom with shower that is handicapped accessible - as well as an outdoor shower that is private and a real treat to use.  We have outdoor spigots with both unlimited hot and cold running water. Our homestead features multiple gardens, pastures, barns, virgin forest, creek and river nearby. Say hello to our various flocks of chickens and our fat and happy rabbits! Lots of things to see and do here on the homestead including collecting your own eggs and organic fruit and produce in season, enjoying a golf cart ride over the farm and through the woodland trails provided by the host. The host will give tours of the homestead and is happy to explain the many systems we have put into place to make our farm as self sufficient as possible.  During various seasons, you can learn or participate in harvesting produce, preserving it and even a cooking lesson or two! Explore the old barn or participate in some craft or art classes in the Art Studio if they are in session.  Wander the pasture or check out the raised bed garden area and greenhouse.  The food forest is growing well and there is a Rabbit Shed in the works.  The chickens love to have visitors too.   Pets are allowed as long as they are kept on a leash at all times (the breed and size must be cleared with the farm owners) as we have livestock and semi free ranging chickens.  Our 10 acre farm is conveniently located about 15 miles off of Interstate 95, and easily accessible with a large driveway and gravel parking area. Our home here in Halifax County is located directly in the middle of the Haliwa Saponi Indian nation and there is a magnificent PowWow within 2 miles of our homestead every year in April. Historic Halifax NC is a short 20 minute drive where the Halifax Resolves were written and there is a historic district that can be toured. The town of Littleton is 12 miles away and features some lovely shops, restaurants and a grocery store. Medoc Mountain State Park is very close by where you can enjoy hiking, fishing  and hunting for Big Foot. Beautiful large clean lakes (Roanoke Rapids Lake and Lake Gaston) are easily accessible for swimming, fishing and boating adventures within a 15 mile drive with boat ramps and a day use area with a beach.
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Hollister, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gail L.Joined in September 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
12 ratings · 12 reviews
Tricia D.recommends
December 10, 2022
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
Unique and Friendly
The most amazing thing about Owl Tree is the fully equipped outdoor kitchen. There is a huge fire pit as well and the bath house is only lacking a book to read. Gail and Johnathon were friendly and helpful. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Mike J.recommends
October 16, 2022
Sunflower Cabin
Great camping experience
John was great very helpful and a very nice experience highly recommend to his place to everyone
Alejandra M.recommends
September 4, 2022
Sunflower Cabin
The Cabin was very neat nice and cozy , Gail and her husband were very accommodating from the beginning , very sweet to us . We even got to pick some tomatoes and peppers from their garden . I loved the outdoor shower . I felt as if I was in my own little far . We will definitely be coming back .. thank you so much for making us feel like at home . God bless <3
Karis B.recommends
August 16, 2022
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
If you're able to spend some time chatting with Gail and Johnathan during your stay, please do! Very knowledgeable and kind and they upkeep a great property.
Amy B.recommends
July 6, 2022
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
Gracious hosts, fabulous property!
Outstanding hospitality - John and Gail were incredibly welcoming. The chickens and farm are awesome. We can’t wait to come back!
Sheena M.recommends
July 3, 2022
Barn RV Site 1
Quiet farm with amazing hosts
Loved staying here very much- the hosts are incredibly helpful, fun to talk to, and their farm is absolutely inspiring. It was super quiet as well so great to unwind. I was using a crutch and they were so kind to let me use the golf cart to go to the bathhouse. They’re very caring, flexible, and I hope to go back soon since there’s some cool little stuff in the area. They also showed me the best fried chicken I’ve ever had in my life from a gas station.
Megan M.recommends
June 22, 2022
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
Wonderful hosts, and beautiful place. Felt safe and warm, they even gave us some fresh chickens eggs. It was awesome!
Marie M.recommends
May 11, 2022
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
As a neurodiverse and unschooling family, Owl Tree Acres Homestead is abundant with opportunities to let go and relax, (re)connect, and to explore and learn about homesteading all-in-one. We loved the gardens, the rabbits and chickens, Reacher (their German Shepherd pup), the "scary" things (trolls under the bridge, for example), and the conversations. Gail and Jonathan are both talented in their individual passions, as well as making an income while retired and becoming self-reliant. Brilliant way to live! 👏🏼 Wildly inspiring, but most importantly, as hosts, they clearly love making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as they can. Both were attentive and engaging, while also mindful of our family time. We loved listening to their stories and learning from them. Plus, our kids left wishing to be adoptive grandkids of Gail and Jonathan. :) We brought our tent and set up on a comfortable grassy area. The bath house with hot water and indoor + outdoor shower was such a luxury while camping! We ate at one of their picnic tables. All in all, this Hipcamp was purely delightful. We hope to return and to stay in one of their cabins next time!
Mark B.recommends
April 17, 2022
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
The True Homestead Experience
An absolute gem! Our family of three truly enjoyed the time spent at this micro farm. Woke up each day to fresh eggs and finished each night with a fire! Gail and Jonathan were great hosts and we’re already looking forward to the next trip. The farm is close to a state park (just a couple of miles) for hiking, fishing, or just cruising through to enjoy the scenery. Truly enjoyed every minute!!
Ashley R.recommends
September 19, 2021
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
Beautiful Country Camping on a Farm
We enjoyed our stay at Owl Tree Acres. The hosts were very nice and gave us a lovely in-depth tour of the property! We had a fun time staying at the farm. The garden was beautiful and tomatoes we delicious! The bathrooms are very nice and the property was clean. We would definitely come again!
Matt R.recommends
July 7, 2021
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
Beautiful Homestead
Awesome camping spot, secluded yet not far from I-95. Gail and her partner have created a beautiful homestead, with gardens, chickens, and walking trails. Very well accommodating.
Steven L.recommends
June 22, 2021
Owl Tree Acres Homestead
Absolute [Amazing] Beginners.
Gail and Jonathan are consummate hosts. From the moment we arrived their effusive charm and warmth enveloped us and carried us to sweet slumbers, pleasant dreams and inspiring days. They have only just begun hosting campers but their wealth of wisdom born of experience combined with genuine care, excellent taste and commitment to excellence made this one of the best camping/farmstay experiences ever. As their enterprise matures it will undoubtedly be one the 'best of' hipcamps.
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