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Big Branch Apiary

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· Lacombe, St. Tammany, Louisiana
50 acres hosted by Cheri B.
2 RV/tent sites · 3 tent sites
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We sit on 50 acres north of Lake Pontchartrain. We're bounded by the Big Branch Wildlife Reserve to the south and a Rails to Trails bike path on the north. We are 3 miles from LaCombe to the east, Mandeville to the west, and about 1 mile from Fountainbleu State Park. Most of the farm, 80%, is mixed hardwood forest and designated wetlands. Desert Bayou and East Branch Bayou meander across the property which is home to deer, foxes, bobcats, owls, fireflies, otters, raccoons, turtles, and, well, about anything common to the wilds of the Gulf South. This includes a litany of snakes, mosquitoes, and deer flies in their season. About 5 acres are used to raise poultry, bees and organically farmed blueberries. Overall, the land feels primordial and pristine. We are a designated Monarch Waystation and in the spring and fall see many migrating butterflies. We cultivate a lot of flowers so almost year round you can see butterflies in profusion. We are part of the USDAs Conservation Stewardship Program, concentrating on protecting and increasing habitat for animals and pollinators. Dogs are welcome, 2 of them live here, but the chickens often run free and chasing them or the deer for fun or food is not acceptable. This is a rustic situation: think dry camping, outdoor (heated) shower, and port-o-lets. We have hookups for one small RV or camper close to the barn. In addition, we have a 10x10' treehouse, and several places to pitch a tent. The farm is pretty secure--someone is on-site most of the time, it's gated, and there are security cameras at access points. But it is a farm in a rural community--you may hear roosters crow, sheep bleat, dogs bark, and the mule bray along with the sounds of owls, hawks, coyotes and other native wildlife of the area. If this suits you then come stay and enjoy the farm life.
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Lacombe, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) and Acolapissa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Cheri B.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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39 ratings · 29 reviews
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Michelle D.recommends
March 3, 2024
Treehouse in the Pines
This place is an absolute gem was humans that are just as amazing and animals that you will love to get to know, it's a house felt safe and I was surprised how deeply I slept! Hosts are welcoming and kind! Great place!
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Alvin R.recommends
February 29, 2024
Treehouse in the Pines
Wonderful setting, kids loved it. Cheri is awesome and hanging out on the farm with the animals was so much fun. Highly recommend!
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Bethany R.recommends
February 27, 2024
RV/Camper hookups
Perfect spot!
We loved our stay here at Cheri's and the location was perfect for a day trip to new Orleans. The hosts were so kind and hospitable. They showed our kids their animals, let them help plant flowers, feed animals and showed them around the land. We would definitely stop here again!
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Sierra P.recommends
February 26, 2024
Campsite in the Blueberry Field
Beautiful sunny and peaceful
We had such a great time ! All around beautiful place very great site to just enjoy spending time in the sun. Cheri was a joy to meet and all around had great energy. Definitely gonna be back !
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Elaina C.recommends
February 26, 2024
Overflow 1--contact host to book
Cheri and Tim were such generous hosts and are such cool people! We loved getting to say hi to them and their animals everyday, and the location is in a gorgeous neighborhood with a walking trail and nature reserve right outside the property. We will definitely be back if we’re near Lacombe again!
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Carla N.recommends
February 22, 2024
Campsite in the Blueberry Field
I was the only tent camper there and I chose to stay near the back of the property it was very peaceful which is just what I wanted
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