Visit our farm and feel ocean breezes, smell the salty air, hear the calls of owls, doves, and our ‘friendly fowl’, turkeys, ducks and chickens. Stroll the property (the orchard, see what we have in the planting field, seasonal high tunnel, pollinator meadow), help us with chores, sit around the communal campfire circle, join us for a Lowcountry meal, take a historical tour
Visit our farm and feel ocean breezes, smell the salty air, hear the calls of owls, doves, and our ‘friendly fowl’, turkeys, ducks and chickens. Stroll the property (the orchard, see what we have in the planting field, seasonal high tunnel, pollinator meadow), help us with chores, sit around the communal campfire circle, join us for a Lowcountry meal, take a historical tour with us, visit a local praise house, discover Gullah culture and traditions. We can show you our favorite fishing spots, where we volunteer in the community, teach you a few traditional Gullah/Geechie songs, and share our stories. Participate in events on the farm but most of all relax and enjoy being nestled in the woods of Morning Glory Homestead.
We are Tony and Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead, a small, 12.4 acre, sustainable farm. We returned to our family property to raise our five children and begin farming after Tony served 20 years in the military. We are nestled in a beautiful, subtropical, wooded area filled with Live and Water Oaks draped with moss, tall Loblolly Pines, magnificent glossy Magnolias, American Sweet Gum trees and fragrant Wax Myrtles. Our farm is on a tract of land that was at one time the Mc Tureus Plantation, later bought by the Coffin Family and is a short drive to Coffin Point Plantation. Currently, we offer two sites. One is nearer the farm house and our field while the other is along the trail deeper in the woods.
The beach at Hunting Island State Park is only 5 miles away and there are wildlife viewing areas and boat landings all around the island. The Lowcountry is great for water sports, kayaking, boating, jet skiing, sailing and canoeing. Each season offers an opportunity to participate in fishing, crabbing, shrimping or digging for oysters in local waters. Explore the waters of the ACE (Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto) Basin, the Port Royal Sound which is the estuary of bodies of water including the Broad and the Beaufort Rivers.
Our area is a favorite of cyclist groups, the long, flat, rural, scenic, roads offer pleasant riding experiences for cyclist of all ability levels. There are bike lanes on many of the major roads. These roads double as great areas for hikers to explore the local historical buildings, flora and fauna. Other recreational activities in our area are geocaching, horseback riding, tennis, golf, rock climbing wall, beach volleyball, beachcombing, and birdwatching.
While here you can enjoy historical tours of Beaufort County’s earliest years of the Santa Helena colony in the mid 1600’s, the revolutionary war period, the pre-civil war and plantation time period and the antebellum, reconstruction history up to the Civil Rights visits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Historic Penn Center. In January 2017, several historical locations in Beaufort County were established as the Reconstruction Era National Monument to include Darrah Hall on the Penn Center Campus, Brick Baptist Church both on St. Helena Island only a few miles from our farm.
It’s hard to say when is the best time of year to visit. There are a few special events throughout the year, Gullah Festival-May, Water Festival-July, Shrimp Festival-October, Beaufort Food Truck Festival-October, Soft Shell Crab Festival-April, Pat Conroy Festival-November, Heritage Days Festival-November, Night on the Town-December. There’s something for everyone.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Join us for a hike to a nearby 'praise house' on what was formerly the Coffin Point Plantati...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your camp for your fi...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Biking is growing in popularity here along the coast. Several bicycles tour companies come here with bike enthusiasts who enjoy...Read more
Boating is a very popular sport here. There are public marinas and boat landings throughout the area to launch from or dock.
Fishing is a very big recreational activity in this area. There are a few companies that can take you deep sea fishing.
There are hiking trails at Hunting Island State Park and the Spanish Moss in Beaufort, Port Royal and Burton. https://www.trail...Read more
There are stables and equestrian facilities on St. Helena Island and the Beaufort area in general. A few places offer trail rid...Read more
Water sports are plentiful on the coast. Kayaking and canoeing can be fun things to do while here. There are outfitters who re...Read more
Swimmers can go to the beaches and local pools.
Wildlife watching. An be done in various places in the area. Dolphins are often seen at boat landings, marine birds, sea turtl...Read more
Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage of trees and native plants on our farm.
Natural features you'll find at Friendly Fowl Farm in South Carolina.
Hunting Island State Park is only five miles from the farm. It is the most visited state park in SC with beautiful beaches, a ...Read more
This is a coastal community with many water relay activities to enjoy!
There are local, county pools open to the public. A small fee is charged. There is also a YMCA in nearby Port Royal SC.
Our property is a small family farm with a produce operation as well as poultry and eggs. We recently added goats to the farm ...Read more
Our “trail” is a long, dirt driveway.
The vibe at Friendly Fowl Farm
Places to see near Morning Glory Homestead
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Belinda and Tony were amazing hosts. We arrived and were welcomed with a fire roaring and a few close friends of theirs ready to share a good meal and stories of the island.
The following day, we were woken up with fresh eggs and shown around the farm - you wouldn't believe how many "friendly fowl" came to greet us! After some conversation, we made our way to the local library, which has tons of history about the island.
We had such a great experience, and look forward to visiting again (:
Lil & Niki
A welcoming lowcountry retreat
I enjoyed three nights at the farm. Belinda is very responsive to booking requests and messages. When I arrived, Tony greeted me and showed me to the campsite. With the nighttime lows in the 30s, he got a campfire started for me and left me plenty of wood. I enjoyed a homecooked dinner and great company with Belinda, Tony, and some of their friends on my second night on the farm. Stargazing is great, as once night falls it is totally dark. The location is especially nice because it is very much in the country, but in 20-30 minutes one has all the modern conveniences/restaurants/etc of Port Royal and Beaufort. Would definitely stay again and recommend.
Wonderful experience at Belinda and Anthony’s farm. They were both lovely people, super accommodating, and a wealth of local knowledge. Didn’t explore the farm too much beyond the site, which is pretty secluded, gorgeous - just what we were looking for. Thanks so much y’all!
Great private site
We had a lovely quiet stay. There are great walks in the area, and it is quite close to downtown Beaufort as well. We felt welcomed, and would certainly camp here again if we were in the area.
Low country camping at its best
Beautiful place!!!! Not only was I excited for the fact that the price was right with right location, the natural beauty of the place was phenomenal! We arrived after dark so the drive up to the house can be a bit scary for some of you tender folks but don't let that fool you. The stars were sparkling like crazy through the Southern oak trees with Spanish moss. The site came with a portable toilet which was interesting to use but very functional. Miss Blenda had the fire going for us and fire wood provided! We are so used to roughing it so this was one of the best camping experiences we've ever had! Waking up with roosters crowing with cute animals to play with was the cherry added on top!
Low country camping at its best!
Beautiful place!!!! Not only was I excited for the fact that the price was right with right location, the natural beauty of the place was phenomenal! We arrived after dark so the drive up to the house can be a bit scary for some of you tender folks but don't let that fool you. The stars were sparkling like crazy through the Southern oak trees with Spanish moss. The site came with a portable toilet which was interesting to use but very functional. Miss Belinda had the fire going for us and fire wood provided! We are so used to roughing it so this was one of the best camping experiences we've ever had! Waking up with roosters crowing with cute animals to play with was the cherry added on top!
Take your kids.
It is a wonderful site. Nice table, a big jug of water, fire ring and even firewood provided. Very private.
Bring extra long stakes for your tent and insect spray - the ground is sandy and it is South Carolina (bugs). Woodpeckers, Deer chuffing, and a rooster just far enough away to sound charming.
We had a wonderful stay for our weekend vacation. We met the hosts and they were so nice! Enjoyed walking around their small farm and they told us about the different kinds of chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats and all the vegetable crops they grow on site. Must say, I expected our campsite to be more open. It was kind of just a small clearing in a very thick woods. Guess I got the impression it would be a more open grassy area. But regardless, we liked our stay and would go again. Thank you to our wonderful hosts.